Economic Development E-Newsletter | Jan. 29, 2020
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City of Chandler Higher Education Demand Survey
The City of Chandler is conducting a brief survey to assess demand for additional higher education programming in Chandler. The feedback received will help determine if there is sufficient interest to introduce new courses and degree programs in our community over the coming years.

Chandler's educated workforce is key to attracting companies to our city and providing existing employers with the talent they need to grow. Additional programming would enhance our labor pool and support local workers looking to gain new skills and advance within their careers.

We request your participation in this survey and assistance in sharing it with your network. Responses are completely anonymous and results will be reported in aggregate form only. The survey will take about 5 - 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for helping us gather this important feedback.
Go on a Virtual Tour of the Uptown Chandler Art Project
We have launched a GIS story map that allows users to take a virtual tour of the Uptown Chandler public art project. See where each of the 10 art installations is located and learn about the artists behind the designs and what inspired them. This project is part of the City's broader Uptown Chandler initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of this vibrant part of our community to champion positive growth and continued economic vitality. Learn more at chandleraz.gov/uptown.
Chandler Hosts Free Workshop on Building Intentional Culture for PHX East Valley Innovates Entrepreneur Week
As part of PHX East Valley Innovates Entrepreneur Week, Chandler's Economic Development Division will host a free workshop called "Building Intentional Culture: Connecting Culture to Financial Results" from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The free event will be held at ASU Chandler Innovation Center (ACIC), 249 E. Chicago St.

The workshop will be facilitated by Lee Benson, founder and CEO of Execute to Win. "Defining your company culture early on is critical to future success," said Benson. "I'm thrilled to share my knowledge on this important topic with entrepreneurs - whether you're just starting out or a seasoned veteran, you'll find value in this interactive workshop."

Following the event, participants will enjoy a catered lunch (from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) to network with fellow entrepreneurs and business executives in attendance. Space is limited. Attendees are asked to register online by Friday, Feb. 7.
Celebrate Science at the Annual Chandler Science Spectacular Festival on Saturday, Feb. 8
The City of Chandler and its Economic Development Division invite the community to its ninth annual Chandler Science Spectacular, sponsored by Intel, Northrop Grumman and First Things First, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The one-day, hands-on event will be in Downtown Chandler, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., between Buffalo and Boston streets along Commonwealth Avenue.

Get ready to explore the basics of science as more than 50 companies, artists, students and educational organizations host interactive, hands-on learning activities. Event sponsor Northrop Grumman will launch a model rocket every hour and their scientists and engineers will have a variety of interactive and hands-on activities for families. The company will have a passport for kids to earn stamps as they complete each activity. Once the passport is filled out, they may exchange it for a prize.

Intel and its volunteers will display Makey Makey/Sparkfun kits and feature activities focused on the fundamental basics of computer science. There will be much more from a variety of companies, including Waymo, global engineering firm Stantec, Local Motors, Zovio and the PGA Tour Superstore, among others displaying interactive activities.

Learn more at chandleraz.gov/science
ICYMI: Expanding Global Opportunities Webinar
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, the City hosted a webinar for small- and mid-size businesses interested in exporting. Conducted in partnership with the Export-Import Bank and U.S. Commercial Service, the webinar focused on providing information on federal programs that help match companies with foreign buyers and then finance their export sales. A copy of the presentation is available for download . Contact Michael Winer, Economic Development Specialist, at michael.winer@chandleraz.gov if you have questions or would like to learn more about resources available to exporters.
Helpful Links
Events
Chandler Science Spectacular
Feb. 8, 2020
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Chandler

City Council Study Session
Feb. 10, 2020
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers

PHX East Valley Innovates
Kickoff Networking Reception
Feb. 10, 2020
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
QuartHaus - 201 W. Washington St.

PHX East Valley Innovates
Building Intentional Culture Workshop
Feb. 11, 2020
8:30 to 12:30 p.m.
ASU Chandler Innovation Center
249 E. Chicago St.

City Council Regular Meeting
Feb. 13, 2020
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers