Participating Cities


Litchfield Park was recently rated as “the # 1 Place to Live in Arizona” by Movoto, a national real estate firm that studied 84 cities in Arizona. The City of Litchfield Park…


Sedona, often called “Red Rock Country”, is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping…


Founded in 1888 and incorporated eight decades ago as a 440-acre town, Buckeye has surged into the 21st century with a 600-square-mile planning area.


Cottonwood is centrally located in the Verde Valley. Residents and visitors enjoy the many benefits of the scenic Verde River….


Douglas, Arizona is in the County of Cochise situated on the US / Mexican border adjacent to the Mexican city of Agua Prieta. It is located 118 miles southeast of Tucson. Douglas has over 18,000 residents and was founded in 1901, and was later incorporated in 1905…..

Casa Grande

Nestled between Phoenix and Tucson, Casa Grande is right in the heart of Arizona’s Sun Corridor……. The city is strategically located in an area with quick access to several transportation routes, including Interstate 8 and Interstate 10. The main line of the Union Pacific Railroad also runs through Casa Grande. The city operates a general aviation airport, making travel to and from Casa Grande convenient for business professionals.<br /> With a population of over 50,000 residents, the city has grown to be the largest community in western Pinal County since its incorporation in 1915.<br /> Casa Grande offers a broad range of facilities and activities for all ages, including a senior center, teen center, museums, libraries, a public pool, theaters, a golf course, and hiking and bike trails. More than 25 parks are located in and around Casa Grande.<br /> Grande Sports World is a state-of-the-art facility and soccer training complex located in Casa Grande that attracts more than 20,000 spectators a year. Grande Sports World is the home to The Grande Sports Academy, which provides world-class instructional programs in soccer, private education, and physical and mental conditioning for children ages seven to eighteen. The facility has become a popular pre-season destination for the country’s top Major League Soccer Teams.<br /> Former PGA golfer and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo will open a new youth golf academy at Grande Sports World in the fall of 2014. The Faldo Golf Academy at Grande Sports World is the only full-time residential golf academy west of the Mississippi.<br /> Building and development is strong in Casa Grande. New opportunities are available for both startup enterprises and growing companies. Casa Grande is home to multiple internationally recognized industries including Abbott Laboratories, Frito Lay, Daisy Brand, Monsanto, Hexcel and WalMart Distribution Center and is the North American Headquarters for ACO Polymer Products.<br /> Dairy manufacturing giants Franklin Foods and Commonwealth Dairy opened processing plants in 2013, adding hundreds of new jobs to the local economy.<br /> The PhoenixMart project broke ground in Casa Grande in November 2013. The 1.75 million square foot complex will be the newest and largest sourcing center in the United States and third of its kind in the world. The multi-million dollar project will create at least 3,000 direct jobs in Casa Grande when it opens in 2015.<br /> Downtown Casa Grande has so much to offer, including locally owned restaurants and an eclectic mix of businesses. The downtown scene is always lively with a number of events to entertain the entire family.<br /> Casa Grande is a community based on strong family values with safe neighborhoods and an abundance of resources and programs that give Casa Grande an enviable quality of life. There are a wide range of housing opportunities in a variety of affordable price ranges. The average house price in Casa Grande is $132,000 – (2013 – Pinal County Assessor). From historic homes to new homes, there is something for every taste.<br />



The city of DeSoto is considered “the Beacon City of Southern Dallas County” with a growing population of over 52,000. DeSoto is located within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, which allows employers to pull from a vast workforce area. The DFW Metroplex is home to 5.7 million people and covers 9,249 square miles. Its economy is one of the healthiest in the country due to its central location in the United States, regulatory environment, low cost of living, quality of life, investment into infrastructure and an extremely diversified economic base.</p> <p>Located near the intersections of Interstate 20, Interstate 35E, Interstate 45, and US Highway 67 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, DeSoto is a prime location for any industry and business. Nestled among trees and rolling hills of southwestern Dallas County, DeSoto offers attractive housing, welcoming neighborhoods, a great school system, updated parks with sufficient shopping and dining.


