Our economic development partners

Economic development organizations

  • Arizona Commerce Authority: Statewide economic development agency
    Source for economic and demographic data, state-level location assistance, state tax and regulatory information, state economic development incentive programs, etc.
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council: Regional economic development agency
    Source for regional economic and demographic data, industry studies, land and building information, etc. Serves as a one-stop contact for companies considering locating in the region, compiles area information, coordinates visits, etc.
  • East Valley Partnership: Regional coalition of community, business, educational, and government leaders whose goal is to provide leadership and support in specific areas of focus, thereby improving business and quality of life in the region.
  • WESTMARC: Promotes a positive image for western Maricopa County and advocates on its behalf by promoting public policies that lead to responsible growth, a positive quality of life, a healthy environment, strong community development and a favorable public image.
  • Pinal Partnership: Improves research, planning, and coordination of private and public efforts related to infrastructure, natural resources, and community development in Pinal County.

Regional planning groups

  • Maricopa Association of Governments: Regional planning agency.
    Source for transportation and other regional planning information, economic and demographic studies, information about regional issues and land use, etc.
  • Maricopa County: County government (see "Departments" within link)
    Source of county level information about planning, environmental programs, floodplain management, etc.

Educational institutions

Local governments

Below are links to cities and towns within the region. They are sources for community-level information, land-use information, planning and zoning regulations, development permitting procedures, etc.

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