Shop Local Local<div class="ExternalClass203A4F946FFD4893A2E06C2A56351C67"><div><div><div><div><p>Tis the season for celebrating and fun! Shop local this holiday season and support your neighborhood's small businesses. Discover hidden gems, find the perfect customized gifts, and spread holiday cheer throughout Phoenix. Join the Shop Small movement and invest in your community! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $43 remains in the local economy.​<br></p></div></div></div></div></div>1Discover More,AZ&cat=Shop-Small&cl=33.4483771,-112.0740373&intlink=us-GABM-Shop_Small_Map_self_selfGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a41
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Homepage Quote 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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A Degree for Every Passion Degree for Every Passion<div class="ExternalClass0239DF0C58574C3F837963E98DFB63A8">Our Higher Education Institutions are committed partners to building a better workforce. Phoenix has a presence from all three Arizona universities as well as some out-of-state universities. Learn more about our colleges and universities and see how they push our economy forward.​<br><br></div>30Study Here/living-here/higher-education_self_selfStudents at Sandra Day O'Connor School of LawGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4 in Degrees Awarded Since 2010BlueBlockLeft
The Future is Phoenix Future is Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass94672768CFBC40D19BC1DBCF74DBF456"><p>Phoenix is the fastest​-growing city of the last decade and is become home to EV, Semiconductor, and Advanced Manufacturing companies from around the globe. Businesses and residents alike are building their future in Phoenix and with so much growth and opportunity, it's easy to see why.<br></p><br></div>35Learn More|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4
Built with the Future in Mind with the Future in Mind<div class="ExternalClass8F9A0ADF3A764F92B6FA72613D4E5F07">Phoenix is flourishing with modern industries expanding rapidly. Semiconductors, EV, autonomous vehicles, fin-tech, and many more are taking advantage of the low-cost and market access Phoenix offers.</div>40Industries/industries_self_selfIndustries in PhoenixGP0|#41a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da;L0|#041a9ade5-c6dd-4fde-b0e5-5e7e8ca254da|Home Page;GTSet|#a34b90d3-8600-496b-a17d-9e6a6a91b4a4 increase in Industry Employment from 2010-2021YellowBlockLeft
TSMC Invests $40B in Phoenix Invests $40B in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass18DC4BC48F3E481FB56E892E44C37067"><p>​TSMC's new chip fabrication plant in north Phoenix is the largest foreign direct investment in Arizona's history.<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-9e6a6a91b4a42
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22 Ways Phoenix Has Grown Since its Last World Series Ways Phoenix Has Grown Since its Last World Series<div class="ExternalClassED6712A2138045CD92BC1CA187293183"><p>​The home of Super Bowl LVII, the 2024 NCAA Men's Final Four, and the WNBA All-Star Game is now proud to host the Fall Classic as Phoenicians watch their Arizona Diamondbacks continue their historic run to win a second World Series trophy. The City of Phoenix is proud to support its hometown team, while providing a safe, fun experience for those with tickets to the game or those wanting to enjoy the festive downtown atmosphere. </p><p>While the City of Phoenix is no stranger to hosting major events, it has been 22 years since the Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series, and over the last two decades, Phoenix has exploded. Here are 22 ways Phoenix has grown in the last 22 years:  </p><p>1. In 2001, Phoenix was the 6th largest city in the country with approximately 1.3 million residents. In 2023, Phoenix has risen to 5th largest with 1.6 million calling the desert oasis home.  </p><p>2. Downtown Phoenix is where education, innovation, and opportunity converge to create an electrifying community! Since 2001, 12,110 residential units have been built downtown. An additional 3,897 units are currently under construction.  </p><p>3. With Arizona State University's addition of a Downtown campus,  more than 15,000 students are now attending classes Downtown, compared to zero in 2001.  </p><p>4. The population of downtown Phoenix has tripled since 2001.  </p><p>5. There are currently more than 230 bars and restaurants in downtown Phoenix. In 2001, there was well below 100.   </p><p>6. The City has seen a nearly 150 percent increase in businesses in downtown Phoenix since 2001 and nearly 80 percent are locally owned and operated.  </p><p>7. Several other downtown points of interest were built since 2001:  </p><p><ul><li>Arizona Financial Theater  </li><li>Japanese Friendship Garden  </li><li>Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Courthouse  </li><li>Arizona State University Downtown Campus/Thunderbird School of Global Management  </li><li>UA College of Medicine and Phoenix Bioscience Core  </li><li>Bioscience High School  </li><li>Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel  </li><li>Westin/Freeport McMoRan  </li><li>Phoenix Children's Museum  </li><li>CityScape  </li><li>Block 23  </li><li>Valley Metro Light Rail   </li><li>Phoenix Convention Center (formally known as Civic Plaza)/ Symphony Hall – renovations took place in 2009 to connect the two facilities </li><li>Civic Space Park  </li><li>Hanny's was still an abandoned department store  </li></ul></p><p>8. Phoenix has worked hard to ensure the growth is sustainable. For example, In 2001, the City of Phoenix's annual water usage was about 111 billion gallons. Even with an increase to our service population, in 2022, the City reduced its annual water usage by about 12 billion gallons. We are using less water now, even with more DBacks fans here! Step up to the plate and help us save water for future generations. It's a team effort. Load the bases and apply for a water-efficient toilet incentive, a smart irrigation controller incentive, free xeriscape plans, or score a home run with all three! <a href="" target="_blank">Learn more ways to become a water conservation champion</a>.