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Economic Development
Economic Development News
Chandler is home to some of the most notable names in manufacturing, technology and business services. Its position as the innovation and technology hub of the Southwest is more solid than ever. 

Read the latest e-newsletter updates, events and development activities occurring in the City

January 31, 2018

View past Economic Development e-newsletters issues below
2018 e-newsletter 2017 e-newsletters 2016 e-newsletters
January 2, 2018 January 4, 2017 January 27, 2016
February 1, 2017 March 3, 2016 
March 1, 2017​ April 6, 2016
March 29, 2017 May 4, 2016
May 3, 2017​ June 29, 2016
May 31, 2017​ August 10, 2016
July 12, 2017​ August 31, 2016
August 2, 2017 October 14, 2016
August 30, 2017  December 1, 2016
October 5, 2017  December 7, 2016
October 16, 2017 
November 1, 2017 
December 6, 2017
December 20, 2017

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Chandler received the following awards 
2017 8th Safest Cities in Arizona

Street Scout
2017 9th Best Schools
2017 8th Most Affordable Homes

2017 123rd Best Cities to Stay in Shape 
2017 64th Highest Average Credit Scores and Most Fiscally Secure and Responsible Citizens
2017 #70th Best Cities to Build a Forever Home
2017 5th Safest Cities to Raise a Family 

2018 13th Best City for Women in Tech
2017 Top 10 best cities to Buy a Home Big Enough to Raise a Family (No. 1)
2017 9th Best US Cities to be a Homeowner
2017 6th Most Livable Cities in the US

2017 5th Best Cities Where Retirees are Moving
2016 7th Hardest-working City in Arizona
2016 6th City in AZ for Women In Technology
2016 6th Best City to Get Out of Debt

2018 No. 1 Best Cities to Find a Job
2018 10th Best Midsize College City in America
2017 11th Safest City in America
2017 11th Least Stressed City in America
2017 11th Best City to Flip Houses
2017 8th Best City for People with Disabilities 
2017 7th Best City for Jobs
2017 4th Best City to Raise a Family in Arizona
2016 15th Hardest Working City in America
2015 6th Best City to find a Job
2015 Top 10 best cities for families (No. 6)
2015 Top 10 safest cities in America (more than 200,000 population, ranking: 10th)

2015 2nd Best Place near Phoenix for Young professionals

2015 No. 1 City in AZ for Millennial job seekers

Economic Development Events

Chandler Science Spectacular
Chandler dedicates two days to the exploration of invention. The Chandler Science Spectacular showcases the businesses, artists, students and innovators in the community as Chandler participates in the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival.

These events offer unique opportunities for residents to explore the discoveries and science engineered in their own back yard. 

2016 Science Saturday Event Video​

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Small Business Development Workshop                                                                             
Every new or small business could use a few tips and resources to make them more profitable and savvy in the current marketplace.

Designed to assist small business owners, the event discuses topics include:
  • Financing your business
  • Using social media to market your business
  • Developing a business plan and reinventing your business for your new reality

Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses all across America. Founded in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday is celebrated during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to support their local merchants and #SHOPSMALL.

Chandler recognizes and supports all its small businesses business and encourages its residents to explore the many unique and locally owned businesses and eateries that call Chandler home. In honor of the contributions small businesses make to the local economy, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny declared November 29, 2014 as Small Business Saturday in Chandler.
The City of Chandler encourages residents to support small businesses and major retailers throughout the year with its Shop Chandler campaign or @shopchandler.