INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
FIND SUCCESS IN GILBERT
Companies worldwide are finding success in Gilbert and Arizona thanks to competitive operating costs, low taxes, a diverse workforce, and Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox.
By creating a pro-business environment for companies looking to expand or relocate, Gilbert has become a hub throughout the valley for the financial and insurance industries. Additionally, Gilbert has been recognized by industry experts for the commitments we make was recognized for its continuous supports of businesses, reducing regulatory burdens, and striving to work collaboratively with the business community.
ADVANTAGEOUS BUSINESS CLIMATE
Companies within the finance and insurance industries benefit from Arizona’s pro-business climate that includes lower operating costs, no corporate franchise tax or business inventory tax, and a highly educated workforce.
QUALITY JOBS TAX CREDIT
Arizona offers the Quality Jobs Tax Credit which provides $9,000 of tax credits over three years for qualifying companies. The primary goal of this tax credit is to encourage business investment and the creation of high-quality employment opportunities across Arizona.
Arizona’s higher education institutions provide exceptional training in the finance and insurance industries. Higher educational providers, such as Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University, provide a wide range of programs and collaborative partnerships that benefit the finance and insurance industry.
Arizona became the first state in the U.S. to enact a groundbreaking regulatory FinTech “sandbox.” This FinTech “sandbox” allows startups, entrepreneurs, and established companies to develop, test, and deploy innovative products without licensure or authorization for up to 2 years.
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Recent Expansions in Gilbert
Arizona Fintech Sandbox
In March of 2018, Arizona Governor Ducey signed House Bill 2434 which created the first regulatory fintech “sandbox” in the United State. Arizona’s sandbox joined other countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Australia.
Notable COMPANIES in Gilbert
FBL Financial Group Inc
Bank of America
TruWest Credit Union
ExpressOne Mortgage Corp.
Unison BankArizona Group Inc.
Northeast Mortgage Corp.
Vantage West Credit Union
JPMorgan Chase Bank
On Q Financial Inc
How We Help Companies
Site Selection Assistance
Gilbert offers clients a pro-business environment and an array of available properties and land, including shovel-ready sites, build-to-suite, and more. Clients will receive confidential site selection assistance to ensure a smooth entrance into Gilbert and a connection to key resources.
In-Depth Market Data and Analysis
When choosing a location for your expansion or relocation, having access to necessary data is key. The Gilbert Office of Economic Development can provide necessary data on labor force, educational levels, salary information, and more.
Assistance in Growing Your Business
Gilbert is focused on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation within the community. From no-cost education and business resources to working with regional partners to build an Angel Investor Network, we’re dedicated to helping your business find success in Gilbert.
Connectivity to Key Resources
The Gilbert Office of Economic Development can assist your company in making key connections, such as workforce and training programs, local educational partners, Gilbert business leaders, and other industry-specific business resources.
“Today’s groundbreaking event marks an expansion that is expected to create full-time, high-wage jobs locally with potential for additional job growth,” said Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, tactical space systems, Northrop Grumman. “This expansion also continues the long history of developing innovative aerospace products in the Gilbert area that help customers achieve mission success while creating new aerospace jobs in the region.”
“We are excited to become part of the Gilbert, Arizona, community, where we are confident the local workforce will take an active role in our continued growth by embodying those very principles. This move will support our strong growth nationally by allowing us to better serve our expanding base of west coast customers.”
”Our partnership with the Town of Gilbert Office of Economic Development has been a driving force behind our expansion,” said Dan Leckelt Co-CEO. “Gilbert is a growing community with skilled and technical workers, a large supply chain, and a progressive environment that made this facility a reality.”
Finance & Insurance Announcements in Gilbert
Gilbert is among the top-ranked places in the country to call home according to Money’s 2020-21 Best Places to Live rankings.
Gilbert celebrates its 100th birthday this year and has grown from a small farming community to the 5th largest city in Arizona.
With a population over 265,000, Gilbert is larger than Salt Lake City, UT, Boise, ID, Tacoma, WA, and Richmond, VA. Located near the original Town site, Gilbert’s Opportunity Zone is one square mile and encompasses the community’s Northwest Growth Area and the downtown Heritage District.
Written by Savannah King Don't make the mistake of calling Gilbert a "city." This community is a town. "We like what a town denotes, which is that there's a connected way here," said Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels. Daniels moved to Arizona in 2002 and to Gilbert in 2005....