As Manufacturing Month kicks off, manufacturing jobs in Arizona are growing at the fastest rate in nearly three decades and the state is experiencing rapid growth in high tech industries.
Investments and expansions from companies in high-tech industries including semiconductors, electric vehicles, batteries, biotech, solar and more have positioned Arizona as a manufacturing powerhouse.
Over 180,000 people work in manufacturing across the state. Arizona is ranked no. 3 in the country for semiconductor manufacturing employment and top 5 for aerospace and defense manufacturing employment.
“Arizona’s emergence as an advanced manufacturing powerhouse means more good-paying jobs and high-value industries in our state,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This Manufacturing Month, we are proud to celebrate Arizona’s manufacturers large and small and continue to support their growth and success.”