By Kyle Backer | AZ Big Media
Pinal County, Arizona’s third largest by population, has experienced a manufacturing renaissance in recent years. Located between the state’s two biggest cities, the municipalities in Pinal County have become prime targets for businesses looking to locate in the Grand Canyon State — especially manufacturers.
“Pinal County is the fastest growing area in the state for jobs and people,” explains Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “From July 2020 to July 2021, Pinal County added just shy of 20,000 residents, which is nearly 5% growth. And with some of the most recent announcements, we’ve added 3,500 people that are now newly employed in the manufacturing sector in Pinal County, and there are 100 businesses which contribute over $8.5 billion to the county’s economy.”
As the state continues to welcome more people and businesses, this rapidly growing county is becoming an increasingly important part of Arizona’s diversifying economy.