Who We Are

It’s time to create a stronger, more innovative, and more inclusive Tucson economy. We lead today, not tomorrow.

We make Tucson a better place for young professionals to live, work, and play through professional events, mid-career development, and advocacy initiatives. By being the unified voice of our region’s young talent, we are bringing new ideas and perspectives to help Tucson experience positive development that benefits all.

Our members are aged 21 to 45, ranging from prominent community leaders working to elevate Tucson to mid-level transplants trying to dig their roots in a new place to fresh faces, straight out of college and preparing for the road ahead. What unites all of us is a belief in the power of collaboration and the ambition to both grow and lead.

Our Mission

Tucson Young Professionals works to attract, retain, and promote Tucson’s young professionals and ensure they have a voice in leading positive and inclusive development for our region.

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Invest in Tucson’s future leaders

We need the help and support of the business community to help fulfill our mission. This is why we are asking you to invest in our mission and in the future of our community. Utilizing the method below, we work to create a voice to help impact the development and growth of Tucson:

01. Promote

  • Promote organization through traditional and digital marketing efforts.
  • Promote the Tucson region as a young professional-friendly place to live, work, and play.

02. Attract

  • Recruit young professionals who currently reside in or are moving to Southern Arizona.
  • Recruit seniors in Southern Arizona colleges and universities to help combat “brain drain.”

03. Retain

  • Engage with students about job opportunities in Tucson.
  • Create a place for young professionals to come together, network, and get involved.

04. Encourage

  • Encourage members to volunteer.
  • Create conversations around how Tucson can meet young professionals’ needs and wants.
  • Create an outlet for change.

3 of every 4

young people under the age of 28 first pick a place to live and then find a job
Our region’s economic strength depends heavily on our ability to attract, retain, and develop a skilled workforce
Communities that lack the environment to support their young professionals are at a competitive disadvantage
Thanks in advance for your commitment to our community,
—The TYP Board of Directors