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									Greater Phoenix Jobs and Housing Ratio
Note:                            Calculation = Jobs/Housing

City                                 2007
Apache Junction*                   0.3955909
Avondale                           0.2458112
Buckeye*                            2.087884
Chandler                           0.7659886
Fountain Hills*                    0.6299685
Gila Bend
Gilbert                            0.6013168
Glendale                           0.7857448
Goodyear*                          0.7985527
Maricopa
Mesa                               0.7036322
Peoria                              0.554021
Phoenix                            0.0076266
Queen Creek*                       519.14832
Scottsdale                         1.5179639
Surprise                           0.2143636
Tempe                              2.2137624
Tolleson*                          5.6276094
Wickenburg*                        1.3329617

* Donates 2000 information used for Housing


Location on Website:             Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Demographics & Labor Force - Jobs and Housing Ratio
Update Frequency:                quarterly (jobs), yearly (housing)
Release Date:
Date Last Updated:                  2/25/2008
Source(s):                       Dun and Bradstreet (Jobs), Census Bureau (Housing)
Link(s):
Greater Phoenix Jobs to Labor Force Ratio
Note:                  Calculation = Jobs/Labor Force

City                      2007
Apache Junction            0.36032
Avondale                0.2310449
Buckeye                 1.4470727
Chandler                0.5556261
Fountain Hills          0.5039268
Gilbert                  0.404939
Glendale                0.5632911
Goodyear                0.5333399
Maricopa
Mesa                    0.5683352
Peoria                  0.4796136
Phoenix                 1.5182455
Queen Creek             0.8004249
Scottsdale              1.4614526
Surprise                0.6773286
Tempe                   1.2581106
Tolleson                2.8561176
Wickenburg              1.3780254

Location on Website:   Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Demographics & Labor Force - Jobs and Labor Force Ratio
Update Frequency:      quarterly (Jobs), yearly (Labor Force)
Release Date:
Date Last Updated:       2/15/2008
Source(s):             D&B (Jobs), Census (Labor Force)
Link(s):
Greater Phoenix Sales Tax Chart

City                      2006          2007           2008
Apache Junction           2.20%         2.20%          2.20%
Avondale                  2.50%         2.50%          2.50%
Buckeye                   2.00%         2.00%          2.00%
Chandler                  1.50%         1.50%          1.50%
Fountain Hills            2.60%         2.60%          2.60%
Gilbert                   1.50%         1.50%          1.50%
Glendale                  1.80%         1.80%          1.80%
Goodyear                  2.00%         2.00%          2.00%
Maricopa                  2.00%         2.30%          2.00%
Mesa                      1.75%         1.75%          1.75%
Peoria                    1.80%         1.80%          1.80%
Phoenix                   1.80%         1.80%          2.00%
Queen Creek               2.00%         2.00%          2.25%
Scottsdale                1.65%         1.65%          1.65%
Surprise                  2.20%         2.20%          2.20%
Tempe                     1.80%         1.80%          1.80%
Tolleson                  2.00%         2.00%          2.00%
Wickenburg                1.70%         1.70%          1.70%
Maricopa County           0.70%         0.70%          0.70%
State of Arizona          5.60%         5.60%          5.60%

Location on Website:   Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Tax, Incentives, and Financing - Sales Tax Chart
Update Frequency:      yearly
Release Date:          end of each month
Date Last Updated:     2/4/2008
Source(s):             Arizona Department of Revenue, Cities' Department of Finance
Link(s):               http://www.revenue.state.az.us/TpT/tptrates/indextpt.asp
                       http://www.ci.avondale.az.us/index.asp?nid=190
                       http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=354
                       http://www.glendaleaz.com/finance/taxandlicense.cfm#Transaction
                       http://cityofmesa.org/economic/taxes.aspx
                       http://www.peoriaaz.com/ (Departments/Finance/Sales Tax Rates)
                       http://phoenix.gov/PLT/pltidx.html
                       http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/taxes/taxrate.asp
                       Historical monthly sales tax data does not need to be recorded. Overwrite the data each
Note:                  month. (Dec. rate will be recorded as historical year rate.)
Arizona Property Classification and Ratios Chart

