Scottsdale's reputation as a world-class resort destination is well known. Perhaps less familiar is the extraordinary business community that exists here. In fact, many of the corporate leaders who vacationed here also discovered a business community and a lifestyle ideal for successful enterprise. And it wasn't accidental.
Through the combined efforts of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Scottsdale's Economic Development Department, Scottsdale's economy is very strong in the following industry clusters:
Corporate Headquarter and Regional Offices
High Tech, Bio-Technology and Sustainable Industries
Healthcare and Medical
Research and Development
Business and Professional Services
The backbone of Scottsdale's economy is our very diverse, and incredibly entrepreneurial, small and mid-size businesses. These innovative companies are on the cutting-edge of the latest technologies and products that shape our world and address the needs of today's consumers.
For more information on relocating or expanding your business in Scottsdale contact Rick Kidder or call 480-355-2709.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
The Chamber supports economic development and public policies which maintain our business-friendly environment and provide access to a future workforce of innovative thinkers and community-minded citizen. We do this by strategically partnering with government and community organizations and by providing an influential voice in state and local government.
Members of the Chamber's Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC) played a vital role helping to create our economic development agenda. Advancement of this agenda is a top priority to ensure Scottsdale remains a viable and competitive place to do business in the global marketplace.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
Our Economic Development agenda is focused on 5 core areas:
LUXURY BRAND - The Chamber will play an active role protecting and enhancing Scottsdale's luxury brand by communicating aggressively--locally, regionally and nationally--all that we have to offer in an effort to attract the relocation of businesses to Scottsdale and increase our visibility as a luxury destination for visitors.
REDEVELOPMENT / DEVELOPMENT - New development and continued reinvestment in our commercial districts will help to sustain the economic well-being and quality of life for Scottsdale's residents and businesses.
TRANSPORTATION / WORKFORCE MOBILITY - Scottsdale's quality of life and ability to attract and retain quality businesses depend on our ability to support a mobile workforce. Scottsdale is evolving rapidly and the solution to Scottsdale's transportation problems will not be solved without significant business involvement. Our long term economic health is directly related to our ability to move our workforce to and throughout the city.
BUSINESS ATTRACTION, RETENTION AND EXPANSION - As competition among communities for innovative and technology-based businesses heats up, business attraction, retention and expansion programs are a valuable tool for communities. The attraction of new and targeted businesses into an economy may quickly increase the tax base, jobs and the diversity of the local economy. Business attraction, retention and expansion programs are used to promote an area's favorable business climate, and other location factors important to specific businesses.
WORKFORCE ATTRACTION AND RETENTION - The workforce is changing. Baby Boomers are exiting. Young Professionals are entering. Businesses and communities which recognize this shift and adapt their styles will reap the economic benefits well into the future. The Chamber is committed to helping our community understand how to prepare for this demographic shift and provide tools and resources to attract and retain the next generation of creative and talented employees.
We are committed to building a vibrant and prosperous community while maintaining our luxury brand and high quality of life for our employers and residents enjoy.
For more information on our economic development efforts, contact Rick Kidder or call 480.355.2709.