As the Phoenix market grows, so does the demand for goods and places to sort, store and ship them. At the same time, the cost of doing business in coastal markets is becoming unmanageable for some companies, so Phoenix is a very attractive (and much more affordable) alternative. This double whammy has turned Phoenix into an emerging hub for new warehouse facilities and fulfillment and distribution centers.

“There are several factors positioning Phoenix as a distribution/warehouse leader in the region,” said Mike Sacco, vice president of the Western Regional Office for EastGroup Properties, a major industrial developer in the U.S. “Major factors include its geographic location in relation to other major markets, an overall favorable business environment, the lack of natural disasters, reliable and relatively cheap energy and the climate, which virtually eliminates weather related transportation delays.”

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