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to Tucson, the jewel of the Sonoran Desert. We are very proud
of our beautiful area and its 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.
1890 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718