A Growing Hub for Quality Health Care
Peoria, Arizona has a strong employment base in health care and is quickly becoming a hub for world-renowned care. In 2018, construction began on a new $70 million multi-specialty health center. The 127,000 square foot facility is being constructed by Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health Systems). The facility is expected to employ at least 300 people in its first year, and is scheduled to open in 2020.
This comes on the heels of the completion of two more medical centers, both of which opened in Peoria in 2017. HonorHealth completed construction of a $10 million facility totaling 25,000 square feet, which brings primary care physicians, specialists, and other services together under one roof. Cigna Medical Group also opened its two story, 60,000 square foot facility on Thunderbird Road, which combines family and internal medicine, a pharmacy, laboratory, and urgent care into one convenient facility.
Peoria is also 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.
With neighboring facilities including Cancer Treatment Center of America and Banner Medical Center, it's easy to see that Peoria is quickly becoming a location that is known for its high quality medical care and one of our city's top industries.
Map of Peoria Health Care Facilities and Neighboring Cities
Numerous companies have chosen to locate their advanced manufacturing businesses in Peoria. The city has a smart and talented workforce that is easily accessible within a short commute time.
Novembal is a leader in the plastic injection molding industry and a supplier to many top-tier liquid packaging companies. This is Novembal's third manufacturing facility and it has a staff of 50 employees.
TYR Tactical opened its new 76,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Peoria in September of 2017. The company, which was founded in 2010 by a former U.S. Marine, produces body armor, backpacks, clothing, and safety equipment that helps protect servicemen and women. Their equipment is used by law enforcement and special operations divisions in the U.S. and throughout the world including the FBI, DEA, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshal Service, and many more. The $7.2 million facility was constructed by LGE Design Build and is expected to employ 125 new staff including sewing technicians and assemblers.
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