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Economic Drivers

Advanced Business Services.
The West Valley is home to many large employers in advanced business services including American Express, Petsmart (the corporate headquarters are in the West Valley), and AAA Operations. Our low business costs, minimal regulation, and magnificent quality of life create ample opportunities in advanced business services for the West Valley.

"The business-friendly environment, quality labor pool, and close proximity to transportation were all deciding factors in choosing the West Valley for our location."
Christopher P. Baker
General Manger, Bechtel Business Services


Aerospace and Defense.
The West Valley’s available land, accessibility to several aviation facilities and connectivity to neighboring markets such as Californa and Texas make the region’s value proposition for aerospace and defense industry extremely strong. The West Valley is home to companies such as Lockheed Martin and Honeywell, who are leading the way in the aerospace and defense industry. 

"The West Valley’s knowledge-based workforce and access to affordable global resources make it a choice environment to grow our innovative technology research company."
Joseph Marvin
President, Prime Solutions Group


Health and Life Sciences.
The scope of the health care industry in the West Valley is large and diverse, ranging from research centers, to large hospital management companies, to basic and specialty health care service providers. The West Valley is home to several providers including Abrazo Healthcare system and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Also included are some of the top tier research organizations in the West Valley, such as the Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI). BSHRI is known worldwide for its brain and tissue bank, one of the largest in the country, and for its groundbreaking progress in age-related disease research.

"The West Valley is one of the most dynamic regions of the country."
Robert Meyer
CEO, Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Manufacturing and Logistics.
The West Valley has all of the key components of a prime location for manufacturing and logistics: available land, low cost of operations, skilled workforce, multimodal access and the proximity to top-growth markets and ports of international entry. The West Valley also has its own foreign trade zone - FTZ No. 277, the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (www.gmftz.org). The West Valley is proud to be the location of manufacturers in a variety of industries.

"Sub-Zero is proud to have chosen Western Maricopa County as the location of our 440,000 square foot operation to manufacture our newest product line."
Ron Jones
Plant Manager, Sub-Zero


Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies.
The renewable energy and clean tech industries have become economic drivers for the West Valley. The West Valley boasts the locations of North American headquarter and manufacturing facilities for companies from countries like Spain - such as Gestamp Solar Steel. U.S.-based renewable energy and clean tech companies have also chosen the West Valley for research and development and manufacturing facilities, including Maxwell Technologies, a leader in advanced battery technologies.

"The West Valley offers a competitive business climate with a good talent pool."
David Schramm
President and CEO, Maxwell Technologies