Tucson, Arizona

CONTACT

Ron Schneider, P.E., S.E., Principal

Email:
rschneider@sastructural.com
Phone:
520.512.8183
Fax:
520.512.8169
Address:
435 East 9th Street, Tucson, AZ 85705

AT A GLANCE

Ranked #103 Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers

www.forbes.com/places/az/tucson
Metro Population: 1,006,900
Major Industries: Technology, education
Median Household Income: $44,371
Median Home Price: $166,600
Unemployment: 5.7%
Job Growth (2014): .6%
Cost of Living: 2.9% below national average

FORBES LISTS

Cost of Doing Business: #108
Job Growth: #183
Education: #91

FUN FACTS

  • State Nickname: Grand Canyon State
  • State Motto: Ditat Deus – God Enriches
  • The Pima Air and Space Museum is the largest privately funded, non-governmental aerospace museum in the world
  • Old Tucson Studios is one of the most active filming locations for Western-themed movies, television, cable shows and commercials in the United States and has served as the site for more than 300 film and television projects since 1939
  • The Wall Street Journal dubbed Tucson “a mini mecca for the arts”
  • Original Ansel Adams prints hang in the museum he founded, the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography

PROFILE

Tucson is the perfect blend of business and culture. An uncomplicated way of life is the best way to describe the Tucson atmosphere. A mostly casual style to the city makes you feel at home, instantly. The rugged landscape reminds you of the old west, but the art, culture, and nightlife bring you to the present. Tucson by design or by evolution has created the perfect environment for living, working and playing.  Outdoor activities take place year-round, including hiking, biking/cycling, horseback riding, rock climbing, bird watching, astronomy and “voluntourism”. Both traditional and innovative businesses are establishing their place in the community and invigorating the local economy. People of all ages and life-styles are finding their home in Tucson.

WHAT SSE EMPLOYEES SAY ABOUT TUCSON

Why do you love living and working in Tucson?

“I love living in Tucson because of the monsoon season. I love the smell of the desert after, even before it rains. The sunsets are phenomenal, the lightning storms are amazing.”

— Mike Gonzalez, Senior CAD/BIM

“Tucson is an excellent place to live and work, as it has a small town feel, in a big city that continues to grow.”

— Jennifer Gamblin, Administrative Assistant

Sources: www.forbes.com/places/az/tucson, www.movoto.com/tucson­az/tucson­facts, oldtucson.com/films-producers-directors/film-history/, www.tucsonmlssearch.com/interestingtucs_38850.cfm

Photo Credits (from top to bottom): © Photoquest | Dreamstime.com – Tucson Arizona Photo, © Czuber | Dreamstime.com – Tucson, Arizona Photo, © Nytumbleweeds | Dreamstime.com – El Tour De Tucson 2008 Photo, © Birdiegal717 | Dreamstime.com – San Xavier Del Bac Mission Tucson Arizona, © Neilld | Dreamstime.com – A La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros, Tucson, Arizona Photo