CHANDLER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE : JANUARY 4, 2017
Mayor's State of the City Address to Highlight Emergence of Car Technology in Chandler

Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will deliver his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, January 31, in the City Council Chambers. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a light reception in the Chambers' foyer, followed by the Mayor's remarks at approximately 6:45 p.m. 

This year's theme will focus on the emergence of car technology in Chandler, with Fortune Magazine calling it "the country's hottest new city for autos" in an article published in 2016.  Chandler is home to many companies developing automotive technology including Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project), General Motors Innovation Center, Intel, Microchip, Garmin, Local Motors and others.
 
"We feel Chandler was a great choice for Waymo to continue to test and develop this new technology," Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. "These automotive tech companies further diversify Chandler's robust employment base, allowing us to remain economically strong. And it makes sense to concentrate this research here in Chandler, further cementing our reputation as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest."

The Mayor will also discuss the City's fiscal position, new capital projects on the horizon, neighborhoods and public safety, as well as some new programs that will be announced that evening.
Chandler is 2017's 7th Best City for Jobs

Chandler has been named 2017's 7th Best City for Jobs in a recent study from leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.

In order to identify the strongest local job markets in the U.S., WalletHub's analysts compared 150 of the most populated cities across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from "job opportunities" to "employment growth" to "monthly median starting salary."

The new ranking reflects the continued growth of Chandler's economy over the past year, moving up from a ranking of 20th nationally in 2016.
City to Host Career Fair for Jobseekers and Chandler-based Companies

Looking for a job? The City of Chandler, in partnership with Arizona@Work Maricopa County, will host a free career fair in downtown Chandler from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 19, at the Chandler Community Center, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave.

No registration is required for jobseekers. Local employers will be onsite to recruit new talent and promote available positions. Employers participating in the career fair will represent a variety of industries and there is still space for employers that would like to participate.

For more information, contact the City's Economic Development Program Manager James Smith at
480-782-3033 or james.smith@chandleraz.gov.
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Events
Chandler Career Fair
January 19, 2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
125 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Community Center

City Council
Study Session
January 23, 2017
7 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers

City Council
Regular Meeting
January 26, 2017
7 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers

Mayor's State of the City Address
January 31, 2017
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers