About This Community

Strategically located at the intersection of State Route 85 and Interstate 8 – and just off Interstate 10 – the Town of Gila Bend, located 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, offers direct access to Greater Phoenix; Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico; and San Diego.

Gila Bend also is near the Union Pacific Railroad Mainline, which connects ports in Los Angeles to the eastern United States. It has also become a preferred location for sustainable development, especially solar energy, due to the town’s abundance of sunny days, infrastructure and strong political support. In fact, Gila Bend is one of Arizona’s leading solar centers.

Gila Bend also offers unique characteristics and competitive advantages not found anywhere else in the United States, like streamlined permitting procedures, professional staff and a customer-oriented approach. Gila Bend has created a business-friendly environment and is becoming a preferred place to develop in the Southwestern United States.

Learn more about doing business in Gila Bend.



Market your company’s utilization of “Green Electrons.” 315MW of Utility Scale Solar developments will be in operation here by 2014 – so you can factor Green Electron utilization into your company’s “ Triple Bottom Line”
Fast-track permitting for companies looking to locate within Gila Bend. Town staff is committed to review of plans within days, not weeks
Gila Bend is not “Government As Usual.” It prides itself on working with potential locates as a partner, not just a regulatory authority
Central location allows prospective companies multiple transportation options to deliver product to market in the Southwestern and Western United States, and Mexico
Close proximity to the Gila Bend Municipal Airport, Gila Bend Auxiliary Field and Barry M Goldwater Range
A regional approach to solar and renewable energy, with access to a work force as far away as 100 miles
Serviced by public transit in Greater Phoenix, the town works closely with Valley Metro to identify transit options for employees living outside of Gila Bend