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Money Magazine Rates Pinal County Arizona #1 In Job Growth for the Nation!

Looking into Pinal County, AZ from atop Pusch Ridge

Pinal County mottoPinal County, AZ is #1 in job growth for the nation, according to Money Magazine.

You never heard of Pinal County, AZ?  Think again.  You likely know something about Pinal County without having learned the name. It's the county just north of Tucson, and it's home to:

  • Bioshpere 2, the 3.5 acre glass-enclosed science research center in Oracle, AZ
  • Picacho Peak, site of the westerly-most battle of the Civil War back in 1862.  The battle is re-enacted at Picacho Peak State Park every year in March.
  • Copper Creek, one of twenty ghost towns scattered around Pinal County that you can visit. 
  • The Florence Coke Ovens.  Florence is the county seat.  The coke ovens have nothing to do with carbonated beverage or illegal drugs. 

Pinal County has an Open Space & Trails Master Plan.  Check it out.  Approximately 50% of the county is comprised of:

  • State Trust Lands
  • National Forest
  • State & County Parks
  • Wilderness Area

Combine all that recreational potential with the fact that Money Magazine rates Pinal County #1 in job growth for the nation, and you just might want to dig a little deeper.  Call me.  I'm never too busy to talk with you.

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Comment balloon 22 commentsMike Jones • September 26 2009 05:22AM

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I did not realize that the Confederate army was that far west. Interesting...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Mike,

People in the foreground add incredible perspective! They also are terribly humbling!

Love the photo.

Biosphere 2 is an equally incredible monument to wasting other peoples money.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 11 years ago

The good news is:  Pinal County, AZ is #1 in job growth for the nation, according to Money Magazine.

The bad news is:  Pinal County, AZ is #1 in job growth for the nation, according to Money Magazine.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Arizona will be the place to be as we continue to experience high growth rates. Investors continue to purchase inexpensive real estate to rent out to individual based upon the growth. Thanks for the information.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) about 11 years ago

Harry,

You're welcome.

Lenn,

The highest growth is in and around Florence, the county seat, and it revolves around the prisons being built in Florence and Eloy.  Long story short, this is a beautiful part of the world, and someone's actually hiring!

Bill,

Forget the 80's.  Click the link to see what the University of Arizona's doing at the Biosphere.

Michael,

We southerners refer to that as "the war of northern agression."  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 11 years ago

Hi Mike: I knew all of our jobs were going somewhere - I guess they like Arizona too!

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) about 11 years ago

Interesting historical note and it's also good news for any area these days to experience job "growth"!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Next time I'm in AZ, somewhere new to visit.  Thanks for the info.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) about 11 years ago

Mike I was unaware, or maybe I have just forgotten my history, that some of the civil war was fought in AZ.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Mike

Create jobs and the people will come.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 11 years ago

Nice to know some areas of the country are hiring. Michigan could use some good news.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 11 years ago

Mike,

Beautiful photo and interesting historical data. Any area that is boasting job growth should be considered when planning a move. Good post.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 11 years ago

Hi Mike, What a gorgeous photo -looks incredible!  Well, that certainly is good news for Pinal County AZ! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) about 11 years ago

Sandy,

...and good news for present and would-be property owners in Pinal County.

Dorie,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Terry,

I'm with you on that; we have kids and grandkids in Michigan!

Lou,

Yes they will!

Don,

It's something I didn't know, either, until I moved to Arizona more than a decade ago.

Jane,

You'll love it here!

Russell,

We'll take any good news we can get!

Matt,

If you're the one sending the jobs, we owe you a debt of thanks.  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 11 years ago

I love Tucson, but as often as I've been there, I've never been to Biosphere. I guess I never realized it was so close.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) about 11 years ago

Mike  Good news for your are - no surprise when I see the view in your post  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 11 years ago

Interesting.... but is it a good thing that a prison is the largest source of jobs?

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) about 11 years ago

Great info and as always your photos are excellent. BTW Jobs are good to have as long as it's not some sort of Toxic industry! So I guess coke ovens are a clean industry?

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Russell - coke ovens and coke production are, without doubt, the industry of the future, and Arizona is hopefully going to lead the world ;-)

Mike - great post as always. Being relatively new to the US, my history lacks some detail - I had no idea we had Civil War battles this far West. Thanks for the education.

Simon

Posted by Simon Smart (Sunstreet Mortgage, Arizona) about 11 years ago

It has been many years, but I have been out to the Civil War reinactment.  It was really cool, people living the way they did back when.  I'm not sure I would be up for living like that in real life! 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 11 years ago

Just read the article about the Coke Ovens.  I have never ventured that way... sounds like a serious 4WD trip.  I thought you had written the article, had to take a second look. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 11 years ago

Doreen,

Hey, stranger!  Good to see you in the Rain again; thanks for stopping by.

Simon,

LOL!  Arizona has some interesting historical places.

Russell,

The growth industry for Pinal County is prisons.  Sad commentary on our society.

Ann,

It is what it is.  Sad, though.

Karen,

Thanks for commenting!

Jim,

Now you'll just have to come visit again.  Give us a call.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 11 years ago

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