New space provides collaboration with university and government agencies to develop next-generation technology
TUCSON, Arizona (December 21, 2023) —
Raytheon’s expansion is the result of a $6.5M capital investment that will create over 100 high skill jobs in approximately 14,000 square feet of office space. The company hires a record number of UA graduates at all skill levels, with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions. The company also has a strong internship program with many University of Arizona students benefiting from the mentorship and applied learning experience.
“Southern Arizona continues to be an attractive destination for our company to grow, largely because of our partnership with the University of Arizona,” said Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon. “This latest expansion will not only strengthen our connection with them but with the broader community at-large.”
Raytheon is the first corporate tenant at the multitenant building in the park called The Refinery, sharing a secure floor with UA Applied Research Corp., or UAARC, a nonprofit corporation that handles national security projects for government and industry. The building's name, The Refinery, emphasizes its proximity to the talent and sharp minds that can be mined from the university.
Raytheon is a longstanding partner with UA through its workforce, innovation and technology initiatives. The company is also one of the largest tenants in the UA Tech Park at Rita Road since establishing its operations there in 1993. The park has served as an ideal business location for the company for years, and the same world-class team is invested in its success at the new location.
PHOTO: A private ribbon cutting event was led by Raytheon President Wes Kremer Raytheon and the University of Arizona President Robert Robbins.
From left to right: John Otto, Senior Director, Raytheon; Wes Kremer, CEO, Raytheon; Robert C. Robbins, President, the University of Arizona; Carol Stewart, Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona; Matt Jensen, Partner, The Boyer Company