"In the last two years, the City of Tucson has worked with Catalina China and Peterson International. Both companies wanted to locate in Tucson’s Empowerment Zones. Utilizing the GIS Planning ZoomProspector software on our website we were able to identify sites that were specifically within the zone so that these companies could then benefit from the incentives that went along with the designation."
Laurence M. Cummings, City of Tucson Economic Development Specialist
1) Catalina China relocated from Los Angeles to Tucson, creating 30 jobs and $2M in capital investment.
2) Peterson International created 60 jobs and a $2.5M capital investment.
3) 89% fewer labor hours compared with a manual process; turnaround time for information delivery is 97% less.
4) Website generated $3.1M in value and a 3,954% return on investment in three years.