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Raven Industries Establishes Scottsdale, Arizona, Engineering Center

Raven Industries, Inc., a precision agriculture technology provider dedicated to advancing farming through innovation and technology, opened a 15,000-square-foot engineering center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The new office, located at SkySong, will support the advancement of automated and driverless agriculture technology with engineers focused on machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

“We are designing, developing, testing and deploying technology solutions that will impact the ability for farmers to feed our growing population amid labor shortages with greater efficiency,” said Phil Corio, Senior Director of Engineering for Raven. “As we continued to consider our growing needs for AI and machine learning development, it became clear that we needed a specialized space to accomplish our goals, and the Phoenix metro area emerged as the ideal place to do this.”

The facility also has access to two nearby test farms in Maricopa and Casa Grande to conduct same-day testing, enabling more efficient agriculture technology iteration.

“We are excited Raven Industries has chosen Scottsdale for its tech-forward engineering center,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “Raven Industries’ new office furthers Arizona’s leadership as an automated vehicle innovation center while creating more jobs in the agritech industry and advancing new technologies.”

Sioux Falls-based Raven Industries designs and develops autonomous vehicles that can till, spray and harvest farmland. Their technology can also integrate with existing farming implements to automate in-field operations.

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