Greater Phoenix: A skilled, diverse & talented workforce
Greater Phoenix is the place for world-class talent, offering a skilled, diverse workforce that is prepared for in-demand disciplines in emerging industries. Graduates from area universities, community colleges and skill-based learning institutions are ready to excel in the jobs of today and tomorrow.
From nationally-ranked schools to globally renowned universities, Greater Phoenix offers a wide array of educational opportunities.
The region has an extremely competitive workforce while maintaining one of the lowest costs for labor in the nation.
Maricopa Community Colleges is one of the largest community college systems in the U.S., educating and training more than 200,000 individuals annually.
With a median age of 36, Greater Phoenix is the sixth youngest metro in the U.S.
More than 40 universities and other institutions prepare the market’s workforce across a variety of industries
Greater Phoenix has a population of 4.74 million and is expected to grow to 5.56 million in the next nine years
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The Greater Phoenix region offers a skilled, diverse workforce that is continuously fueled by globally recognized universities and community colleges. These institutions prepare highly qualified graduates for in-demand disciplines within established and emerging industries.
Arizona State University, Maricopa Community Colleges, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are among the more than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning that prepare the region’s workforce.
Greater Phoenix has an extremely competitive workforce in regards to training, quality and availability of workers while maintaining one of the lowest costs for labor in the nation. Projected employment growth over the next decade is 10 percent, compared to the national average of 6 percent.
With a median age of 36, the region’s population is one of the youngest in the nation.
Globally Recognized Universities & Colleges