Pinal County board OKs plans for future technology corridor

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has approved agreements with two state universities related to the future Arizona Technology Corridor.

Board members told the Casa Grande Dispatch that the corridor will highlight the county’s business clusters near the interstate highways and promote the area as a place to build and collaborate with similar industries.

Wednesday’s agreement gives the county the benefit of University of Arizona research, planning and leadership.

Total cost to the county will be $225,000 over an 18-month period.

The board also approved an agreement with Arizona State University for the Seidman Research Institute to assess the economic potential of an inland port in Pinal County.

The cost of the study is about $108,000 and is included in the county’s new annual budget.

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