BizTucson Fall 2019 Special Report

After more than six months in the making, the BizTucson Fall 2019 Special Report on Tech Parks Arizona has been published.

At the heart of our city is one of the nation's top-tier research universities. The University of Arizona is where the love affair with Tucson begins for many. This year marks the 25th anniversary for Tech Parks Arizona, which includes the UA Tech Park at Rita Road and the new UA Tech Park at The Bridges as well as the UA Center for Innovation. Our team provides an in-depth Special Report on this Hub of Innovation that contributes a staggering $2 billion to the region's economy annually. 

-Steve Rosenberg, Publisher & Owner, BizTucson

To read the special report, click on the link below and view pages 65-116.


Explore the University of Arizona's Innovation Hubs

It's no secret that Tucson is becoming the premiere innovation center in the Southwest - BUT, who's driving innovation forward? Learn first-hand on October 16! The University of Arizona (UA) is fueling rapid tech growth and driving innovation forward. Hear from UA superstars and explore the UA's innovation hubs - The Forge, UA Tech Park, UA Center for Innovation, Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park, UA Tech Park at The Bridges and UA Health Sciences Innovation Building - while enjoying a roving brunch. Use code TECHPARKS25 to get your ticket for $25.


UA Center for Innovation at Oro Valley Breaks Ground

The UA Center for Innovation, which is a unit of Tech Parks Arizona, recently broke ground on a new bioscience incubator for startup companies. This new facility, which will open June 2020, will offer laboratories, shared equipment and customized business development curriculum. The facility will also fill a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem directly related to supporting bioscience discoveries and translating them into marketable technologies.


Women in the Workforce Series

On September 20, Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona, inspired audience members as she spoke at the Arizona Technology Council's Women in the Workforce Series. Stewart, a recognized leader and authority in her field, shared ways to excel and elevate one's expertise by sharing her story of what it takes to develop a successful career.


Building Experiential Skilled Student Talent (BESST)

Tech Parks Arizona kicked off its BESST Program on Thursday, September 19 with 33 students from the Vail School District. Juniors and seniors participated in engaging career readiness workshops focused on soft skills. Workshops are taught by industry professionals at the UA Tech Park. Students who complete the program will be eligible to interview for grant subsidized internships at the end of the fall semester.


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Broker Briefing at the UA Tech Park

The Tech Parks Arizona Business Development Team recently hosted the broker community for a briefing on new facilities and amenities available at the UA Tech Park. Attendees learned about the UA Center for Innovation and its new outposts as well as development plans for the UA Tech Park at The Bridges.


People of the Park

Tech Parks Arizona would like to congratulate Kenneth Marcus, Chief Financial Operating Officer, on his 20th year with the organization. Marcus is responsible for the finances and operations of the UA Tech Park and the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, including lease negotiations, compliance, maintenance, building renewal, construction, financing, audit, treasury and food operations.


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.