We want to highlight a few of Pinal County’s major projects and accomplishments during 2019.
Pinal County continues to attract new businesses, therefore creating job opportunities and healthy economic growth. Our Pinal County Board of Supervisors remains focused on implementing policies that will enhance both the quality of life for county employees and all Pinal County residents. This year various county departments led the way in innovative ideas, which generated national recognition for Pinal County.
This year we have welcomed Nikola Motors, which will be bringing the nation’s most advanced hydrogen electric semi-trucks to market and more than 2,000 jobs to the area. Similarly, Lucid Motors has already celebrated its commitment to Pinal County during their groundbreaking ceremony in early December. Lucid Motors is a luxury automotive company that will create 4,800 new direct and indirect jobs within a decade and an estimated $32 billion in revenue impact for Casa Grande and Pinal County over the next 20 years. Pinal County remains home to more familiar businesses like the Arizona Zipline Adventures, which continues to bring in tourists and provides the county with an adrenaline pumping destination.
For the third year in a row the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has approved a reduction in property tax rates from $3.86 to $3.79, which will greatly benefit all county residents. In June, the board unanimously approved an across-the-board salary increase of 2% for employees who met or exceeded performance standards. Sequentially, Pinal County was recognized by Forbes as being one of the top companies to work for in Arizona.
Another acknowledgment that Pinal County received was for our Mobile Voter Outreach Van which is the first of its kind in Arizona and will help reach voters in rural parts of the county. The van will be able to host early-voting events, register eligible individuals to vote and be used as an early drop-off location.
These highlights merely scratch the surface of what Pinal County accomplished in 2019. We are excited for the new year and the new opportunities it will bring.