Raytheon has announced plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs over the next five years.
Job creation, facilities expansion, and operational output will result in billions for Arizona's economy over the next 10 years, according to a media release from Raytheon.
Raytheon will be looking to hire workers at all skill levels, but with an emphasis on engineering and other technical positions.
City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said, "Raytheon's decision to annex into the city gave them the tools and opportunity to stay and grow in Tucson. Management saw that being part of Tucson made good business sense."
Partners in the expansion initiative include Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County, City of Tucson, Sun Corridor Inc., Tucson Electric Power and the Tucson Airport Authority.