Why West Valley
A New Way of Life
I love the West Valley because of its vibrant diversity. I have friends from all different cultural and economic backgrounds, and we enjoy a wide range of entertainment, sports, dining, outdoor activities and volunteer opportunities. You name it, we enjoy it in the West Valley. We enjoy living in the sun and going somewhere else when we want to visit the snow.
- Joe Cable, Branch Manager, Bowman Consulting
Education & Talent
The West Valley’s talent is very diverse with a strong workforce in healthcare, advanced business services, information technology, advanced manufacturing, engineering and aerospace, logistics and supply chain management.
When global and national companies are selecting sites, having an educated workforce in place is a high priority. “Deer Valley Unified School District serves the area where the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is moving. The parents who are coming in from Taiwan, Europe and other parts of the country want to know what kind of education their children will get,” said Christine Mackay, community and economic development director for the City of Phoenix.
The West Valley offers a variety of quality education options from K–12 through post-secondary including: public, private, charter, career and technical education (CTE), community colleges and universities. Curricula are designed to facilitate strong foundations in STEM and are aligned with top industry needs, standards and evolving trends. Strong education and industry relationships foster the necessary collaboration for the success of our students and future workforce.
Our top priority to grow our regional economy is to create the talent and workforce needed to attract high-wage jobs for people in the region. The West Valley has one of the most business-friendly environments in the country. Phoenix has tremendous access to business, elected and education leaders to strengthen this region as one cohesive community.
- Daniel Valenzuela, Phoenix City Councilmember, WESTMARC Executive Committee
You can’t have a complete conversation about commercial development in Arizona with mentioning growth in the West Valley, which is rich in transportation, rail, water and technology investments. The region is best positioned in close proximity to California and has a long history of attracting companies and workforce talent from our western neighboring states. Corporate giants like Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Boeing, Conair and Banner Health have a large presence in the area and/or have purchased land for upcoming development. The Southwest Valley is ranked as the number one location in the nation for industrial relocation and/or expansion. The West Valley has plenty of open land ready and available for large industrial and corporate developments. The Loop 303 connects I-10 to I-17, allowing for easy access to major highways leading both in and out of town. Many West Valley cities also have railroad tracks and telecom/fiber optic paths already in place. Whether seeking freeway access, water capacity, fiber, power or rail-served properties, the West Valley is the perfect region for many companies.
Residential real estate is one of the main things that draw people to the West. In these Phoenix suburbs, you can find everything from multi-million-dollar custom homes to reasonably priced starter homes and everything in between. The average sales price for a single-family home is $265,000. Additional housing options include the multi-family rental market that caters to the younger workforce looking for flexibility, amenities and maintenance-free lifestyles. To put it simply, the West Valley has more availability and affordability than many other areas in the Valley. In the past few years, many well-known home builders such as Toll Brothers, Shea Homes and Lennar have continued to expand their footprint westward, offering a fantastic mix of home options for the area’s rapidly growing population.
Effective Community Leaders
If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions and want to continue developing in these areas, Leadership West is for you.
West Valley Organizations
Who Support the West Valley
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