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Scottsdale Wins Global Business City of the Year Award at Global Chamber Conference


The City of Scottsdale Wins Global Business City of the Year Award

Scottsdale, AZ (September 27, 2019) - The City of Scottsdale was recognized as the Global Business City of the Year at the 2019 Global Chamber "Grow Globally Fair". The Global Chamber "Grow Globally Fair" is in its 12th year and evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate leaders who lead, excel and push the boundaries in international business. The Global Chamber is connected in more than 525 metros and 195 countries and helps companies export, import and invest globally.

The awards celebrate the success in foreign markets by Arizona leaders and featured over 25 categories with over 100 nominees. The Global Business City of the Year award committee researched several Arizona cities and their activity in the international market as well as their ability to attract and retain international activities. The key to Scottsdale’s success has been their international ties, globally recognized events and the efforts of their economic development department to relocate global companies.

"Community integration, pro-business climate and relationship building have been key to our success over the years and we couldn’t do it without the help of those working tirelessly to ensure our state is welcoming and supportive for international investment. The relationships we are building and fostering today are establishing tomorrow’s avenues of international business here in Scottsdale. We are honored to receive this award and will continue to lead the way to make Scottsdale and Arizona a premiere place to do business locally, nationally and internationally," said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane.

Recognition of Global City of the Year is a testament of Scottsdale’s commitment to working closely with key stakeholders like the Global Chamber, Global Ties Arizona, Canada Arizona Business Council, Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, AZ Tech Council, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority and many others to welcome international business and visitor opportunities to the community. Currently there are over 390 internationally owned businesses, such as Israeli-owned Airobotics and IMNA Solutions, operating in Scottsdale.


About Scottsdale:

Scottsdale is the No. 1 City in the U.S. for jobs (WalletHub 2019) and one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The ASU SkySong Innovation Center, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information Scottsdale’s economic development, visit