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Arizona Ranked 6th Best State To Do Business. (Chief Ececutive Magazine, 2016)

Gilbert is 1 of the top 5 Safest Cities to Build your Startup. (Tech. Co., 2016)

Chandler ranked 7th Hardest-Working City in America. (SmartAsset, 2016)

ASU Most Innovative School for 2nd Year in a Row.

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Mesa Accolades:

  • Ranks as the 19th Best City to Live In- WalletHub, 2017
  • 8th Safest Major City in the U.S.- SafeWise, 2017
  • Two of the world’s most admired companies have facilities in Mesa: Apple (#1) and Boeing (#30) — Fortune, 2017
  • Mesa Mayor Giles receives 2017 Small Business Advocate Award — Arizona Business Daily, 2017
  • Mesa company, Beech Medical Group Inc. is one of the 10 Arizona companies featured on Entrepreneur’s list of best entrepreneurial companies — Entrepreneur, 2017
  • CleanRouter, a startup out of Mesa’s Technology Accelerator, LaunchPoint, beat out 64 startups to win the 4th annual Venture Madness competition —Phoenix Business Journal , 2017
  • Ranked Best Big City in the Southwest — Money.com, 2015
  • 3rd Best Place to live for outdoor lovers — Money.com, 2015
  • Eastmark Ranked 11th in the Nation for top selling master-planned communities, #1 in Arizona — RCLCO, 2016
  • 10th Best City for Working Parents – NerdWallet and Business Insider, 2014
  • 3rd Safest City in the nation (in overall lowest crime rates among cities with a population of 400,000) – based upon crime statistics compiled by the FBI, 2013
  • 7th Best place  to live in the U.S. – Areavibes.com, 2013
  • 8th for a Top Sustainable Metro Area- Site Selection, 2013
  • 8th Best in nation for tech startups – SizeUp 2012

 

Mesa Economic Development Achievements:

  • The City of Mesa’s Office of Economic Development Receives Accreditation by the International Economic Development Council- IEDC, 2017
  • One of America’s leading Economic Development Groups –  Global Trade, 2016
  • International Excellence in Economic Development-  IEDC Annual Conference, 2016
  • 2016 Arizona Association of Economic Development ( AAED)  Golden Prospector Award of Merit – Santander Consumer USA Project and Why Mesa Videos
  • 2015 Arizona Association of Economic Development ( AAED)  Golden Prospector Award of Merit – City of Mesa Technology Brochure
  • Named a top Economic Development Corporation- Global Trade, 2015
  • 2014 International Economic Development  Council (IEDC) Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award – Business Retention and Expansion Category – New Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility
  • 2014 International Economic Development  Council (IEDC) Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award – Public-Private Partnership Category – Able Engineering Headquarters/Manufacturing Facility Attraction
  • 2014 International Economic Development  Council (IEDC) Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award – Partnership with Educational Institutions Category – Recruitment of Five Colleges/Universities to Mesa
  • 2014 International Downtown Association Award – Recruitment of Five Colleges/Universities to Mesa
  • 2014 J. Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government – “How Mesa Became a College Town,” Recruitment of Five Colleges/Universities to Mesa
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Tempe Accolades:

  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs- WalletHub, 2017
  • 7th Affordable Top Tech Town – Realtor.com, 2017
  • 9th Best City in America to Find A Job – WalletHub, 2017
  • 30th Best City for New Grads – Infogram, 2017
  • 4th Most Affordable College Town- College Times, 2017
  • Uber picked Tempe as the innovative destination to launch its self-driving car pilot program – Phoenix Business Journal, 2017
  • Tempe has been selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities national initiative to receive support in improving its services in data accessibility, goal setting and progress tracking and creating a healthier workforce – Bloomberg, 2017
  • 7th Best Downtown – Livability
  • #1 College Town in the Nation – Livability
  • Rank 3rd in the Nation for Tech Information Jobs – Forbes
  • 10 Great Streets of America – American Planning association
  • Smart Growth Award – Urban Land Institute Arizona
  • Hottest Intersections in Arizona – Urban Land Institute Arizona
  • Most Walkable City in Arizona  – Walkscore.com
  • Bicycle Friendly Community – League of American Bicyclists
  • Top 20 Communities for Biking – Bicycling Magazine
  • Playful City USA – Kaboom!
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Chandler Accolades:

  • 7th Best City in America To Find A Job – WalletHub, 2017
  • 5th Safest City to Raise a Family – GoodCall, 2017
  • 8th For Most Affordable Homes- AZCentral, 2017
  • 7th Hardest-Working City in America – SmartAsset
  • 9th For Best Schools- AZCentral, 2017
  • #1 City in Arizona for Millennial job seekers – NerdWallet
  • 2nd Best Place in the Nation to Raise a Family – Livability
  • 10th Safest City in America with population over 200k – Law Street Media (FBI Violent Crimes statistics)
  • 6th Best City in America for Families – Livability.com
  • #2 Best Phoenix Suburb for Millennials – Movato
  • 10th Best City in America for Hispanic Entrepreneurs – WalletHub
  • 3rd Best City in America for Working Parents – Forbes and NerdWallet
  • 4th Best Place in America to Raise a Family – PRWeb.com
  • 8th Consecutive year named – Most Playful Cities in America- KaBoom! (national non-profit)
  • 3 STAR Community Rating for leadership in sustainability – STAR Communities
  • Top 50 Meeting Destinations in America – Cvent
  • 4th Happiest Place in Arizona – Movato
  • Chandler is becoming the next self driving hub of the Valley with Google and Intel testing their self-driving car programs in the city – AZ Central, 2017
  • Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center is one of the 50 best hospitals in America – Health Grades, 2017
  • Intel is investing more than $7 billion in it’s Chandler facility, making it the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world – Phoenix Business Journal, 2017
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Queen Creek Accolades

