Talent Pipeline

Avondale boasts an accessible and skilled labor force. Our strategic collaborations
with educational institutions including K-12, community colleges, trade schools, and
higher education help insure our local businesses never have to look for quality
workforce solutions.

Skilled Local Workforce

Top resident occupations within a 25-minute drive

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40,900 Workers

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Business Services

106,400 Workers

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Computer & Math

11,700 Workers

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Manufacturing & Logistics

61,200 Workers

Commute Analytics

Explosive Growth

By 2030, 40% of the metro’s population growth will occur
in the West Valley

Workforce Reports

Did You Know?

  • With Arizona being one of the top three states for
    highest population growth, adding over 120,000 new
    in 2019, Avondale’s economy continues to
    grow and diversify.
  • 1.7 million people live in the West Valley

*Source, EMSI 2019


Accessibility to a skilled workforce is a critical factor when a company decides to locate to a new community. Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, and the nation's largest community college district, Maricopa Community College District, are among our nationally recognized academic partners that offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines.

private colleges

career & technical programs

Community colleges

State Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority’s Navigator

This program offers no-cost talent acquisition assistance to companies moving to or expanding in Arizona.

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The Office of Economic Opportunity

This office exists to consolidate and improve analytic capacity for the state with the goal of identifying Arizona’s economic advantages.

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Regional Resources


Arizona @ Work brings together the state’s leading resources to help your company find employment and labor market information.

Arizona Manufacturer’s Council

The Arizona Manufactuer’s Council is the voice of Arizona manufacturing and a community of makers dedicated to creating the innovations that safeguard and improve people’s lives and to providing the jobs that anchor Arizona’s economy.

Career Connectors

Career Connectors is an organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources.

GPEC Research and Analytics Team

GPEC Research and Analytics Team provides an in-depth analysis to demonstrate how operating your business in the region can improve your bottom line and add value to your company.

Goodwill Job & Training Center

Goodwill connect people who need jobs, need better jobs and need skills to launch careers with the training, supports and resources they need.

Phoenix Chamber Foundation

The Phoenix Chamber Foundation focuses on improving the region’s prosperity and serves as a link between industry and education, ensuring that students in the region have access to high-quality affordable education and related job training.

Pipeline AZ

Arizona @ Work brings together the state’s leading resources to help your company find employment and labor market information.

WESTMARC’s west valley pipeline

WESTMARC’s West Valley Pipeline is a key initiative for the Economic Development Committee, further priming the pump for additional development in the West Valley by spearheading a regional workforce program and localize labor analytics.


Military & Veteran Success Center

Located at Luke Air Force Base, this center offers free
services and resources for transitioning military members, veterans and their dependents.

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The Reveille Foundation

The Reveille Foundation supports populations such as transitioning military, veterans and families, Native American and other with individualized case management plans.

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