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Chandler, Arizona has built a reputation as a Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the City offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth largest City with a population of more than 285,000.

Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The City also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of only 40 communities to achieve this distinction.

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2023 in Review

Blog: 2023 Year in Review

This past year, the City of Chandler was honored with the Best City for Business award by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was also a year for welcoming new companies to Chandler and celebrating expansion projects for others. Here are some of the biggest economic development stories of 2023.

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Manufacturing in Chandler

Blog: Get to know a few of the manufacturing companies with a presence in Chandler

As we continue to celebrate National Manufacturing Month, here are a few manufacturing/semiconductor companies that have recently announced new or expanding business operations within the City of Chandler.

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Get Back to Work in State-of-the-Art Chandler Office Space

Blog: Get Back to Work in State-of-the-Art Chandler Office Space

For new businesses and businesses with expiring leases, selecting the right space to meet their needs will be a critical decision.

With more than 12.2 million square feet of existing office space and more on the way, Chandler offers great options for any business.

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May 1: City to host Advanced Manufacturing Career Expo on May 15 for job seekers and hiring companies, Video: Price Corridor - Where Industry Leaders Call Home, City to host Infill & Redevelopment Forum on May 16, Last chance to register: Chandler Endeavor business incubator to host pitch competition and monthly forum

March 27: ICYMI: Intel receives CHIPS and Science Act funding award; President Biden visits Chandler to make the announcement, City of Chandler to host small business workshop offering tips on how to execute a commercial lease, Workshops in Chandler help Hispanic business owners take their companies to the next level, Economic Development Advisory Board member honored as one of the most influential minority business leaders in Arizona, Chandler Endeavor business incubator program draws a crowd for inaugural East Valley Innovation Night event

Feb. 28: East Valley Innovation Night + Pitch competition invites public to learn about local entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem, Small business support roundup, City's updated Infill Incentive Plan offers new benefits for redevelopment projects, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games celebrates grand opening

Jan. 31: MEIDOH acquires Pilgrim Aerospace Fasteners with plans to grow operations in Chandler, Chandler Endeavor incubator program reports strong engagement and announces schedule of upcoming events, City installs signage for Airpark Area branding, Celebrate science at the annual Chandler Innovation Fair, ICYMI: Chandler is the first Arizona city to receive Aaa bond rating on Excise Tax Revenue Bonds

Jan. 25 2022 Year in Review: Business Growth, Celebrate science at the annual Chandler Innovation Fair, ICYMI: Chandler ranks among top cities for income equality, ICYMI: Gummi World breaks dietary supplement barriers with grand opening of Chandler facility

March 1 Retailers announce opening dates for first stores in Arizona, Thank you Chandler Innovation Fair sponsors and exhibitors!, Chandler recognized as one of the best places to find a job, Watch our "Chandler Like a Local" video series for insider tips on places to check out during your next visit to Chandler

March 29 Grand Canyon University to open newest nursing site in Chandler, Mastek announces growth plans in Americas - launches innovation hub in Chandler, ASU to host entrepreneur event series in Chandler, How to Compete for Government Contracts workshop

April 26 Edwards ready to serve semiconductor industry with opening of state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Chandler ranks among top cities where Black Americans fare best economically, ASU to host second session of entrepreneur event series in May, Arizona Department of Transportation to host Small & Disadvantaged Business Transportation Expo

June 7 Arizona Chamber names Chandler "Best City for Business," City to install new signage for Airpark Area branding, Reminder: ASU hosting business workshop and pitch competition tonight at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center

July 7 ICYMI: Bechtel establishes office in Chandler, ICYMI: Ribbon cutting held for new Bashas' Support Center, CUSD students triumph at Arizona Science & Engineering Fair

Aug. 30 ASU and City of Chandler partner on new model of incubator, Chandler, Arizona: the ideal location for company headquarters, Chandler is experiencing the lowest recorded crime rate in the city's history, Chandler ranks among cities where income rose the most

Sept. 27 SCHEELS grand opening celebration on Sept. 30 at Chandler Fashion Center, Chandler Endeavor orientation and monthly workshop on Oct. 4, ICYMI: GCU opens new ABSN site in Chandler

