Known for its pro-business climate, high quality of life, diverse economy with a skilled workforce, infrastructure and public-private collaboration, the Phoenix East Valley region continues to experience significant growth fueled by emerging local business and national corporate relocations, says East Valley Partnership. Comprised of the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Apache Junction and Queen Creek, the region offers a labor force of more than 750,000 workers highly skilled in scientific, technical, healthcare and professional services, and constitutes 42% of the total workforce in the metro-Phoenix area.
Work commutes are short and easily accessible through major highway and interstate routes, while light rail continues to expand in the Phoenix East Valley adding thousands of riders per day and setting in motion a revitalization process in Mesa, AZ, spurring both residential and commercial development activity. Decades of aviation investment and planning has also made Phoenix East Valley an optimal landscape for aviation, aerospace, defense and other high-tech industries to thrive. The region has become a key point of commerce in the Southwest boasting an array of assets that include industry giants such as Boeing, MD Helicopters, Honeywell, Orbital ATK, Able Engineering, two commercial service airports and two of the busiest general aviation airports in the country.