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Economic Development

TAA has dedicated this portion of its website to providing information on the City of Tucson, Arizona’s business climate, TUS and RYN business sites, and the services offered by TAA’s economic development staff to companies considering expansion, relocation or consolidation.

You are encouraged to contact TAA with any questions, additional information needs or to request a custom proposal for your operations.

Thank you for your interest in business location opportunities at TUS and RYN.


Tucson International Airport (TUS)

TUS  is located eight miles south of the City of Tucson’s central business district and 4.34 miles from Interstate 10 via E. Valencia Blvd, and 4.43 miles from Interstate 19, via W. Valencia Blvd. TUS serves Tucson, Pima County and all of southern Arizona with commercial, military, cargo and general aviation services.

TUS has three runways; the largest is 11,000 feet long and 150 feet wide. The second runway is just over 8,400 feet in length and the third is a cross-runway and is 7,000 feet in length. TUS is a Port of Entry with 24-hour customs and immigration services. At 8,300 acres, TUS is the 10th largest commercial airport in the nation, by land area. TUS has both existing facilities and development sites available airside and landside for business and industry to explore.

TUS Monthly Featured Site

MRO 50 Sites A & B

The MRO 50 consists of two parcels of airside land at TUS set aside for the location of businesses specializing in airline maintenance, repair and overhaul operations


TUS Air Service Map

Six airlines, including the four largest U.S. airlines: Delta, United, Southwest, and American operate from TUS, as well as Alaska Airlines and Aeromar. Together they provide nonstop service to 19 cities and some 350 connections worldwide.

TUS also supports the 162nd Wing of the Air National Guard, which conducts the nation’s largest training operations for the F-16 Fighting Falcon.


Ryan Airfield (RYN)

RYN is the general aviation reliever airport for TUS and is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Tucson. Ryan’s rich history began in 1942 as an Army base and flight school training World War II pilots. RYN has grown to over 1,804 acres of land and has more than 300 aircraft based at the field. RYN has another 30 tenants ranging from aircraft maintenance shops to charter companies and flight instruction facilities, which provide a variety of aviation services. RYN sits at an elevation of 2,417 feet above sea level, has three runways, and a Federal Contract Tower that operates from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily.

RYN has both existing facilities and development sites available airside and landside for business and industry to explore.

RYN Monthly Featured Site

Pilot Training Facility

Located at 6400 S. Aviator Lane, Ryan Airfield, Tucson, Arizona. This facility was the former location of an airline pilot training facility.


Commercial Film Industry

To use TAA facilities for commercial filming, please click here for more information.

TAA Business Opportunities – RFP/RFQs

To view current business opportunities at TAA, please click here to visit the TAA’s current Requests for Proposals and Bid Opportunities.

Economic Development Survey

TAA is constantly striving to improve its services to corporate executives and site location consultants considering locations for expansion, relocation or consolidation. You are invited to participate in a very brief and anonymous survey (8 questions total) which will help TAA refine TAA economic development website and services. To assist us by taking the survey, please click here.


Immediate Assistance 

For immediate assistance on sites at TUS or RYN or to access TAA’s economic development services, please contact:

George W. Bootes III, CEcD, EDFP
Chief Economic Development Officer
Tucson Airport Authority
7250 S. Tucson Blvd., Suite #300
Tucson, Arizona  85756
520.573.8100
gbootes@flytucson.com


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Tucson Airport Authority
7250 South Tucson Boulevard, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100