McDowell Corridor



The McDowell Road Corridor is located in southern Scottsdale which is the most densely populated residential area of the City. The area offers convenient access to surrounding communities, freeways, Sky Harbor International Airport, regional parks and shopping. The area is home to SkySong, the ASU

Scottsdale Innovation Center a premier research and development campus in the greater Phoenix area. SkySong is the result of a public private partnership between ASU, the City of Scottsdale, ASU Enterprise Partners and the Plaza Companies which developed this 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development located on a 42-acre site. 


McDowell Road Fast Facts 

  • Since 2009, over $200 million of new investment has been made along McDowell Corridor
  • 3,774 new multifamily and luxury multifamily units are anticipated to be completed and occupied by the end of 2017. By 2019 an additional 1,034 multifamily units are anticipated to be completed
  • There are more than 14,000 employees within the McDowell Road Corridor boundary with average earnings just under $70,000
  • The top industries along the McDowell Road Corridor are professional, scientific and technical services with over 2,500 jobs in 2017
  • Nearly 50 percent of the population in the corridor is 39 years of age or younger

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News & Articles


Groupon to create 100 new positions at SkySong

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Sept. 21, 2015 - Groupon announced plans to open its new sales office at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, to support its growing ecommerce marketplace. The company plans to move 150 existing employees from its current location in Phoenix while hiring 100 additional positions later this summer.


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Construction begins on 4th SkySong office building

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Sept. 21, 2015) - A new building is set to rise at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. It’s a necessity to keep up with market demand— the other three office buildings are now almost full with some of the Valley’s most exciting businesses.


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City of Scottsdale & ASU SkySong receives Excellence on Economic Developemnt Award from the International Economic Development Council

Scottsdale, Ariz. (Oct.12, 2015) - City of Scottsdale & ASU SkySong received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2015 project in the category of Partnerships with Educational Institutions for communities with populations of 200,000-500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).


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Why is the McDowell Corridor an area of significance to the City’s economic development efforts?

Because it is one of Scottsdale’s greatest opportunities for revitalization and reinvestment, and serves as the gateway to the community.

"McDowell has many resources and attributes at its anchor points, but what’s in between is lacking. We have all been impacted over the years by the decline of this area, but the possibilities along McDowell Road are endless. We can make it a destination. Reinvestment is already happening, but we must encourage other businesses to follow suit and seize on the ample opportunities that currently exist."

Jeff Berghoff, Berghoff Design Group