Oct. 25 EMD Electronics celebrates opening of new factory, contributing to Chandler's growing semiconductor industry, City and Arizona Tech Investors to co-host workshop on Nov. 13 on how angel investors support startups while generating ROI, Chandler Endeavor Coffee + Connections on Nov. 15, Techstars Startup Weekend East Valley event on Nov. 3-5

Nov. 29 Chandler ranks among best cities for international businesses, Chandler Unified School District and ASU unveil dynamic partnership to empower STEM education, Choose Chandler this holiday shopping season, Learn how to secure funding for your startup by attending the Chandler Endeavor monthly forum on Dec. 6


Jan. 26 Celebrate science at the annual Chandler Innovation Fair, Woman-owned Skin Script moving headquarters to Chandler, Chandler recognized as one of the best places to find a job, West Chandler signs named 2021 Monument Sign Design winner

March 2 VIAVI signs office lease in Chandler for global headquarters, Chandler Innovations Incubator starts its 2022 Jr. Track in March, ICYMI: Chandler employers are now hiring, ICYMI: 2022 Chandler Innovation Fair recap

March 31 Chandler retail vacancy at lowest level in more than 10 years, ICYMI: Edwards invests in new Arizona facility to support North America semiconductor growth, West Chandler place branding project completed, Maricopa County leads the nation in population growth

April 27 The Aloha reimagined: from outdated motel to chic roadside stay for the modern traveler, Fast fact: strong performance by Chandler's hotel market, Cruise expands self-driving delivery service to Uptown Chandler, BioProcure announces office expansion to Chandler, Save the date: Offerpad - a startup's journey, ICYMI: Pickleball Kingdom announces grand opening date

June 1 Semiconductor innovator Yield Engineering Systems signs 123,000 square foot lease on Chandler's Price Corridor, You're invited: Offerpad - A Startup's Journey, NewQuest Properties reports that revitalized Chandler Ranch is nearly fully leased, Go on an immersive tour of Chandler at

July 6 Chandler recognized as one of the best cities for women in tech, City hosts "Offerpad: A Startup's Journey" event for Voices of Chandler live podcast series, Watch our West Chandler video

Aug. 3 ICYMI: Insight cuts ribbon on new headquarters in Chandler, ICYMI: Fast-growing Chandler tech company acquired, New restaurant roundup, Arizona Department of Transportation to host Small and Disadvantaged Business Transportation Expo

Aug. 31 A reminder about the City's Water Allocation Policy, ICYMI: Chips and Science Act signed into law by the federal government to strengthen U.S. semiconductor industry, ICYMI: NASA awards next-generation spaceflight computing processor contract to Microchip Technology

Sept. 28 ICYMI: SelectBlinds relocates headquarters to Chandler, Seeking science-oriented organizations to participate in the Chandler Innovation Fair, Chandler ranks among top cities where Hispanic and Latino Americans fare best economically, MFG Day: promoting the importance of manufacturing throughout the month of October

Nov. 2 University of Arizona hosts ribbon cutting event to celebrate opening of new Chandler location, Get to know the Visit Chandler tourism office and check out the 2022 Chandler Visitor's Guide, VIAVI project in Chandler receives merit award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development

Nov. 30 Choose Chandler this holiday shopping season, ICYMI: VIAVI expands U.S. manufacturing capacity and boosts Arizona economy with opening of new optical production facility, ICYMI: Brightside accelerates plans to help employers provide financial care to employees with $33M in Series B funding, Bestway USA holds ribbon cutting event for U.S. headquarters facility in Chandler

Feb. 3 Rinchem announces 50,000 square foot, $10M expansion of Chandler facility, LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group opens advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Uptown Chandler, Business update with ARCH Global Precision-Chandler, Economic development in 2020: a year in review 

Feb. 11 VIAVI relocates headquarters and plans manufacturing capacity expansion in Arizona

March 31 Northrop Grumman-led team selected by the Missile Defense Agency for Next Generation Interceptor program, Waymo's fully driverless service featured on Today Show, What's coming: new development projects in Chandler, Get reimbursed for your PPE purchases through the Choose Chandler PPE Grant Program

