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UA Tech Park economic impact grew last year, report says

The UA Tech Park at 9070 S. Rita Road employed 5,870 people last year in 52 companies. The 1,345-acre research park on Tucson’s southeast side hosts technology businesses of varying sizes. / Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star.


The University of Arizona Science and Technology Park had an overall economic impact of nearly $2 billion statewide in 2017 as it continued to recover after slumping during the last recession, according to a new report.

The sprawling tech park on South Rita Road near Interstate 10 employed 5,870 people in 52 companies last year, with total direct output of $1.11 billion, according to a study by VP Research & Consulting.

Including jobs created outside of Pima County, the Tech Park was credited with 11,752 jobs and wages of $769 million statewide, for a total economic output including wages of $1.98 billion.


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