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A top national hub for standard manufacturing
Greater Phoenix is a top market in the nation to start, relocate, or expand your standard manufacturing business operations. In fact, the region’s standard manufacturing sector is one of the largest in the nation.
Greater Phoenix is home to 2,843 manufacturing establishments. Companies with a major presence in the region include Sub- Zero, Cardinal Glass, CMC Steel, Anderson Windows and Doors, and JBS. Major standard manufacturing sectors are fabricated metal products, food, nonmetallic mineral product, printing, furniture, plastics and rubber, and wood products.
Standard manufacturing companies can receive up to $20,000 per job in refundable tax credits. The state offers $9,000 of corporate income tax credits per job. Companies can also receive sales tax abatement on electricity and natural gas, sales tax exemptions for machinery and equipment, and Foreign Trade Zone sites can reduce property tax by 73%.
Greater Phoenix offers access to Interstates 8, 10, 17 and 40. It is also served by Union Pacific and BNSF Railroads. Sky Harbor International Airport serves 10 major freight carriers. There are planned highways throughout the region for expected expansion. Multiple industrial gas manufacturing companies are located within the region as well.
It is substantially cheaper to operate your standard manufacturing business in Greater Phoenix than in other major competitor markets. Arizona is a right-to-work state, benefiting both employers and employees. The state also offers no inventory tax, a 4.9% corporate income tax rate, and 2.59-4.54% personal income tax rate.
Total employment is 137,858 jobs in manufacturing establishments throughout the region.
The Talent Pool in Greater Phoenix is Unmatched
Arizona has an extremely competitive workforce regarding training, quality and availability of workers while maintaining one of the lowest costs for labor in the nation.
Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Maricopa Community Colleges, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona and the University of Phoenix are among the more than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning that prepare the region’s workforce.
Nationally Recognized Programs in Standard Manufacturing
Companies Headquartered in Greater Phoenix
Listed below are just a few of the companies that manufacture food products, furniture, textiles, and more in Greater Phoenix. These companies, among many more, have headquarters and manufacturing operations in the region. With plans for expansion, relocation, or even starting a standard manufacturing business, considering Greater Phoenix as your home-base is guaranteed to bring success.
Recent Locates and Expansions
Companies continue to see the benefits of locating in Greater Phoenix. The following companies are just a sample of the many companies that have brought operations to the region from 2015 to 2019.
The table below shows the employment for the following standard manufacturing occupations in the selected metros.
|General and Operations Managers||$91,198||$95,844||$108,098||$101,727|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand||$28,451||$29,937||$27,310||$29,411|
|Maintenance and Repair Workers, General||$37,002||$40,293||$43,909||$41,270|
|Assemblers and Repair Workers||$28,717||$29,128||$29,411||$28,123|
|Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators||$35,339||$37,449||$34,861||$34,382|
|Packers and Packagers, Hand||$24,282||$27,026||$20,904||$26,043|
|Shipping, Receiving, Traffic Clerks||$31,847||$36,123||$31,221||$33,259|
|First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers||$55,334||$59,134||$53,914||$59,555|
|Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers||$37,692||$36,673||$32,282||$36,535|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||$39,715||$39,375||$47,861||$38,438|
The Annual Business Operating Cost Analysis has been prepared using the following parameters as an estimate for standard manufacturing operations in competitor markets. Component and custom analyses to match your company’s operations can be provided upon request.
- $5,000,000 personal property investment
- 50,000 square foot Industrial Manufacturing, Lease
- Utilities (per month):
- Electricity: 75KW, 50,000KWh
- Water/Wastewater: 3,000cf, 5/8 meter
- 150 jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics equivalent occupations)
|Computer-Controlled Machine Operators||30|
|Laborers and Material Movers, Hand||20|
|First-Line Supervisors of Production Workers||12|
|Inspectors, Testers, Samplers, and Weighers||10|
|First-Line Supervisors of Laborers and Material Movers||5|
|Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks||5|
|Industrial Truck and tractor Operators||5|
|Industrial Production Managers||2|
|General and Operations Managers||1|
Quality Jobs Tax Credit
Quality jobs provides tax credits to employers creating a minimum number of net new quality jobs and making a minimum capital investment in Arizona. The Quality Jobs Tax Credit offers up to $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits over a three-year period for each net new quality job. The tax credit is equal to $3,000 per qualified employment position, employed for each full taxable year of continuous employment for three years. If the allowable tax credit exceeds the income or premium tax liability, any unused amount may be carried forward for up to five consecutive taxable years. Employers must cover 65% of employee health insurance premium costs. Additional program qualifications are listed below.
A Life Worth Living
Greater Phoenix is home to an exciting and diverse music scene that includes some of the nation’s iconic events and boasts a culture all its own. The craft beer and coffee scene is creative, dynamic, and growing into one of the unique offerings that set the valley apart. Living in Greater Phoenix gives locals the opportunity to experience new and exciting things on a daily basis while also offering an extremely low cost of living compared to peer markets.
Use the interactive calculator below to compare the cost of living in Phoenix to competing regions. The potential savings you could see by relocating to Phoenix is exponential, all without changing your career path from standard manufacturing.