Modesto, California, was founded in the San Joaquin Valley along the shore<br /> of the Tuolumne River as a railroad stop in October 1870. The town’s<br /> original proposed name honored William Chapman Ralston, a wealthy banker………<br /> and director of the Central Pacific Railroad. When he demurred, the town was<br /> named Modesto, a Spanish word meaning modest, because of Ralston’s<br /> modesty.</p> <p>The Modesto Arch, built in 1912, stretches across I Street and displays the<br /> city’s motto: “Water Wealth Contentment Health.” The McHenry Museum is<br /> home to many historical artifacts from the early days of Modesto and Stanislaus<br /> County. The museum contains a county recorder’s office, a general store, and<br /> a recreated blacksmith shop using wood and square nails from a century-old<br /> house. Other exhibits include gold mining paraphernalia, original firefighting<br /> equipment, and turn-of-the-20th century home furnishings.</p> <p>Located at Modesto Junior College, the Great Valley Museum of Natural History exhibits<br /> various animals, plants, and cultural artifacts from the valley and around the<br /> world. The McHenry Mansion was built in 1883 by Robert McHenry and is<br /> decorated with antiques appropriate to the 1883–1896 period.</p> <p>Castle Air Museum is located in nearby Atwater and displays more than 45<br /> aircraft, including the B-25, the B-24 Liberator, and the B-29.<br /> Modesto has several performing arts venues. The Gallo Center for the Arts<br /> features two theaters and is home to six resident companies: Modesto Community<br /> Concert Association, Modesto Performing Arts, Modesto Symphony Orchestra<br /> Association, Townsend Opera, Central West Ballet, and Youth Entertainment<br /> Stage (YES) Company. Modesto Band of Stanislaus County (Moband) performs<br /> summertime concerts at the Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park. The Art Deco-style<br /> State Theatre is now a recognized Landmark Preservation<br /> site hosts a variety of live concerts and productions as well as films.<br /> The Fat Cat Music House and Lounge is a beautiful 1930’s era venue featuring<br /> live music and comedy. An array of art galleries, fine dining, shopping and<br /> entertainment opportunities make downtown Modesto a lively, vibrant place to<br /> fill an evening.</p> <p>NEIGHBORHOODS<br /> Downtown Modesto is primarily a commercial area but has many residential<br /> neighborhoods featuring a wide variety of housing styles. A mix of California<br /> Bungalows, large Revival Renaissance custom-built styles, and ranch-styles that<br /> date from early-to-mid–20th century can be found along the tree-lined, shady<br /> streets of the Hintze-Fairmont neighborhood. Built between 1910 and 1960, the<br /> College neighborhood offers such housing styles as California Bungalow,<br /> English Tudor, Shingle Style and Mission Revival, which reflects California’s<br /> Spanish missions.</p> <p>Along the Dry Creek, the La Loma neighborhood has single- and two-story<br /> homes from the 1940s and 1950s. Many homes designs were inspired by the<br /> organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, such as the Usonian style home and<br /> furnishings that he designed and built for Robert and Mary Walton in Modesto.<br /> This style usually consists of a single-story home with flat roofs and overhangs<br /> that utilizes native materials. On the opposite side of Dry Creek, Wycliffe<br /> features large single-story homes built in the 1960s and 1970s in a variety of<br /> styles. The large Lakewood neighborhood dates from the same period and<br /> features ranch-style and other single-story homes.</p> <p>Dutchhollow, Dutch Meadow, and Vintage Faire Estates offer contemporarystyle<br /> custom and semi-custom built single-story and two-story homes built in<br /> the 1980s. Houses are located on shady tree-lined streets.</p> <p>Chateau Provence, Sundance Lake, and Fleur de Ville are gated communities.