Top 25 Tucson Employers and Businesses
Tucson Arizona has a diverse list of large employers in both the public and private sector – from education, government and healthcare to technology, manufacturing and the military.
Here’s a list of Tucson’s Top 25 Largest Employers, including a brief description of the organization with contact information, web site and number of employees.
1.University of Arizona
1200 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85721
The University of Arizona is the leading public research university in the south- west and ranks among the top 20 public research universities in the nation. It’s also the state’s only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
2. Raytheon Missile Systems
1151 E. Hermans Road
Tucson, Arizona 85756
Raytheon Missile Systems, headquartered in Tucson, designs, develops, and produces missile systems for U.S. and allied forces, including air-to-air, strike, naval weapon systems, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, and directed energy weapons. Other capabilities include electronic warfare, space solutions, naval solutions and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
3. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
2600 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85708
Davis-Monthan (D-M) Air Force Base in Tucson is the home of the 355th Fighter Wing host unit, providing medical, logistical, and operational support to all D-M units. The wing’s missions are to train A-10 and OA-10 pilots and to provide A-10 and OA-10 support to groundforces worldwide, as well as provide command, control, and communications countermeasures in support of tactical forces with its EC-130H aircraft.
4. State of Arizona
5441 E. 22nd St. #115
Tucson, AZ 85711
602-542-1500 (Phoenix main)
520-745-5802 (Tucson employment)
The State of Arizona employs close to 9,000 in various state government offices in the Tucson area, including the Department of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, Department of Medical Benefits and Eligibility, and many others.
5.Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-8611
Retail giant WalMart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, employs more than 33,000 in the state of Arizona, including more than 7,000 in Tucson at its supercenters, discount stores, neighborhood markets, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers.
6.Tucson Unified School District
1010 E. 10th Street
Tucson, Arizona 85719
The Tucson Unified School District is the second largest school district in the state of Arizona, serving close to 50,000 students and employing over 7,600.
7.U.S. Border Patrol
2430 S. Swan Road
Tucson, Arizona 85711
The Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, part of the Department of Homeland Security, is among the busiest on the southwest border, covering 262 miles from the Yuma county line to the Arizona/New Mexico state line. Coverage includes eight stations: Ajo, Casa Gran de, Tucson, Nogales, Wilcox, Sonoita, Naco, and Douglas.
8.University of Arizona Health Network
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85724
UMC is a private, nonprofit hospital located at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, adjacent to The University of Arizona in Tucson. AHSC includes the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health as well as the physicians from University Physicians Healthcare. It has been nationally recognized for exceptional patient care, the education of new healthcare professionals and groundbreaking research conducted at the College of Medicine.
150 West Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Pima County is the second largest of the four original Arizona counties, covering 9,184 square miles. It was founded in 1864 and primarily includes South Tucson, some areas of southwest Tucson, and other cities in the Santa Cruz River Valley, making its population just over 980,000 residents, by the 2010 Census count.
10.Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
333 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) is an international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and several mining operations in the Tucson area. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum.
11.U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca
1903 Hatfield Street
Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85613-7000
Fort Huachuca’s long history started in the 1870s, when the base served as a camp during the Indian Wars with the Apaches. In 1971, it became the home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and is now a major military installation in Arizona.
12.City of Tucson
City Hall 255 W. Alameda St.
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Tucson started out as a rich mix of Hohokam Indian culture and continues today with the culture’s modern-day descendants, the Pima and Tohono Oodham Indians. Today, the city is the 33rd-largest in the U.S. and home to a top public university and several public and private sector employers.
13.Tohono O’odham Nation
P.O. Box 2425
Sells, Arizona 85634
The Tohono O’odham Nation, which means “desert people,” is a federally recognized Tribe in southwestern Arizona’s Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties. The main reservation is located between Tucson and Ajo and, at more than 4,400 square miles, is the second largest Indian reservation in Arizona, both in population and size.
14.Carondelet Health Network
1601 West St. Mary’s Road
Tucson, Arizona 85745-2623
Carondelet Health Network in Tucson is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest, religious-sponsored not-for-profit health care system. Its Tucson health network encompasses three hospitals –including St. Mary’s, which opened in 1880 –with several centers and institutes meeting the healthcare needs of the Tucson area.
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
TMC HealthCare is Southern Arizona’s locally governed nonprofit hospital system and includes the Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Orthopedic Institute, the Cancer Care Center of Southern Arizona and the Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services. Tucson Medical Center is also known as one of the nation’s top neuroscience programs, and has been designated as a Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
16.Fry’s Food Stores of Arizona, Inc.
500 S. 99th Avenue, Bldg. A
Tolleson, Arizona 85353
A subsidiary of the Kroger Co., Fry’s Food Stores operates more than 100 grocery stores that serve the Tucson area and surrounding counties.
17.Pima Community College
4905 E. Broadway
Tucson, Arizona 85709
Since 1966, Pima Community College has been developing the Pima County community through learning. Through campuses strategically placed throughout the Tucson metro area, PCC offers convenient, affordable educational opportunities that can help you make its students’ dreams a reality.
18.Corrections Corp. of America (CCA)
10 Burton Hills Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
CCA operates six corrections facilities in Florence and Eloy. It founded the private corrections management industry more than 25 years ago, establishing industry standards for future-focused, forward-thinking correctional solutions. A commitment to innovation, efficiency, cost effectiveness and achievement has made the company the private corrections management provider of choice for federal, state and local agencies since 1983.
5825 E. Williams Circle Suite 2000
Tucson, Arizona 85711
Founded as the American Smelting and Refining Company in 1899, Asarco is a fully integrated miner, smelter and refiner of copper in the United States, producing about 350-400 million pounds of copper. Significant copper mines include the Mission, Silver Bell and Ray open-pit mines, all in Arizona.
5451 E. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85711
Afni, Inc. is a leading provider of contact center solutions and receivables management services to many of the nation’s largest companies. With three locations in Tucson, various opportunities for employment are available.
21.Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 S 6th Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85723
Part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Southern Arizona VA Health Care (SAVAHCS) serves more than 170,000 veterans located in eight counties in southern Arizona and one county in western New Mexico. SAVAHCS is a 285-bed hospital that provides primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible veterans.
22.Sunnyside Unified School District
2238 E. Ginter Road
Tucson, Arizona 85706
The Sunnyside Unified School District serves more than 17,000 students in 22 schools and is the second largest school district in Pima County, Arizona. It operates early childhood care centers, 13 elementary, five middle, and three high schools, all staffing full-time counselor s, registered nurses, music teacher, art teachers, physical education teachers and librarians.
9060 S. Rita Road
Tucson, Arizona 85747
The Citi financial services company (banking, insurance and investments) operates a corporate center and several other Tucson locations that employ nearly 2,000. The company’s major brands include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Salomon Smith Barney, Banamex, and Travelers Life and Annuity.
31 N. Pinal St.
Florence, Arizona 85232
Founded in 1875 and located in the central part of Arizona, Pinal County is the third most populous county in the state, with an estimated population of 387,365, as of July 1, 2012. It contains parts of four different Indian Reservations and is situated conveniently between the Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona’s two largest metropolitan areas.
25.Amphitheater Unified School District
701 W. Wetmore Road
Tucson, Arizona 85705
Amphitheater schools and facilities offer a place where students thrive academically; where parents want their children to go; where highly skilled people work; and places community members respect because of the high student achievement, caring environment, and focus on individual needs! Amphitheater strives to empower all students to become contributing members of society equipped with the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to meet the challenges of a changing world.