For the third year in a row, Arizona State University tops the list of “most innovative schools” in the nation, recognizing the university’s groundbreaking initiatives, partnerships, programs and research.
U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all three years it has had the category. The widely touted set of annual rankings by the news magazine, which compares more than 1,500 institutions on a variety of metrics.
Edmonton, Alberta-based Silent-Aire USA Inc. has expanded and opened its U.S. headquarters in Gilbert and plans to hire up to 250 employees over the next two years. Silent-Aire manufactures and designs custom air handling equipment, with a specialization in data center cooling. It also builds modular data centers.
The company first moved into a 55,000-square-foot office in Gilbert in 2013, which the company is keeping for a warehouse and future production. The new 146,000-square-foot manufacturing facility expands Silent-Aire’s production capabilities and officially becomes the U.S. headquarters, said Brett Manning, Silent-Aire’s vice president of U.S. operations.
Business, civic, and education leaders alike are collaborating to help turn Phoenix into a leading market not just for large corporations, but also tech companies. Driving across the region you can see signs for other major tech companies from Silicon Valley, including Weebly, Uber, Shutterfly, Prosper Marketplace, BoomTown, Gainsight, and DoubleDutch. These companies, and others like them, saw reprieve from the exorbitant costs of doing business in the Bay Area and the spiking labor competition, but were also drawn in by the value of running their expansion offices in Greater Phoenix.
Gilbert ranked as the 52nd fastest growing U.S. city, and Tempe ranked as 85th fastest growing out of 515 US cities assessed in a study by WalletHub.
WalletHub’s study, 2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America, observed the growth and decline of 515 cities of varying sizes throughout a seven-year period.
Tempe ranked 55th for socio-demographics — which were defined by population growth, working-age population growth and college-educated population growth.
Scottsdale ranked 106th fastest growing US city but 47th for sociodemographics.
Phoenix was the 19th fastest growth large city out of the 64 large cities assessed. Mesa ranked 23rd out of the 64.
The study was based on socio-demographic standards and statistics pertaining to jobs and the economy.
Gilbert is the most prosperous city in America.
That’s according to a new analysis from the Economic Innovation Group that highlighted the widening economic gap across the U.S.
The EIG’s Distressed Communities Index tracked data from over 26,000 ZIP codes and sorted cities, counties, and congressional districts into tiers based on their economic well-being: prosperous, comfortable, mid-tier, at risk, and distressed.
The Army contracted with MD Helicopters to supply approximately 150 helicopters over the next five years. Initially, 30 aircraft will go to the Afghan Air Force. The company has already hired 100 people because of the contract and is looking for another 50 to hire.
With attractive demographics, award-winning amenities, strategically identified business incentives and high-profile developments, Gilbert offers immediate, attainable economic opportunity for industry-leading companies.
Nearly two decades after they first broke ground at Agritopia – the agrarian masterplanned community in the heart of Gilbert – the family behind the ambitious project announced plans to build Epicenter, Agritopia’s commercial hub that will be the final major development built in the district.
The project will feature a 287-unit apartment community along with over 55,000 square feet of space for retail and restaurants on the first floor.
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