Our Partners

Career Connectors

Career Connectors is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources.  We are primarily event driven; connecting people and resources at events.  We bring in professional career speakers to deliver content that is relevant and actionable to current professionals.  We also typically bring in three to four hiring companies per event.  You will hear them speak and then get one on one face time to talk about their company, culture and open positions.  The last hour is dedicated to providing you services and networking time to talk directly to the speakers.  Free professional services include resume review/critique, business portraits, social media, LinkedIn coaching and educational opportunities.

Fighter Country Partnership

Fighter Country Foundation (FCF) is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit corporation focused on the supporting programs and services at Luke that aid, support and honor Airmen and their families in need.

Established in 2006, FCF has made a significant impact on the lives of servicemen and women stationed at Luke. We also support Luke Airmen currently deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

We also support the families of any Luke Airmen killed in the line of duty and are proud to have raised more than a million dollars for this effort to date.

Annually, FCF supports programs on Base that ease and comfort these fine men, women and families as they serve our country.

GMFTZ (Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone)

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ or Zone) program was created by the FTZ Act of 1934, in order to “expedite and encourage foreign commerce” in the United States. By definition, an FTZ is a government-designated site where foreign and domestic materials remain in a kind of international commerce limbo. While the goods remain in the Zone, the materials may be stored, manipulated, mixed with domestic and/or foreign materials, used in assembly or manufacturing processes, or exhibited for sale without triggering the payment of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) duties and excise taxes. 

Imports may flow directly into the Zone and be held there indefinitely duty free. Duty is assessed only when those goods are shipped out of the Zone and into the United States marketplace. However the most important new benefits are those that result in supply chain efficiencies and velocity improvement, while cutting costs from the Supply Chain. In Arizona, and within no other state, there is a tax benefit tied to the real estate and property taxes that all real property, machinery and equipment pays in Arizona. The FTZ “re-classification” under Arizona State Law allows for any property in a Zone that is both approved and activated, to be re-classified down from 20% valuation to 5% valuation (this is a 75% reduction in taxable value). Therefore, Zone users, tenants, owners, and Zone Operators who locate inside an approved FTZ site, and activate the site, receive a discount on their taxes of 75% annually. This savings is approximately $0.84 per foot (annual) savings over a competing building, all other things being equal! 

Leadership West

Leadership West exists, first and foremost, so that community members can take action to make the West Valley a better place to work, live and play. Its triad of private, public and non-profit leaders collaborates with safe communities, lifelong learning, economic development and a vibrant quality of life.

Leadership West recruits leaders and educates them about issues that affect the West Valley. The education is diverse, ongoing and wide-ranging, covering issues from transportation to quality of life to better neighborhoods. Each issue is intertwined and often transcends a single community. Leadership West creates and fosters regional approaches to opportunities and challenges facing the West Valley. Issues are critically linked and require cooperative strategies and actions.The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ or Zone) program was created by the FTZ Act of 1934, in order to “expedite and encourage foreign commerce” in the United States. By definition, an FTZ is a government-designated site where foreign and domestic materials remain in a kind of international commerce limbo. While the goods remain in the Zone, the materials may be stored, manipulated, mixed with domestic and/or foreign materials, used in assembly or manufacturing processes, or exhibited for sale without triggering the payment of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) duties and excise taxes.

West Valley Arts Council

The West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) enriches the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community.

WVAC was incorporated as the Cultural Arts Society West in 1969, and changed its name to the West Valley Fine Arts Council in 1989 to reflect a broader, more inclusive vision. It became the West Valley Arts Council in 2004. WVAC has been central to creating what is recognized as a “high quality of life” for West Valley residents, and is the only multi-disciplinary arts organization of its type and scope in the Valley.

The West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) enriches the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community.

WVAC was incorporated as the Cultural Arts Society West in 1969, and changed its name to the West Valley Fine Arts Council in 1989 to reflect a broader, more inclusive vision. It became the West Valley Arts Council in 2004. WVAC has been central to creating what is recognized as a “high quality of life” for West Valley residents, and is the only multi-disciplinary arts organization of its type and scope in the Valley.

West Valley Youth Leadership Scholarship

WESTMARC is a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, business community and educational sector west of Interstate 17. WESTMARC’s mission is to enhance economic development and promote quality of life in the West Valley.

Leadership West cultivates leadership capital for the West Valley. Its diverse membership believes that intelligent, active engagement in public affairs is the true measure of citizenship and the foundation for our community.

About the Scholarship Program

With a shared vision of education, leadership and community engagement, WESTMARC and Leadership West have made the following scholarship opportunity available to all West Valley graduating high school students wishing to continue their education in the West Valley.

Award Criteria:

  • Full-time student pursuing a certificate or degree from a post-secondary institution located in the West Valley.
  • A resident of the West Valley (Phoenix metro area, West of the I-17).
  • Demonstrate Community Service.
  • Financial Need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

West Valley Chamber of Commerce Alliance

The West Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance provides coordination of shared programs and benefits to advance the common business interests of the Buckeye Valley, Glendale, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional, and Wickenburg Chambers of Commerce.  The Alliance also serves as the public policy advocacy body on issues that impact the business and economic climate of the areas served by the participating Chambers of Commerce.