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Scottsdale - Where talent wants to be and companies are locating

SCOTSDALE, Ariz. - Oct 8, 2015 -A premiere community in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, Scottsdale has a vibrant cutting- edge economy. Known for its resorts, leisure lifestyle and 300 days of sunshine per year, it has also been attracting companies that lead their field in such diverse areas as cyber security, software development, insurance, finance, medical devices and research. Diverse companies such as Go Daddy, Orion Health, Zenefits, Vanguard, Taser, McKesson  and Quicken Loans are increasing their Scottsdale workforces by the hundreds mainly in high paying, high- skilled occupations. Job seekers are finding the quality of jobs offered is matched by a location which attracts more than 8 million visitors every year.

As the economy continues to recover, Scottsdale’s Downtown is now home to a thriving technology community leaving larger markets in search of the experience and vibe of a premiere location at a fraction of the cost.  With a median age of 32 years, Downtown Scottsdale is drawing an urban core that enjoys a thriving nightlife, world-class dining and entertainment, and lifestyle that far exceeds what is attainable in other markets around the country.  Spencer Hoekstra, Director of Account Management at Yelp recently said, “Scottsdale is a place where businesses are coming at a faster rate…Scottsdale is unique because it a well-rounded community with art, culture, restaurants, nightlife, natural beauty, it’s a place that combines a lot of what you want in a big city in the warmth of a smaller community. “

Scottsdale attracts a workforce that enjoys an exceptional cost of living in comparison to other major cities with a higher education level and household income of $72,000 annually. Scottsdale also has one of the lowest sales tax rates, lowest combined primary and secondary property tax rates in the Greater Phoenix area.

If you enjoy a flourishing arts and culture scene, year-long outdoor activities in areas such as the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, a permanently protected 30,200 acre sustainable desert habitat, or a growing Foodie paradise, look no further. From Scottsdale, you can reach locations such as San Francisco or Los Angeles in a 2 hour flight or less, be on the ski slopes in Flagstaff or Sunrise Ski Resort in less than two hours’ drive.

Families are also thriving in Scottsdale – it is one of the safest cities in the nation (#6 according to Law Street Media) and offers Arizona’s top-performing public school district and the #22 high school in the nation. “Scottsdale is home to an energetic, innovative academic environment - with both public and private school choices to match the needs of students and their families,” notes Caskie Lewis-Clapper, Chief Human Resources Officer with Magellan Health, who recently relocated her family to Scottsdale.

The City of Scottsdale, in partnership with a number of companies actively hiring skilled workers in the market, will be attending the upcoming 2015 National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference & Career Expo in Chicago – if you are interested in learning more about the City of Scottsdale and connecting with some of our leading companies at the show, send an email to to schedule a time, register as an Interested Skilled Worker at  or download a Relocation Guide to explore Scottsdale today.



About the City of Scottsdale

Scottsdale, one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities, is a premier visitor location as well as a tremendous place to live and do business. It is home to 125 golf courses, 220 tennis courts, dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths and hiking trails, and a Downtown with more than 20 hotels, 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and 80 art galleries. Scottsdale Airport and its surrounding Commerce Airpark area is headquarters to nearly 2,500 businesses with more than 48,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with Arizona State University. Scottsdale was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States, and was honored as Arizona’s 2013 “eCity” by Google. For more information, visit



Media Contact:

Christian Green

Economic Development Manager

City of Scottsdale

Phone: (602)363-2306





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