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Intel in Arizona

$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 about 11,700 employees, Intel Arizona is the company’s second largest site in the U.S., and is the largest employer in Chandler.

Intel's average annual economic impact in Arizona tops $2.4 billion, including more than 20,000 non-Intel jobs resulting from the company's presence in the state.

Since 1996, Intel has invested more than $20 billion to build high-tech manufacturing capacity in Arizona. Each year, the company also spends more than $450 million in research and development in Chandler.

Recently, Intel invested more than $300 million to build a new R&D facility at its Chandler Boulevard site. The project created nearly a thousand construction jobs and several hundred new Intel jobs. R&D operations are on track to begin in the second half of 2014.

In February 2011, Intel announced that it would invest billions to expand its semiconductor manufacturing capacity at its Ocotillo site, bringing thousands more construction and support jobs to Arizona. Intel’s Ocotillo site now has the distinction of manufacturing the latest and most advanced 14-nanometer process technology.

Intel's Environmental Stewardship

Intel’s high-volume manufacturing facilities in Arizona incorporate a number of energy and water conservation measures that exemplify Intel's long track record of environmental stewardship. In 2011 Intel became the first semiconductor company to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for existing buildings for its entire Chandler manufacturing campus, which includes wafer fabrication plants and manufacturing support buildings.

Intel in the Community

In 2013, Intel employees, Intel Corp. and the Intel Foundation gave more than $12.7 million in grants, donations and in-kind gifts to local schools, universities, non-profits and the Valley of the Sun United Way. About 5,000 Intel Arizona employees volunteered 156,000 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 Arizona earned the No. 1 ranking in the Phoenix Business Journal's Corporate Volunteer Programs list for 2012.

In 2013, employees and retirees donated about $5.6 million in the annual Community Giving Campaign, resulting in an Intel Foundation matching grant of more than $3 million for the Valley of the Sun United Way.


Arizona Quick Facts

  • About 11,700 employees statewide
  • $20 billion invested in Arizona manufacturing since 1996
  • $2.4 billion annual state economic impact
  • 20,000 non-Intel jobs supported in Arizona
  • $7 million in Intel Corp. and Intel Foundation grants & donations in 2013
  • $5.6 million in employee donations in 2013
  • More than 1.1 million hours volunteered in schools and non-profit organizations since 2002

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