Greater Phoenix: A region with global reach
With quick access to neighboring California, as well as Texas and Mexico, Greater Phoenix offers connectivity to anywhere in the world. This region represents incredible opportunities for international companies looking to relocate or expand to the United States.
GPEC’s expert business development and research teams have experience in helping international businesses locate to the United States.
Primed for Growth
With population growth outpacing the national average, Greater Phoenix is ready to grow with your business.
The region’s workforce is fueled by internationally recognized institutions, including Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers
Foreign-owned firms in Greater Phoenix
People employed in Greater Phoenix by foreign-owned companies
International locations with nonstop flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Connect with People and Resources
Foreign Direct Investment Toolkit
The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Toolkit is created for international business executives, as a roadmap for US expansion and relocation. Led by our International Leadership Council, this toolkit provides advice from some of the best experts in their respective fields. With information on how to access capital, form strategic partnerships with universities, and purchase land in Arizona, our toolkit provides everything you need to know about expanding your business to the U.S. and Greater Phoenix.
Helping You Expand
GPEC’s services include site selection assistance to strategically assess the availability and cost of skilled labor, evaluate supply chain considerations, and visualize the benefits of the region’s proximity to other major markets and consumers. Consideration is given to transportation and infrastructure needs, energy costs and more. Additional services include economic impact analysis and reporting, connectivity to key resources, and introductions to business leaders and regional and state authorities.
Get Connected in Greater Phoenix
The region’s workforce is fueled by internationally recognized institutions of higher learning, including Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. With high concentrations of labor and talent in both established and emerging industries, Greater Phoenix has a pool of diverse talent prepared for any major operation.
Former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2434 to create a FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Program (RSP) where financial services companies can test innovative products and technology in market for up to 24 months without obtaining a license or other authorizations that might otherwise be required. The RSP encourages the development of emerging industries like FinTech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies throughout the state.
Sample of International Companies in Greater Phoenix
- AG & Co.
- Best North America, Inc.
- Bio-Medical Applications
- Flip Chip International
- International Rectifier
- Kyocera Solar, Inc.
- Nationwide Credit
- NXP Semiconductors
- Sumika Electronic Materials, Inc
- Veolia Transportation Services
Full list available upon request.
“Phoenix ticked all the boxes. Firstly the economic values of a state with low taxes that actively supported inward investment from overseas companies. Location selection was a crucial part and whilst many tech companies are wowed by San Francisco, the taxes versus Phoenix were significantly different.”Chris Williams, Chief Executive, B60
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