Leasing Info: call 520-568-3246

Target Industries


Wholesale wood & metal window/doors, garage doors, floor & window coverings, metal fittings & fasteners, irrigation.


Hydroponic growers, food processing, agrichemical & crop distribution, wholesale seed & feed supply, packaging manufacturing.

Fabri­cated Metal Manu­fac­turing

Plate work; machine shops; fluid power valves; structural metal; hardware & fasteners; other fabricated metal products.

Rental & repair services

Commercial and industrial machinery rental & leasing; home health equipment rental; agritech machinery repair.

Aviation Support Services

Maintenance, repair, painting, custom upholstery,  testing, inspection services, as well as flight training schools.

Familiar Processes with Less Bureaucracy

The Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board and its consultants can assist you in locating your client’s or your business at Santa Cruz Commerce Center.

  • The Board works with Community Departments and outside entities to expedite the procedures for planning and zoning, architecture and construction, and building permitting and signage for Santa Cruz Commerce Center, Ak-Chin Regional Airport, and an interstitial property known as the Bunger Property, which includes the Adobe Office Suites.
  • The Board is also in charge of the management and marketing of these properties and was responsible for obtaining the industrial park’s Arizona Gold Certified Site designation awarded by the Arizona Commerce Authority.
  • Construction plans are reviewed by Ak-Chin’s Planning & Zoning Commission for environmental, cultural and technical issues.
  • The Ak-Chin Community Council approves the Board’s and Commission’s recommendations similarly to any municipality’s City Council.


  1. Call 520-568-3246 or email marketing@leaseakchin.com for basic information or to arrange a tour of the property
  2. Download Development Request Submittal Requirements and email to leasing@leaseakchin.com
  3. Review by Ak-Chin Industrial Park Board
  4. Board advises applicant of approval process and facilitates progression
  5. Applicant meets with Board and Ak-Chin Planning Dept
  6. Board representative prepares a Preliminary Site Plan Application (PSPA) and submits to Planning
  7. Planning holds Technical Assistance Committee (TAC) meeting for Board representative and applicant to present project and respond to questions
  8. PSPA comments submitted to Planning; Planning forwards to Board representative
  9. Planning submits Application to Ak-Chin Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z)
  10. P&Z meets to review and vote on PSPA
  11. P&Z denies project as proposed to move forward or forwards to Ak-Chin Finance & Legal for review
  12. If approved, it is forwarded to Ak-Chin Council who authorizes project to proceed or does not approve it to proceed as proposed
  13. If approved, the same process is followed with a more detailed Site Development Plan Application

Interested in developing a project at Ak‑Chin? All Submittal Requirements are included in this downloadable PDF.

Ak-Chin Means Business

acic-econ-impact-analysisThe Ak-Chin Indian Community is committed to economic diversification to support new industry and job growth for its tribal members as well as the surrounding communities. A 2017 economic impact analysis documented the total output of Ak-Chin Indian Community for Maricopa and Pinal Counties at nearly $475.6 million for 2016. For a tribe with a Reservation population of less than 1,200, the economic impact is immense, not only to the surrounding area, but also to the region as a whole. See the report: Ak-Chin Indian Community Economic Impact Analysis-2017 [PDF].

A History of Building Excellence

  • Design & construction of the $50 million UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, completed in just 14 months; 2013 RED Award for Best Mixed-Use Project
  • A multi-million dollar enhancement project at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club; Ranked #5 2014 Best Golf Course in Arizona by Golf Magazine
  • Ak-Chin Central Plant named AZ Water Association’s 2014 Water Reuse Project of the Year
  • $100 million expansion of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino now underway
  • The rebuilding of the Community grocery, Vekol Market
  • Completion of a 56,000SF Ak-Chin Justice Center
  • Addition of two poultry houses at Hickman’s Family Farms in Santa Cruz Commerce Center

A History of Long-Term Relationships

Harrahs Ak-Chin Casino

A partner with Harrah’s/Caesar’s Entertainment since 1994, now undergoing a $100 million expansion


Troon Golf has continued to serve as their management partner since the Community acquired the course in 2010

Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle

UltraStar Cinemas has a 7-year management contract with automatic renewal clause


Hickman’s Family Farms, Santa Cruz Commerce Center tenant since 2003

custom leasing solutions in a native environment

Latest News

New Hydroponics Operation to Grow its Business at Ak-Chin

On July 19, Ibarra Family Farms broke ground on its first U.S. hydroponic operation at Santa Cruz Commerce Center, the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s industrial park. The wholesale operation will produce leafy greens for farmers markets, supermarkets and local restaurants. Phase1 will consist solely of the installation of a 16,128 SF pre-engineered/pre-fabricated greenhouse manufactured by Cravo […]

What do our enterprise partners say?

Never in our twenty years have we worked with a group so determined for excellence … I am honored to be a part of Ak-Chin’s history and to work with a team of such high character and dedication to growth.

Caesars Entertainment is proud of our 20-year relationship with the Ak-Chin Indian Community. As the only tribal gaming enterprise in Arizona with an international management partner, we value and commend the Community’s continued commitment to bringing quality entertainment to the Valley.

With a shared heritage in farming, Ak-Chin and Hickman’s have cultivated a strong partnership. In an environment committed to product excellence, long-term environmental sustainability, and high standards for food safety, our business has been able to grow and expand.

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has been a tremendous partner for Troon Golf. Their support in making substantial investments in Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club has created a wonderful asset of immense value not only to the Ak-Chin community but for the golf community as a whole. Their vision of elevating the facility to national prominence demonstrates the strong commitment they have for the project.