Located in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix enjoys sunshine during 85 percent of its daylight hours. Home to four major professional sports teams and host to 15 baseball teams for spring training, Phoenix is a great place to play and work.
High-tech manufacturing, tourism and construction are the top industries in the area. Phoenix is also one of the stronger markets for small business. More than half the small businesses in the Phoenix area enjoyed increased revenue in the last year, 10 percent higher than the national average. And according to a recent Chamber of Commerce survey, 72 percent of Phoenix small business owners expect increased revenues this year.
NerdWallet recently named Phoenix one of the 10 best cities for small business based on Arizona’s business and tax-friendly environment.
The Small Business Enterprise Program, a collaboration of several city departments, strives to support small businesses in the Phoenix area. The organization provides business consulting services, educational seminars and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. The group also encourages small business participation in city construction projects through a special program.
Phoenix boasts the third largest labor pool in the west. The workforce is broad and deep, exceeding two million people and growing faster than the national average.