Class                  Description                                                                                      Assessment Ratio
Class 1                Mines, mining claim property, standing timber                                                                                         24%

Class 1                Local telecommunications, utilities, pipelines, oil and gas-producing properties                                                       24%
Class 1                Commercial and industrial real property not included in other classes                                                                  24%
Class 1                Commercial and industrial personal property exceeding $61,142                        0% of first $61,142 / 24% of remaining value
Class 2                Agricultural real property, golf courses, and vacant land                                                                              16%
Class 2                Agricultural personal property                                                       0% of first $61,142 / 16% of remaining value
Class 3                Residential non-rental property                                                                                                        10%
Class 4                Residential rental property                                                                                                            10%
Class 5                Railroads, private rail car companies, airline flight property                                                                         21%
                       Non-commercial historic property, foreign trade zones, military reuse and enterprise
Class 6                                                                                                                                                        5%
                       zones, environmental technology and remediation property.
Class 7                Improvements to commercial historic property                                                                            Included in Class 1
Class 8                Improvements to historic residential rental property                                                                    Included in Class 4
Class 9                Possessor Interests                                                                                                                     1%

Location on Website:   Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Tax, Incentives, and Financing - Arizona Property Classification and Ratios Chart
Update Frequency:      yearly
Release Date:          Fall
Date Last Updated:     1/18/2008
Source(s):             Arizona Tax Research Association
Link(s):               Hard Copy Report

Note:                  Historical Data does not need to be recorded for this information. Overwrite chart each year.
Greater Phoenix Personal Income Tax

Taxable Income
Single                                  Married                          2007 Rate
First $10,000                           First $20,000                         2.59%
Next $15,000                            Next $30,000                          2.88%
Next $25,000                            Next $50,000                          3.36%
Next $100,000                           Next $200,000                         4.24%
Amount over $150,000                    Amount over $300,000                  4.54%

Personal Exemptions
Single                                                        $2,100
Married, filing jointly, no
dependents                                                    $4,200
Married, filing jointly, at least one
dependent                                                     $6,300
Married, filing seperately, no
dependents                                                    $2,100
Married, filing seperately, at least
one dependent                                                 $3,150

Head of Household (not married)                               $4,200
Head of Household (married)                                   $3,150
Dependents                                                    $2,300
Age 65 and over                                               $2,100

Location on Website:                    Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Tax, Incentives, and Financing - Sales Tax Chart
Update Frequency:                       yearly
Release Date:                           January
Date Last Updated:                      2/4/2008
Source(s):                              Arizona Department of Revenue
Link(s):                                http://www.revenue.state.az.us/Forms/individualforms.asp (Instructions)

Note:                                   Historical Data does not need to be recorded for this information. Overwrite chart each
Greater Phoenix Housing Prices

Greater Phoenix Area Median Home Sales
          Single                  Multi-
          Family      Single      family     Multi-
Year      Resale      Family New Resale      family New
     1997 $105,000       $136,130    $72,500   $116,500
     1998 $113,585       $139,070    $77,500   $119,400
     1999 $120,000       $146,710    $81,900   $136,070
     2000 $128,900       $150,770    $86,000   $152,350
     2001 $136,000       $156,560    $90,500   $163,710
     2002 $144,900       $159,990    $95,500   $162,660
     2003 $155,000       $173,240   $103,275   $184,700
     2004 $174,185       $195,000   $114,530   $186,485
     2005 $240,500       $251,795   $150,000   $214,615
     2006 $260,600       $306,355   $174,000   $225,400
     2007 $257,000       $283,365   $179,000   $241,880
 2008 Q1 $216,845        $251,855
 2008 Q2 $200,000        $235,225

Affordability Index for New Homes is the highest it has been
since 2005 Q2 (Index for 2008 Q2 = 84)
Affordability Index for Resale Homes is the highest it has been
since 2005 Q1 (Index for 2008 Q2 = 99)

            Greater
Location on Website: Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Greater Phoenix Housing Market Chart
           quarterly
Update Frequency:
            u
Release Date: nknown
            8/8/2008
Date Last Updated:
Source(s):   Realty Study Center @ Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus, August 2007
Link(s):     http://www.poly.asu.edu/realty/market_update.html
Comparative Metro Areas Housing Prices

