A Global Cityhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=6A Global City<div class="ExternalClassF10C84CBA5874609BF3A5A6EC863CABB"><div><div><div><div><div><p>Phoenix offers executives a pro-business climate and gateway to global markets, with over 1,400 international firms from 41 countries calling Phoenix home. Our city provides sustainable access to skilled talent and robust industries, empowering companies to optimize operations, seize opportunities, and drive strategic growth in a cost-effective business hub. ​<br></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>1Discover Morehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/why-phoenix/international_blank_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a41https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/6/AdobeStock_507705226.jpegHero
Green Growthhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Green Growth<div class="ExternalClass84A3AD5684F8416D96D5D3E49F1E0CCA"><div><p>​Our long-standing plans and polices have created a pathway to address environmental and community concerns in any project ensuring sustainable and responsible economic development growth. Phoenix is committed to growth in green businesses.​​<br></p></div></div>2Start Herehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/why-phoenix/sustainable-development_blank_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a41https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/3/AdobeStock_581613112.jpegHero
Pioneering Biosciencehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Pioneering Bioscience<div class="ExternalClass447D24CADB26499F94E446B97C632DF1"><p></p><p>We are transforming the landscape of life sciences and the future of Phoenix. Our business approach stems from planning and investment, making our City the place to be for pioneers committed to collaboration and medical  innovation.​<br></p></div>3Start Here/industries/bioscience-healthcare_self_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a41https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/7/AdobeStock_451192308.jpgHero
Cutting-Edge Productionhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=8Cutting-Edge Production<div class="ExternalClass5D8C93B5FF9243DAAEE3AB4C4665C7C8"><div><p>Phoenix is ranked 1st in the nation for manufacturing growth and is leading the way in emerging opportunities, improving productivity, and creating conditions for constant growth through a simple process. We work together to get you what you need to move your business to the next level.​<br></p></div></div>4Start Herehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/industries/advanced-manufacturing_blank_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a41https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/8/AdobeStock_483004683.jpgHero
Homepage Quotehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Homepage Quote<div class="ExternalClass0F84D237D5924A06A7A76AD69694BEE1"><p>In Phoenix, we welcome economic growth from all over the world. We are now a global center for advanced manufacturing. We lead the nation in life sciences hiring, with cures for cancer and breakthroughs in personalized medicine discovered and delivered here. More people choose Phoenix as their new home than any other U.S. city. This is a city of opportunity and we’re primed and ready for your business to succeed here​.<br></p></div>5_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4NoMayor Kate Gallego, City of PhoenixHot
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Film Phoenixhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=6Film Phoenix26/industries/film_blankGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4Logoshttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Links/Attachments/6/50th-FilmPHX Logo-Horizontal-Web-BW.pngCED-LinksLogo
The Future is Phoenixhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=101The Future is Phoenix28https://www.investinphoenix.com/why-phoenix/the-future-is-phoenix_blankGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Links/Attachments/101/logo-the-future-is-phoenix-black-green.jpgCED-LinksLogo
Phoenix’s Talent Toolkithttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/DispForm.aspx?ID=18Phoenix’s Talent Toolkit<div class="ExternalClassC36519DAA96E4B41B02E6C73E1865AEE"><p>We help companies build competitive teams by leveraging pipelines of upskilled talent, targeted recruiting events, and integrated education partners. Companies can tap Phoenix's workforce ecosystem to secure personnel equipped to sharpen competencies and accelerate strategic priorities.​<br></p></div>30Discover Morehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/workforce_self_selfStaff trainingGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/Attachments/18/TalentGREEN.jpgColorblockRightGreenBlueBlockRight
Let TeamPHX Be Your Conciergehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/DispForm.aspx?ID=553Let TeamPHX Be Your Concierge<div class="ExternalClassEA7B7EB4277847BC8DABFD00FE3D3454"><p>​Business Solutions made easy – contact TeamPHX, your dedicated team of business professionals. Our Concierge Services provide a one-stop solution for navigating City departments, expanding operations, and making community connections. Let us be your guide so that you can concentrate on what matters most – your business growth!​<br></p></div>31Discover Morehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/grow-expand/business-resources_self_selfCoworkers helping each otherGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/Attachments/553/TeamPHXRED.jpgImageLeftBlockLeft
