Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Global Advantage is a network of cities and regions committed to working collaboratively to enhance mutual technology-based economic development.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing region, TREO serves as the lead economic development agency for the greater Tucson area and its surrounding community partners.


Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau

Southern Arizona

Aerospace, Manufacturing & IT Cluster

Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster

Bioindustry Association of Southern Arizona

Environmental Technologies Industry Cluster

Southern Arizona Plastics and Advanced Composite Materials Cluster

Southern Arizona Tech Council

International Trade Development Center, Inc. (ITDC) is a 501(c)3, non-profit whose mission is to whose mission is to Identify, Evaluate and Develop commercially viable business opportunities that utilize Southern Arizona’s unique capabilities.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, Pima College’s Small Business Development Center provides high-impact consulting and training to companies with one to 200 employees in any type of business.

Southern Arizona Institute of Advanced Technology


Arizona Department of Commerce

Districts 23 through 30 generally cover Southern Arizona

Districts 23 through 30 generally cover Southern Arizona.

University of Arizona Tech Launch Arizona

University of Arizona Office of Economic Development

University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer

Educational Links

Friends of Tucson Optics Scholarships in Optical Sciences

Greater Arizona eLearning Association

High Tech

E-Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science

Steward Observatory

University of Arizona Office of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach

University of Arizona Optics Sciences Center

Societies & Organizations

American National Standards Institute

Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership

International Commission for Optics

International Standards Organization

Optical Standards Development

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Optoelectonics Industry Development Association

Optical Society of America

The International Society for Optical Engineering

Other Optics & Photonic Clusters

Texas Nanotechnology Initiative

Other Useful Links

The Colorado Advanced Photonics Technology (CAPT) Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to support the photonics industry. The CAPT Center offers services in metrology and surface characterization, photolithography, environmental testing, prototype packaging, and general optics testing.

An educational, research and industrial resource center, the U of A Microelectronics Lab includes Class 100 Clean Room Space, Class 10 Room Space, The Water Room, Metallization, and Assembly tools. The lab consists of approx. 15, 000 sf with the following major process areas and outside services available: Photolithography, Etch, Wet Sink, Chemical, Mechanical Planarization (CMP), Thermal Oxidation and Anneal, Metrology, and Coming Soon! LPCVD.

Opto-Mechanical Interest Group

Photonic Resources for Scientists and Engineers


Wildcat JobLink

Workforce Development One-Stop Career System Creating the Workforce for the 21st Century!

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