Guest Editorial: Thousands Of Jobs Are On The Way

By The Office of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

The ongoing pandemic has generated a lot of speculation about what the future of our workforce looks like in Phoenix.

That’s why we are so excited that after years of negotiating and planning, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC) has given us the answer: higher wages and advanced manufacturing jobs.

Fortune recently covered Mayor Gallego’s role in recruiting TSMC. Here is an excerpt from the article:

This is a HUGE opportunity for not only Phoenix but the entire state of Arizona. More than 1,600 new jobs will be created by this $12 billion investment and help propel Arizona as a leader in technology and advanced manufacturing.

And the best part – this is just the beginning! 

An ecosystem of suppliers and higher education partnerships is already developing around this project. Our economy will benefit from this investment for years to come.

Thanks to the hard work of our local and federal governments, Phoenix is poised to emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever.