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Tempe

Technology driven, Tempe is one of the nation’s 10 Most Youthful Populations, one of Arizona’s most educated cities and awarded for the best Playful City USA, top 20 Communities for Biking and most Walkable city in Arizona.

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

From graduating doctors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, engineers from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and MBAs matriculating from the WP Carey School of Business, Tempe is every human resource recruiters’ dream when looking for top candidates. This knowledge-based environment stimulates creative class workers and rewards companies that value innovation.  Advanced business services, technology and manufacturing companies thrive in Tempe. Downtown is a creative corridor of technology companies and financing,  public relations, marketing and advertising firms along with more than 100 restaurants, nightclubs and retail shops.

Google named Tempe its “Arizona Tech City.” Go Daddy, Silicon Valley Bank and hundreds of other technology companies are located in Tempe to share ideas and take advantage of the smart 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

POPULATION

176,381

MEDIAN AGE

29

EDUCATION

41.4%

Bachelor’s Degree
or higher

KEY industries
  • Education
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Arts
  • Entertainment
  • Food & Recreation Services
  • Professional, Scientific, & Administrative Services

Key Businesses in Tempe

Connectivity

[FROM PHX EAST VALLEY]

  • Rank 7th for the best Downtown in the Nation-  Livability
  • 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!

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:

READ MORE PHX EAST VALLEY SUCCESS STORIES

Testimonials

DMB Associates

@DMBassociates

  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

@ASUBiodesign

  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

@SRPconnect

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.

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