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 BioIndustry Association (AZBio)
The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) is the only statewide organization exclusively focused on Arizona’s bioscience industry. AZBio membership includes patient advocacy organizations, life science innovators, educators, healthcare partners and leading business organizations. AZBio is the statewide affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and works in partnership with AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA to advance innovation and to ensure that the value delivered from life-changing and life-saving innovation benefits people in Arizona and around the world.
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.
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.
Canada Arizona Business Council (CABC)
This membership organization was formed to promote and increase bilateral Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, and Tourism between Canada and Arizona. The CABC brings together senior players in every industry on both sides of the border.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the region’s premier economic development groups – for more than 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 (including the locally based Scottsdale Community College) are individually accredited yet part of a larger system - the Maricopa County Community College District. It 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.
Experience Scottsdale (formerly known as 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.
Industrial Development Authority
The City of Scottsdale Economic Development Department is liaison to the City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority.
ARIZONA@WORK is the statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs. For job seekers throughout the state, they provide services and resources to pursue employment opportunities. IT is a public private partnership with 12 regional areas and 47 local offices, offering services at no charge through the support of federal funding.