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 of the Greater Phoenix region. WESTMARC was formed in 1990 to address important issues facing the West Valley’s economic prosperity. Through WESTMARC members connections, collaboration and action, this region is now home to 1.6 million residents, a thriving business community, abundance of education options, and world-class sports and entertainment amenities.
WESTMARC’s three key priorities are to:
- Promote the West Valley
- Enhance Economic Development
- Increase Member Value
WESTMARC membership provides opportunities to interact, learn and communicate through asset tours, networking, key issue committees, information sessions and signature events throughout the year. WESTMARC is committed to our members’ success and to our mission of enhancing economic development and promoting quality of life in the West Valley. WESTMARC communicates the region’s successes through special events, social media, weekly newsletters, website exposure, to name a few.
Together, we are one voice moving the West Valley forward.
"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 the 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
The West Valley is primed for economic development growth. To accomplish this, WESTMARC is focused on demonstrating the region’s workforce, increased buying power and high quality of life. Successful communication of this transformation means reversing outdated perceptions and re-branding the West Valley.
Maricopa County is the 4th largest county in the nation. Economic forecasts and growth projections show that the economic opportunity for the future of Arizona lies within Western Maricopa County. Over the next 25 years, 49.5% of the growth in Maricopa County will occur in the West Valley. WESTMARC continues to work with regional stakeholders to ensure this community is ready to meet the associated demands.
WESTMARC is a proud partner of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone, serving as the administrator and marketing arm for FTZ Zone #277. This economic tool has resulted in the creation of over 1200 jobs since inception in 2012.