What’s Happening in the West Valley – March Program Recap
The spring events season kicked off on Thursday, March 20th at the Phoenix Country Club for a breakfast program featuring a panel of speakers representing Arizona’s West Valley.
Cheryl Covert from the City of Avondale’s Economic Development division was joined by Christian Green, Business Development and Marketing for the City of Goodyear and Justin Miller, Vice President of The Alter Group. The program was moderated by Eric Larson of AVB Development Partners and current president of the Arizona Association for Economic Development.
The discussion focused on current and future projects in the West Valley and housing trends that will lead to expanding business opportunities in this quickly growing area of Arizona.
Highlights from the presenters:
Cheryl Covert – City of Avondale:
- Residential housing is starting to come back
- Future Development: Healthcare & Office Space
- Looking to bring higher wage jobs to the community with a focus on creating a healthcare corridor
Justin Miller – The Alter Group:
- Alter Group owns approximately 2,000 acres in the Phoenix Metro area for future development
- Alter Group owns approximately 1,500 acres in the West Valley
- Office Developments
- Creating Residential Communities
Christian Green – City of Goodyear:
- Future Development: Data Centers and the Airport
- High Technology Community- Luke Air Force Base
- Working with GPEC on a campaign to bring California companies to Arizona
Overall key growth factors for all the panelists included:
Low interest rates
Vibrant master planned communities
Renewed employment opportunities
A very pro-development attitude.
Very special thanks to our program sponsors Rosendin Electric and Metal-Weld Specialties.
Please join us next month for What’s Happening in the East Valley – Thursday, April 24th 8am-9am at the Phoenix Country Club. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-happening-in-the-valley-series-west-east-and-beyond-tickets-10724159249
Julie Solomon, CEP, CCS Presentation Solutions
SMPS Arizona Events Director