Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / by Adam Donaldson-Moxley
Pima County tops in attracting talent to area
Pima County, Arizona – Pima County made the biggest gains in the country in attracting talent to the region, according to a recent analysis from Emsi, an international labor market data company.
By using data on population and migration, growth of jobs and skilled workers, regional competitiveness, and education attainment, the company created an index that ranked large (100,000+ population), small (5,000-99,999), and micro counties (less than 5,000).
Among those large counties, Pima County made the biggest gains in talent attraction, jumping from 546 to 91. That jump of 455 spots comes on the heels of a steady rise since 2016, culminating in Pima County’s leap last year when it climbed 269 spots.
“Tucson has transformed itself from a college town to a robust business center with a strong talent pool,” Snell said. “Notable companies like Raytheon, Caterpillar, Amazon, and others have taken notice and expanded operations in Southern Arizona.