Best City for Software Companies

Greater Phoenix: An emerging hub of innovative activity for software and IT

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 36% less than California, companies can focus on growth and their bottom line. Greater Phoenix is paving the way for tech innovation and has quickly become the best city for software companies.

Source: Applied Economics Metrocomp Tool

Talent Pipeline

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


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Industry Growth

Projected industry growth over the next decade is 41% compared to the national average of 28%.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


Greater Phoenix's operational costs are up to 36% less than California

Applied Economics Metrocomp Tool


In the last five years, software employment in Greater Phoenix increased 20%

EMSI 2021 Q1

A large labor pool and competitive labor costs make Greater Phoenix the best city for software companies to thrive.

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Best City for Software Companies

Highly Concentrated ICT Workforce

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

In 2020, Greater Phoenix had nearly 77,000 workers in computer occupations 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 with a 64.1% job growth in the last 10 years, compared to the national average of 34.0% over the same period of time.

To learn more, access the industry analysis report on software and IT in Greater Phoenix.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1 (2010-2020)

Best City for Software Companies

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.

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, Phoenix is quickly becoming one of the best cities for software companies to relocate and scale.

A talented pipeline isn’t the only reason why Greater Phoenix is thriving

Software & IT market intelligence report

Featured Software Companies in Greater Phoenix
  • Acronis
  • Act-On
  • Apriva
  • Arivis
  • Aspect
  • Attendify
  • Axway
  • BeyondTrust
  • BillingTree
  • Blackboard
  • Blue Yonder
  • BoomTown!
  • Brightcove
  • CampusLogic
  • CellTrust
  • CyberScout
  • DoubleDutch
  • Early Warning
  • Edgenuity
  • Ethoca
  • Gainsight
  • GoDaddy
  • GPS Insight
  • Houzz
  • InfoArmor
  • Infusionsoft
  • Integrate
  • Kudelski Security
  • LearnVest
  • Lyft
  • Nextiva
  • Offerpad
  • Opendoor
  • Parchment
  • PayPal
  • Pearson
  • SAP
  • SiteLock
  • Swiftpage
  • Symantec
  • Turo
  • Upgrade
  • Vixxo
  • WebPT
  • Weebly
  • Workiva
  • Yelp
  • ZipRecruiter
  • Zocdoc

Greater Phoenix Software Companies on Gregslist

This interactive map displays all Phoenix area software companies listed on Gregslist of Arizona Software Companies. Zoom in below and click on any marker to display detailed information about a SaaS company. The legend shows companies by size – darker colors are bigger companies.

Anthony Kennada

“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, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Gainsight
Brad Jannenga

“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


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