About This Community

Located in Greater Phoenix’s Northwest Valley, Surprise is a booming city full of growing, innovative companies. With a population of nearly 120,000 and easy transportation along the Loop 303, US 60 and I-10, Surprise offers an accessible location, plenty of desirable neighborhoods and quick access to all of Greater Phoenix. 

During the 2000s, Surprise added 80,000 young residents and hundreds of millions of dollars in capital improvement projects. This growth and investment is now paying off with the recent announcement of two solar corporate headquarters here, Rioglass Solar and Gestamp Solar Steel. Representing close to $150M, 500,000 square feet, and 500 jobs at full build-out, these two Spanish companies chose Surprise for its aggressive project support policies.

The newly adopted City Council strategic plan enhances those policies by providing the Economic Development Division even greater ability to effectively support projects. Surprise is committed to assisting in new project success and welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate its dedication.

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14 shovel-ready sites ranging from 10 to 100 acres
Rail service along the BNSF Railroad
Two power substations
Major water/wastewater capacity
Foreign Trade Zone (75% property tax reduction)
Awarded Best Infrastructure by Foreign Direct Investment magazine
Awarded Business Sustainability by WESTMARC