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With its status as one of the largest employment centers in the State of Arizona, anchored by the Scottsdale Airport, the Scottsdale Airpark is a major economic driver for the city. Inside its 8.6 square mile area, it contains over 2,900 businesses and employs over 51,000 (current figures are estimates based on data from EMSI and City of Scottsdale). It houses some of the most prestigious companies in the western United States, including Go Daddy headquarters, Taser headquarters, JDA Software headquarters, Nautilus Insurance headquarters, Quicken Loans, CVS Caremark and Vanguard.

The Airpark combines a combination of a skilled workforce, transportation options and an extensive infrastructure of over 2 million square feet of commercial space. Its location at the corner of the east-west and north-south branches of the Loop 101 Freeway allows strategic access to one of the most educated and qualified workforces in Arizona.

Notwithstanding the recent recession, there has been significant development underway in the Scottsdale Airpark. Recent revised Airpark planning regulations (Planned Airpark Core Development) provide new opportunities for building height and FAR that will allow much more flexibility as Airpark development continues in the future. The following is a list of the more notable projects recently completed or under construction:

  • Liv North Scottsdale (Zocallo/Barcelona): 240 units 
  • Bell Lexus North Scottsdale: 9 acres development completed Fall 2013, further 12 acres mixed-use development approved (97-foot height; 187 units)
  • Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center: $43 million expansion has increased in size to 130,000 square feet of climate controlled event space
  • 'Block M' at Scottsdale Quarter, 170,000 square feet of Class A office space

Facts and Figures

  • Scottsdale Airport generates about $3 billion per year in economic spin-off activity
  • Per capita average incomes in the Airpark are over $61,000
  • U.S customs and immigration use at Scottsdale Airport has increased by 53 percent with 786 aircraft processed from February 2014 through January 2015, up from 513 in the prior 12 months
  • Scottsdale Airpark major employment sectors:
    • Retail (14.6%)
    • Healthcare (11.9%)
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (10.9%)

News & Articles

AirparkJets

Scottsdale Airport processing more flights from outside U.S. 

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Oct 20, 2015 The number of international flights landing at Scottsdale Airport continues to climb, a sign of Scottsdale's attractiveness as a port of entry, Mayor Jim Lane said. Last year, airport officials expanded U.S. Customs hours and added a second agent at the facility, one of the busiest single-runway airports in the country.

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Runway

Record job numbers for Scottsdale Airpark

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Sept 15, 2015 The Scottsdale Airpark corridor — a roughly 5-square-mile area that includes the airport, shopping centers, corporate offices and sports venues — has reached record levels for jobs and businesses, according to a recent report from Colliers International. The real-estate brokerage estimates there were 54,100 people working at 2,950 businesses within the "Greater Scottsdale Airpark" as of December 2014. That's about 700 more jobs than the previous year and about 6,000 more than in 2009.

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JetLimo

Scottsdale Airpark 2030 Report finds steady improvement 

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Mar. 18, 2016 — Jim Keeley, SIOR, CCIM, founding partner of Colliers International’s Scottsdale office, released his annual Greater Scottsdale Airpark 2030 Report for the year ending December 2015.

The 2030 Report was first published in 1989 as the 2010 Report and provides a current and historical perspective on economic activity, growth and trends for the Greater Scottsdale Airpark, according to a press release.

 

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Testimonials

Local convenience with international access

The Scottsdale Airport and Airpark area offer an impressive combination of international access through expanded U.S Customs service hours on site, to world class facilities for business operations in the immediate area. Make Scottsdale your private hub for international client visits and corporate headquarters.

"Global Dental Science was attracted to the Scottsdale region due to the great business climate and the fact that Scottsdale is recognized nationally as a great location for the dental community. The mayor and his team personally helped us get through any hurdles to quickly get settled and productive in the new factory at the airpark. It was a great experience for our team."

Tim Thompson, President and CEO, Global Dental Science, LLC

Contact Information

Christian Green
Economic Development Manager
P: 480-312-2612
cgreen@scottsdaleaz.gov