Special Reports

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 investment.


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 numbers.


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.

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Special Reports