Introduction by John D. Schurz, MEDA Chairman and CEO, & Christian Price, City of Maricopa Mayor
We invite you to learn more about Maricopa, Arizona – a New American City just 15 years young in the making but wildly and justifiably ambitious in its aspirations. Located 35 minutes from Downtown Phoenix – the heart of one of the nation’s most dynamic and thriving metropolitan areas – Maricopa represents extraordinary opportunities for business growth and profitability.
Situated at the epicenter of Maricopa and Pinal counties, Maricopa’s strategic location offers a vibrant, family-friendly and favorable cost environment for people and business. Our population of 52,000 is part of a larger market of 4.7+ million people. Maricopans are among the most highly educated In the US, with more than 46 percent of our adults holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.
In Maricopa, the business, government, education and civic sectors work closely together to plan for and create opportunities that will grow a sustainable economy – one that reflects the most advanced technologies in the world and at the same time retains the very qualities that make Maricopa a truly wonderful place in which to live, raise a family, be educated and do business.
All Maricopans – whether they are individuals, business executives or owners – are rightfully proud of this wonderful community they call home. Maricopa is a city that offers an unparalleled, outstanding and safe quality of life; a vibrant spirit of community service, and strong public-private partnerships that welcome business with open arms and responsive, business friendly services. Our SmartGov business permitting process is among the most advanced in the country, and technology is imbedded in how we do business.
The Maricopa Economic Development Alliance brings together business, government and education to champion quality and responsible economic development for our community. We welcome the opportunity to personally connect with you and introduce Maricopa to you, and stand ready to work with you to explore the abundant and unique offerings that our city can deliver to your business and bottom line.
See the full Economic Guide for the City of Maricopa HERE