The City of Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s ten largest cities with a population of more than 230,000. With a rich history in tourism, Scottsdale is visited by more than 9 million people annually, generating an economic impact of 3.7 billion. Home to Arizona’s finest shopping and dining, Scottsdale offers ranches, hiking trails, award winning resorts and acclaimed art galleries for its residents that enjoy a quality of life like no other.More than 20 percent of Arizona corporate headquarters are in Scottsdale, and 98 percent of Scottsdale’s software companies are growing with 14 percent software employment growth forecast in Arizona over the next five years, the highest in the Mountain West region. Scottsdale is ranked the sixth safest city in America, holds a Gold Ranking as one of Top Ten Best Burbs for Biking, and is an up and coming foodie location. It was also honored as Arizona’s 2013 “eCity” by Google, and is home to some of Arizona’s top performing public and private schools.
There are a great number of things that you should know about the advantages of locating your business in Scottsdale. Below are our favorite top 15 Scottsdale offerings to get you started:
Did you know that the Greater Phoenix area offers a variety of business tax credits and other programs that bolster a thriving and competitive regional economy? What’s more, business costs are approximately 40 percent lower than California. The Greater Phoenix area workforce is strong, but has a lower mean wage, lower than average workers comp and unemployment costs than most other major markets across the country. This means greater access to employees at significantly reduced costs.
Scottsdale is near the heart of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area and minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, offering easy access to more than 80 domestic locations and 21 international destinations. Close to California, Texas and Mexico, Scottsdale’s strategic location offers face-to-face connectivity to a massive customer base within a few hours of travel. A large part of the city’s industrial and office base is located off the Loop 101 and Loop 202 state freeways.
Scottsdale is home to a significant corporate presence, most notably in the Bio/Life Sciences and Financial Services Sectors. According to employment data from the Maricopa Association of Governments, the following represent the largest private employers in the community:
|HonorHealth (Scottsdale Healthcare)||6,382|
|General Dynamics C-4||3,000|
|Nationwide Insurance (formerly Scottsdale Insurance)||1,800|
|Fairmont Princess Resort||915|
|International Cruise and Excursion||700|
Source: MAG 2015 Employer Database and Staff Research
Scottsdale is a safe, family-friendly community with unmatched options for outdoor recreation, entertainment & dining, shopping and relaxing. The city offers a true mix of lifestyle options to match a wide range of income levels and living preferences – modern urban living, high-end foothills estates, family neighborhoods – all at a cost of living that’s more affordable than many comparable areas in the country. Here are just a few of the reasons why businesses and residents continue to Choose Scottsdale: