Economic Vitality

Our business climate, talented workforce and lifestyle make Chandler a destination of choice for global industry leaders, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Growth in employment areas, plans for unbuilt properties and higher education partnerships were key outcomes in 2022.

Total Employment | 130,900

High Tech Manufacturing and Development: 231,140 JobsBusiness Services: 16,730 JobsFinance, Insurance and Real Estate: 13,590 JobsHealthcare: 12,530 JobsEducation: 9,460 Jobs

Source: MAG 2021 Employer Database

Mayor Roundtable Discussions

Mayor Kevin Hartke

Mayor Kevin Hartke facilitated three roundtable discussions with industry leaders.

These events provided key industry stakeholders with insight on the City Council’s policy goals and objectives and how the City can best support business and economic growth.

West Chandler Branding

West Chandler Branding

The final two West Chandler monument signs were installed at major intersections in hopes of strengthening West Chandler’s image and sense of place.

"When you enter West Chandler, we want you to know that you are in an important part of our community," said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. "When you hear the name ‘West Chandler’, we want you to envision a vibrant and dynamic employment corridor."

Visit Chandler

Virtual Tours & Choose Chandler

An immersive experience launched on the tourism website with 360-degree virtual tours and photos to promote travel to our community. The Choose Chandler campaign promoted the benefits of buying from local businesses with an emphasis on shopping local during the holiday season.

2023 Chandler Visitor's Guide

The 2023 Chandler Visitor’s Guide and an updated Event and Meeting Guide were published as tools to help meeting professionals considering hosting a meeting in Arizona. Nearly $250,000 in Arizona Initiative Marketing Grant funds were secured to promote Chandler as a meeting and events destination.

Redevelopment Strategies

Chandler focused on infill and redevelopment strategies, resources, policies, and codes this year. 

Projects Currently Planned and/or Under Construction

Airport Redevelopment


Chandler is working on development strategies for vacant properties inside-the-fence of the Chandler Municipal Airport. Work on a business plan began in late 2022 to identify development and financial goals as a means of executing a successful capital development program, including the extension of Cooper Road and analysis of properties on the southside of the airport. The plan will augment the Airport Master Plan Update completed in 2020.

New Hangars at Chandler Airport 

City Council approved an agreement with GateOne to develop executive hangars on a 1.6 acre parcel identified in the Airport Master Plan. The development should be completed in 2024.

Higher Education Partnerships

The City's partnerships with University of Arizona and Chandler-Gilbert Community College expanded in 2022.

Expanded UA Presence

Expanded UA Presence

The University of Arizona recently expanded to a larger space downtown at the Johnathan Building. The new, 12,000-square-foot space was built out in time for the Fall 2022 semester with a grand opening ceremony in November.

The new location will accommodate the University of Arizona's next phase of growth in Chandler, which includes plans to serve more students and introduce additional programs based on local employer labor needs.

Internship Program with Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Internship Program with Chandler-Gilbert Community College

An agreement and a shared coordinator position is helping to connect Chandler-Gilbert Community College students with internship opportunities at the City of Chandler.

This unique partnership offers students the experience of working in a range of administrative, professional, technical and vocational disciplines, while offering the City early exposure to talented people who may be interested in careers serving their community.

Educational Attainment Among Chandler Residents
High School Diploma
Some College Education
Bachelor's or Higher