Tucson Local Media: Marana Chamber News


Each month Marana Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Ed Stolmaker provides a column for Tucson Local Media. This month he wrote about positive economic news in Marana, as well as the Chamber's Earth Festival and Pinal County's economic boom. 

Marana continues to enjoy rapid growth. Curt Woody, director of economic development and tourism, told business leaders attending our recent community and regional update that 77 single family housing permits were issued in August. The town is on pace to see construction of 800 to 840 single family homes in 2017. Woody told the audience it’s  “the highest we’ve ever had in the five years I’ve been with the town.” 

Most of the growth continues to be in northern Marana in the area around Gladden Farms and neighboring developments. There is also growth in eastern Marana, around Dove Mountain. The Saguaro Bloom addition of southern Marana also is benefitting from strong growth.

Woody also reported strong interest from potential developers in building retail establishments and restaurants in the area east of the Twin Peaks interchange with Interstate 10, in the area of Tucson Premium Outlets.

Interest in building in Marana is understandable, considering the town’s proximity to Pinal County. Pinal is poised to receive billions of dollars worth of planned, and potential, commercial and manufacturing development.

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