Economic Development Pinal County, Arizona

Located in the very heart of the Sun Corridor, Pinal County, Arizona has a very diverse economy. Since the county’s inception 135 years ago, copper mining has and remains a county economic mainstay, over the many years creating thousands of great paying jobs and billions of dollars in tax revenue to the state, county and local economies. Another major economic engine is agriculture. The central to western area of the county is home to hundreds of family, corporate and university based farms supporting various types of agricultural products including Pima cotton, hay, sorghum, millet, corn, sheep, dairy & feeder cattle and several varieties of fruits and vegetables.

A Special Holiday Edition of Golden Corridor Living Magazine with featured interview with new Economic and Workforce Development Director James Smith. 

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AAED Member Spotlight: Stephanie Maack

AAED Member Spotlight: Stephanie Maack Economic Development Program Manager, Pinal County

Stephanie Maack has been with Pinal County for more than six years and serves as the Program Manager overseeing Tourism and Small Business Development. She is an active member of AAED participating in committees such as the Southern Arizona Committee and the Government Legislative Affairs Committee. Stephanie was a key member of the Pinal County Team in 2018 when the organization was awarded an AAED Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) award for Medium Si (click to read more)


James Smith

Economic and Workforce Development Director

Stephanie Maack

Economic Development Program Manager

Courtney Gulley

Economic Development Coordinator

Economic Development Department

James Smith:
Phone: 520-866-6664
Email: [email protected]

Stephanie Maack:
Phone: 520-866-6227
Email: [email protected]

Courtney Gulley:
Phone: 520-866-6309
Email: [email protected]

Postal Address: 
P.O. Box 827
Florence, Arizona 85132 




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