Tucson International Airport is an economic engine, with an estimated 17,000 people employed on TIA property, generating a payroll of $800 million. At least another 10,000 people work in the area around the airport. Ryan Airfield serves a similar role in a fast-growing suburban area 10 miles southwest of Tucson.
Many different types of opportunities are available for doing business with the Tucson Airport Authority. Procurement of a tremendous variety of products and services are necessary to support 24/7 airport operations, from major construction projects to maintenance and office supplies. Many passenger-related concession and ground transportation businesses also operate at TIA. With over 8,000 acres of property, land and facility leases are available for both aviation and non-aviation related uses, on-airport and off-airport, supporting either airport operations or the general public in and around TIA and Ryan.