International Business Programs
We are working to further diversify the Phoenix economy with additional international companies. A team of experts is ready to assist you in either relocating or expanding your business to the Phoenix, Arizona. We can help you by finding the optimal location for your business, offering business assistance programs, and by finding the right workforce to make your business operations even more successful.
International firms such as Sumitomo, ST Microelectronics, CEMEX, and Stantec, have already discovered the advantages of locating in Phoenix. Sumitomo of Japan has a plant that manufactures silicon wafers. The European company ST Microelectronics has a factory that produces semiconductors. CEMEX of Mexico has concrete mixing plants and distribution facilities. Stantec Consultants, a subsidiary of a Canadian company, is one of the largest engineering firms in Phoenix.
Learn more about the upcoming International Business Symposium here.
- Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the United States with a population of more than 1.5 million residents and an extended metropolitan population of more than 4.4 million residents.
- The cost of living and doing business in Phoenix is lower than in any other major metropolitan area in the United States.
- Phoenix has particularly good opportunities for companies in the aerospace, bioscience, IT, software development, and renewable energy industries.
- Phoenix is the hub of the rapidly growing Southwest, close to the major markets of Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
- The Phoenix area has a talented labor pool fed by over 300,000 current college students. All three Arizona public universities have a presence in Phoenix, nine private academic institutions offering undegraduate and graduate degrees are located in Phoenix, and there are 17 other academic institutions.
- The median age of the population is 33 years old, younger than the national average, and 28 percent of the total population hold a bachelor's degree or higher.
- Phoenix international airport, Sky Harbor Airport, is one of the ten busiest airports in the world for aircraft operations with non-stop flights to every major American city.
- Arizona has an abundant supply of electricity from various sources, including the largest U.S. nuclear plant, dams, coal and gas burning plants as well as wind and solar plants.
- The water supply to Phoenix via canals from local reservoirs and the Colorado River is adequate to meet projected population growth for at least the next 100 years.
Direct Flight Destinations
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport offers direct flights to 100 domestic and international locations. To see the current direct flight destinations, please visit the Domestic Direct Flight Destinations listing or the International Direct Flight Destinations listing.
Consular Corps of Arizona
For a list of current Foreign Consulates and Honorary Consuls, please see the Consular Corps of Arizona website.
Foreign-Owned Companies in Phoenix
Many highly-successful companies choose to locate in Phoenix to take advantage of the business-friendly climate, availability of international transportation, the world-class workforce, and high quality of living for their employees. Learn more by viewing a list of some of the foreign-owned companies operating in Phoenix.
Phoenix Sister Cities
Phoenix Sister Cities recently joined the Community and Economic Development family. To learn more about Phoenix Sister Cities, please visit their website.