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Mayor Mitchell's Newsletter Nov 2016

Post Date:11/21/2016 3:02 PM
 November 2016

From new Fortune 500 businesses, to signature tourism and community events, and so much more – Tempe is the place to be!

Recently, we heard the exciting news that ADP, a national business solutions company, would be expanding to Tempe – bringing more than 1,500 high-wage jobs to our city. Carvana, an innovative car sales company, also recently moved its headquarters to the Tempe, joining DriveTime at the Liberty Center. Business moves like these show that we’re doing it right in Tempe. These companies want to be a part of our growing transportation network, our great diversity and deep culture of inclusiveness, not to mention our vibrant urban environment.

Our local businesses are also thriving and they are part of what makes Tempe special. Just a few weeks ago I joined the Vasquez family to celebrate their 30-year anniversary of Someburros, a true Tempe institution. We also welcomed a new Perfect Pear Bistro to Tempe.

Tempe business isn’t the only thing that’s flourishing. Just last weekend, Tempe hosted the annual Iron Man competition – bringing thousands of visitors to our city. And we have so much to look forward to as we enter the Holiday Season – from the annual Festival of Lights Parade this Saturday, November 26 at to the Fall Festival of the arts December 2 –4.

It’s been a great month in Tempe and there is so much to look forward to in the coming weeks. Please contact me with questions or ideas at or 480-350-8793. Whether you’re traveling far or staying close to home I hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!



Mark W. Mitchell
Mayor, City of Tempe

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Upcoming Events

FOLparadex250Tempe Fantasy of Lights Parade
Saturday, November 26
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Mill Avenue

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artfestivalx250Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts
Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4
10:00am – 5:30pm

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boat-paradex250Tempe Town Lake Boat Parade
Saturday, December 10
4:30pm – 9:00pm
Tempe Beach Park

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