The City of Tempe wants existing, new and expanding businesses to be successful in our community.

The Economic Development team provides a wide range of services designed to support small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations. City representatives can help companies meet community leaders, find tax-saving programs and choose excellent business locations. They can also facilitate introductions to business groups.

With Tempe's urban advantage of an educated workforce - one of the smartest in the state - a top-rated transportation network and a central location within the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, there is no doubt that Tempe is the Smart Place To Be for your business.

Economic Development can: 

  • Research information that could help a company determine the profitability of a venture
  • Provide information on designated Tempe redevelopment areas
  • Facilitate connections to state resources and incentives
  • Assist companies with property searches
  • Act as a concierge to navigate the city development process with businesses 
  • Introduce companies to supportive businesses, educational institutions and networking groups

Take a look at Tempe's Economic Development Overview Brochure for a glance at our community's offerings and set up an appointment to talk more about what we can do for your team.

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Donna Kennedy

Economic Development Director

(480) 858-2395


Jill Buschbacher

Economic Development Program Manager

(480) 350-8812


Scott Powell

Economic Development Program Manager

(480) 350-8545