Did You Know?

69% of the West Valley Workforce commutes East for professional employment.

1.6 million people live in the West Valley.

$64,364 is the average annual income for households in the West Valley.

40% of Phoenix residents live west of Interstate 17.

62% of the West Valley population is workforce age.

About WESTMARC

WESTMARC – the Western Maricopa Coalition – is a public/private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley. To ensure that our members receive the greatest benefit possible, we host five annual events that draw regional leaders across numerous industries and WESTMARC supports six issue committees that focus on specific economic development and workforce needs for the region.

Our Impact

The work that WESTMARC and our members do daily impacts almost every industry in this county, which in turn benefits both your business and the community at large. We hope you join our team and invest in our organization because you are not just investing in another non-profit, you are strengthening the economy, creating jobs and shaping our region’s future.

WHY THE WEST VALLEY?

"With I-10 and I-17 designated as Key Commerce Corridors for Arizona, Loop 303 and other freeway improvements in the West Valley allow for this uniquely positioned community to prosper economically. The proposed I-11 and State Route 30 corridors will continue to foster mobility and economic development for a growing region."

John Halikowski, Director
Arizona Department of Transportation

"I love the West Valley because of its vibrant diversity. I have friends from all different cultural and economic backgrounds, and we enjoy a wide range of entertainment, sports, dining, outdoor activities and volunteer opportunities. You name it, we enjoy it in the West Valley. We enjoy living in the sun and going someplace else when we want to visit the snow. "

Joe Cable
Branch Manager, Bowman Consulting

"Arizona State University’s charter acknowledges our role in advancing the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with WESTMARC to explore economic development opportunities, grow a skilled workforce, and enhance the quality of life for West Valley communities and all of Arizona."

Michael M. Crow
President, Arizona State University

"Our top priority to grow our regional economy is to create the talent and workforce needed to attract high-wage jobs for people in the region. The West Valley has one of the most business friendly environments in the country. Through our partnership with WESTMARC, Phoenix has tremendous access to business, elected and education leaders to strengthen this region as one cohesive community."

Daniel Valenzuela
Phoenix City Councilmember, WESTMARC Executive Committee

"Over my 23-year career, I’ve had the opportunity to work in five states. This is by far the most impressive coordination of community leaders’ (private and elected) efforts toward the greater good I’ve had the privilege to witness. When we became the first Level 1 Trauma center in West Valley, it was celebrated and supported by multiple communities and their leaders. Through effective WESTMARC Committee activities, I have had the opportunity to work closely with one of my competitors as we unite towards a common purpose in advancing the West Valley."

Stan Holm
CEO, Abrazo West Campus

Upcoming Events

Listen to the Governor speak!

This event is selling fast!
Event Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Annual business meeting!

See where WESTMARC is going!
Event Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Is Infrastrucure important?

Of course it is, come learn more!
Event Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chairman Circle Members