</p><p>9. The Tres Rios Wetlands did not exist in 2001. Approval for the environmental restoration project was granted in 2000, with construction taking place from 2007 to 2012. Highly treated water from the nearby 91st Ave. Wastewater Treatment Plant flows through the seven-mile section along the Salt and Gila Rivers in southwestern Phoenix. This project, along with other partnerships, enables the City to recycle 97% of its treated wastewater. Learn more:<a href="" target="_blank"> Water Services History of Tres Rios</a> on   </p><p>10. Since 2001, Phoenix has strategically dedicated staff to priority focus areas of residents and the City Council by launching new offices without increasing the total number of city staff. These offices include the Office of Innovation, the Sustainability Office, Office of Heat Response and Mitigation, the Office of Environmental Programs, the Office of Homeless Solutions and the Office of Public Health. Phoenix is dedicated to creating a greener, more innovative and healthier future for residents.  </p><p>11. The city has been working towards a circular economy since 2001 by investing in waste diversion facilities. For instance, the city opened its second Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in 2006 and upgraded for $4.5 million in 2019. The facility currently processes over 120,000 tons of recycled material every year. The city's first MRF at 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road is being rebuilt with $25 million of equipment to increase its efficiency and processing capabilities. It is expected to be up and running again by late 2024. Additionally, the city launched its first state-of-the-art 27th Avenue Compost Facility in 2017. This facility can process up to 55,000 tons of organic material. Learn more about <a href="" target="_blank">zero waste education</a> in Phoenix.  </p><p>12. Phoenix is also home to more than 41,000 acres of amazing desert parks and mountain preserves, with over 200 miles of trails, but not all of them were available to residents in 2001. For example, since the last World Series in Phoenix, Phoenix Parks and Recreation acquired and developed the 10,000 acres that makes up the Sonoran Preserve in north Phoenix. Remember to follow <a href="">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>. Hiking safety guidelines when enjoying our preserves.  </p><p>13. The last time the DBacks were in the World Series, this type of traffic signal didn't exist in Phoenix! The Street Transportation Department has buil t more than eight 5 <a href="" target="_blank">HAWK (High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk)</a> signals to help make it easier and safer for people walking to cross busy streets. Phoenix began installing HAWK signals in 2009 when they were approved by the Federal Highway Administration.  </p><p>14. Micromobility options are much more vast in Phoenix now than they were during the last World Series run. Residents and visitors today can rent e-scooters and e-bikes through the City's <a href="" target="_blank">Shared Micromobility Program</a>. </p><p>15. Transportation options have also increased dramatically since 2001. During the last World Series in Arizona, baseball fans did not have a fast and convenient option to get to downtown Phoenix. Now, Valley Metro Light Rail has two stops (3rd Street and Jefferson and 3rd Street and Washington) are just a short walk away from Chase Field. And with 12 park-and-ride locations along the rail, passengers can easily park their car at one of these locations and ride straight to the game.</p><p>16. Light Rail connects to the PHX Sky Train® allowing those flying into Arizona, another option to get to downtown or their accommodations. In 2001, the PHX Sky Train® didn't yet exist! In 2023, the PHX Sky Train® operates between the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, East Economy Lot, Terminal 4, Terminal 3, 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, and the Rental Car Center. </p><p>17. The PHX Sky Train® isn't the only thing new at Sky Harbor International Airport since the home team was in the World Series.</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>In 2001, there were six concourses at Terminal 4. There are now eight.  </p></li><li><p>Terminal 3 is now modernized – a three-phase project that was completed in early 2020.  </p></li><li><p>2022 had approximately 25% more passengers than 2001! In 2001, 35,437,051, 2022 total passengers flew through Sky Harbor and last year, there were 44,397,854 total passengers.  </p></li><li><p>Even the Air Traffic Control Tower grew! In 2001, the tower was 181 feet tall and it is now 326 feet tall.  </p></li><li><p>Rental car companies were dispersed throughout the terminals in 2001; now, customers have a more seamless experience with rental car counters housed in a consolidated Rental Car Center west of the airport.  </p></li><li><p>Sky Harbor's Navigator Buddies, the dog teams of furry friends and their handlers to help de-stress passengers during travel, weren't around in 2001! In fact, the <a href="" target="_blank">Navigator volunteer program</a> was in its infancy. It began in 2000.   </p></li></ul><p>18. In 2001, Phoenix voters approved the expansion of the Convention Center, which was then known as Phoenix Civic Plaza. The $600 million project, which consisted of two phases, tripled the size of the Center, making it one of the top 20 convention venues in the United States to date. The expansion added what is known now as North and West buildings and increased the facility's overall square footage from about 320,500 square feet to nearly 1 million square feet.</p><p>19. The Phoenix Fire Department has been committed to keeping our growing city safe throughout the decades – in 2001, firefighters worked from 48 fire stations across the city, and today, there are 59.</p><p>20. In 2001, Phoenix Public Library was a 13-location library system. Today, Phoenix Public Library has 17 locations. In 2001, Phoenix Public Library's website offered only basic, simple information about Phoenix Public Library services could be accessed through the website and most items checked out were physical books, CDs, and magazines. Today, <a href="" target="_blank"></a> hosts almost 16.5 million visits a year and circulates approximately 9.4 million electronic items a year.</p><p>21. The City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department's Adaptive Reuse Program helps small businesses revitalize existing buildings to preserve their history. The program has helped several downtown Phoenix hotspots come to life that locals and visitors alike can enjoy during and beyond the World Series: </p><p><ul><li><a href="">The Van Buren </a></li><li><a href="">Superstition Meadery</a></li><li><a href="">Greenwood Brewery</a></li><li><a href="">Desoto Market</a></li><li><a href="">The Newton</a></li><li><a href="">Federal Pizza</a></li><li>Cobra Arcade</li><li>Cham Pang Lanes/ Ghost Donkey/ Palma</li><li>Taco Guild</li></ul></p><p>22. The City of Phoenix wasn't on social media in 2001!<a href="" target="_blank"> Follow along with your favorite desert City @CityofPhoenixAZ.</a></p><p>Be part of this growing, vibrant city and join our team! Do work that makes Phoenix work. Learn more and apply at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br></p></div>Chase Field 4:22:39 PM
Economic Impact of Super Bowl LVII Sets a Record Impact of Super Bowl LVII Sets a Record<div class="ExternalClassA0A0B5203C454A96A554D831C2BE60B3"><p>The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and state leaders announced on October 4 that Super Bowl LVII was the “most successful Super Bowl” in history. </p><p>Super Bowl LVII generated $1.3 billion in total economic activity for the state of Arizona, with $726.1 million in total contribution to Arizona‘s gross domestic product, according to an independent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.</p><p>This marks the largest economic impact of any special event ever held in Arizona, as well as the highest for any Super Bowl for which publicly released figures are available, according to the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. </p><p>“Arizona had the biggest win from Super Bowl LVII and the incredible lasting impact on the State is unparalleled,” said Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs. “The world was watching Arizona, and in true fashion, we delivered in a big way. I look forward to our state hosting many more successful championship games and major events in the future, creating jobs and bringing in money from throughout the world to continue fueling our growing economy.”</p><p>Researchers analyzed data collected from interviews with visitors between February 9-12, 2023 and found 102,598 out-of-state visitors came to the Valley for Super Bowl LVII, spending over $221 million while they were here. Of the visitors, just about 60% had tickets to the game at State Farm Stadium on February 12.</p><p>Additionally, the study found that 10,459 annual jobs were created, yielding a $494.1 million contribution to labor income in Arizona.</p><p>“The magnitude of the economic impact of hosting the Super Bowl is what makes it a coveted event for cities around the United States,” said Anthony Evans, senior research fellow for the L. William Seidman Institute at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. “Arizona continually shows itself to be a worthy host for the nation’s signature sports events and the increase in tourism dollars from Super Bowl is unlike any other event.” </p><p>The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues hosted Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe’s over two weekends leading up to Super Bowl LVII in addition to hosting the prestigious NFL Honors at Symphony Hall. The Phoenix Convention Center also hosted the 6,000 members of local, national and international media that were on site for Super Bowl LVII. Phoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park played a critical role in the festivities as well, hosting a series of concerts and the first-ever watch party on the day of the big game, in which roughly 25,000 people attended.</p><p>Downtown Phoenix saw 300,000 fans pass through for events during the Super Bowl weekend and the weekend prior.