Economic Development

Phoenix Forward
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s chief mission is to grow the economy and create jobs.

Our Phoenix Forward >> initiative is the vehicle we use to accomplish that mission.

logosPhoenix Forward >> is a coordinated, strategic approach to economic development that brings the resources of our collaborative partnerships with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County to the front doors of businesses. The initiative strengthens the region’s competitive edge, connects businesses to vital resources, gathers industry intelligence, influences public policy and promotes the region as the economic hub of the southwestern United States.

Designed, developed and driven by the business community, Phoenix Forward >> supports local businesses in the targeted industry sectors listed below, speciScreen Shot 2016-03-08 at 4.47.04 PMfically selected for their prospects for growth and expansion.

• Advanced Business & Financial Services
• Bioscience
• Health Care
• Transportation & Logistics

Research shows that a staggering 80% of new jobs come from the expansion of existing companies. Phoenix Forward >> assists those vital job creators in continuing to thrive, grow and succeed.