Peoria, Arizona has a strong employment base in health care and is home to the 185-acre Plaza del Rio health care campus, the largest off-hospital campus medical community in Arizona. The campus is unique, attracting and combining medical office facilities and seven different types of senior living facilities. This campus system allows seniors who are facing medical challenges to live their lives in a setting that complements their needs and desires. Furthermore, physicians, the onsite clinical research organization Pivotal Research, and neighboring Banner Sun Health Boswell Hospital have easy access to a variety of medical services and a built-in market of patients. Five full-service hospitals are within 15 minutes of any part of the city.
Retail Trade/Arts and Entertainment
Peoria has created a community with a very high quality of life, and as a result, retail and service offerings are very strong. The city has a thriving Entertainment District which is the most affluent and exciting 10-minute radius in the West Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. In that area, 29% of household incomes were over $100,000 annually. The tremendous growth in the area over the last decade has fueled the need to expand retail services. Peoria has responded by targeting retail opportunities to meet the needs of residents and improve the community service offerings.
Targeted Growth Industries
The city sees its future growth in advanced business services, manufacturing, bioscience, health care, and scientific and technical services.
- We have a large, technically-skilled workforce that currently employed in these industries elsewhere
- Peoria is only 30% developed, and therefore has a lot of room to grow
- The Loop 303 connects Interstates 10 and 17 and provides unparalleled access to northern Peoria