Median Sales Price of Existing Single Family Homes
Metro Area                    Existing Price * Existing Price** Existing Price***
Albuquerque                          $195,900          $195,000          $199,400
Boston                               $380,700          $357,100          $366,100
Chicago                              $261,000          $249,600          $257,600
Denver                               $230,100          $223,500          $225,200
Greater Phoenix                      $241,700          $222,200         $205,100
Houston                              $150,300          $148,400          $153,400
Las Vegas                            $273,500          $247,600          $235,300
Los Angeles                          $509,700          $459,400          $417,800
Minneapolis                          $217,200          $199,900          $210,800
New York                             $457,400          $445,400          $453,400
Portland                             $290,500          $286,600          $286,100
Riverside/San Bernardino             $338,000          $287,100          $265,200
Salt Lake City                       $229,100          $225,700          $234,200
San Diego                            $522,900          $459,000          $459,000
San Francisco                        $777,300          $701,700          $684,900
Seattle                              $377,500          $372,300          $380,500
Tampa                                $201,600          $184,700          $180,800
U.S. Average                         $206,200          $196,300          $206,500
* Q4 2007, **Q1 2008, ***Q2 2008

Location on Website:         Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Metro Areas Housing Market Chart
Update Frequency:            quarterly
Release Date:                February, May, August, November (mid-month)
Date Last Updated:           5/14/2008
Source(s):                   National Association of Realtors
Link(s):                     http://www.realtor.org/Research.nsf/Pages/MetroPrice
Greater Phoenix Climate


Average Daily High
January                              65.9°
July                                 105.9°
October                              88.1°

Average Daily Low
January                              41.2°
July                                 81.0°
October                              60.8°

Annual Average/Totals
Precipitation                        7.6 inches
Precipitation Days                   36.4
Average Wind Speed                   6.2 mph



Although the annual rainfall totals only about 8 inches, the Sonoran Deserts hosts a variety of native plants and animals.
The region boasts over 325 days of sunshine annually, low humidity and very mild winters.
Greater Phoenix was named the 2nd Safest Place to Do Business (two years in a row) in 2006 by Risk and Insurance magazine. The
study measured the risk of catastrophes in metropolitan areas.


The warm, yet moderate, climate allows residents to take full advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities.


Location on Website:                 Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Climate
Update Frequency:                    yearly
Release Date:
Date Last Updated:                       8/12/2008
Source(s):                           Western Regional Climate Center, Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors' Bureau
Link(s):


Note:                                Historical Data does not need to be recorded for this information. Overwrite chart each year.
Comparative Cost of Living Index

City                              Composite Score
Las Vegas, NV                                             109.4
Los Angeles, CA                                            147
Dallas, TX                                                 91.8
Albuquerque, NM                                            98.9
Riverside, CA                                             116.6
San Jose, CA                                               151
Salt Lake City, UT                                        102.2
Phoenix, AZ                                               102.5
Boston, MA                                                135.9
New York (Manhattan), NY                                  214.7
Tucson, AZ                                                100.8

Note: US Average = 100.0. The Index compares the cost of maintaining a standard of living appropriate for moderately
affluent professional and managerial households (annual income over $70,000 in most parts of the country).
* ACCRA Q2 2007

Location on Website:              Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Cost of Living Index
Update Frequency:                 quarterly
Release Date:                     September, December, March, June
Date Last Updated:                8/12/2008
Source(s):                        ACCRA Cost of Living Index
Link(s):                          Hard Copy Report



Note:                             This information is not the most updated, cannot find ACCRA Cost of Living Index Book
Greater Phoenix Major Medical Facilities