April 28 Mechanical Keyboards announces first major expansion with new facility in Chandler, Industrial project breaks ground in West Chandler, Focus on Chandler: University of Arizona PMBA Program, Volunteer Week: Companies making a big impact close to home

June 9 The University of Arizona at Chandler invites public to explore educational offerings, CVS Health announces job opportunities in new Chandler office, Arizona's first 99 Ranch Market opens in Chandler, ICYMI: Arizona's first SCHEELS to open Fall 2023 in Chandler

Aug. 25 Register today for The Startup Connection 2021!, Array Technologies signs lease at The Offices at Chandler Viridian, State of Arizona launches Back to Work Small Business Hiring and Retention Program with grants up to $10,000, ICYMI: 810 Billiards & Bowling makes Arizona debut in Chandler, Volunteers/sponsors needed for Chandler's Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 23

Sept. 29 Intel breaks ground on $17B semiconductor factory, Cranial Technologies leases industrial space at Lotus Project in West Chandler, VirTra scales manufacturing capabilities with purchase of industrial building in Uptown Chandler, Cirrus Aircraft continues expansion with Innovation Center in Price Corridor

Nov. 4 City installs new signage as part of West Chandler branding effort, New artwork decorates intersections in Uptown Chandler, Shane Co. celebrates opening of new store in Chandler, Largest indoor pickleball facility in the country opening in Chandler

Dec. 1 "We Are Airstream" purchases former Sam's Club in Chandler for a sales and servicing facility, Port Plastics Chandler location doubles in square footage, Seeking science-oriented organizations to participate in the Chandler Innovation Fair, Choose Chandler this holiday shopping season

Jan. 8: ICYMI: ArmorWorks Signs 70,000 SF Lease to Expand and Relocate Headquarters in Chandler, Join Us in Chandler for PHX East Valley Innovates Week, Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Festival, Public Art Project Livens up Intersections in Uptown Chandler 

Jan. 29: Your Feedback Is Needed: City of Chandler Higher Education Demand Survey, Go on a Virtual Tour of the Uptown Chandler Art Project, Chandler Hosts Free Workshop on Building Intentional Culture for PHX East Valley Innovates Entrepreneur Week, Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8, ICYMI: Expanding Global Opportunities Webinar

Feb. 26: ICYMI: City of Chandler and Clarivate Analytics Announce New Center of Excellence, Morsch Machine Expands with New Manufacturing Facility, ICYMI: Chandler Mayor and City Council Host State of the City, A Thank You to the Chandler Companies and Organizations That Participated in Chandler Science Spectacular

March 12: Root Insurance expands in Chandler, Arizona creating 480 jobs to serve growing West Coast customer base

April 29: Chandler Businesses Offer Community Support in Times of Crisis, Celebrate Your #ChandlerAZ Pride with Your Own Chandler Video and Conference Call Background, City Video Series Offers Expert Advice on Navigating COVID-19, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona Commerce Authority Help Businesses Understand Financial Resources

June 3: Chandler Launches Campaign to Support Business Community, Chandler Hosts Summer Virtual Hiring Event, ICYMI: Chandler Celebrates National Autonomous Vehicle Day

July 1: University of Arizona Eller College of Management launches new Professional MBA program in Chandler, CVS Health announces 500 new Chandler jobs on Price Corridor, City partners with Chandler IDA to distribute "Choose Chandler" reimbursement grants to small businesses for personal protective equipment, Chandler Hosts Summer Virtual Hiring Event

July 30: Douglas Allred Company breaks ground on 300,000 square feet of speculative office space in Chandler, Learn how small businesses can get reimbursed for PPE purchases through the "Choose Chandler" grant program, Further your education at the Chandler-based UA Eller College of Management Professional MBA Program, City of Chandler thanks shoppers for choosing to support Chandler businesses on #FeelGoodFriday

Oct. 28: VB Cosmetics, Inc. announces new headquarters in Chandler, See if your business qualifies for a free I Choose Chandler PPE Kit, Manufacturing Month: Learn what Everspin Technologies, Inc. does from its headquarters here in Chandler, Submit your application for the I Choose Chandler Business Hiring & Retention Program before 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2! 

