Business & Industry
Maricopa’s economy is thriving, in large measure because the community is a great place to live. This also means that Maricopa is a great place in which to locate, expand or grow a business. Increasingly, Maricopa’s economic base is diversifying as the community moves from being a ‘start-up’ city to one that is maturing rapidly into a well-rounded place in which to live, do business and work.
Maricopa’s thriving economy not only helps grow the tax base, but also means that it’s a great place to attract and retain first-rate talent. And the economy’s increasing diversification means that more and more highly educated professional workers and entrepreneurs are establishing their careers and enterprises in Maricopa.
Top Industries for Employment
The economy of Maricopa, AZ employs about 25,217 people. The largest industries in Maricopa, AZ are Services (43.0%); Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (10.8%); Retail Trade (10.1%); Manufacturing (9.8%); Transportation and Utilities (8.2%); Construction (7.0%); and Public Administration (5.9%).
(Source: ESRI, Estimates July 2021)
Major Employers in Maricopa, Arizona
|1||Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino||800|
|2||Maricopa Unified School District 20||670|
|3||City of Maricopa||400|
|6||Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.||150|
|7||Ak-Chin Indian Community||120|
|8||Stanfield Elementary School District 24||120|
|9||Fry’s Food Stores||110|
|10||Sequoia Pathway Academy||100|
|12||Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center||90|
|13||Legacy Traditional School||80|
|14||Native Grill and Wings||80|
(Source: Arizona COG/MPO Employer Database, 2019/2020)
Key Economic Sectors
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Information Technology & IoT
Maricopa is particularly well-suited to support Arizona’s burgeoning IT industry. Sixty-two percent of the city’s labor force are employed in professional jobs, including business operations, finance and IT.
Agribusiness & Agriculture Technology
Maricopa is home to several agricultural and dairy operations, and also two leading research institutions, both of which are conducting cutting-edge research in the agricultural sciences, water conservation and management, and food safety and production.
The State of Arizona is home to a highly concentrated and growing automotive and engineering industry and Maricopa has a ready workforce of professionals that directly supports the autonomous mobility industry.
Healthcare & MedTech
Maricopa is committed to building a healthcare community that can service the growing needs of its many young families and expanding retiree population.
Arizona’s diverse economy enables advanced manufacturers to thrive, scaling new technologies and products. Companies in aerospace and aviation, space technology and exploration, electric vehicle manufacturing, semiconductors, food processing and other sectors have grown exponentially here.