Economic Development
2020 Wrap-up
Goodbye, 2020, a year that we will all not soon forget.

This past year we faced a pandemic that caused many Arizonans to lose their jobs, small businesses to close, and friends and loved ones were lost. We also faced social unrest, closure of our schools, and an election that saw the highest percentage of registered voters participate and divided our great nation. However, through this very trying year for everyone there were positive things that happened for the City of Casa Grande, and that is what I would like to focus on in this edition of our newsletter.

Here's to a Better and Brighter New Year!
Lucid's Manufacturing Plant gets Green Light

Just under a year after breaking ground Lucid Motors has finished construction on its first electric vehicle factory and have entered the commissioning process. Known as Lucid AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant), it’s not just a first for Lucid, but it’s also the first greenfield, dedicated EV factory to be built in North America.

Video | Introducing Lucid AMP-1
Wright Asphalt Breaks Ground

Wright Asphalt has begun site work for its new asphalt blending facility that will be located on 10 acres of land in the Central Arizona Commerce Park. Wright Asphalt Products Company specializes in providing asphalt products processed from environmentally-friendly, 100% recyclable tire rubber. The facility is estimated to produce over 190,000 tons of asphalt cement and modified asphalt cement per year

The new 68 room Best Western Plus Hotel is nearing completion. It is located just south of Florence Blvd. on the east side of Henness Rd., and will be right next to the planned Texas Roadhouse restaurant, which just had its Major Site planned approved by the Planning and Zoning commission.
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Attesa Motorsports Submits Plans for First Racing Circuit
CASA GRANDE — Engineers and survey crews are out placing stakes in the ground at Attesa. Plans submitted to the county will soon be public and (hopefully) approved. We are finally about to build the best racing complex in Arizona. Read more...

The track will be built in phases with the first track showcasing 16 turns over the 2 mile long course. Phase 1B will extend the track to 2.4 miles and include 19 turns. Both tracks are to have high-speed variants reducing the number of turns to suit the needs of members and guests. The complex will offer private memberships, driver training and local and national racing events. Read more...
Casa Grande Welcomes New Businesses!
New Companies/Businesses Now Open
Coming Soon
Under Construction
On the Horizon
New Housing Under Construction
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Home Builders Helping to Build Our Future

This past year Casa Grande saw 16 major homebuilders reenergize residential communities that had been dormant for over a decade and building out several of our active communities. These home builders have made significant contributions to our community and their efforts are much appreciated. The 16 homebuilders include:
Casa Grande Sets New High for Single Family Home Permits

The City of Casa Grande's Community Development Department processed 1,107 single-family (SF) permits this past year almost doubling the total for last year of 569 and equaling more than the past four years combined. 
2030 Casa Grande General Plan
The City completed work on its General Plan update that will help guide the development of the city for the next 10 years. The General Plan 2030 was approved by the City Council at its January 4, 2021 meeting, and will be voted on by the residents of Casa Grande at a Special Election that is scheduled to be held on May 18, 2021. For more information please CLICK HERE
Small Business Resources
SBDC's Mastermind Training program

Attention, local retailers - The Chamber, City of Casa Grande, and the Arizona Office of Tourism, have partnered with Arizona-based Hownd(R) to bring you more customers and revenue. Several of your fellow Chamber businesses are already taking advantage of this unique opportunity.

Hownd makes your gift cards, coupons, vouchers, and value-add promotional offers available to local consumers through your website, social media, email, the free MyHownd mobile app, and a consumer website that will showcase your offers! Hownd doesn’t charge a monthly subscription and there is no set-up fee.

The best news is, it will not cost you anything - so zero-risk for qualifying businesses! Through the partnership, a special fund has been set up for a limited time. The City of Casa Grande and the Arizona Office of Tourism will use this funding to cover 100% of Hownd’s Results-Delivered Pricing, so participating businesses won’t need to pay this fee when Hownd brings them paying customers. Don’t hesitate! Learn more about this program at
SBDC's Mastermind Training program

The Small Business Mastermind Group was formed as a forum to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and support amongst small business executives. If you would like to participate in this program, please contact Katie Boddy at or at 480-980-9617.

The Central Arizona SBDC is now open virtually. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. We are here to help, so don't hesitate to call, text or email! We can meet with you via teleconference, phone or other virtual channels. View our upcoming webinars.
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Casa Grande is Open for Business

This website was created in order to promote local businesses that were/are still open for business. The website, which is made possible by the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, APS, and the City of Casa Grande, was designed as a community service and is FREE; open to all local businesses and no membership is required. We just want all of our local customers/clients to know that Casa Grande Is Open For Business. It is not too late to have your business listed on our website.


On August 12, 2020, the City launched its first round of assistance programs through the CG Cares Plan. The Mayor and City Council approved an allotment of $500,000 for eligible businesses and federally recognized non-profits, applicants could qualify for a one-time reimbursement of up to $10,000. Over the course of three months, the City distributed approximately $236,000 to 47 local businesses and non-profits; assisting with rent, mortgage, utilities, PPE, and non-profit programming costs related to COVID-19.
Following the conclusion of the CG Cares Business and Non-Profit assistance program, The City launched the PPE Reimbursement Program on October 14, 2020. Eligible businesses could qualify for up to $2,500 for the purchase of PPE, the PPE Reimbursement Program distributed a total of $26,399 to 15 businesses and non-profits within the community.
Here at the City, we appreciate and recognize your resilience while understanding that it’s not easy to run a business during these uncertain times. The good news is, we want to help! Keep an eye out for news on the CG Cares round 2.

ARIZONA@WORK Pinal County’s customizable virtual hiring events are the perfect solution for businesses of all sizes that are looking to hire. These events provide virtual space and event coordination that effectively addresses the hiring needs of employers through direct connection with job seekers who possess the right skills. Whether your business is simply looking to promote your company culture and job openings or screen, interview, and hire on the spot; ARIZONA@WORK Pinal County can customize a virtual solution that is right for you. Contact Linda Martinez for more information or to get started today!
Help for Local Businesses!
(For additional information, click on the links below)
Arizona Commerce Authority (Financial Support, Workforce, & More)
Small Business Administration
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Arizona @ Work (Employees)
Arizona @ Work (Employers)
  • Arizona@Work can assist companies who are either temporarily hiring or laying off employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Goodwill Arizona (Job seekers)
  • Can assist with resumes, cover letters, online applications, online job search, and even assistance with access to resources like transportation, clothing, food, and shelter.
Local First
National Restaurant Association
Office of Tourism- Immediate Employment Opportunities

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