Major Medical Facilities
Facility                              Beds     Address                              City
Glencroft Care Center                    225                  8641 N. 67th Ave.            Glendale
Life Care Center of North Glendale       223                 13620 N. 55th Ave.            Glendale
East Mesa Healthcare Center              222                       51 S. 48th St.             Mesa
Immanuel Campus of Care                  228                 11301 N. 99th Ave.              Peoria
Plaza del Rio Care Center                216                   13215 N. 94th St.             Peoria
Life Care Center of Paradise Valley      210                   4065 E. Bell Road            Phoenix
Springdale West Rehabilitation           204             3130 E. Broadway Road                Mesa
Arizona State Veteran Home               200                    4141 N. Third St.           Phoenix
Ridgecrest Healthcare                    200                   16640 N. 38th St.            Phoenix
Glendale Care Center                     196                4704 W. Diana Ave.             Glendale
Evergreen Foothills Health &
Rehabilitation Center                    192                  15810 S. 42nd St.             Phoenix
Coronado Healthcare Center               191                 11411 N. 19th Ave.             Phoenix
Kivel Care Center                        191                   3020 N. 36th St.             Phoenix
Evergreen Mesa Christian Health          191                215 W. Brown Road                 Mesa
Desert Sky Healthcare and
Rehabilitation                           186                5125 N. 58th Ave.               Glendale
Plaza Healthcare                         179        1475 N. Granite Reef Road             Scottsdale
Sun Health Grandview Care Center         179     14505 W. Granite Valley Drive         Sun City West
Evergreen Healthcare Center              174                420 W. 10th Place                   Mesa
Sunbridge Estrella Care                  161            350 E. LaCanada Blvd.              Avondale
Mi Casa Nursing Center                   160              330 S. Pinnule Circle                 Mesa
Good Shepherd Retirement Center          157              10323 W. Olive Ave.                 Peoria
North Mountain Medical &
Rehabilitation Center                    155                    9155 N. Third St.           Phoenix
Palm Valley Rehabilitation and Care
Center                                   155         13575 W. McDowell Road                Goodyear
Chris Ridge Village Health Center        150                6246 N. 19th Ave.               Phoenix
Beatitudes Campus                        146            1712 W. Glendale Ave.               Phoenix

Source: The Business Journal Book
of Lists 2008; ranked by maximum
licensed capacity
Location on Website:   Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Major Medical Facilities
Update Frequency:      yearly
Release Date:          December
Date Last Updated:     8/12/2008
Source(s):             see below
Link(s):               Hard Copy Report



Note:                  Historical Data does not need to be recorded for this information. Overwrite chart each year.
Greater Phoenix Professional Sports

Professional sports

Team/League
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball (MLB)
Cactus League Baseball (MLB)
Phoenix Suns (NBA)
Firebird International Raceway
Arizona State University Athletics (ASU)
FBR Open (PGA)
Phoenix International Raceway
Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
Phoenix Mercury (WNBA)

Location on Website:      Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Professional Sports
Update Frequency:
Update Time:
Date Last Updated:        8/12/2008
Source(s):
Link(s):
Greater Phoenix Annual Special Events

Annual Special Events

Golf and Tennis
Safeway International LPGA Tournament
FBR Open Golf Tournament
The Tradition Senior PGA Tour
Legends Tennis Classic
Franklin Templeton Men's Tennis Classic

Art and Cultural Events
Annual Cowboy Artists of America Exhibition
Arizona Renaissance Festival
Arizona Scottish Highland Games
Dia de los Muertos Festival
Matsuri, A Festival of Japan
Native American Fine Art Invitational
Scottsdale Arts Festival
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Tempe Festival of the Arts
Harvest Festival
Family Cornfest and Arts and Crafts Fair
Way Out West Oktoberfest

Rodeo
Senior Pro Rodeo

Racing
Coors Light World Finals Drag Boat Racing
NHRA World Series of Drag Racing
Bombadier ATV Cooper World Classic
Checker Auto Parts 500

Football and Baseball
Cactus League Spring Training
Fiesta Bowl Football Classic

Other Events
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
Fiesta Bowl Parade
Fiesta Bowl New Year's Eve Block Party
Thunderbird Classic Hot Air Balloon Race

Location on Website:       Greater Phoenix - Regional Profile - Quality of Life - Annual Special Events
Update Frequency:
Update Time:
Date Last Updated:         8/12/2008
Source(s):
Link(s):

Note:

								
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