A Strong Business Voice
Economic growth must be the priority for every community. Scottsdale has a well-earned reputation for innovation and talent as well as an unparalleled quality of life. Wherever one travels in the world, Scottsdale is known and respected as a quality place – and place is important to today’s business. Increasingly, business decisions center on the availability of talent and the livability of a community.
With world-class research universities, a strong and flexible community college system and exceptional public, charter and private school options, this part of the Valley is well served to prepare and provide a quality workforce. The Chamber partners with these institutions and advocates on their behalf on issues that affect the workforce.
Scottsdale is a special place to live as well. Leaders from communities around the world visit this great city in hopes of being able to replicate its livability, character and diversity. Poised adjacent to the fourth largest city in the country, Scottsdale is a significant and vibrant business center – with a resort lifestyle but a serious business edge. The city is a net importer of workers daily, belying any assumption that it is a sleepy suburb.
Key industries in Scottsdale are:
- Business services
- Software design
- Financial services
- Light manufacturing
The community has grown dramatically since its incorporation in 1951 – from one square mile to 185 square miles, and its long, narrow shape lends itself to different character areas from the older, more densely populated and urban southern part of the city to the largely rural and high-end residential areas of the north. One-third of the city is set aside as natural open space in the form of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, paid for by voter-approved self-taxation.
Scottsdale - a top location to live and work!
The City of Scottsdale is one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities with a population of more than 240,000. Scottsdale continues to be recognized nationwide as one of the top markets for business performance, job growth, livability and friendly culture. Scottsdale is dedicated to the success of its residents and business community. The city’s progressive leadership has kept taxes low for both families and corporations.
With a rich history in tourism, Scottsdale is visited by more than 11 million people annually, generating an economic impact of $3.3 billion. Home to Arizona’s finest shopping and dining, Scottsdale offers ranches, hiking trails, award-winning resorts and acclaimed art galleries. While millions of visitors come to experience the best in art, sports, special events and the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, residents stay for so much more. Before becoming a global destination for business, Scottsdale was - and remains - renowned for its exceptional recreational amenities.
Professionals from all walks of life have made Scottsdale their home because of the city’s commitment to long-range planning and providing a higher quality of life for its citizens. The city offers a mix of lifestyle options for all income levels and living preferences, such as modern urban living, high-end estates and family neighborhoods.
Both large and small businesses enjoy support through networking opportunities, talent attraction initiatives and numerous other programs. Scottsdale is home to more than 15,000 businesses with nearly 25% percent of Arizona corporate headquarters calling the city home.
Get Support Hiring New Local and Relocating Talent
Scottsdale offers services, resources, connections and programs to help EMPLOYERS find great talent, and to help great TALENT connect with our amazing employers. Get started – it’s at ChooseScottsdale.com/work. When you register on the employer portal, you are notified of promotions at national job expos, targeted social media marketing campaign, and more. We will also provide you with extensive relocation information and material to help prospective and new employees get settled in Scottsdale.
Looking to Work in Scottsdale? Connect With Great Companies – No Matter Where You Live
Use ChooseScottsdale.com/work to find great job opportunities in Scottsdale. Sign up online, tell us the type of job you are looking for and your information will be routed to registered companies looking for talent in the Scottsdale area. If your qualifications match our companies’ needs, they will contact you directly.
More Great Reasons To Choose Scottsdale:
- Location provides low catastrophic risk, and ranks among the top 10 US cities for lowest disaster risk
- Higher quality of life with a lower cost of living in comparison to other major urban centers across the country
- Close proximity and accessibility to major domestic and international markets via Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Scottsdale Municipal Airport
- Scottsdale has the highest financial rating from all three major national bond rating agencies
- Home to some of the top performing high schools in the country
- Scottsdale is an environmentally conscious community with a long history of open space preservation and financially sustainable municipal operations and facilities.
- More than 100 years of planning & investments in the region’s water supply system
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