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Tech Parks Arizona creates interactive ground, which generates, attracts and supports technology companies and talent in alignment with the goals of the University of Arizona.


“Economic development” is a catchphrase in Arizona, but the town of Sahuarita plans to construct a tech center to put a foundation behind the idea. The town will build the $4 million Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, called SAMTEC, beginning in 2019. The director of Tech Parks Arizona, Bruce Wright, explains the regional impact of adding a tech center in Sahuarita on the overall efforts to encourage economic development. He also shares what options small businesses have in the region.

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Tech Launch Arizona Closes Year with Momentum


Since Tech Launch Arizona started in 2012, the UA technology commercialization office has met or exceeded its goals year over year, and the originally envisioned impact continues to grow. It happened again in FY2017 thanks to engagement as inventors, experts, advisers and supporters.

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Acensus Dedicates New Office at the Tech Park


The Tech Park's newest tenant, Ascensus, recently celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art space and plans to hire approximately 100 jobs by late 2017. Ascensus is the nation's largest independent retirement and college savings services provider.

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Tucson's Technology Sectors


The Tech Parks are places where tech companies can thrive and grow through a series of business development and support programs as well as connections to the University's research enterprise. Recruitment efforts focused on tech sectors that complement Tucson's industry strengths and the University's research expertise are drawing national and international companies to the region.

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Workforce Development 


Tech Parks Arizona developed and leads a program called Building Experiential Skilled Student Talent (BESST) which offers interactive career readiness workshops for high school students taught by experienced industry professionals. On August 10, a group of student learned about professionalism and leadership from the business ECHO 360. Students learned valuable insights that they can carry into their future workplace. 

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People Profile 


Isaac Figueroa is a broker with Cushman & Wakefield|PICOR specializing in commercial real estate. Isaac, alongside Brandon Rodgers, form the leasing team for the Tech Park. The PICOR team exclusively represents the park bringing potential tenants to lease vacant space. They are proud of the strong occupancy levels the park is currently experiencing.

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Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona, an office of integrated teams creating an ecosystem of invention and commercialization throughout Arizona and beyond. TLA generates social and economic impact through bringing the inventions of the University of Arizona from the lab to the marketplace.


Tech Parks Arizona ·
                        9070 S. Rita Road, Suite 1750, Tucson AZ 85747 · 520-621-4088