Powering up performance
Arizona continues to be a hub of innovation for advanced manufacturing and EVs and autonomous vehicles in particular.
- 2015 gubernatorial executive order establishing Arizona Department of Transportation Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee
- 2018 gubernatorial executive order establishing Institute of Automated Mobility to advance all aspects of autonomous vehicles from science to safety to policy
- No. 2 state for manufacturing job growth rate from 2016 to 2020 (Emsi, 2021)
- Top 5 state for engineering job growth from 2016 to 2020 (Emsi, 2021)
An estimated 41% of Arizona residents hold an associate degree or higher, ensuring a highly educated talent pool. For firms looking to hire and retain talent with mechanical engineering expertise, Arizona stands out thanks to specialized schools and training programs, including renowned programs at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.