About This Community

Tempe’s knowledge-based environment attracts a variety of industries that require creative-class workers, as well as companies that serve typical residential needs. Tempe’s business targets include the companies that will generate the new products and ideas of tomorrow: advanced business services, technology and manufacturing.

Tempe residents are among the most educated in the metropolitan area. This means businesses looking for informed, well-trained employees will likely find them in Tempe. With more than a dozen trade schools, colleges and universities within Tempe, employers will have no problem helping their workers continue their education.

As a result of this highly intelligent atmosphere, Tempe has a large percentage of knowledge workers. Software engineers, scientific researchers, photographers, marketing professionals, lawyers and venture capitalists make Tempe their city of choice.

The City of Tempe Economic Development staff will provide organizations interested in locating here the key to all business resources in the area.

Learn more about doing business in Tempe.




Strong base of knowledge workers ready for innovative industries
Just five miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Higher education hub – home to Arizona State University’s main campus, as well as other colleges and learning institutions
Support from city government helps businesses locate quickly and easily
Central location provides access to skilled workers from communities across Greater Phoenix
Vibrant, walkable downtown and friendly neighborhoods enhance quality of life