International Support

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.

Source: MAG Community Profiles

Skilled Workforce

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

Source: MAG 2021 FDI Employer Database


People employed in Greater Phoenix by foreign-owned companies

Source: MAG 2021 FDI Employer Database


International locations with nonstop flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport


Connect with People and Resources

Are you an international company wanting to expand or relocate your business to the U.S.?

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Are you an international company looking for a low-risk, expert guided, soft-landing platform to do business in the U.S.?

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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.

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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.

Greater Phoenix has more than 40 universities and other institutions of higher learning - Education in Phoenix

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.

Leading Innovation

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
  • Finetech
  • International Rectifier
  • Kyocera Solar, Inc.
  • Nationwide Credit
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Petsmart
  • Securitas
  • Sumco
  • Sumika Electronic Materials, Inc
  • Veolia Transportation Services


Full list available upon request.

Chris Williams, CEO B60

“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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