Ranked #1 for Manufacturing Growthhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/DispForm.aspx?ID=509Ranked #1 for Manufacturing Growth<div class="ExternalClassCC9C352ABC0E42ACBFEB8C247D737CAF"><div><div><div class="flex gap-0.5" style="box-sizing:border-box;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;display:flex;"><button class="contents" style="border-width:0px;font-family:inherit;font-size:16px;font-weight:inherit;line-height:inherit;color:inherit;margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:transparent;background-image:none;cursor:pointer;display:contents;"></button><br>​<p>​<br></p><p>Phoenix ranked first for projected manufacturing job gains by Newmark Group. The report analyzed manufacturing jobs announced, labor pool, and energy costs. Phoenix leads among large metros for manufacturing growth. The Newmark report highlights growth in automotive, biomanufacturing, digitalization, and energy production.<br></p><div><br>​<br></div><p><br></p></div></div></div></div>32See Morehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Documents/Manufacturing-Momentum_Part-Two_January-2024_Secured.pdf_blank_selfPhoenix Industrial GrowthGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/Attachments/509/Phoenix-Industrial1.jpgImageRightBlockRight
Accelerate Your Businesshttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/DispForm.aspx?ID=378Accelerate Your Business<div class="ExternalClass94672768CFBC40D19BC1DBCF74DBF456"><p></p><p>Tap into robust resources that will allow you to sharpen operations and grow strategically. Our regional support includes financing vehicles, facility modernization incentives, workforce services, and so much more. Phoenix empowers executives with the solutions to optimize ventures now and into the future so decision-makers can propel their organization's advancement.​<br></p></div>35Learn Morehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/grow-expand/state-local-programs_self_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/DynamicPageSections/Attachments/378/AccelerateBiz.jpgImageLeftBlockLeft
TSMC: Historic U.S. Greenfield FDIhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=22TSMC: Historic U.S. Greenfield FDI<div class="ExternalClass7DA3DD5CDA104EB1AC4D831C6E9C45C9"><p>TSMC has signifanctly expanded into Phoenix, creating a full semiconductor supply chain ecosystem. Producing 60% of the world's chips, TSMC delivers top performance for smartphones, cars, satellites, defense systems, and more.<br></p></div>50See Phase One/why-phoenix/success-stories/tsmc_self_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a42https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/22/TSMC-BottomHero1.jpegHero
PetSmarthttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=23PetSmart<div class="ExternalClassF3AE658D1F784129863B26CB755514C9"><p>​PetSmart has revolutionized the pet supply industry. With pet companionship growing, PetSmart sees the valley as pivotal to it's continued growth.<br></p></div>51Start Here/why-phoenix/success-stories/petsmart_self_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a42https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/23/PetSmartBanner.jpgHero
ASMhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/DispForm.aspx?ID=24ASM<div class="ExternalClass38C79657E0354933A60A6B294A05C418"><p>​Phoenix is growing as a semiconductor hub. ASM is one of many companies that continue to thrive in Phoenix with access to the industry's continued growth and innovation.<br></p></div>52Discover More/why-phoenix/success-stories/asm_self_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a42https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/Hero/Attachments/24/ASM2.jpgHero

 

 

Forging The Future: International Executives to Gather in Arizona for Phoenix Global Forumhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/news/21Forging The Future: International Executives to Gather in Arizona for Phoenix Global Forum<div class="ExternalClass5FC27A30E1804924B38D387223FCD8DB"><p></p><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><em>Inaugural edition of the PGF will convene decision makers and leading experts to discuss the future of sectors including aerospace, biotech, manufacturing and sustainability. </em></p><p style="text-align:left;"><b><br>PHOENIX, April 18, 2024 </b>– The inaugural edition of the <a href="https://www.phoenixglobalforum.com/">Phoenix Global Forum</a> (PGF) is set to convene more than 350 high-profile CEOs and industry experts at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 2. The conference will act as a platform where decision makers and thought leaders come together to discuss society's evolving needs amidst ongoing global challenges, all held under the theme of 'Forging the Future'.<br></p><p>PGF is hosted by <a href="https://www.phoenixsistercities.org/">Phoenix Sister Cities</a> , a citizen diplomacy nonprofit organization, and the <a href="https://forum-americas.org/">International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)</a><span lang="EN-CA">,</span><span lang="EN-CA"> </span>which organizes economic conferences across the globe including the Toronto Global Forum, World Strategic Forum and the Conference of Paris.</p><p>“Phoenix was an obvious choice for the IEFA. There are few other cities worldwide experiencing such incredible growth, especially when it comes to critical sectors like bioscience, semiconductor technology, sustainability and aerospace," said Nicholas Rémillard, CEO of the IEFA. “We are delighted to co-host an event like this which creates a space for this burgeoning ecosystem of entrepreneurs and experts to connect, while encouraging future innovation and collaboration on a global scale."