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.
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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.