Higher education assets in the PHX East Valley are anchored by Arizona State University, one of the fastest growing research institutions in the U.S., the largest community college system in the country and numerous private traditional colleges and universities.


The PHX East Valley region is one of the most dynamic in the country, having welcomed almost one million new residents in the past 20 years. The area is also expanding its base of science and technology companies and offers a wide array of cultural and recreational opportunities, including major professional sports and entertainment venues.


The region of vibrant communities is just a quick flight or short road trip from the major business and population centers of the Western United States. It’s true – we enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine each year. But did you know the region also offers businesses a progressive, low-cost operating environment and a vast pool of young, diverse talent?




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Highly-Skilled, Young Workforce

PHX East Valley’s nearly 1.5 million residents have a lower than average median age (34.98) versus the national average and higher educational attainment, providing an outstanding workforce for knowledge-based industries.

Cutting-Edge Business

PHX East Valley is home to global innovative brands such as Intel, Orbital ATK, Amkor, InfusionSoft, The Boeing Company, General Dynamics, GoDaddy, PayPal, Honeywell, GM Innovation Center and Microchip, making it a magnet for cutting-edge technology companies.

Prestigious Education for Future Generations

PHX East Valley’s education, science and research programs foster a strong future talent pool and act as a business accelerator and economic generator for progressive business and digital globalization. From entry level to executive training, PHX East Valley schools including Arizona State University, A.T. Still University and several community colleges deliver market-relevant, customized education for the workforce and renewable solutions. MCC is among the top two largest community college systems in the country. These schools also provide STEM education to fill skill gap jobs.

Robust Infrastructure

Decades of highway, utility and airport infrastructure planning make PHX East Valley a highly-valued connectivity point for commerce. Well planned highways not only connect PHX East Valley to ports in California and Mexico but also reduce work commutes for the high-tech workforce. PHX East Valley’s four airports offer a diverse portfolio of aerospace, defense, aviation and other high-tech industries, plus the operations to support those such as maintenance and repair operations, cargo and research and development activities. Local PHX East Valley public transportation and a 20 mile light rail system is an effective example of leveraging federal partnerships and local government funds.

Local Renewable Energy

Years of sophisticated planning ensures reliable energy and water supplies are available today, tomorrow and in the future.

Arts and Sports

PHX East Valley is rich in progressive arts, entertainment and leisure hospitality with a vibrant Southwest heritage, providing a bounty of activities for all demographics. Outdoor community and sporting events such as Major League Baseball Spring Training are held year-round in both urban and residential PHX East Valley communities, as well as golf tournaments, auto auctions and equestrian activities.

Trendy Lifestyle

PHX East Valley is a playground for millennials because of its pedestrian-friendly downtowns, trendy hotels, award-winning eateries, designer fashion malls, entertainment and sports arenas, outdoor recreation and state-of-the-art science and technology business presence. Agra-tainment in rural communities provides farm-to-fork activities and lifestyle.

Regional HQ Sites

PHX East Valley business parks feature some of the country’s largest commercial developments, such as State Farm’s $600 million regional headquarters in Marina Heights, a 20-acre, two million square-foot mixed-use project, which will house up to 10,000 employees. Rivulon is a 250-acre mixed-use development that will include approximately three million square feet of Class A office, 500,000 square feet of retail space and hotels.

Diverse Real Estate

PHX East Valley communities offer diverse housing lifestyles that meet the individual demands for C-level executives, families, millennials, retirees and students through master-planned communities, urban skylines and amenity-rich driven multi-housing. The region is also one of the fastest growing residential communities for families with rich master-planned public infrastructure such as parks, pools and A+ public schools. It is safe and affordable for first-time home buyers and very inclusive.

Global Medical Destination

PHX East Valley is a premier U.S. medical research and training cluster with world-class healthcare leaders such as Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Celebration Stem Cell Centre and Dignity Health.

Ideal Climate

PHX East Valley’s Southwestern historic roots, iconic state parks and warm climate make it an international year-round destination for travelers and retirees.