</p><p>The program will address topics including the future of manufacturing and mobility, as well as advancements in biotech and aerospace. Speakers at this year's event will provide valuable insights for organizations and industries seeking to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving economic landscape.</p><p>A <a href="https://www.phoenixglobalforum.com/#/speakers?lang=en">preliminary list of speakers</a> is available online and includes:</p><ul><li><strong>Jason Child</strong>, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Arm</li><li><strong>Kate Gallego</strong>, Mayor of the City of Phoenix</li><li><strong>Laurent Germain</strong>, CEO, Egis</li><li><strong>Barbara Humpton</strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Corporation</li><li><strong>Reta Jo Lewis</strong>, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States</li><li><strong>William Maloney</strong>, Chief Economist, Latin America and Caribbean, The World Bank</li><li><strong>Judy Marks</strong>, Chair, CEO and President, Otis Worldwide Corporation</li><li><strong>Dorothy McAuliffe</strong>, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State</li><li><strong>Sonia Phares</strong>, Vice President IGNITE, Lockheed Martin Space</li><li><strong>Brian Tobin, </strong>Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group</li></ul><p>Additional speakers will be announced in the coming days.</p><p>“I am thrilled that Phoenix is joining the distinguished lineup of cities in the IEFA family. As the fastest growing big city in America, Phoenix is witnessing a new era of investment and economic growth, and I am looking forward to building an even stronger future for our city by seizing the opportunities for partnerships and collaboration that the Phoenix Global Forum presents," said Mayor Gallego.  </p><p>Those attending in-person at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel will have opportunities to network with speakers, partners, and other attendees throughout the conference. The conference will also be livestreamed on <a href="http://www.iefa.tv/">www.IEFA.tv</a> from 08:30-18:30 local time (MST).<br><br></p><p><strong>Further Information and Media Accreditation</strong></p><p>To apply for media accreditation, please <a href="https://www.phoenixglobalforum.com/#/media?lang=en">fill out the form here</a>.</p><p>For more information about the Phoenix Global Forum or to arrange an interview with a conference speaker, please contact Athena Sanchez on <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a>.</p><p>For the program and list of confirmed speakers, please visit <a href="http://www.phoenixglobalforum.com/">www.phoenixglobalforum.com</a>.</p><p><br><strong>About The IEFA</strong><br>The International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) was created in 1994 to encourage connection, collaboration and innovation in order to address the world's major challenges. The organization leverages its extensive network to convene a series of annual events across the globe where heads of state and government, business leaders, academics and leading experts can meet and discuss their common objectives and ways to achieve them.<br></p><p>The IEFA hosts multiple standalone events as well as six annual conferences: the Conference of Montreal; Toronto Global Forum; World Strategic Forum (held in Miami, Florida); the Conference of Paris; the IEFA LatAm Forum (held in Buenos Aires, Argentina); and Phoenix Global Forum (held in Arizona, USA).</p><p><strong>About Phoenix Sister Cities</strong><br>For 50 years, Phoenix Sister Cities has fostered relationships between the residents of Phoenix and our eleven sister cities around the world to promote friendship, peace and prosperity.<br><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br>Athena Sanchez, Interim Communications Manager<br><a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov/">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov/</a> +1 602 621 0507​​<br></p></div>IEFA in partnership with Phoenix Sister Cities presents the Phoenix Global Forum https://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/News/Attachments/21/Greenrope Graphic 2083x672.png4/30/2024 5:29:38 PM
National Institute for Innovation and Technology Hosts Arizona Semiconductor Panel Discussion, Awards City of Phoenix for Semiconductor Workforce Development Effortshttps://www.investinphoenix.com/news/20National Institute for Innovation and Technology Hosts Arizona Semiconductor Panel Discussion, Awards City of Phoenix for Semiconductor Workforce Development Efforts<div class="ExternalClass060000C98F3F4DDBB98DBB3B92080F59"><p>​Today the <a href="https://www.niit.org/">National Institute for Innovation and Technology</a>—the nation's leader in the semiconductor talent pipeline development and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) national Intermediary responsible for establishing and expanding Registered Apprenticeships (RAs) throughout semiconductor and nanotechnology-related industry supply chains—awarded the City of Phoenix for their work in semiconductor manufacturing talent pipeline development.<br></p><p>Presented during the "Arizona's Semiconductor Surge: Building Talent and Capitalizing on Opportunities" live panel discussion in Phoenix, the Institute highlighted the work the city has done to become the first municipality in the nation to serve as a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) group sponsor for the semiconductor industry.  <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/01/25/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-holds-workforce-hub-convening-in-phoenix-announces-commitments-to-support-talent-pipelines-into-good-jobs-in-semiconductor-manufacturing/">On January 11, 2024</a>, the City of Phoenix and TSMC announced the first semiconductor RAP in the state of Arizona.