Arts & Culture is a West Valley Key Asset Author: Erin Thorburn, WESTMARC “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” — John F. Kennedy Whether you happen to be an artist, admirer of the arts, or both, the…Read More
The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) has come a long way since it’s inception in 2010. Designed to foster economic development and attract new businesses to the West Valley, the GMFTZ offers…Read More
Residents of the West Valley, often hear “the sounds of freedom” emanating from above. The audible and visible signs of F-35 training missions represent the ongoing legacy of Luke Air Force Base. In addition to being home to F-35s, Luke AFB also houses F-16s, 4,300 active military personnel, 1,300 reserves, and 1,300 civilians.Read More
Honey bees typically travel 1.3 miles to collect the necessary resources to bring back to the bee hive. For the last few decades, the majority of West Valley finance and insurance workers have had to commute significantly farther than the average honey bee.Read More
The West Valley dominates the numbers game.
An astonishing 35 percent of Metro Phoenix healthcare workers reside in the West Valley. The region is also home to a staggering 32 percent of Metro Phoenix’s employees in the financial services and insurance sectors, and 33 percent of workers in manufacturing live in the West Valley.Read More
Maybe at one time, healthcare expansion and innovation in the West Valley was like a mirage. There was a glimmer of something happening, but the full picture was blurry.
Not anymore. Today, 1.6 million West Valley residents have numerous options when it comes to innovative healthcare.Read More
West Valley’s recent economic development victories will feed explosive growth.
Shooting stars can travel as rapidly as 291,000 miles per hour. While the West Valley isn’t technically a shooting star, its growth is certainly meteoric.
Simply put by Founder and President of Arizona Strategies, Karrin Taylor Robson, “The next decade belongs to the West Valley.”Read More