<br /> The large contemporary, custom-built homes in Fleur de Ville were built in the<br /> late 1990s. Contemporary homes in Chateau Provence and Sundance Lake were<br /> built primarily in the early 2000s.</p> <p>Established in the 1940s near Modesto, the Del Rio neighborhood offers<br /> elegant custom-built homes in stunning neighborhoods with views of the<br /> Stanislaus River. Streets entwine throughout the Del Rio Country Club and<br /> Golf Course.</p> <p>CITY STATS 2014<br /> City Population 209,198<br /> Metropolitan Statistical Area Population 531,997<br /> Per Capita Personal Income, Modesto, CA, MSA $36,356<br /> PARKS AND RECREATION<br /> Modesto has 76 parks with amenities that include four community centers,<br /> one swimming pool, forty four tennis courts, fourteen light ball fields including the recently<br /> developed Mary Grogan Soccer Complex that has threesynthetic fields and four grass,<br /> three golf courses, two disc golf course, basketball and volleyball courts, playgrounds<br /> and over fifteen miles of bike paths including our rapidly lengthening pan City Virginia<br /> Corridor trailway.</p> <p>Developed in 1907, Graceada is Modesto’s oldest city park located in the heart of<br /> Downtown Modesto. Designed by John McClaren, the designer of Golden Gate<br /> Park in San Francisco, the park features 6 tennis courts, a wading pool, a<br /> playground, and the 1,200 seat Mancini Bowl amphitheater which is home to<br /> dozens of special events every year.</p> <p>Beyer Community Park in north Modesto has two softball fields, six tennis courts,<br /> a volleyball court, playground, horseshoe pits, a pétanque court, and a 13,000<br /> square foot skate park which is open year round. Beyer is the future site of an<br /> inclusive playground, The Awesome Spot.</p> <p>The City has fifteen miles of Class 1 Bike trails, thirty Miles of Class 2 bike lanes,<br /> forty miles of Class 3 bike routes, and 2.5 miles of Class 4 protected bikeways,<br /> making up a total 87.5 miles of bicycle paths.</p> <p>Just across the street from the McHenry Mansion and Museum is the beautiful<br /> quarter-acre McClatchy Square. This downtown landmark is home to the Gallo<br /> Rose Garden and “The Paper Boy,” a bronze statue of a young boy delivering<br /> copies of the Modesto Bee with a dog at his side.</p> <p>Modesto is home to the American Graffiti Car Show and Festival held annually in<br /> June. The film, “American Graffiti” was based on director George Lucas’ boyhood<br /> experiences in Modesto, where cruising was a teenager’s way of life in the late<br /> 1950s and early 1960s.</p> <p>The city’s John Thurman field is also home of the Modesto Nuts, a minor league<br /> professional baseball team. Many special events, concerts are also held at the field<br /> during the off-season.</p> <p>EDUCATION<br /> Modesto City Schools educate 30,000 students in 22 elementary schools, 4<br /> junior high schools, 7 comprehensive high schools, and an extensive alternative<br /> education program. A variety of specialized academies and specific programs<br /> of instruction are available at each high school. Seven other school districts<br /> feed into Modesto City Schools at the high school level.</p> <p>Modesto Junior College is a public, two-year community college that offers<br /> a variety of associate degree programs, with many focused on agriculture.<br /> Other career-oriented programs are offered at Galen College of Medical and<br /> Dental Assistants and Institute of Technology.</p> <p>HEALTH CARE<br /> Modesto is served by the following health care facilities:<br /> Memorial Medical Center: 423 licensed beds<br /> Stanislaus Surgical Hospital: 23 licensed beds<br /> Doctors Medical Center: 394 licensed beds<br /> Kaiser Foundation Hospital Modesto: 152 licensed beds<br /> Central Valley Specialty Hospital: 100 licensed long-term acute care beds<br /> Doctors Medical Center–Behavioral Health Department: 67 licensed</p> <p>


