For the close to 20 years that I have lived here, I have watched the economy continue to grow and grow. The biggest industry has always been tourism - the 300 days of sunshine helps us out with that - real estate has also been big, restaurants / hospitality is a big industry - PF Changs started here, as well as other hot restaurants.
When people think Phoenix, though, they don't necessarily think technology, but we do have a lot of powerhouses with facilities and offices in the area: Motorola, Intel, Honeywell, and we have a nice growing base of start-ups and smaller technology firms. The Scottsdale Airpark is home to many such companies, and a recent article in the Business Journal talks about how the future looks bright for Arizona's public tech firms
With more and more people moving here from California for our lower housing prices, we are getting highly qualified workers that help move our economy forward. As a Scottsdale real estate
professional, I have helped attorneys, doctors and other professionals find that perfect home in the Scottsdale area.
With these types of articles, we can only look forward to a continued growing economy, one that never really seems to slowdown.