Intel in Arizona: $20 billion invested in Arizona manufacturing since 1996
Intel established a presence in Arizona in 1979, and began operations in Chandler the following year. With more than 11,000 employees, Intel Arizona is the company’s second largest site in the U.S., and the largest employer in Chandler. According to a recent study conducted by Arizona State University, the total employment impact of Intel’s operations on the Arizona economy is estimated to be more than 54,000 jobs.
In 2013, Intel’s economic impact in Arizona topped $5.3 billion. Intel’s operations in the state are estimated to have generated at least $432 million in direct and indirect taxes in 2013, representing 2 percent of all taxes collected by the state in 2011.
Manufacturing and R&D
Since 1996, Intel has invested more than $20 billion to build high-tech manufacturing capacity in Arizona. The Ocotillo site has the distinction of manufacturing Intel’s latest technology. Each year, Intel spends more than $500 million to support research and development in Chandler. In 2012, Intel invested more than $300 million to build a new R&D facility at its Chandler Boulevard site. Nationally, Intel is ranked as the No. 1 investor in R&D among publicly traded U.S. companies.
Intel’s Environmental Stewardship
Intel’s manufacturing and R&D facilities feature energy and water conservation measures that exemplify Intel’s long track record of environmental stewardship. Intel’s new construction standards have been designed to meet or exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold criteria. Intel’s new R&D facility in Chandler was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2014.
In 2011, Intel became the first semiconductor company to obtain LEED certification for existing buildings for its entire Chandler manufacturing campus.
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, benefiting 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 and 2013.
In 2013, employees and retirees donated about $5.6 million in the annual Community Giving Campaign, resulting in an Intel Foundation matching gift of more than $3 million for the Valley of the Sun United Way.