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purchased our first industrial building four years ago. Because of the multi-tenant distribution product we sell, we fell in love with the TIA location.” In addition to the physical placement of Harsch Investment Properties, Rodewald has been equally pleased with the process of site selection and development. “We’ve never been in an environment that collaborates as successfully as Sun Corridor Inc., the City of Tucson and Pima County,” Rodewald says. “In Tucson, we felt that everyone is pulling on the same oar and it’s very exciting to us.” The Airport Employment Zone has also attracted companies such as Bombardier, Raytheon Missile Systems, Universal Avionics, and FedEx, among many others. “We’re always looking to attract new industries,” says Joe Snell, Sun Corridor Inc.’s president and CEO. “Commercial aerospace, maintenance and repair hubs and organizations, flight schools and MROs (maintenance, repair and operations) work well close to airports. We’re also really trying to take a visionary and bold approach in our focus on commercial development.” Snell spends a significant amount of time focusing on his time focusing on TIA as a transformative market. “We need to turn 118

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this into a commercial economic driver and that’s what we’re working on full bore,” he says. “The future is very bright for Tucson and TIA,” Lovallo adds. “We have secured a $280 million runway safety enhancement grant from the federal government, which will improve our overall efficiency and safety. This large-scale project will be completed in 2022. In addition, TIA’s refreshed 10-year strategic plan will be completed this summer. We are focused on providing the best airport possible today and into the next decade.”

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