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					Scottsdale, Arizona

    Community Profile
              Community Profile

The 2007 Scottsdale Community Profile provides information on demographics
as well as business and community related data. Additional information can be
found at
2    Scottsdale at a Glance

4    Labor Force

6    Cost of Doing Business

8    Transportation
                              Table of
     Education & Workforce
10   Development

12   Quality of Life
                SCOTTSDALE AT A GLANCE

The City of Scottsdale is an exciting and
dynamic community that has matured
since its incorporation in 1951 as a city of
2,000 citizens into the sophisticated and
cultured southwestern City of
today. The City continues to grow each
year and has seen a nearly 10%
increase in population since 2000.
Scottsdale also boasts a highly-educated
population with over 50% having at least
a bachelors degree, significantly higher
than the State or National
percentages. Additionally, income levels
in Scottsdale are among the highest in
the State. This is truly a location where
economic prosperity and lifestyle

  300,000                                                           269,266


                1980       1990      2000       2006      2010       2020      2030
 Source: AZ Department of Economic Security & Maricopa Association of Governments

                       MARKET ACCESS

Located in the heart of the desert southwest, Scottsdale is a premier
location for accessing markets all over the western United States. From
here businesses can easily ship products via ground transportation to
various points around the US and Mexico by taking advantage of the major
east/west and north/south interstates that flow into the region. Scottsdale
is also located a short distance from Sky Harbor Airport, which is the 9th
busiest airport in the U.S. Additionally, Scottsdale is home to Scottsdale
Airport; the busiest single runway, general aviation airport in the country
and the largest corporate jet facility in Arizona.

Sky Harbor International Airport
Telephone: (602) 273-3300

Phoenix Sky Harbor is served by 23 airlines and has non-stop flights to over
100 domestic destinations and nearly 20 international destinations.

Scottsdale Airport
Telephone: (480) 312-2321

Located in the heart of Scottsdale Airpark, the third largest employment
center in Arizona, Scottsdale Airport boasts an 8,249 foot runway and has 3
fixed base operators on site to provide various aviation services. It is
centrally located to world class resorts, retail centers, hotels, restaurants,
residential areas, and golf courses. Additionally, vacationers and business
travelers enjoy the close proximity to some of Scottsdale’s premier events
like the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction and the FBR Open PGA Golf


School-aged children in Scottsdale are served by three of the top
performing academic school districts in the state in addition to a number of
charter and private schools. In terms of higher education, Scottsdale
Community College provides a variety of associate degree programs and
transfer programs to Arizona State University, which has campuses spread
through out the Phoenix metro area. In addition, there are numerous
workforce development programs available to aid businesses with training
their new or existing employees.

School Districts Serving Scottsdale

Scottsdale Unified School District
Schools:             33 (20 Elementary, 7 Middle, 5 High, 1 Alternative)
05/06 Enrollment:    26,936
Students/Teacher:    17
Spending per pupil:  $6,424
Dropout rate:        1%

Paradise Valley Unified School District
Schools:              44 (29 Elementary, 7 Middle, 5 High, 3 Alternative)
05/06 Enrollment:     34,763
Students/Teacher:     18
Spending per pupil:   $6,123
Dropout rate:         2%

Cave Creek Unified School District
Schools:             8 (5 Elementary, 2 Middle, 1 High)
05/06 Enrollment:    5,726
Students/Teacher:    18
Spending per pupil:  $6,184
Dropout rate:        <1%

Higher Education

Arizona State University (ASU)
ASU has a vision to be a New American University focused on promoting
excellence in its research and among its students and faculty, increasing access
to its educational resources, and working with communities to positively impact
social and economic development. In Scottsdale, ASU has made a significant
contribution to the future of innovation and technology through SkySong— a
mixed use project where business and innovation are one in the same and have
access to the resources of ASU.

Total enrollment exceeds 63,000 on 4 campuses throughout the metro area and
students can choose from over 260 academic programs in which to major, from
Biological Sciences to Business Administration.

Maricopa Community Colleges: Scottsdale Community College (SCC)
Opening its doors in 1970, the first class at SCC consisted of 948 students.
Today, over 17,000 credit and non-credit students enroll each fall. SCC provides
excellent undergraduate education and is focused on teaching and learning with
an average faculty to student ratio of 1:20. Additionally, SCC has grown to
meet the needs of the workforce through innovative and highly respected
occupational programs.

Workforce Development
In recent years, programs to increase the skills of existing and new employees
have become more important than ever. The Arizona Department of Commerce
(ADOC) offers an excellent resource with the Arizona Job Training Grant
Program. This program supports the design and delivery of training plans that
meet unique industry standards and challenges.

Under the “Net New Hire” portion of the grant program, businesses can apply
for grants that return up to 75% of the costs of training net new employees in
jobs that meet wage criteria. The “Incumbent Worker” portion of the grant
program will allow for training that advances the skills of existing employees.
The Incumbent Program can reimburse employers up to a maximum of 50% of
allowable training costs. For more information visit the ADOC website at
Cultural & Recreational Opportunities
Quality of life is often measured by a community’s commitment to the arts and
its variety of recreational facilities and programs. Scottsdale has been a
community committed to the arts since the early 1900’s, and that commitment
continues today with some of the worlds finest visual and performing arts. The
Scottsdale Center for the Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
offer numerous events each year from symphonic performances to plays that
showcase Broadway stars. There are also over 125 galleries displaying local,
regional, national and international artists, sculptors and painters, many of
which can be viewed during the Scottsdale Artwalk taking place every
Thursday night.

Events & Experiences
Listed below is a sampling of the many events that take place in Scottsdale
each year.

Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, FBR Open PGA Golf Tournament, Arizona
Sun Country Quarter Horse Show, Russo and Steele Car Auction, P.F. Chang’s
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Celebration of Fine Art

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol Parade

San Francisco Giants Spring Training Baseball, Scottsdale Arts Festival, Native
Trails, Fiesta Cluster Dog Show, Arizona Bike Week

Scottsdale Culinary Festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Region 7
Arabian Championship Show

Scottsdale International Film Festival, Scottsdale Classic Futurity and Quarter
Horse Show


Scottsdale Fashion Week, Fall Festival Arabian Horse Show

                                                Photo Courtesy Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
          A publication of:

     The City of Scottsdale
 Economic Vitality Department
  4021 N. 75th St., Suite 102
      Scottsdale, AZ 85251
        (480) 312-7989
        (480) 312-2672

    Published: October 22, 2007

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