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State Comparison Overview, Electric Rates and Taxes
  Arizona California
Overview:
Mean Wage $43,670 $51,910
Workers Comp** (per $100) $1.71 $2.68
Unemployment Insurance (max weekly) $240.00 $450.00
Unionization Rate 7.3% 18.2%
Right to Work State? Yes No
¹Property Tax Rate* .85% .78%
Median Age 35 34.8
Population (U.S. Census) 6,482,505 37,691,912
Employment 2,457,500 14,358,600
GDP (in billions)*** $258.40 $1,096.00
Electricity Rates : 
Commercial Power (Cents/KwH) 8.86 12.79
Industrial Power (Cents/KwH) 6.01 10.66
Taxes: 
Individual Income Tax (Highest Bracket) 4.54% 9.30%
Corporate Income Tax 6.97% 8.84%
State Sales Tax 6.6% 7.25%
Property Tax (Rates)^ 1.21% 0.68%
Property Tax (Collection per Capita) $1,119 $1,465

Commercial Lease Rates and Median Home Price
  Office Industrial Median Home Price
Arizona 
Phoenix $20.75 $6.60 $118,800
Tucson $19.19 $6.35 $130,800

     
California
Los Angeles $28.56 $6.48 $269,900
Sacramento $20.52 $5.40 $164,400
San Diego $33.60 $10.56 $358,000
San Francisco $38.40 NA $462,300
San Jose $33.96 $5.04 $549,000
       


Mean Wage Data by Industry and Occupation (SOC Code)
  Arizona California
Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace Engineers (172001) $86,540 $108,750
Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (514011) $36,890 $36,910
Machinists (514041) $40,000 $40,260
      
Bioscience
Biological Technicians (194021) $36,350 $48,100
Biomedical Engineers (172031) $92,440 $95,450
Chemists (192031) $66,470 $81,240
      
Solar/Renewable Energy Industry
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (173023) $52,730 $61,970
Electrical Engineers (172071) $95,440 $99,120
Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (514011) $36,890 $36,910
      
Distribution/Warehousing
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (537062) $25,270 $27,040
 

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Employment by Occupation (SOC Code)
  Arizona California
Accountants & Auditors (132011) 21,230 118,550
Customer Service Representatives (434051) 62,940 185,750
Aerospace Engineers (172011) 2,390 19,460
Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (514011) 990 9,610
Machinists (514041) 5,850 30,080
Biological Technicians (194021) 770 10,840
Chemists (192031) 1,010 10,870
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (173023) 4,620 18,870
Electrical Engineers (172071) 4,530 18,320
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (537062) 32,870 228,010
     

 


Sources:
Right to Work State, Income and Sales Tax (Metro Comp 2011), Commercial and Industrial electricity rates (US Energy Information Administration: Nov. 2009), CBRE 4th Q 2011 Office and Industrial Reports, National Association of Realtors 4th Q Metropolitan Area Median Prices and Affordability

¹Tax Foundation, Union Stats, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
* Effective tax rate for property taxes on owner-occupied housing as a percentage of median home value, 2010. 
** Per ($100) 2010 (http://www.cbs.state.or.us/imd/rasums/2082/09web/09_2082.pdf)
*** 2011 data: http://www.tax-brackets.org/
Median Age US Census Bureau 
Mean Wage = BLS (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrcst.htm)
Unemployment Insurance = http://fileunemployment.org/unemployment-benefits-comparison-by-state
^= http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/10/business/11leonhardt-avgproptaxrates.html?_r=1

 

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  899 Plaza Circle, Suite 2 * Yuma, Arizona 85365 * 928-782-7774

 

To: Corporate CEO

In working with companies who have chosen to relocate or expand their operations from California to Yuma AZ we have learned a great deal regarding the advantages that come from this action.  

  • Overall operating expenses reduced by 45%
  • Unionization rate in Yuma is less than 5%
  • Corporate Income Tax is 4.7%
  • Employee Expenses are 60% less in Yuma AZ vs California
  • Arizona offers a $9,000 Income Tax Credit for each qualifying job created
  • Arizona has a $25 Million Deal Closing Fund for companies choosing AZ over a competitor State
  • $1.5 Million Reimbursable Grant to train employees
  • 100% Electable Sales Factor for Multi-State Corporations
  • Accelerated Depreciation Schedules for Manufacturing
  • No Inventory Tax - Sales Tax Exemption on Manufacturing Equipment

This is just a snap shot of the reasons companies such as Johnson Controls, Shaw Carpets and most recently Insultech and Orca Arms have relocated their operations from California to Yuma.  


Julie Engel

President/CEO    May 2013

 
899 Plaza Circle, Suite 2 * Yuma, Arizona 85365 * 928-782-7774

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Rental Rate:  $3.84 /SF/Yr No. Dock-High Doors/Loading:  20
Service Type:  Industrial Gross In Contiguous Block:  610,412 SF on floor
Space Available:  50,000 - 362,750 SF Office Size:  10,412 SF
Space Type:  Relet Drive In Bay Count:  3
Lease Term:  1 - 10 Years Floor:  1st Floor
Date Available:  Immediate Space Use:  Industrial

Excellent distribution/warehouse building conveniently located between Yuma, AZ and San Luis, Mexico. Also on I-8 providing easy access to San Diego and the California markets. Former light manufacturing and warehouse building provides excellent ceiling heights and column spacing for warehouse operation. Plenty of office space.