  • 2016, 2017 Playful City USA – KaBOOM!, 2017
  • #4 Best Place in Phoenix for Young Professionals – Movoto.com
  • #6 Best Cities for Young Families in Phoenix – NerdWallet
  • #5 for Best Places for Homeownership in Arizona –NerdWallet
  • Queen Creek landed on Dorado Magazine’s list of “12 Southwestern Small Towns We Love” – Dorado Magazine, 2017
  • Queen Creek is home to thriving, world renowned agritainment destinations including Hayden Flour Mills at Sossaman Farms – MarthaStewart.com, 2015, Queen Creek Olive Mill – Destination Travel Magazine, 2017
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Gilbert Accolades

  • 4th Most Affordable Real Estate Market – WalletHub, 2017
  • 7th Best City to Be A Homeowner – SmartAsset, 2017
  • 16th Happiest Place to live in the U.S.- WalletHub, 2017
  • 18th Best City in America to Find A Job – WalletHub, 2017
  • #1 Place to Raise a Family in Arizona – WalletHub, 2017
  • 11th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs – WalletHub, 2017
  • #1 Fastest Growing Neighborhood in America – Realtor.com, 2016
  • Best Phoenix Suburb – Thrillist, 2016
  • 2nd Safest City in the United States for 4 years in a row  – Law Street Media, 2016
  • One of the Top 5 Safest Cities to Build Your Startup – Tech.Co., 2016
  • 12th Best City for Families in the U.S., #1 in Arizona – WalletHub, 2016
  • 9th Hardest Working City in America – CBS Money Watch, 2016
  • Playful City USA – KaBoom!, 2015, 2016
  • 3rd Best City to Find a Job in the United States – WalletHub, 2015
  • Best City for Wallet Wellness- WalletHub, 2015
  • 16th Best City for First-Time Home Buyers –WalletHub, 2015
  • 22nd Best Place to Live in the United States – Money Magazine, 2014
  • Gilbert Among Nations Fastest Growing Communities – Arizona Republic, 2014
  • Gilbert 4th Best Community for Hispanic Entrepreneurs – WalletHub, 2014
  • Best City for Working Parents – WalletHub, 2014
  • 5th Best Food Neighborhood in Metro Phoenix – Phoenix New Times, 2014

 

Gilbert Economic Development Achievements:

  • 2016 Arizona Association for Economic Development Golden Prospector – Gilbert Business Walk
  • 2016 Arizona Association for Economic Development Golden Prospector – Deal of the Year
  • 2015 Arizona Association for Economic Development Golden Prospector – Multimedia Promotion Metro – Talk of the Trade Series
  • 2015 Arizona Association for Economic Development Golden Prospector – Multimedia Promotion Metro – Standing Out from the Crowd at Bio International
  • 2015 Arizona Association for Economic Development Award of Merit – Marketing Brochure Metro – Gilbert Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report
  • 2015 Arizona Association for Economic Development Award of Merit – Event Metro – ASU Bio Meets Gilbert Bio
  • 2015 Public Relations Society of America Copper Anvil – Digital/Social Media – Standing Out from the Crowd at Bio International

Regional Accolades:

  • The Phoenix Region Ranks as the 10th Most High-Tech Cities in the United States – Business Insider, 2017
  • PHX East Valley Cities Rank Among the Least Stressed Cities in the U.S. – WalletHub, 2017
  • 4 East Valley Cities Rank Among the Best Places to Rent – KTAR, 2017
  • Arizona is a Leader in Aerospace Innovation – fDi Intelligence, 2017
  • 9th Best State for Business – Chef Executive Magazine, 2017
  • Greater PHX Ranked 16th for Best Cities for Young Professionals – Forbes, 2017
  • ASU Online Bachelor’s Degree Ranks Top 5 in the Nation – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • Arizona is the 17th most innovative state in the U.S. – WalletHub, 2017
  • Arizona Recognized as Top State for Economic Competitiveness – Area Development, 2017
  • Arizona ranked #1 State for Future Job Growth – Forbes, 2015/2016
  • Arizona State University selected as Nation’s Most Innovative School – U.S. News & World, 2015/2016
  • Arizona ranked #2 State for Job Growth – Kiplinger, 2016
  • Arizona ranked #6 best State to do Business –  Chief Executive Magazine, 2016
  • Arizona ranks among top States for Business – Site Selector, 2016 
  • Arizona’s Aerospace Manufacturing Industry ranked Most Attractive in the Nation – PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2016
  • Arizona Ranks #1 for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness – 2016
  • Greater Phoenix profiled as one of the top 15 most dynamic cities – Worth, 2016
  • Greater Phoenix region #2 in U.S. for Tech Job Growth – CBRE, 2016
  • Arizona 9th Best State to Do Business – Site Selection Magazine, 2016
  • Greater Phoenix ranks as top 2017 U.S. market for industrial and manufacturing- Phoenix Business Journal, 2017
  • The PHX East Valley is 1 of the 20 metropolitan areas with largest absolute increase in tech jobs from 2013-2015, TechCrunch, 2017
  • 1 of the top 15 most challenging high schools in the nation is in the PHX East Valley: Arizona College Prep-Erie Campus (Chandler) U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • Greater Phoenix home to 5 professional sports teams and 325 golf courses
  • Maricopa County is the 3rd largest county in the U.S.
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor is one of the 10 busiest airports in the U.S.
  • Maricopa County is expected to grow by more than 42% in the next 10 years
  • Arizona offers an average 330+ VFR days for easy flying