</p><p>The panel discussion featuring industry experts from TSMC Arizona and NXP Semiconductors, workforce training experts from Maricopa County Community College, and a semiconductor supply chain expert delved into the challenges and solutions surrounding workforce readiness in the semiconductor sector. The public private partnership, efforts to establish RAPs, and the value of providing related “learn and earn" opportunities for both individuals and employers were central to the conversation.</p><p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, upon receiving the award, expressed, "This recognition further cements Phoenix as a leader in workforce readiness dedicated to meeting the demands of a booming local semiconductor industry. As we pioneer this apprenticeship with TSMC Arizona, we are laying down the foundation for a thriving economy powered by skilled semiconductor professionals."</p><p>The City of Phoenix, Maricopa County Community Colleges, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) Apprenticeship Office, along with the Institute, worked together to identify the industry needs and align the program goals to develop the framework for the apprenticeship program. The Phoenix Business Workforce Development Board is the first Board in the state to be a sponsor a registered apprenticeship program.</p><p>“We have seen time and time again the importance of developing our local talent into our future workforce. The advanced manufacturing apprentice program is just one of the many ways our tremendous team works together at all levels to engage with adult learners and provide resources and opportunities for them to excel in advanced manufacturing careers," said Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay.</p><p>“Registered Apprenticeships are an avenue for us as a city and beyond, to expand opportunities for individuals in high-growth, quality careers. We are grateful to have the Institute and TSMC Arizona working together with us to make this program a reality," said LaSetta Hogans, Deputy Economic Development Director for the City of Phoenix.</p><p>Mike Russo, President and CEO of NIIT, emphasized the importance of the work the City of Phoenix and all involved in the collaboration, stating, "It has been a pleasure working with all of those involved in establishing the state's first semiconductor Registered Apprenticeship Program. The collaborative effort by this team was in full display today where the conversations were not just about filling jobs. They were about building a sustainable, scalable model to provide greater opportunities for individuals to help secure America's technological future.<br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>​​Media Contact:</strong><br>Athena Sanchez, Interim Communications Manager<br><a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov/">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov/</a> +1 602 621 0507​​​<br></p></div>City of Phoenix staff and Mayor Kate Gallego showcasing trophy from National Institute for Innovation and Technologyhttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/News/Attachments/20/AZAccelerator2024.jpg2/26/2024 3:54:33 PM
Phoenix Announces Financial Assistance Program to Address Vacant Storefronts and Improve Public Infrastructurehttps://www.investinphoenix.com/news/19Phoenix Announces Financial Assistance Program to Address Vacant Storefronts and Improve Public Infrastructure<div class="ExternalClassFDAF6DB9EAB2409891AA2974A8310DFD"><p>​The City of Phoenix provides financial grant assistance to retail and commercial properties to improve public infrastructure to support the recovery and occupancy of vacant retail properties. The Vacant Storefront Improvement Assistance Program provides struggling retail building owners the opportunity to remain competitive while revitalizing and beautifying the surrounding area. Buildings that qualify are those public infrastructure improvements that delay or prevent the development and occupancy of an existing building and overall site.<br></p><p>Examples of potential public infrastructure improvements include:</p><p></p><ul><li><p>Sidewalk/street installation and/or repairs</p></li><li><p>Street/traffic lights</p></li><li><p>Place making signage</p></li><li><p>Landscape enhancements/improvements in the right-of-way</p></li><li><p>Median installation</p></li><li><p>Bus shelter enhancements/improvements</p></li><li><p>Water/sewer line installation and/or extension</p></li><li><p>Public art installation</p></li></ul><p>Building owners may apply for up to $250,000 of financial assistance. The program is funded through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund program (SLFRF) as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Funds must be completely spent by December 31, 2024. </p><p></p><p>To see the full list of requirements, visit <a href="/grow-expand/state-local-programs/vacant-storefront">investinphoenix.com/vacant-storefront​</a></p><p>Applications may be submitted by email to <a href="mailto:vacantstorefront@phoenix.gov">vacantstorefront@phoenix.gov</a>. </p><p><br><strong>Media Contact: </strong></p><p>Athena Sanchez, Interim Communications Manager</p><p><a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov/">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a></p><p>Call/text: 602-621-0507</p><p><strong>Program Contacts:</strong></p><p>Karla Scott, Program Manager<br>Call: 602-534-7511 </p><p>Abby Garcia, Project Manager <br>Call: 602-261-8013 <br></p></div>vacant commercial buildinghttps://www.investinphoenix.com/Lists/News/Attachments/19/AdobeStock_215923431.jpg2/8/2024 10:27:17 PM