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Good things to come for Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

One year ago, Governor Doug Ducey hosted the Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and a group of Tucson businessmen in Phoenix to announce Tucson had been chosen to be the site for a new Comcast customer service center and home of 1,100 new jobs.
 
A year later, Governor Ducey was back in town to tour the 100,000 square foot facility and applaud the company for pledging to hire 15 percent more veterans.
 
But a lot has happened in Tucson in the ensuing year.
 
Caterpillar has announced it will move a division headquarters in Tucson and bring with it 600 high paying jobs. Rio Nuevo will build a $50 million facility which the fortune 500 company will lease.
 
The Arizona Coyotes will move its new professional AHL team into the Tucson Convention Center.
 
A new Marriott Hotel is going up downtown followed by seven stories of senior housing being built by the Diocese of Tucson.
 
Two new apartment complexes are being built along the Broadway Corridor downtown and two new housing complexes will break ground on the West side of Interstate 10 along with a new business complex.
 
World View is in partnership with Pima County to build its corporate headquarters near the airport.

Greyhound Bus Lines will get a new terminal at Broadway and Euclid to make way for a new exhibition center and Hyatt Regency near I-10 and Congress.
 
And American Airlines has announced it will begin non-stop service from Tucson to New York starting October 7.
 
For Ducey, it’s his 19th visit to southern Arizona since he was elected last year.
 
“This has been a team effort,” Ducey said. “I’ve had a lot of help from the mayor, the supervisors, the business leaders.”
 
“Once you get a success going,” said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “People flock to that success.”
 
Ducey also points to some things he has done on the state level “to make the state business friendly.”
 
Eliminating some regulations and tax cuts he says helps even though they may not be accepted in all corners.
 
He points to the two dozen companies which have left California for Arizona.
 
“We live in a mobile nation,” Ducey said. “When people make a decision for a change of scenery, they’re certainly welcome in Arizona.”
 
He believe Tucson is not done yet and that is a sentiment shared by others.
 
“There’s no resting on laurels on this,” Rothschild said. “We still got a ways to go.”

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