On the Arizona Business Report AZPM's Zac Ziegler and Inside Tucson Business Editor David Rupkalvis discuss a growing economic driver in Pima County.
The University of Arizona Tech Park was started in 1994 at a site that was previously home to IBM's Tucson operations. Today, the companies in it have grown to employ 6,500 people and together have an economic impact of nearly $1 billion in Pima County. UA Tech Park focuses its efforts on growing tech in the industries that thrive in Arizona: national defense, mining, agriculture, bio-technology, transit and green energy. It pushes those industries while fostering companies that grow out of the UA and working with industries from outside the university.