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$20 billion invested in Arizona manufacturing since 1996

Investing in Arizona

Intel established a presence in Arizona in 1979, and began operations in Chandler the following year. With more than 11,000 employees, Intel Arizona is the company’s second largest site in the U.S., and the largest employer in Chandler. 

Manufacturing and R&D

Since 1996, Intel has invested more than $20 billion to build high-tech manufacturing capacity in Arizona. The Ocotillo site has the distinction of manufacturing Intel's latest technology. Each year, Intel spends more than $500 million to support research and development in Chandler. In 2012, Intel invested more than $300 million to build a new R&D facility at its Chandler Boulevard site. Nationally, Intel is ranked as the No. 1 investor in R&D among publicly traded U.S. companies.

Intel's Environmental Stewardship

Intel’s manufacturing and R&D facilities feature energy and water conservation measures that exemplify Intel's long track record of environmental stewardship. Intel's new construction standards have been designed to meet or exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold criteria. Intel's new R&D facility in Chandler was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2014.

In 2011, Intel became the first semiconductor company to obtain LEED certification for existing buildings for its entire Chandler manufacturing campus.

Intel in the Community

In 2014, Intel employees, Intel Corp. and the Intel Foundation gave more than $10.6 million in grants, donations and in-kind gifts to local schools, universities, and non-profits. About 5,000 Intel Arizona employees volunteered 152,000 hours in local schools and non-profit organizations. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, their time spent volunteering generated matching grants from the Intel Foundation of over $1.2 million, benefitting more than 500 local schools and non-profit organizations.

Intel Mentoring and Planning Services (MAPS)

In addition to traditional volunteering, Intel employees also participate in Intel’s unique skills-based volunteering program— Mentoring and Planning Services (MAPS) — where they can leverage their fine-tuned professional skills to help non-profit and government agencies achieve operational excellence. Intel employees have developed industry-leading expertise, and when paired with a challenge that matches their skills, they can initiate positive and lasting organizational change. As volunteer mentors, Intel employees can aid organizations in a variety of business areas, including:

  • Process Improvement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Metrics
  • IT / IS
  • Lean Principles
  • Risk Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Marketing and Communications

Who does MAPS help?

MAPS mentors work with a wide variety of organizations, which are required to be registered 501(c)3 nonprofits, public schools or other government agencies, such as: 

  • Fire and police departments 
  • State universities 
  • Community colleges 
  • Public school districts 
  • Charter schools 
  • Non-profit correctional facilities 
  • Food banks 
  • Social services non-profits 
  • State and local governments 
  • Department of veterans’ affairs

How does MAPS work?

First, an organization submits a request for assistance. A site MAPS program manager will then assess the organization’s challenges, needs and desired outcomes. If the project matches the scope and capabilities of the MAPS program, a volunteer or team of volunteers is assigned to carry out the strategic mission to achieve the project’s objectives.

Past Projects:

Gilbert Fire Dept.

The Town of Gilbert Fire Dept. was struggling with an outdated patient records system. The system lacked mobility and delayed vital communication for patients needing immediate care.  Intel volunteers designed and created fully customized electronic patient-records system for the first responders. This mobile tablet-based solution enabled faster communication and faster emergency response for patients—as well as enormous cost savings for the Town of Gilbert.

East Valley Institute of Technology

The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) had an identity problem. The community regarded EVIT as a vocational school geared toward non-college-bound high school students. In reality, 68 percent of EVIT’s students go on to pursue higher education.

Northern Arizona University Extended Campuses

Northern Arizona University Extended Campuses serve more than 7,500 students at 36 locations across the state. Their operational model involved multiple staff members across different locations performing the same functions, and this had leaders concerned about waste. They asked MAPS for help in streamlining their business processes and workflow. Through Lean training and a variety of tools, including Impact Matrix and Gap Analysis, NAU Extended Campuses realized a total organizational transformation. They standardized processes, reduced waste, compressed project timelines and restructured their organization to optimize efficiency. These improvements freed leadership to focus on their strategic direction—to deliver quality academic programs statewide.

If you think your organization could benefit from an engagement with the MAPS program, please contact us at the email below, and a MAPS representative will contact you to explain the program in more detail.

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