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Welcome to Tucson, the jewel of
the Sonoran Desert.
We are very proud of our beautiful area and its many
many wonderful natural resources and are eager to
to share these with you.
Vibrant and cosmopolitan,
the area offers a culturally
rich blend of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and
European heritage. One of the fastest growing urban
centers in the Sunbelt, there are numerous and diverse
reasons for its increasing popularity: a glorious climate
with 360 days of sunshine per year, the dramatic Sonoran
Desert geography featuring mountains and canyons with
unique plant and wildlife, and an active lifestyle.
The Business Climate
Arizona's economic activity has remained vigorous even
during national recessions. Its central location in the
Southwest provides easy access to the west coast,
Mexico and other regional growth markets. Tucson's
competitive edge as a profitable place to do business is
based on multiple factors such as:
competitive wage rates, labor regulatory climate,
moderate tax structure, reasonable workmen's
compensation law, cost and availability of industrial
sites, education and training programs, simplification
of state tax forms.
Arts and Entertainment
One of only fourteen U.S. cities with a full complement
of the arts, Tucson boasts a flourishing cultural life. One
can enjoy the finest art exhibitions, symphony, opera,
dance or theater performances. Museums and historical
societies preserve the rich cultural heritage.
Southern Arizona is where tomorrow is heading. It is a
place where the American dream can still come true,
a place where each voice can be heard and can become
a moving force to make things happen. We are excited
that you have taken an interest in our great city and hope
that one day you will make it your home!
Over 860,000 people now call the greater Tucson area
home. And there is ample room for more. For all its
growth, the region's housing and land costs are still
well below the norm. And land is abundant. Fly out of
Tucson International Airport at night and all ground light
vanishes in a matter of seconds. Within Tucson's 162
-square-mile limits are housing options ranging from 100
-year-old hacienda to sleek high rises.
Those in search of
a rustic lifestyle might find Marana, Catalina or Sahuarita
appealing. Each is a small, well-defined community within
a 20-minute drive from downtown Tucson, offering large,
affordable homes on countryside tracts. Marana,
a prosperous production center for cotton farmers and
ranchers, is just northwest of Tucson on relatively flat
land. Catalina, a town of artists, miners and ranchers, is
cooler, higher and more mountainous than the city.
Sahuarita, to the south, depends on pecans, mining and
livestock for its sustenance. Each community has its own
shopping, schools, recreation and health care. Some who
pursue a lifestyle of leisure continue south a few miles
beyond Sahuarita to Green Valley. This community of
retirees offers a cornucopia of social activities and clubs.
Golf carts are often the transportation of choice and they're
usually headed to one of the community's ten social centers.
Those who want nothing to do with city life can easily avoid
it -- or take it in the doses they prefer.