Skip to main content

2019 Study Ranks Scottsdale the Best City for Jobs in U.S.

Two men shaking hands making a deal
 

City cites economic development five-year strategic plan for excellence in business opportunities

The City of Scottsdale has been named by WalletHub as the best city in the U.S. to find a job. The 2019 study cites 30 key indicators in ranking cities across the country where job seekers will have the greatest success in securing employment. “Earning a top ranking out of 182 other outstanding communities demonstrates the strong commitment the City of Scottsdale continues to make in growing a diverse and robust business community” says Acting Economic Development Director Rob Millar.

Some of the key indicators utilized in the 2019 WalletHub study attributed Scottsdale’s success to growing job opportunities, employment growth and median annual income. According to Scottsdale’s five-year economic development plan, the city’s 2019 vision is to rank among the nation’s leading, best-of-class organizations. “We have very targeted goals and performance metrics. Since the adoption of the plan in 2015, there has been a direct economic impact of $32.5 million, creation and retention of 4,411 jobs and over 415 local business outreach visits have been conducted,” Millar adds.

The economic strategic plan identifies targeted industries that include health care & bio-life sciences, advanced business services (finance & insurance), technology and hospitality. All of which have had significant growth and offer high quality jobs and wages to Scottsdale residents, exceeding the Maricopa County average median income. Scottsdale is home to nearly 20-percent of Arizona’s corporate headquarters, with more growth anticipated in global, national and regional headquarters.

Learn more about what kind of unique benefits the business community is offering their employees at ChooseScottsdale.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Rogers at jerogers@scottsdaleaz.gov

###

City of Scottsdale Economic Development

Scottsdale is 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, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.

IN THE NEWS

Scottsdale named among top 10 happiest cities in the nation
KTAR

Read More

The 10 best cities to find a job in 2019
CNBC

Read More

Scottsdale, Arizona Is Becoming a Hotspot for Jobs
Careers in Government

Read More

STUDY: Scottsdale ranks No.1 in U.S. for job seekers
AZCentral

Read More

Valley city the nation's top place for job seekers, study says
Phoenix Business Journal

Read More

Cure Corridor – Research & Bio-Science Continues as a Top Economic Drivers for Scottsdale in 2018
In Business Greater Phoenix

Read More

Scottsdale healthcare jobs growing at twice the national average
AZ Big Media

Read More

2019’s Best Cities for Jobs
WalletHub

Read More

What defines the local Cure Corridor? An examination of the burgeoning bio-life sector
Scottsdale Independent

Read More