Pinal County prepares for influx of thousands of new jobs

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings AZBigMedia There are nearly 450,000 people living in Pinal County, a mostly rural, sprawling county the size of Connecticut. And each workday, the roads leading out of Pinal County are full of people heading to work. “The estimate that we’ve heard is that as many as 90,000 people commute out of Pinal County to work in the metro areas, Tucson and Phoenix,” said Coolidge city manager Rick Miller. “Our hope is that we’ll be able to keep some of those commuters working here, living here and playing here.” To keep the workers in the county, there first must be jobs. Slowly, companies are planting their flag in Pinal County. Tractor Supply Co. has its West Coast distribution center near Casa Grande, and LKQ, a company that recycles and resells automotive parts and accessories, has a 107,000-square-foot distribution center in the same industrial park. READ ON: