The Greater Phoenix region offers many key assets. One of the key assets in the
region is our Education system. The Greater
Phoenix region is home to Arizona State University, ranked 5th by the Wall Street
Journal for producing the “best prepared and most highly recruited students for
the job market.” Several other higher education institutions can be found in the
region, including the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Grand Canyon University,
and campus extensions for both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
The Maricopa Community Colleges system also offers an extensive community college
network with ten colleges and two skill centers spread across the region.
Located throughout the region are top Health Care
providers with high-ranking specialties in the areas of cardiology, pulmonology,
geriatrics, neurology, and cancer treatment. Among these top hospitals are Phoenix’s
Children’s Hospital which is ranked nationally in five pediatric specialties and
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. A complete listing of Top Hospitals in the
Greater Phoenix area by High-Ranking Specialty can be found in the Health Care section.
As a border state, it’s no surprise that Arizona’s largest International trading partner is Mexico.
However, the state has several other significant trading partners including China,
Canada, and Japan. International partners can benefit from the Foreign Trade Zones
located in the east, west, and central parts of the region.
Because our region is located in the beautiful Sonoran desert, many raise questions
regarding water availability. However, stored water supplies contain up to five
years’ worth of water demand, due in large part to good planning and management
and the fact that the region enjoys a large, renewable water