Logistics and Distribution in Phoenix

Logistics & Distribution

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Greater Phoenix: Adjacent to major markets

Greater Phoenix has a prime location with close proximity to other major markets. More than 35 million consumers are within a one day truck drive of Greater Phoenix, making it the perfect location for distribution.

Source: GPEC Analysis

Top Ranked Programs

Arizona State University’s Department of Supply Chain Management is currently ranked third nationally.

Source: ASU

National connection

Connected to nation through two major railroad providers, multiple interstates and Sky Harbor International Airport, which services 10 major freight carriers.

Sources: GPEC Analysis; Sky Harbor

Large Talent Base

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

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1 Dataset; GPEC Analysis

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


More than 35 million consumers can be served within a single day’s truck haul

GPEC Analysis


Shipping costs to California are up to 75% cheaper than other Mountain West markets

SRP 2018


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

EMSI 2021 Q1 Dataset; GPEC Analysis

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


Logistics and Distribution in Phoenix

Ideal Infrastructure

With key connectivity and infrastructure through numerous airports and sophisticated freeway and rail systems, Greater Phoenix offers the ability to access more than 33 million consumers within a single day truck haul.

More on Regional Infrastructure

Greater Phoenix Where talent is bred, community is built and business thrives.

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 82% less on average than leading California markets such as San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Source: Applied Economic Metrocomp Tool

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Companies in Greater Phoenix

  • ADC/Circle K
  • Albertsons LLC
  • Aldi
  • Amazon.com
  • Ashley Furniture HomeStore
  • AutoZone
  • Bashas
  • Bose
  • Checker O’Reilly
  • Chewy
  • Conair Corporation
  • Crescent Crown Distribution
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • FedEx
  • Flying Foods
  • Freeport Distribution Inc.
  • Frito Lay
  • Frys Food Stores
  • GAP, Inc.
  • Home Depot
  • Knight-Swift Transportation
  • Kroger
  • Living Spaces
  • Mach 1
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • PetSmart
  • REI
  • SanMar
  • Staples
  • States Logistics Services, Inc.
  • Stitch Fix
  • Target
  • The RealReal
  • TJ Maxx/Marshalls
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Tuesday Morning
  • UPS
  • Walmart
  • Wayfair
  • Winco


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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