The City of Scottsdale offers economic development services directly through our municipal offices in support of business retention, expansion, attraction, tourism and event development, workforce, small business and analytics. In addition, the City is fortunate to work with a number of partners focused on delivering quality of life and economic growth to the local community, region and state.
Arizona Association for Economic Development: The mission of AAED is to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.
Arizona Commerce Authority: The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is Arizona’s statewide economic development organization with a mission to strengthen Arizona’s economy. Organized as a public-private partnership, the ACA recruits out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona and also works with existing companies to grow their business — in and out of the state.
ASU SkySong: The Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center, SkySong is home to a global business community that links technology, research, education and entrepreneurship to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders in the knowledge economy. A joint venture among ASU, the ASU Foundation, the City of Scottsdale and the Plaza Companies, SkySong is 3 miles from ASU’s research-intensive Tempe campus and 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport.
Arizona Technology Council: The Arizona Technology Council is the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona’s technology community. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. The Council is Arizona's only statewide organization serving the technology sector.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council: The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the region’s premier economic development groups – for the last 25 years. It is a public-private partnership representing Maricopa County, 23 communities throughout the region and more than 170 private investors. GPEC provides In-depth market data and analysis, site-selection services, and connections to Arizona’s key leaders and companies.
Maricopa Community Colleges: Each of the 10 colleges are individually accredited, yet part of a larger system - the Maricopa County Community College District, which is one of the largest providers of higher education in the United States. The colleges play a vital role in enhancing the region's competitive strength and economic vitality by providing skilled workers for high demand careers such as nursing, allied health, protective services and information technology.
Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce: The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce focuses its service exclusively in the Scottsdale community, advancing regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education.
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, private company that has contracted with the City of Scottsdale to conduct destination marketing efforts on behalf of the City.
Nonprofit organizations serving in a support capacity to economic development in Arizona and the City of Scottsdale wishing to be listed on this page should send their request via email to Business@ScottsdaleAZ.gov.