Chandler: A Community of Innovation
Since being founded by Dr. A.J. Chandler in 1912, Chandler has been a forward-thinking community built on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and hometown traditions. A longheld commitment to thoughtful, constructive and consistent planning has transformed Chandler into the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest. It has become one of the strongest economic centers in Arizona and the southwestern region of the United States, an ideal place for business professionals and their companies as well as talented residents and their families. Chandler is known for its high-tech industries, safe and inviting neighborhoods, superior schools, abundant recreation and one-of-a-kind entertainment, dining and shopping experiences.
The City of Chandler is committed to providing the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. Decades of strong leadership and responsible spending have earned Chandler the reputation as one of the most financially stable cities in the United States, as indicated by the City’s AAA bond ratings from all three major bond rating agencies. City leaders prioritize fiscal health through smart planning and judicious decision making that invests in infrastructure attracts private investment and creates job opportunities for years to come. Chandler enriches the lives of residents through partnerships that plan for the future and maximize resources. Those efforts enhance public safety, deliver state-of-the-art transportation projects, ensure quality development and expand opportunities for arts, culture and recreation.
The 2019-2024 Strategic Framework serves to set the stage for the City of Chandler over the next ﬁve years. The City Council has outlined ﬁve focus areas to concentrate eﬀorts and provide their vision for what to work towards.