Maricopa County supports regional economic development in a number of ways. First and foremost, County government provides a healthy environment for business by providing good public service with low taxes. In addition, Maricopa County provides funding for several non-profit agencies that pursue regional economic development, including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, East Valley Partnership and WESTMARC. Presented here are links to the wide range of resources available both to businesses already creating jobs and income in Maricopa County, as well as those seeking to start new businesses or to locate an existing business here.
- By 2015, the share of employment in base or export industries, as measured by the percentage of jobs in high-tech manufacturing in the Greater Phoenix metro area, will increase to 3.2% of total employment in Maricopa County.
- By FY2015, the County’s burden on taxpayers, as measured by total County tax revenues as a percentage of personal income, will be less than 0.8%, a reduction of 2.4% from the FY2010 level.
- By 2015, Maricopa County per capita personal income will be 97.5% or more of per capita personal income for the United States as a whole.