The Nation's Most Innovative School, Arizona State University, calls the PHX East Valley home.

The Nation's Most Innovative School, Arizona State University, calls the PHX East Valley home.

More than 36% of the PHX East Valley’s population has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Yes, we love seniors. GRADUATING seniors.

Average age of of the PHX East Valley workforce is 34.98 years.

More than 137,000 students enrolled throughout 21 public and private institutions.

Talented Workforce

Our region’s talented workforce is ready to help exceed your project expectations!

Mesa, AZ is home to 13 higher educational institutions approximately 70% of Chandler, AZ residents have college experience, and Communiversity at Queen Creek offers 40+ educational programs; this is just a glimpse as to what makes our region home to some of the most highly ranked communities in the U.S. The PHX East Valley is a remarkable destination with a young workforce (average age of 34.98 years), skilled in scientific, technical, health care and professional services. With a labor force of more than 800,000 workers, the PHX East Valley is poised to be one of the most dynamic economies in the U.S.

Companies and communities all over the world are on the quest for the best and brightest talent, investing billions in their pursuit of cultivating, developing, attracting and retaining their human capital assets. Here in the PHX East Valley, we have just that. With more than 137,000 students enrolled throughout 21 public and private institutions, this region benefits from one of the largest, skilled and diverse talent pools in the U.S. We understand that the best talent drives competitive advantage and success in the global marketplace.


High quality of life, affordable cost of living, outstanding climate and an abundance of diverse employment and earnings opportunities, all continue to draw talented and skilled newcomers each year.

Arizona State University, the largest university in the nation calls the PHX East Valley home and operates four diverse campuses. In addition, the East Valley is also home to satellite campuses for University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and an array of private universities including the largest community college system in the nation:

  • Arizona State University
  • A.T. Still University
  • Benedictine University
  • Central Arizona College
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Ottawa University
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Upper Iowa University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Phoenix
  • Western International University
  • Wilkes University

Average SAT Score

Note: SAT scores range from 600 to 2400, combining test results from three 800-point sections.

Average ACT Score

*East Valley ACT data does not include the Town of Gilbert because scores were not available. ACT composite scores reflect overall performance, with scores ranging from 1 to 36.

Precentage of the Population age 25+ who have earned a Bachelors Degree or Higher

The PHX East Valley offers a wide range of technical training and affordable education options that create a robust, educated and broad workforce.

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Employment by industry:

Numbers measured in Location Quotient*

Advanced Manufacturing LQ = 3.71
Aerospace/Defense/Aviation LQ = 2.69
Technology/Innovation LQ = 1.25
Renewable Energy LQ = 1.07
Biomedical/Healthcare LQ = 0.91
Higher Education LQ = 0.85
Advanced Business Services LQ 1.02

*Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region “unique” in comparison to the national average LQ which is 1.0.