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Intel in Arizona

In 2012, Intel Arizona employees volunteered more than 150,000 hours in the community


Investing in Arizona

Intel established a presence in Arizona in 1979, and began operations in Chandler the following year. With about 11,900 employees, Intel Arizona is the company’s second largest site in the U.S., and is the largest employer in Chandler.

Intel is investing more than $300 million to build a new research and development facility at its Chandler Blvd. site. The new facility will create nearly a thousand construction jobs and several hundred new Intel jobs in Chandler. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2013.

In February 2011, Intel announced that it will invest $5 billion to expand its semiconductor manufacturing capacity at its Ocotillo site, bringing thousands more construction and manufacturing jobs to Arizona. Intel’s Ocotillo site will have the distinction of manufacturing the latest and most advanced 14-nanometer process technology.

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 the state. 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.

Intel’s existing 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 Arizona provides two full-service, on-site healthcare facilities for employees, along with a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Intel in the Community

In 2012, Intel employees, Intel Corp. and the Intel Foundation gave more than $11.4 million in grants, donations and in-kind gifts to local schools, universities, non-profits and the Valley of the Sun United Way. More than 5,000 Intel Arizona employees volunteered in local schools and non-profit organizations in 2012. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, their time spent volunteering generated matching grants from the Intel Foundation of about $1.3 million, benefitting more than 500 local schools and non-profit organizations. Intel Arizona took the No. 1 ranking in the Phoenix Business Journal's Corporate Volunteer Programs list for 2012. Employees donated more than $5.6 million in the annual Community Giving Campaign, resulting in an Intel Foundation matching grant of more than $3.2 million for the Valley of the Sun United Way in 2012.

Arizona Quick Facts

  • Employment:  About 11,900
  • Capital Investment: More than $20 billion in manufacturing since 1996
  • Intel Corp. and Intel Foundation grants & donations: $5.8 million
  • Employee community donations: $5.6 million
  • Annual state economic impact: $2.4 billion

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