PHX East Valley Continues To Top National Rankings, Here Are A Few Recent Accolades For Our Thriving Communities

The PHX East Valley communities are thriving with talent, growth and opportunity, and here are the most recent top accolades and big business announcements to prove it!

Town of Gilbert

  • 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 of the Top 5 Safest Cities to Build Your Startup – TechCo, 2016
  • CampusLogic, a gilbert software startup, raised $10 million in a Series B round of funding in order to continue expanding its student financial engagement platform – Phoenix Business Journal, 2017

Town of Queen Creek

  • 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

City of Apache Junction

  • Apache Trail is one of the most scenic roads in America – Business Insider, 2017
  • Apache Junction landed on Forbes’ list of 25 best places to retire – Forbes, 2016

City of Chandler

  • 7th Best City in America To Find A Job – WalletHub, 2017
  • 5th Safest City to Raise a Family – GoodCall, 2017
  • 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

City of Mesa

  • 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
  • Home to Diverse Real Estate, Mesa’s Eastmark ranked #11 in the nation for top selling master-planned communities, #1 in Arizona, for a second year in a row – RCLO, 2016

City of Tempe

  • 9th Best City in America to Find A Job – WalletHub, 2017
  • 30th Best City for New Grads – Infogram, 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

Recent Regional Recognition

  • Arizona is the 17th most innovative state in the U.S. – WalletHub, 2017
  • 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
  • Arizona State University (ASU) is the most innovative school in the nation for a second year in a row – U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • Greater Phoenix is estimated to be the top housing market in the nation for 2017 – Phoenix Business Journal, 2016
  • 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
  • CEOs rank Arizona the 6th best state to do business – Chief Executive Magazine, 2016
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