In 2018, Maricopa County (the County) was named the fastest growing county in the United States, a title that was not received without the hard work and diligence of several stakeholders in our region.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maricopa County saw a 1.7% population increase and is still considered the fourth most populous county in the country. This growth signals that big things are on the horizon for our region.

Over the course of the past twelve months, the County made strides on multiple fronts. The leadership of the County Board of Supervisors has supported holistic efforts to elevate Maricopa County and its residents. These efforts include strengthening the community through innovative and unique partnerships, substantial economic development projects, and identifying solutions to meet community needs. Read more about what the County accomplished last year.

These accomplishments are the results of visionary work and dedication by County leaders including the Board of Supervisors, existing businesses across the County that have invested in this region and in our people, and community leaders working to improve quality of life by strengthening infrastructure, talent pipeline, and opportunities for innovators.

On February 20, the Greater Phoenix Chamber is hosting our Economic Development Insider Series focused on the State of Maricopa County to our members. We’re honored to welcome Maricopa County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Bill Gates to provide an overview of the County.

I look forward to the occasion to host this important, regionally focused conversation to highlight what’s on the horizon for Maricopa County’s continued growth and economic development efforts.

This unique event is the first opportunity we have in 2019 to discuss—in an open forum—how stakeholders in the County can collaborate and work together to support continued economic growth and resolve the key issues limiting businesses’ ability to expand, innovative, and move Arizona forward.

I hope that you’ll join us for this conversation as we learn how our County is moving forward in a cohesive, strategic, and growth-focused manner.

Posted by Danny Imes