Greater Phoenix has the third largest labor pool in the west, producing talent in high-demand industries

Logistics & Distribution

Greater Phoenix: Adjacent to Major Markets

Greater Phoenix has a prime location with close proximity to other major markets. About 40 million consumers are within a one day truck drive of Greater Phoenix, making it the perfect location for distribution.


Arizona State University’s Department of Supply Chain Management is consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Low-Cost Backhauling

Backhaul rates heading to California are 65% of the fronthaul rates.

Large Talent Base

Greater Phoenix boasts a large, talented labor pool as the third largest talent pool in the western U.S.


Nearly 40 million consumers can be served within a single day’s truck haul


Shipping costs to California are up to 49% cheaper than other Mountain West markets


Phoenix has the third largest labor pool in the western U.S.

Compare employment and labor costs in Greater Phoenix to other metropolitan cities


Ideal Infrastructure

With key connectivity and infrastructure through numerous airports and sophisticated freeway and rail systems, Greater Phoenix offers the ability to access nearly 40 million consumers within a single day truck haul.

Affordable Labor & Living

Greater Phoenix offers the fourth largest labor pool and has one of the most competitive labor costs in the West. The cost of living in Greater Phoenix is 64% less on average than leading California markets.

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Companies in Greater Phoenix


  • ADC/Circle K
  • Albertsons LLC
  • AutoZone
  • Bashas
  • Bose
  • Checker O’Reilly
  • Conair Corporation
  • Conn’s
  • Crescent Crown Distribution
  • CVS
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • FedEx
  • Flying Foods
  • Freeport Distribution Inc.
  • Frito Lay
  • Frys Food Stores
  • GAP, Inc.
  • Genco ATC
  • Green Light Direct Services
  • Home Depot
  • Home Shopping Network
  • Jacobson Logistics Company
  • Knight Transportation
  • Living Spaces
  • Mach 1
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Nikola Motor Company
  • PetSmart
  • REI
  • SanMar
  • Southwest Mobile Storage, Inc.
  • Staples
  • State Logistics Services, Inc.
  • Stitch Fix
  • Swift Transportation
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx/Marshalls
  • TJX
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Walmart
  • Winco
Rufus Mclain, GPEC Board of Directors

“GPEC has been an amazing partner during the launch of our warehouse in Phoenix. Their support has been critical for finding the right employees and keeping our schedule on track.”

Rufus McLain, Operations Manager, Stitch Fix
Nikola Motor Company’s CEO Trevor Milton

“Phoenix has an incredibly good workforce with plenty of people to hire, good housing, very good training programs, good colleges and good weather, with the ability to manufacture year round. It definitely stood out over other states.”

Trevor Milton, CEO, Nikola Motor Company


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