For Site Selectors

Smart people and smart businesses come to Peoria!

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Peoria is a strong community north of Phoenix and offers the following for corporate relocation clients:

  • Young, abundant, and talented workforce – there are more than one million workers in a 30-minutes labor shed and the average person is 36 years old in a high knowledge occupation
  • Expedited plan review process – the city is a one-stop shop for economic development, plan review, and permitting
  • Strong infrastructure and transportation – Peoria is bisected and surrounded by six highways and has a well-planned, modern infrastructure built for future growth
  • Excelling schools – both graduation rates and test scores in its public schools are exceeding the state average
  • Great quality of life – was ranked in the Top 100 to Places to Live in Money magazine and has housing that is available at a variety of price points
  • Pro-business city council – they have a proven track record of aggressive, strategic business decisions
  • Peoria has strong relationships with land owners who are motivated and ready for public private partnerships
  • The city is only 30% developed at present with a lot of opportunity for future development in the north along the newly opened Loop 303
  • There are dozens of premiere vacant sites of various sizes along major arterials and a good inventory of available commercial and build-to-suite space 

Peoria is also moving aggressively on infill opportunities by adopting a revitalization plan and a Commercial Rehabilitation Program for its Old Town as well as an urban redesign plan for its entertainment district (P83). Investment opportunities for these two areas, in addition to the pristine land that is available for new development in the northern part of the city, are the focus of the city’s strategic development agenda. Peoria is also aggressively pursuing university attraction, health care expansion, and destination retail.