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Business Climate

Chandler boasts a number of advantages as a location to start or grow a business
  • Business-minded leadership: one of only 27 cities and towns nationally with a AAA bond rating from all three major rating agencies
  • Corporate-friendly environment: a partnership mentality and commitment to streamlining processes to support economic growth and job creation
  • World-class labor force: talent that fuels business growth – ranked among the hardest-working cities and best cities to find a job
  • Reliable infrastructure: built for business with oversized and redundant utilities to support the needs of current and future employers
  • Market reach: regional, national and global connectivity via highway, rail and air
Industry leaders such as Intel and Microchip Technology utilize this labor force to continually expand Chandler's high-technology base. 

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The City of Chandler has a highly educated population with nearly 75 percent of adult residents having attended college.  40 percent of Chandler's adult residents possess  bachelor's or advance degree.

Internationally recognized companies from all industries have found they can depend on Chandler's skilled workforce.

Note: Farming, forestry and fishing 0.2 percent of Chandler’s employed population by occupation.

Source: ESRI Business Analyst 2017 
Worker's Compensation and Local Area Statistics Comparison 
Worker's Compensation Premiums Local Area Statistics
(Cost per $100 of payroll) *Chandler *Maricopa County
Utah $1.27 Labor Force 152,256 2,136,988
Nevada $1.31 Employment 146,504 2,044,003
Texas  $1.45 Unemployment 5,752 92,985
Arizona $1.50 Unemployment Rate 3.8% 4.4%
New Mexico $1.92 NOTE: Above numbers are based on preliminary report as of February 2017.
California $3.24
Source: Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity in cooperation with the U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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