The Special Reports section offers additional information on specific topics and
in more detail than can be found in the other sections of this site. It provides
trends, resources and insight regarding how Greater Phoenix compares with neighboring
California, supports emerging technologies, and continues to be a hot spot for foreign-direct
International: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
into the region has more than doubled in the last few years. Check out this section
for details on the origins of international companies in the region, along with
information on the region’s international population.
Opportunity: Mexico: Mexico is Arizona's largest
trading partner. More than 47,800 residents of Mexico travel to Arizona every day,
pumping $2.3 billion into the state economy. Learn more about Arizona's trade with
Mexico, the many ways we are connected, and how these connections translate into
Technology: The region's entrepreneurial spirit
and plentiful start-up resources provide a welcome home for emerging tech companies.
The region is home to business incubators, high-tech employers, and several large
colleges devoted to research, technology and innovation.
California Comparison: The number of California
companies expanding into Arizona is on the rise. See how Greater Phoenix compares
against the California regions of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.