Advertising in Phoenix


Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of Arizona. Accommodating over 1.4 million people, Phoenix is the most populous state capital in the United States of America. Settled in 1867, Phoenix’s canal system led to a prosperous farming community, many of the original crops such as alfalfa, citrus, hay, and cotton remained important parts of the Phoenix economy for decades.​

Lovers of long stretches of daylight flock to Phoenix, as the city basks in sunshine more often than any other major city in the United States. The Sun shines on the metropolitan area 85% of its daylight hours. Consistently ranking among the nation’s top cities for Four and Five Diamond and Star resorts, Phoenix attracts more than 16 million visitors every year.

  • Estimated Population:1,626,078​​
  • Foreign born:19.80%​​
  • Language other than English spoken at home:37.10%​​
  • High school graduates:80.90%​
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher:27.40%​​
  • Median Household income: $49,328
  • Per Capita income:$25,213
  • Population per sq. mile:2,798
  • White – 72.60%, Black or African – 6.80%, American Indian – 2.00%, Asian – 3.50%, Others – 15.10%

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Events in Phoenix


January
  • Arizona National Boat Show
  • FBR Phoenix Open
  • Fiesta Bowl​
February
  • Arabian Horse Show
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival
  • Fountain Hills Great Fair
  • Lost Dutchman's Days
  • Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival
March
  • Arizona Aloha Festival
  • Cactus League Baseball
  • Carefree Fine Arts & Wine Festival
  • Ostrich Festival
April
  • Arizona Asian Festival
  • Country Thunder Music Festival​
May
  • Arizona Special Olympics Summer Games​
  • Queen Creek Peach Festival​
June
  • Grand Canyon State Games
July
  • Downtown Phoenix 4th of July Celebration
  • Lori Piestewa Native American Games
  • Mighty Mud Mania
August
  • Arizona Home & Building Expo
  • Fiesta Glendale Hispanic Heritage
  • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
September
  • Fiesta De La Familia​
October
  • Arizona State Fair
  • Mesa Storytelling Festival
  • Rainbows Festival
  • Tour de Scottsdale Bike Ride​
November
  • Arizona International Auto Show
  • Fantasy of Lights​
December
  • Nautical Parade of Lights at Canyon Lake
  • Fiesta Bowl Parade
  • Arizona National Livestock Show
  • Chandler Parade of Lights
  • Fiesta Bowl Block Party

Business & Education in Phoenix


As of 2014, the Phoenix MSA had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of just over $215 billion. The top five industries were: real estate($35.5B), Finance and insurance ($18.8B), manufacturing ($18.2B), Retail trade ($16.6B), and health care ($16.6B). Government, if it had been a private industry, would have been ranked third on the list, generating $18.9 billion.​

Phoenix is currently home to four Fortune 500 companies: electronics corporation Avnet, mining company Freeport-McMoRan, retailer PetSmart, and waste hauler Republic Services.​

Arizona State University is the largest institution of higher education in the region. An independent, LCME accredited, four-year medical school of the University of Arizona College of Medicine is located near ASU's downtown Phoenix campus. There is also a small satellite Phoenix Biomedical Campus for Northern Arizona University (based in Flagstaff).​