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Technology driven, Tempe is one of the nation’s most affordable top tech towns. Not only is the town one of Arizona’s most educated cities, but it ranks as one of the top cities for jobs.

Arizona State University and more than a dozen other colleges create an atmosphere of youthful exuberance, forward-thinking and business responsive.

From Arizona State University turning out top job candidates in all fields including engineers from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and future business leaders from the WP Carey School of Business to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine teaching tomorrow’s doctors, Tempe is every human resource recruiters’ dream when looking for top candidates. This knowledge-based environment stimulates creative workers and rewards companies that value innovation.

Among the diverse business environment found in the city, advanced business services, technology and manufacturing companies thrive in Tempe. The downtown region is a creative corridor of technology companies and firms ranging from finance, public relations, and advertising along with more than 100 restaurants, nightclubs and retail shops.

With businesses such as ZipRecruiter, Benchmark Electronics and Bank of the West, Tempe is the place for sharing ideas and taking advantage of an innovative atmosphere.

Unlike most places, Tempe offers hiking, boating, fishing and outdoor fun within steps of Fortune 500 companies. Tempe Town Lake offers corporate locations on its shores. The lake is located within the middle of downtown Tempe and near ASU’s main campus. Kayak on your lunch hour, climb A Mountain, shop or dine. On weekends, take in one of the more than 100 annual events on Mill Avenue or around Tempe Town Lake, such as music festivals, Oktoberfest, Salsa Challenge, Rock n’ Roll Marathon Arizona and Ironman Arizona.

Demographic Break down







Bachelor’s Degree
or higher

KEY industries
  • Higher Education
  • Finance, Insurance
  • High Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Arts & Entertainment

Key Businesses in Tempe



  • Tempe Ranks as Top Growth City in the Nation for 2017 – U-Haul, 2018
  • One of the Best Cities for Jobs – WalletHub, 2017
  • 7th Affordable Top Tech Town –, 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 chose Tempe as the innovative destination to launch its self-driving car pilot program – Phoenix Business Journal, 2017

Tempe is the perfect place to relocate or start your business in a trending hot spot

Young, hip and smart, Tempe is one of Arizona’s most educated cities and one of the best places to have a good time.

See What Business Owners Have to Say:



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

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute


  The PHX East Valley is home to The Arizona State University (ASU) Biodesign Institute which addresses today’s critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices. This is a place where outstanding research programs can continue to evolve by utilizing the wealth of talented researchers found throughout the region.Dr. Raymond DuBois, Executive Director
Dr. Raymond DuBois, Executive Director Tempe

Salt River Project


The PHX East Valley offers a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I’m proud to say that we’re one of the premier employers serving this vibrant area. We have access to a tremendous amount of talent which allows us to continue to deliver a world-class customer experience to the 1 million customers we serve every day. SRP aims to make the community a better place to live and do business and being located here in the PHX East Valley has contributed to making this possible.Renee Castillo, SR. Director of CES
Renee Castillo, SR. Director of CESTempe

Your next business location awaits in the PHX East Valley.

Interested in young, educated and vibrant culture found in Tempe? Give us a call at 480.834.8335 or send us an email.