We hopped onto Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities' (TREO) website this week and found that three positive Tucson economic development and employment stories came rapid fire, within a week of each other.
Tucson Rated a Top 5 Metro in Mountain Region for 2012
The March 2013 issue of Site Selection magazine ranks Tucson in the Top 5 for Metros of all sizes in the eight-state Mountain Region. This ranking is based on the number of corporate relocation and expansion projects in the metro in all of 2012.
Sorenson Communications, the leading manufacturer and provider of videophones customized for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, will employ 270 people at a 24,000 square foot technical support facility near Williams Center.
Sorenson Communications® is a provider of industry-leading communications products and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The company's offerings include Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®), the highest-quality video interpreting service; the new Sorenson ntouch® VP videophone, designed especially for use by deaf individuals; ntouch® PC, software that connects users to SVRS by using a PC and webcam; ntouch® Mobile, an application empowering SVRS communication via mobile devices; ntouch® for Mac®, an application that provides Mac users with on-the-go VRS; and Sorenson IP Relay® (SIPRelay®), a text-to-speech relay service. Sorenson will initially expend $1 million on tenant improvements and equipment upgrades to the facility.
Infinity Insurance to hire 300 workers at new Tucson facility
Infinity Insurance will house 300 employees in 25,000 square feet of space near Valencia Road and Country Club Road. Infinity works with hundreds of independent agents to deliver auto insurance and other products in combination with their underwriting firms. Infinity's underwriting companies are focused on financial stability, critical research, and processing efficiency in car insurance across the 44 states they serve.
The company will initially invest $1 million in the operation and hire 150 workers immediately; employment is to grow to around 300 in the next few years.
Infinity Insurance is part of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (Nasdaq: IPCC), a national provider of personal automobile insurance. Its products are offered through a network of approximately 13,000 independent agencies and brokers. Infinity receives an A (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating from A.M. Best.
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You might also be interested in last week's Arizona Daily Star story detailing why Accelerate Diagnostics chose to locate in Tucson.