The City of Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populous city nationally and is also the most populous…


A low cost of living, high quality of life and world-class recreation make Tempe a place where people can prosper financially, physically and culturally. Tempe’s…


Avondale is a modern city, near the heart of the Phoenix-metropolitan area. The current population of 81,000+ is expected to reach 135,272 by the year 2035. The anticipated build-out population is estimated to be 237,102 residents. That rapid growth makes Avondale one of the fastest-growing communities in the valley, and the nation.</p> <p>To keep pace with the population growth, a variety of cultural, economic, recreational and educational advantages have evolved. Resources include the Phoenix International Raceway, the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival, Historic Old Town Avondale offering restaurants, galleries and gift shops, the West Valley Arts Council and Universal Technical Institute. Avondale offers nearly 200 acres of parks and 7.5 miles of lakeside trails for active and passive activities. The Randall McDaniel Sports Complex includes 83,000 square feet of indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball and the Anderson Institute of Music offering studios, lessons and theater productions. Avondale is also home to Friendship Park -ten multi-purpose fields that play host to regional soccer tournaments and special events year round.</p> <p>Avondale offers a stable political environment with wide range of housing opportunities, educational resources including Estrella Mountain Community College, the opportunity to locally complete a Northern Arizona University degree, and employment in a highly diversified community. In addition to office plazas, retail centers and one of the state’s largest auto malls (Avondale Automall), the city has also found a niche with medical-related offices and health-related centers. With two hospitals on its border and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Specialty and Urgent Center recently opened in Avondale, medical-related professions thrive in the community.<br />


Chandler, Arizona, is located in the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Chandler regularly receives awards and honors for its quality of life, strong economic climate and livability. Check out our latest awards and accolades..


The City of Prescott draws visitors from all over the world to enjoy our unique setting, old-west history and enjoyable climate. Throughout the year Prescott offers a variety of events and activities so that no matter when you visit, you’ll get a chance to experience the many facets of Prescott and the surrounding area. Our city offers something for everyone – from the beautiful downtown plaza which includes museums, shopping, and the famous Whiskey Row to the scenic mountain vistas and recreation – people of all interests and ages will find something to enjoy in Prescott. The City is home to prominent educational institutions including Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College, and Prescott College. Top healthcare providers as well as manufacturers and others offer well-paying jobs. We also have the third busiest airport in Arizona – Prescott Regional Airport – which is designed to be the economic hub of the region. Our airport recently experienced a very successful Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) fly-in, which only selects four locations per year for this event. This attracted a record-breaking crowd of 6,300 people with 565 airplanes landing at Prescott Regional Airport to enjoy exhibitors, a variety of diverse aircraft, and an air show demonstration. Several other notable recognitions and attributes given to Prescott include:<br /> • The Culture List has named Prescott as one of the “10 Most Beautiful Towns in Arizona”<br /> • For the second year in a row, Prescott has the cleanest air in the United States according to the American Lung Association<br /> • In 2008, the American Planning Association (APA) distinguished the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in Prescott as being named one of the “Nation’s 10 Great Public Places”<br /> • Designated as Arizona’s Christmas City, which includes a beautiful Courthouse Plaza lighting each December.<br /> We invite you to come live, learn, work, and play in Prescott and find out for yourself why Prescott is considered one of the top emerging cities.<br />


