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Economic Development Committee

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Karla Moran

Committee Co-Chairs: Mike Hoover, City of Surprise and Karla Moran, SRP

About:

The Economic Development Committee is focused on regional collaboration & strategies to enhance the West Valley’s economic development vitality. A key priority of this Committee has been to develop and now implement the regional workforce development strategy - West Valley Pipeline. The Committee works to inform members about business attraction tools, such as the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone, and other West Valley economic drivers and assets. This Committee also leads the planning for the Annual Economic development Summit.

Current Projects:

  • West Valley Open for Business webinar series
  • Class A office development and attraction
  • Corridor branding
  • Implementation of West Valley Pipeline

 

Committee Participation:

City of Avondale, Arizona Chamber, City of Litchfield Park, Arizona State University, City of Goodyear, City of Glendale, Wood Patel, Wespac, Haydon Construction, West-MEC, Brightworks Consulting, City of Buckeye, APS, Arizona Broadway Theater, City of Peoria, BMO Bank, Center for the Future of Arizona, Dignity Health, creative Furniture Connection, Centurylink, Arizona Federal Credit Union, City of Phoenix, Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C., Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C, Dircks Moving and Logistics, AZ@Work-Maricopa County, City of Tolleson, Town of Youngtown, Maryvale Revitalization, Career Connectors, Sun Health, Bowman Consulting, Arizona FTZ, SRP, Town of Gila Bend, National Bank of Arizona, Weitz, Estrella Mountain Community College, Phoenix College, White Tank Mountain Conservancy, WeSERV, E First Bank, Cawley Architects, JLL, Arizona Cardinals, AZ Commerce Authority, Opus Group, Senator McSally’s office, cox, Glendale Community College, City of Surprise, UMB Bank, Town of Wickenburg, Winslow Partners, Wells Fargo, Epcor, Brookfield Properties Development, West Valley Innovation Alliance, Banner Health, The Empire Group, Chase, Republic Services, EPS Group Inc., City of El Mirage, AZ Biz Bank, Sundt Construction, Pacific Office Automation, Newland Co., Arizona Legislators

WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING

"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 is the go-to resource for West Valley data, including workforce statistics, business sector trends and quality of life indicators. They capture and report insights into West Valley life that may surprise some and inspire others, like the fact that 34% of the finance/insurance workers in Maricopa County live in the West Valley! It is WESTMARC data that confirms what many sense – the West Valley business climate is healthy and the forecast is favorable."

Nicole Stanton
Quarles & Brady

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