Phoenix may have relied on construction employment in previous economic cycles but our people and businesses have evolved to ensure we are in lock step with national and global economic drivers and needs. Over the last decade, large employment gains in the Education & Health Services, Financial Activities and Leisure & Hospitality sectors have resulted in a shift in our economy, with an increase of 158,900 jobs.
Top five employment sectors include:
- Trade, Transportation and Utilities
- Professional and Business Services
- Education and Healthcare systems
- Leisure and Hospitality
Phoenix is also emerging as a hub for some of the most transformative industries, ripe for continued innovation and development, including high technology, manufacturing, bioscience research and advanced business services.