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Business Corridors and Revitalization Areas

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The technology of tomorrow is being developed today at the the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park, one of the nation's premier research and development facilities. Home to several high technology companies, the Tech Park houses 5 Fortune 500 companies: IBM, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Canon USA and Citigroup, as well as several emerging technology companies including NP Photonics, Modavox, and DILAS Diode Laser. The Arizona Center for Innovation, a technology business incubator, and the UA South, a branch campus of The University of Arizona, are also located at the Park.

Downtown continues to be an economic center for the Tucson area; it is the seat of city and county government, and is the regional center for state and federal government; it is home to three corporate headquarters; and is near the geographic center of Tucson's population.

Starting out in the early 1900s as an everyday shopping district for railroad workers, 4th Avenue is a six-block stretch home to nearly 100 independently owned businesses. This downtown historic avenue is an inviting hodgepodge of vintage and modern clothing boutiques, bookstores, eateries and art galleries. Find out more at

Downtown's Old Town Artisans is located in a 150 year old adobe building encompassing an entire City block, with shops and galleries featuring fine art and crafts from hundreds of local regional artists, as well as restaurants and a courtyard featuring live entertainment.

Just three-quarters of a mile from downtown Tucson, the Lost Barrio shopping district isn't so much lost as it is hidden. The best way to find the Lost Barrio is to take Broadway to Park Avenue (two blocks east of Euclid Boulevard), and turn South.

One of the oldest shopping districts in Tucson, Main Gate Square has over twenty restaurants alone surrounded by retail shops, spas, bars and live music venues including a lush courtyard that often hosts block parties and other events.

Join the excitement happening at the Mercado San Agustín (MSA), Tucson’s first public market.  Opening this fall, the 18 small businesses in the mercado represent the authentic culture of Tucson. Mercado San Agustín  is located at the corner of the Avenida del Convento and Congress Street, this beautiful 15,000 square foot green building is part of Tucson’s expanding city center.

The Bridges is a master-planned, 350-acre development in south central Tucson. Anchored by University of Arizona’s 60-acre Biosciences Park and 108-acre destination retail, the Tucson Marketplace, The Bridges will include approximately 700 residential homes developed by KB Home/US Lennar Homes. It is a catalytic development. With the grand opening of Costco Wholesale last month, and Walmart this month purchasing $4.4 million in vacant property at the site, The Bridges has lived up to developers promise to provide economic and community benefits to the City of Tucson.

Rediscover the heart of Tucson at Broadway Village. At the corner of Broadway and Country Club, Broadway Village carries the pulse of Tucson in its timeless design and regal sense of place. A 1939 Joesler & Murphey creation, it was not only Tucsons’ first suburban shopping center but a neighborhood destination for families to gather and shop.

Broadway Boulevard is a Gateway Corridor that connects the east side of Tucson to the downtown, along a network of vital activity centers, and bordering a variety of established residential neighborhoods. The urban texture along Broadway is varied and includes residential uses, historic buildings, strip commercial, and neighborhood and regional commercial uses. In addition, the Broadway Corridor is one of busiest east-west transit corridors in terms of daily ridership.

Experience the southwestern hospitality of Tucson’s Park Place Mall! Shop an incredible selection of stores, enjoy a variety of dining options and spend some quality time with your family in the Children’s Play Area and 20 screen Movie Theatres!

Campbell Avenue hosts a mix of restaurants, retail shops and service professionals to suit the needs of your home, pet, health, hobbies and even for special occasions.

Come and be a part of the revitalization of the Oracle Area business corridor - a key gateway corridor in Tucson's downtown core. The City of Tucson is actively planning this area to encourage the development of employment options, more services to meet surrounding residential needs, social and recreational opportunities.

Be sure to visit Tucson Mall, a premier shopping and entertainment destination.  You can shop at over 200 specialty shops and four department stores, and find unique treasures on Arizona Avenue, a collection of specialty boutiques devoted to art, gifts and jewelry from Arizona.

Nestled in the center of Tucson, the Fort Lowell Furniture District offers fine home furnishings for every room in every style.

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