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Competitive Advantages

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Tempe’s value proposition is simple: we have the right workforce, the right location, and the right facility for your company to thrive.

  • An educated and technically-skilled workforce is the backbone of Tempe. 42 percent of our residents have a bachelor’s degree and with community partners such as ASU and UAT, graduates in the degrees you are looking for are always available.

  • Tempe is an urban environment that prides itself on its connectivity, sustainability, and quality of life. With its diverse offerings for activity, entertainment, transportation, employment and workspace, the city leads the Valley with a dynamic sense of place.

  • Tempe is situated in the central Southeast Valley, 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and crisscrossed by five freeways as well as public transit options. Its unique location makes it close to everything and very easy to get to from anywhere else in the Valley.

  • The City has strong representation in various high-tech industries, specifically Advanced Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology and Healthcare, and Advanced Technologies. We are a leader in Class A office space and high technology office parks.

Tempe has the shortest commute time of all major Arizona cities.