Arizona | October 2023Building OpportunityTempe, Arizona

Arizona | October 2023

Building Opportunity

Tempe, Arizona

Nestled alongside an unexpected desert lake, Tempe, Arizona has become an oasis for both work and play. When Business in Focus profiled the city of 190,000 residents in August of last year, we learned about the community’s commitment to business growth and livability. We checked back this month for updates on Tempe’s latest development projects.

Arizona | October 2023Arizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

Arizona | October 2023

Arizona’s Expansive Frontier

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance

Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).


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