Scale Your Manufacturing Operations Quickly
Companies in Greater Phoenix benefit from low business costs and an advantageous operating environment. The state offers a minimalist regulatory approach, no corporate franchise tax and is constitutionally recognized as a right-to-work state. From aggressive tax credits and incentives to programs designed to increase access to capital, the region offers direct access to Arizona’s robust, pro-business climate. California-based businesses make up 28% of the region’s business attraction pipeline, explore why.
California Companies Find Success in Arizona
Below are just a few California-based companies that we’ve helped expand or relocate operations to Greater Phoenix. From headquarters to manufacturing to distribution, these businesses and more have found success in the market.
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Hear from Roop Lakkaraju, executive vice president and CFO of Benchmark Electronics, on how his company found success expanding manufacturing operations in Greater Phoenix.
for job growthvs. California at 14thU.S. News Report
for personal income growthvs. California at 27th
best state for businesses, ranked by CEOs; California was last
The Anti-Red Tape State
Arizona offers the lowest unemployment insurance tax in the nation and fast-track permitting, which takes 90 days or less throughout Greater Phoenix. Plus, the City of Phoenix offers a number of convenient online permitting applications.
“We don’t feel like we’re on a constant microscope looking around the corner to see what new California employment regulation they did, how many types of overtime we have to keep track of, the rising cost of payroll tax, and workman’s comp and property tax, and regulations … rather than trying to focus on those items that killed our business — and it almost did — we can now focus on things to expand our business.” – Raffi Kajberouni, Vice President, H.E.R.O.S. Inc.
ASU has ranked #1 in innovation for 6 consecutive years
Fewer natural disasters in AZ vs. CAData from FEMA Disaster Declaration Summary, 2010-2020
most desirable metro in the country for millennials
Fastest-Growing U.S. Market
Maricopa County had the largest population growth in the U.S. over the last nine years
Greater Phoenix Population (2019)
Total New Residents in 2019
Projected Population Growth by 2027
With a median age of just 38.4, Greater Phoenix is a younger market than San Francisco and San Jose.
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Tap Into a Large, Diverse Labor Pool
Greater Phoenix is home to the third-largest labor pool in the U.S. and boasts an exceptional talent pool and pipeline with manufacturing-specific programs at the high school, community college and university level. More than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning prepare the region’s workforce. Arizona’s three four-year public universities all offer a full range of engineering, engineering technology/technician and general production/industrial related programs.
“We have been able to definitely secure the talent and the number of employees that are needed, as evidenced by our production growth.” – Jim Kasselman, general manager, Dexcom
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering’s undergraduate program at ASU ranked in the top 20 percent of programs by U.S. News & World Report
total 2018 fall student enrollment in graduate & professional programs
Arizona's management level job growth between 2014-2019 via EMSI 2020 Q3
Cost of Living in Arizona
Give yourself a major raise
Top individual income tax rate
Twice the home, half the cost
Median home value
California is only a short flight away