Banner Gateway Medical Center

@BannerHealth @bannermdandersn

Banner Gateway is an acute care, full service community hospital. Our Gilbert, AZ campus is home to the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center which provides an unprecedented level of cancer care to Arizona through world-renowned resources. Our region is becoming a destination for cancer care and complex cases and as CEO, I meet regularly with other PHX East Valley Banner executives to discuss the needs of the communities we serve and strategize how we can offer the highest quality patient care and experience at a low cost. Our team here in the PHX East Valley is leading the way to the future of quality Healthcare that is affordable.Lamont Yoder, CEO
Lamont Yoder, CEOGilbert

DMB Associates


  The transformation and maturation of the PHX East Valley for me is both personally and professionally, exciting. The people that reside in this region are extraordinary and I am honored to be a small part of the on-going development in places like downtown Chandler and Mesa. We are building great places for families and visitors here in the PHX East Valley.Karrin Kunasek Taylor, Executive VP
Karrin Kunasek Taylor, Executive VPPHX East Valley

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce


  The PHX East Valley is an outdoor paradise and Apache Junction is located in the heart of it all. From hiking, biking, golfing, motor boating, a ride on the motorcycle, off-roading on the ATV, to a little saddle time on horseback, there is an abundance of outdoor activities suitable for everyone. Positioned well along Hwy 60, The City of Apache Junction also continues to place priority on business friendliness a companies look to expand and or relocate. We have both public and private charter schools as well as an expanding community college located in our downtown area to assure a qualified and educated workforce is readily available. Apache Junction is a city with endless potential.Larry Johnson, President / CEO
Larry Johnson, President / CEOApache Junction

Dignity Health


Excellent, caring, and affordable health care are at the heart of Dignity Health. The health system of 40 hospitals and care centers in communities across Arizona, California, and Nevada has made it a goal to create environments that meet each patient’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. Dignity Health has hospitals in both Chandler and Gilbert, and serves the entire region with compassion, respect and human kindness.Tim Bricker, President/CEO
Tim Bricker, President/CEOGilbert / Chandler

Brookdale Living


  The criteria necessary for the successful operation of my business requires a blend of talent, skill set and experience. The PHX East Valley offers a wide variety of talent and skill sets that have allowed me to select from a large cache of qualified skilled candidates that keep my business thriving. This region is very “business friendly” and each of the PHX East Valley communities have demonstrated a willingness to work with potential business leaders or owners considering relocating or starting a business.Peter Heck, Executive Director
Peter Heck, Executive Director Apache Junction



In 2014, Tanga.com was named to the Inc. 5000 list, honored as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The secret to our success is balancing work life and family life. Here in the PHX East Valley, our business-friendly environment is positioned to do so. Businesses thrive because of the world-class talent produced from the numerous education institutions and amenities. And being family-oriented, with so many activities to enjoy daily makes for a great balance. The PHX East Valley is a win/win when it comes to living, working and playing.Jeremy Young, CEO/ Founder
Jeremy Young, CEO/ FounderChandler

Schnepf Farms


We love the PHX East Valley and wouldn’t want to put down roots anywhere else but Queen Creek since the farm was established here back in 1941.I have had opportunities to take the farm elsewhere but have never pursued the opportunity because the convenience and quality of life here is incomparable to any other place. The PHX East Valley has a lot to offer including restaurants, shops, recreational activities, performing arts, etc. To me, it’s a great area to live, work and play.Mark Schnepf, Owner
Mark Schnepf, OwnerQueen Creek

Crescent Crown Distributing


The City of Mesa is first rate and a model for how to get things done. The City team set an ambitious goal for the project and together we made it happen. To go from a conceptual rendering to permits in 10 weeks, particularly for a building of this size, must be a record. The entire Mesa team showed dedication, professionalism and cooperation throughout the process.Rich Marchant, Vice President-Operations
Rich Marchant, Vice President-OperationsMesa


@Heliae_ Algae

Heliae started off as a small research and development arm of Arizona State University and as we set to expand here in the PHX East Valley, Gilbert was our ideal location. It was close in proximity with access to attract the talent needed in the industry and the climate algae needs to grow. As Director of Engineering it was best to move my family into the PHX East Valley. Gilbert gives my family and I that small town feel and has everything we need, good restaurants, hiking, recreational activities, etc. yet in close proximity to the airport and attractions of the big city when we need or want it. The PHX East Valley is ideal for continuing to grow business and raise a family.John Cefola, Director of Engineering
John Cefola, Director of Engineering Gilbert


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