</p><p>On the Monday following Super Bowl LVII, Sky Harbor International Airport experienced its busiest day ever with over 200,000 passengers traveling through the airport. Additionally, TSA security checkpoints had wait times of less than 22 minutes.</p><p>Super Bowl LVII generated roughly 40% more in economic impact than the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX and the accompanying Pro Bowl, according to the analysis.</p><p>Phoenix continues to see success with mega events and preparations are already underway for the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four taking place this spring.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br>Athena Sanchez, Interim Communications Manager<br><a href=""></a> +1 602 621 0507​​<br></p></div>Superbowl Signage in Downtown Phoenix 2:18:32 PM
U.S. Men’s 2024 Olympic Team to Play Mexico and Japan at 38th St/Washington, Oct. 11 and Oct. 17 Men’s 2024 Olympic Team to Play Mexico and Japan at 38th St/Washington, Oct. 11 and Oct. 17<div class="ExternalClass26B17AFA60B04EF49AC3DD6E160CE59B"><p>PHOENIX, Arizona (September 27) – Phoenix Rising FC will host the U.S. Men’s 2024 Olympic Team during a trio of friendlies at 38th St./Washington Oct. 11 (U.S./Mexico at 7 p.m.), Oct. 14 (Mexico/Japan at 3 p.m.) and Oct. 17 (U.S./Japan at 8 p.m.), the club announced today.<br></p><p>Tickets for all three matches will be available for purchase by Phoenix Rising Season Ticket Members beginning this Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Public on-sale will begin Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. Visit or call 623-594-9606 for more information.<br></p><p>The U.S. Men’s Under-23 Training Camp will kick off preparations for the U.S. Men’s first Olympic appearance since Beijing 2008. The U-23 MYNT serves as an important part of U.S. Soccer’s mission to develop winning teams as it will provide some of the nation’s top young talent the opportunity to face elite opposition on the world stage next summer.<br><br></p><p><strong>SCHEDULE</strong></p><ul><li>Wednesday, Oct. 11 - USA vs. Mexico – 7 p.m. MST/PT</li><li>Saturday, Oct. 14 – Mexico vs. Japan – 3 p.m. MST/PT</li><li>Tuesday, Oct. 17 – USA vs. Japan – 7:30 p.m. MST/PT<br></li></ul><p><br></p><p>The USA qualified for its first Olympic Men’s Football Tournament in 16 years with a dominant performance at the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship. There, the U.S. topped host Honduras 3-0 before a raucous crowd in San Pedro Sula to secure its Olympic berth.</p><p>Mexico will not compete in the Olympics, missing the tournament for the first time since 2008 after a bronze medal finish at Tokyo 2020. Japan finished fourth as host of the delayed 2020 Olympics. The Samurai Blue are preparing for next spring’s 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup in Qatar, which will see three Asian nations qualify for Paris 2024. Japan is currently competing at the Asian Games, kicking off the tournament’s knockout stage tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 28.​</p><p>The U.S. and Japan faced off during the last U-23 MYNT cycle in Sept. 2019, a 2-0 victory for the,USA in Chula Vista, Calif. The nations also met at the USA’s last Olympic appearance in 2008, a 1-0 victory for the red, white and blue in Tianjin, China. <br></p><p>Stu Holden scored the lone goal for the U.S. The teams also drew 2-2 in the quarterfinals of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with Josh Wolff scoring the USA’s opening goal as the U.S. ultimately prevailed 5-4 on PKs.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>About the U.S. Soccer Federation</strong></p><p>Founded in 1913, U.S. Soccer has been the official governing body of the sport in the United States for more than 100 years. As U.S. Soccer looks toward the future amid an unprecedented moment of opportunity, we’ve aligned our efforts around five strategic pillars: Grow the game by increasing youth and adult participation and accessibility to the sport; Foster the best playing environments through quality of referees and coaches, increase DEIB and participant safety; Develop winning teams through solidified pathways and success of professional leagues; Grow the soccer economy to fuel reinvestment by increasing membership, fandom and commercial success; and Create a world-class organization through revitalized structure and culture, best-in-class talent, progress in DEIB, and more. For more information, visit</p><p><br></p><p><strong>About Phoenix Rising FC</strong></p><p>Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona history. Established in 2016, the club has won the 2020 and 2018 Western Conference Titles as well as the USL Championship’s 2019 Regular Season Title. Rising holds the record for the longest win streak in American professional soccer history (20 matches). It is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, club chairman Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of local business leaders and international celebrities.​<br></p><p><br></p><p>Phoenix Rising FC plays in the USL Championship. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub) or by downloading the Official Team App in the App Store or Google Play.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Media Contact:</strong><br>Athena Sanchez, Interim Communications Manager<br><a href=""></a> +1 602 621 0507​​<br></p></div>Phoenix Rising Football Club Logo 4:16:41 PM