The City of Maricopa is a community with a “Proud History and a Prosperous Future.” Strategically located between Phoenix and Tucson in the high growth Sun Corridor, Maricopa is poised for continued success.</p> <p>Maricopa became Arizona’s 88th municipality when it incorporated in October 2003. Over the last decade, it has become Arizona’s fastest growing community, transforming almost overnight from a quiet town of 2,000 residents to a bustling city of more than 46,000.</p> <p>Historically an agricultural community, Maricopa is emerging as a regional hotbed for the agritech industry. Maricopa is home to a thriving cluster of local agrictech businesses and research facilities, including USDA Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center and the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center. Researchers at these centers are working to develop new technologies and solutions to problems faced by crop consumers and producers. Partnerships with the private sector have led to the commercialization of innovative agricultural products and have helped launch a number of agritech startups.</p> <p>In the automotive industry, Maricopa is helping pave the way in vehicle research and development. Both Volkswagen and Nissan located their North American proving grounds in Maricopa, where they put vehicles to the test under extreme heat and sun conditions.</p> <p>Maricopa is a growing community that offers residents and businesses the experience of a safe community, tremendous quality of life, proximity to Phoenix and Tucson, and convenient access to major markets throughout the Southwest.<br />


Sedona, often called “Red Rock Country”, is a four seasons playground for everyone – whether you’re into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping…


Welcome to Goodyear, Arizona, encompassing a unique blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality packaged in a fresh, contemporary setting. Located less than 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Goodyear offers an abundance of attractions including over 100 restaurants, great shopping, theaters, over 20,000 acres of recreational parks, 33 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding and over 100 miles of paved bike routes.</p> <p>Goodyear is a place where people want to live and work. Given the prestigious All American City and the esteemed Most Livable City Award, Goodyear thrives on its active community and quality employment corridors. From the top-notch schools to the abundance of amenities, there is always something to see, do, or learn about in Goodyear.</p> <p>Consistently ranked the third fastest growing city in Arizona, Goodyear is poised for economic growth and vitality. With median home sale value of $177,000 planned sustainable growth – Goodyear weathered the economic recession with an estimated 66% growth rate amongst its top employers. Excelling companies such as:<br /> • Lockheed Martin<br /> • Cancer Treatment Centers of America<br /> • West Valley Hospital<br /> •<br /> • Dick’s Sporting Goods<br /> • AeroTurbine<br /> • Macy’s<br /> • SubZero</p> <p>All choose Goodyear as their community of choice in Arizona. Quality of Life, high education attainment levels and affordable housing are just a few reasons these companies choose to call Goodyear home.<br />



El Mirage



The City of Scottsdale is a premier Arizona community with a distinguished history of economic vitality and prosperity. It is a place where people from around the globe flock…


The Tucson basin has been continuously settled for over 4,000 years. Tucson celebrates a diversity of cultures, architecture and peoples. One of the…


Peoria, Arizona, a suburb in Northwest Metropolitan Phoenix, is a city on the rise. It is a community recognized for its high knowledge and technically- skilled workforce. Peoria is now establishing itself as an emerging center for innovation…..


“You will never be bored in Flagstaff. Each month brings different events and different weather-each more fun than the last.”-Mayor Jerry Nabours</p> <p>In 2015, the city’s estimated population was 70,320 and the combined metropolitan area of Flagstaff has an estimated population of 139,097….


Surprise is Arizona’s 10th largest city where community pride and a quality lifestyle among its residents flourish. Located in the northwestern part of Maricopa County, Surprise experienced one of the most intense bursts of hyper growth in the United States in the early to mid-2000’s. In fact, the city grew from a population of 38,000 in 2000 to almost 120,000 today. That’s a population increase of 285 percent!</p> <p>Surprise is noted for its safe, clean and unique neighborhoods and outstanding sports, recreational and outdoor amenities, including eight championship golf courses. So it’s no wonder why 9 out of 10 residents surveyed recommend Surprise as a place to live as well as start a business!</p> <p>The Surprise Recreation Campus is home to professional sports and adult and youth recreation facilities and programs. The award-winning Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. The campus also serves as a community gathering place where citizens come together to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, holiday events and other activities.</p> <p>The recreation campus also features one of the premiere municipal tennis centers in the United States. The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex is a 25-court venue that hosts professional, collegiate and USTA events and tournaments throughout the year and is also open for tennis players of all skill sets to enjoy or take lessons.</p> <p>Under the leadership of Mayor Sharon Wolcott, a new course for progress has been established in Surprise that includes an emphasis on business development, job creation and improved transportation. The Mayor and Council have also established a regional presence as strong advocates for expanded and multi-modal regional mass transit.</p> <p>Surprise is emerging as a leader in sustainable, thoughtful and citizen-engaged planning and is committed to developing rewarding partnerships that create jobs and promote a higher quality of life for its citizens.</p> <p>Info at www.surpriseaz/gov</p> <p>