Dec. 15:  Comtech EF Data and Local Motors sign new long-term leases in Chandler, University of Arizona College of Law launches Master of Legal Studies Program at their Chandler Campus, and we continue to encourage you to #ChooseChandler for your shopping needs and include a locally-made gift guide featuring Chandler-based restaurants and stores

Jan. 30: Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular, Learn How to Start Exporting or Grow Your Export Sales by Participating in Global Dreams, Boots to Business Reboot Offers Veterans and Spouses an Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Feb. 15: Voya Financial selects Chandler, Arizona, for new, permanent metro Phoenix location

April 24: Zovio Announces HQ Relocation to Chandler, Chandler Ranked 2019's Best Place to Become Wealthy, City Economic Development Staff Presents on Autonomous Vehicle Activity in Chandler

June 5: Fresenius Medical Care North America Moves Business Center to Chandler, Ariz., Forbes Reporter Visits Chandler to Check Out Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi Service, Offerpad's Welcome Home Party Marks Grand Opening of New Headquarters, Crayola Experience Opens to Fanfare, Crowds

Aug. 7: University of Arizona Forms Innovative Partnership to Provide Cybersecurity Education in Chandler, You're Invited: Second Annual "The Startup Connection" Hosted by Chandler Innovations, City Issues Call for Artists for Public Art Project in Uptown Chandler, DoubleTree by Hilton Arrives to Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest, AZSBDC to Offer Free Workshop on Raising Capital at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center

Sept. 4: H.E.R.O.S. Inc. Relocates Its Headquarters to Chandler, ICYMI: Basha High School Training Arizona's Next Generation of Cybersecurity Techs, Isola Announces New Headquarters in Chandler with 118,000 Square Foot Lease, You're Invited: Second Annual "The Startup Connection" Hosted by Chandler Innovations, ICYMI: Inside the City Where Waymo Tests Self-Driving Vehicles, Register Now: Free Workshop on Raising Capital for Small Businesses

Oct. 2: Charles Schwab Plans New Location at Chandler Viridian, Marriott Phoenix Chandler to Open This Month on the Price Corridor, Seeking Science-Oriented Organizations to Participate in Chandler Science Spectacular, Chandler's Employment Corridors: Things to Know About the Price Corridor

Oct. 30: You're Invited: Global Entrepreneurship Week Panel Discussion, Manufacturing Month 2019: A Timeline of Tech Production in Chandler, Chandler Recognized as One of the Best Cities for Startups, Chandler's Employment Corridors: Things to Know About West Chandler, U.S. Small Business Administration to Host Veteran Resource Seminar

Dec. 4: ICYMI: Insight Affirms Commitment to Phoenix Area with New, Expanded Headquarters; ICYMI: Allred, Willmeng Launch Northrop Grumman's New Chandler Campus; Look for New Public Art on Your Next Drive in Uptown Chandler; ICYMI: MTD Products Signs 10-Year Lease at Chandler Corporate Industrial Center; Why I Ride with Waymo: Economic Development Director Micah Miranda; Chandler's Employment Corridors: Things to Know About the Airpark Area

Jan. 2: Chandler is 2018's Best Place to Find a Job

Jan. 31: Class A Office Building Breaks Ground at Chandler Freeway Crossing Business Park, Ribbon Cutting Held for Cambria Hotel & Suites

March 28: Orbital ATK Announces a New Campus for Launch Vehicle Operations in Chandler, Westech Business Center Breaks Ground

April 25: Opportunity Zone Designation Offers New Benefits for Investing in Chandler

May 2: New Orbital ATK Campus Breaks Ground, EXIM Annual Conference Highlights Impact of Trade Financing on Global Competitiveness

May 31: Peixoto Coffee Roasters Signs Industrial Lease in Uptown Chandler to Meet Growing Demand

July 18: Financial Health Company Brightside Expanding in Chandler

July 25: University of Arizona to Offer Undergraduate Courses in Chandler Starting This Fall

