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Greater Phoenix: An Emerging Hub of Innovative Activity

As one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country, Greater Phoenix is an emerging hub of innovative activity with a robust ecosystem of technology and software companies. With operational costs of up to 32 percent less than California, companies can focus on growth and their bottom line.

Talent Pipeline

Greater Phoenix has an extremely competitive workforce in regards to training, quality and availability of workers.

#YesPHX

Use the hashtag to follow the discussion and find out what is happening in the Greater Phoenix startup ecosystem.

Industry Growth

Projected industry growth over the next decade is 45% compared to the national average of 24%.

32%

The Greater Phoenix region offers operational costs of up to 32% less than California

32%

Greater Phoenix has on average 32% more competitive labor costs than leading California markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose

15%

Software employment in Greater Phoenix is expected to grow 15% over the next five years

A large labor pool and competitive labor costs make Greater Phoenix the place for businesses to thrive

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Highly Concentrated ICT Workforce

From modern and creative office locations to incubators and co-working spaces, Greater Phoenix offers the perfect operating environment for software companies of all sizes.

Greater Phoenix has more than 76,000 qualified software workers employed by ICT and other firms, representing a deep knowledge and skills pool necessary for productivity and innovation. The ICT workforce is highly concentrated in the region compared to the national average, and is poised to grow 15 percent in the next five years, 51.8 percent faster than the national average.

To learn more, download the market intelligence report on the software industry in Greater Phoenix.

Qualified Graduates

The region’s more than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning – many of which have designated software engineering programs – fuel a continuous stream of employees. Arizona State University, for example, offers engineering degrees in computer science, informatics, decisions systems engineering and software engineering, and ranks 5th in the nation for best-qualified graduates, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Software companies in Greater Phoenix enjoy direct access to other tech hubs, including short flights to California. As a low-cost and low-regulation alternative to other major markets, the region is quickly becoming the location of choice for companies going to scale.

Companies in Greater Phoenix

  • Allbound
  • Apple
  • Appointment Plus
  • Booker
  • Computer Guidance Corp.
  • DoubleDutch
  • eBay
  • Gainsight
  • Gate6
  • GoDaddy
  • ICM Document Solutions
  • IMS Health
  • Infusionsoft
  • Infosys
  • Intel
  • Iris PR Software
  • Isos Technology
  • Kutta Technologies Inc.
  • Levementum
  • Meltmedia
  • Parchment
  • Prosper.com
  • Signature Technology Group Inc.
  • Splash
  • Symmetry Software
  • The Chatfield Group Inc.
  • TTI Success Insights Inc.
  • Uber
  • WebPT
  • Weebly
  • Yelp
  • Zenefits

“The excitement behind the Phoenix technology scene is contagious… The value proposition of starting and scaling a business in Phoenix is clear and has the attention of our friends in Silicon Valley who are investing their dollars and creating jobs in our community.”

Anthony Kennada, Chief Marketing Officer, Gainsight

“The talent pool in Phoenix is as robust as anywhere in the country … It’s the perfect place for startups – a supportive, unpretentious community with no existing status-quo so you don’t get lost in the crowd and everyone plays a role in shaping it.”

Brad Jannenga, President & CEO, SaaS Industries

 

Greater Phoenix features an environment to support and grow your business.

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