West Palm Beach Florida

Long a place where people of vision have brought their dreams, built new enterprises, and achieved success, the City of West Palm Beach is a regional center of commerce offering an environment where dreams can still come true.</p> <p>Born among affluence, West Palm Beach has always been, and still is, a place where men and women roll up their sleeves and get things done, yet without the hustle, hassle and hardship found elsewhere in South Florida.</p> <p>Its government, business community and citizenry unite to build a positive, progressive business environment that is supportive and cooperative, which combined with its outstanding lifestyle and easy workability, creates Florida’s best metropolitan location where professional and personal lives both flourish, and where dreams still come true.</p> <p>West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County. It is one of the three main cities in South Florida.</p> <p>The city is home to sunny palm-lined streets, breathtaking waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic and scenic neighborhoods, and exciting year-round outdoor festivals.</p> <p>West Palm Beach has several world class shopping and entertainment districts including CityPlace, Clematis Street, Antique Row, Northwood Village and more.</p> <p>When the sun sets on West Palm Beach, you can indulge the most epicurean of tastes by candlelight at one of the many lovely restaurants.</p> <p>If you have an interest in the theater and the performing arts, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is the premier location to spend an evening. For museum enthusiasts, the Norton Museum of Art houses a world-renowned collection of European, American, Chinese and contemporary art.</p> <p>For those looking to enjoy the outdoors, the city’s teeming waterfront offers walkways and fantastic views. On the city’s western edge, you can hike, bike, and get a view of the Florida Everglades up close at Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve.


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Message from Mayor Glenn A. Johnson<br /> “I’d love to welcome you to our beautiful city, Pullman, Washington, home to some 32,000 people. Our city motto is high tech, higher education, and highest quality of life. If you’re looking for a place to live, to start or move your business, to get a great education, or to raise your family, this is a great place.”<br /> With its historical roots that still thrive in agriculture, Pullman was incorporated on April 11, 1888. It has matured into a community of 32,650 with small-town comforts and cosmopolitan amenities. Home to world class Washington State University, Pullman benefits from a diverse and international student population, PAC 12 sporting events as well as cultural and entertainment programs.<br /> The residents view conservation and energy efficiencies as priorities. Pullman Transit employs an increasing number of hybrid busses in its fleet. The system also tops the state in per-hour ridership, said Pullman Transit Manager Wayne Thompson, averaging about 50 passengers per hour. Most transits, he said, average about 20 passengers per hour. Beneficiary of another green initiative, Pullman was selected as the testing ground, beginning in 2011, for the $178 million Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project.<br /> The seeds of high technology flourish in Pullman’s fertile environment. Pullman is the international headquarters of employee-owned Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, which “provides products and services that make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.” Many other innovative technologies have been conceived here and are growing.<br /> Over the years, Pullman has been recognized by national publications and on the web as an outstanding community for young families, college students, senior citizens, and business. Its hallmarks are vitality, safety, livability and excellent public and private education.<br /> Pullman bears other fruits as a result of its well-educated, involved and generous year-round population. During fall 2002, voters approved the creation of a metropolitan park district for the purpose of improving, maintaining and acquiring parks and recreation facilities. As a result, Pullman enjoys 18 distinct parks and natural areas encompassing more than 145 acres as well as more than 15 miles of pathways to walk, run or bike–truly a community of parks and paths.<br /> Visit and<br />