Workforce and Talent Pipeline


  • More than 1 million workers within a 30-minute commute
  • Local population with 45 percent of adult residents possessing a bachelor's degree
  • Continuous influx of highly qualified graduates from area colleges and universities


Educational Attainment Stat 2020













Data Source: ESRI Business Analyst (2020)


Talent Pipeline

  • 40+ regional universities and other institutions of higher learning
  • Arizona State University, the nation's largest public university
  • University of Arizona, with an expanding presence in Greater Phoenix
  • Maricopa Community Colleges, serving 265,000 students annually


Year ASU Enrollment UA Enrollment
2019 119,951 46,932
2018 111,249 45,217
2017 103,530 44,831
2016 98,146 43,625
2015 91,322 43,088

Data Sources: Arizona State University, University of Arizona

Workforce Development

  • Access to interns through programs offered by Arizona State University and University of Arizona
  • Opportunity for customized workforce training curriculum at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Recruitment support through City-sponsored career fairs in partnership with Arizona@Work

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