Learn more about Rio Nuevo, driving $2 billion of economic impact over the last five years and transforming every $1 of Board-managed investment into $10 of private equity development.

What is Rio Nuevo?

Rio Nuevo is a tax increment finance district (TIF) that invests in a variety of projects designed to expand the tax base, bring patrons and new businesses to downtown Tucson in partnership with the private sector developers, investors and commercial lenders.

Merchants 101

Do you own or run a business within the Rio Nuevo district? Learn how you can do your part to properly allocate the taxes you already collect.


Access the official Rio Nuevo Procurement Code and learn about current RFQs, RFPs and IFBs.

Document Library

As a voter-driven initiative, Rio Nuevo is 100% committed to transparency. Check here for audits, rulings, budgets, expenditures and more.


What does $2 billion of economic impact look like? Learn about the recent, current and planned projects advanced through Rio Nuevo.

AC Hotel

The new AC Marriott Hotel is home to 136 rooms, a rooftop pool, 200-space public parking garage, and nearly 6,000 square feet of retail space.

Caterpillar’s Tucson Mining Center

Caterpillar’s Tucson Mining Center, on the west side of downtown, will create more than 600 jobs in the region over the next five years — bringing total Caterpillar employment to about 1,000 — and have an estimated economic impact of $600 million.

MSA Annex

The MSA Annex, part of the greater Mercado San Agustin, is a shopping destination made from modified shipping containers. The Annex adds to the bustling hub of culture and community on the west side of I-10 and downtown.

Ochoa Streetscape

Improvements to Ochoa Street between Church and Stone Avenues include sidewalk repair and landscaping that …