Governor Ducey Celebrates Manufacturing Month

News Release

October 2, 2020

PHOENIX⁠ — Governor Doug Ducey declared October 2020 Arizona Manufacturing Month to highlight manufacturers throughout the state and recognize the industry’s impact on Arizona’s economic growth. 

Data shows there are nearly 177,600 manufacturing jobs in Arizona. In Fiscal Year 2018, manufacturing across the state produced a total gross state product of $47.3 billion and total exports reached $24.7 billion. 

“Manufacturers across Arizona contribute to our economy and employ hundreds of thousands of Arizonans,” said Governor Ducey. "At the same time, they are building the products we use, powering our technology, and putting food on our tables. We have nearly 177,600 manufacturing jobs in Arizona, and growing with exciting new opportunities like TSMC and Mark Anthony Brewing. With our friendly business climate, strategic location and relationship with Mexico, and talented workforce, we will continue to welcome manufacturers to the state.”

Arizona last year experienced its strongest manufacturing growth in 30 years. Manufacturers that chose to relocate or expand operations in Arizona this year included:

  • NXP Semiconductors, which announced in September the expansion of its operations in Arizona creating 100 new jobs with a capital investment of $100 million. 

  • Commercial Metals Company, which announced in August plans to expand operations in Mesa, creating 185 new jobs with a capital investment of $300 million. 

  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which announced in May plans to establish operations in Phoenix, creating more than 1,600 new jobs with a capital investment of $12 billion. 

  • Nacero Inc., which announced in March plans to build a natural gas to gasoline manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, creating 265 new jobs with a capital investment of $3 billion.

  • Mark Anthony Brewing, which announced in January plans to establish operations in Glendale, creating more than 200 new jobs with a capital investment of $250 million.

View the Governor’s proclamation HERE and below. 

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WHEREAS, Arizona is striving to be a world leader in cutting edge technology development and manufacturing; and

WHEREAS, manufacturing presents significant potential for high-wage employment growth and plays a key role in Arizona's current and future economic prosperity; and

WHEREAS, increased manufacturing capacity and capabilities play a critical role in the creation and development of new and complementary support industries; and

WHEREAS, the Arizona Commerce Authority is home to the Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and is focused on helping Arizona manufacturers, from small to large across our great state, grow our industrial and employment base by delivering technology differentiated products and solutions into the global marketplace.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim October 2020 as

ARIZONA MANUFACTURING MONTH

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona

GOVERNOR

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this twenty-third day of September in the year Two Thousand and Twenty and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Forty-Fifth.

ATTEST:

SECRETARY OF STATE

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