2021-2023 Strategic Framework

Chandler: A Community of Innovation

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Chandler has been an innovative community shaped by entrepreneurs and hometown traditions since being founded by Dr. A.J. Chandler as one of Arizona’s first master-planned communities in 1912. A legacy of Chandler families and business enterprises has established a foundation for our community to build upon. Their commitment to the pursuit of opportunity and advancement of the community combined with decades of thoughtful, consistent planning and investments have transformed Chandler into the Community of Innovation we know today.

Chandler is one of the strongest economic centers in Arizona and the southwestern United States, with the talent, resources and business environment for companies to invest and grow. The presence of global companies across diverse industries draws entrepreneurs and innovators and their families from around the world, bringing rich cultural diversity and experiences celebrated in Chandler.

Chandler’s quality of life is consistently recognized nationally among the safest and most prosperous communities and best places to find a job, buy a home, rent and raise a family. Residents experience safe, inviting neighborhoods, excellent schools, abundant recreation and distinct entertainment, dining and shopping.

The City Council’s Strategic Framework is rooted in community ideals and input gathered over the years. The focus areas detail a roadmap of priorities to guide decisions and investments to further the direction of our community in the near term and beyond.

Focus Areas

The Chandler City Council has identified five focus areas to concentrate on for the next few years to make progress toward their vision for the community.