Aug. 29: Bridgepoint Education Has Leased 130,000 SF at Ascend at Chandler Airport Center, Optima Tax Relief Expands Operations in Chandler Due to Strong Growth

Sept. 27: Rogers Corporation Expands Manufacturing Presence in Chandler, Chandler Recognized as One of the Nation's Best Cities for Homebuyers and Renters

Oct. 30: Crayola Experience to Open Summer 2019 in Chandler, Arizona

Oct. 31: Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Mixed-Use Development Project in Downtown Chandler, Opportunity Zones Program Offers Tax Benefits to Encourage Long-term Private Investment

Dec. 5: Seeking Science-Oriented Organizations to Participate in Chandler Science Spectacular, Follow Us on Social Media for the Latest Chandler Economic Development Updates

Jan. 4: Mayor's State of the City Address to Highlight Emergence of Car Technology in Chandler, Chandler is 2017's 7th Best City for Jobs

Feb. 1: Uptown Chandler Branding Initiative Launched to Promote Key Employment Area

March 1​: Turbo Resources Moves Forward with Plans to Relocate to Uptown Chandler, Overstreet: New Retail & Dining Destination to Redefine Downtown Chandler Intersection

March 29: New UA Coding Boot Camp in Chandler Aims to Foster Growth in Tech Sector's Talent Pipeline, Watch: Travel Savvy Video Encourages Viewers to Experience the Good Life in Chandler

May 3​: Aero-Zone Moves Forward with Expansion Plans in Chandler Airpark Area, Watch: Travel Savvy Video Highlights Some of the Best Things to Do in Chandler

May 31: DeMichele Group Purchases New Building and Announces Move to Chandler Airpark Area, Watch: Travel Savvy Video Highlights Chandler's Excellent Work-Life Balance

July 12: Business Location Team: A Valuable Resource for New and Expanding Businesses, Uptown Chandler Brand Makes Its Mark

Aug. 2: Walgreens to Open Pharmacy Operations Support Center on the Price Road Corridor, Infill Incentive Plan: Helping to Bring New Life to Underperforming Commercial Properties

Aug. 30: City of Chandler Partners on PHX East Valley Angel Investor Initiative and Workshop Series, New Office Project Coming to Chandler Viridian

Oct. 5: Spec Office Building Breaks Ground in Chandler Airpark Area, Hotel Market Continues to Heat Up in Chandler

Oct. 16: VanTrust Real Estate Breaks Ground on 115,000 SF Chandler Corporate Center

Nov. 1: Chandler Innovations Program Accelerates Client Companies to Next Level of Growth

Dec. 6: Optima Tax Relief Opens Office in Chandler and Plans Strong Growth, SHE Power Half Marathon Promotes Female Empowerment and Tourism in Chandler

Dec. 20: University of Arizona Announces Data Analytics Classes in Chandler, Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Chandler Corporate Industrial Center


Jan. 27: Adaptive Reuse Overlay District Offers New Opportunities for Redevelopment, Cardinal Financial Signs Lease at Chandler 202

March 3: ARM Signs Lease for Arizona Operations, RideNow Powersports Opens New Location in Chandler 202 Auto Mall

April 6: AAA General Obligation Bond Ratings Place Chandler in Elite Company, Air Ambulance Firm Moving to the Airpark

May 4: Chandler Startup Selected for Flinn Foundation Entrepreneurship Program, Chandler Municipal Airport a Catalyst for Economic Development

June 29: SEVRAR Announces Plans for New Office Headquarters at Chandler Airport Center

Aug. 10: Rogers Corporation Selects Chandler for New Global Headquarters, Adaptive Reuse Video Highlights Opportunities for Creative Redevelopment

Aug. 31: PayPal Seeking Hackers and Non-Profits

Oct. 14: Republic Services Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Customer Resource Center; Now Hiring, Fry's Announces Grand Opening Celebration for New Marketplace Store in Chandler

Dec. 1: Orbital ATK Announces Expansion of Launch Vehicles Operations in Chandler

Dec. 7: Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Cambria Hotel & Suites at Chandler Viridian, First Element Hotel in Arizona to Open at the Chandler Fashion Center This December