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UA Tech Park Has Significant Regional Impact, Study Shows

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(Tucson, Arizona)  Tech Parks Arizona has released a new study documenting the economic impact of the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park (UA Tech Park) and its significant contributions to Pima County’s economy.  

The report indicates that the UA Tech Park and its resident companies have an annual economic impact of $2.33 billion on Pima County’s economy. 

UA Tech Park tenants generated $106 million in State and local taxes in 2013. 

The study also reflects that the Tech Park is a center for high wage jobs. The average wage of a worker at a UA Tech Park tenant was $91,145, which is about twice the Pima County average of $46,363.  In 2013, these tenants paid $567.5 million in direct wages to their employees. 

The UA Tech Park remains one of the largest employment centers in the region hosting 45 companies and organizations that employ nearly 6,500 skilled workers, drawing employees from throughout the Tucson region – not just from areas and neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the Park. 

Bi-annually, UA Tech Park tenants are surveyed to quantify the impact that the Tech Park has on the economy. The current study, authored by independent consultant Dr. Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, analyzes the economic and tax revenue impact of the UA Tech Park in Pima County for the calendar year 2013.

The full report can be accessed online here.

For the past twenty years, Tech Parks Arizona has helped to advance University of Arizona technology innovation and commercialization through the UA Tech Park.  In doing so, it has contributed in significant ways to the economic development of Southern Arizona and the Tucson metropolitan area.  The Park’s contribution to the region extends far beyond the number of tenants, wages paid or tax revenue generated. Its primary impact is helping to advance new technology that expands and diversifies the local and state economies.   

Over the past few years, the UA Tech Park has emerged as a major center for the testing, evaluation, demonstration and application of University and industry-generated technology.  Validating technology concepts before they reach the market is a critical need of both industry and university researchers. 

Tech Parks Arizona
Tech Parks Arizona creates the interactive ground that generates, attracts and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission and goals of the University of Arizona.  Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park, the UA Tech Park at The Bridges and the Arizona Center for Innovation, placing the highest priority on recruiting companies desiring connectivity to the UA. 

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Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), 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.

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