Gilbert, Arizona is dedicated to creating a pro-business environment for companies looking to expand or relocate. With a competitive operating environment, simplified tax systems, and some of the lowest corporate and individual tax rates across the country, Gilbert is your next business destination.
Accessibility to Workforce Talent
With convenient market accessibility, an abundance of skilled labor, and an affordable operating environment, Arizona continually ranks as one of the best states for manufacturing. Over 3,000 manufacturing establishments call the Phoenix metro home, allowing them to access over 34 million consumers within a half-day truck haul. Gilbert-based companies enjoy benefits from decades of investment in local education and workforce development initiatives.
Manufacturing Quick Facts
Job Growth 2014 - 2019
2019 Degrees Awarded Related to Manufacturing Occupations
Manufacturing Jobs within a 30-Minute Commute
Recent Expansions in Gilbert
Curry Supply Company
Curry Supply Company, a manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles, purchased the former Silent-Aire property in January of 2020. Curry expanded into to Gilbert to accommodate their growing operations and extend support assistance for their west coast clients.
Prenexus Health produces one of the worlds’ first organic prebiotic ingredients from high fiber sugarcane for use in foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. With Prenexus Health expanding into Gilbert, 49 jobs and 39,000-square-feet were added.
Footprint is a sustainable technology firm focused on reducing or eliminating plastics through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies. Footprint’s headquarters are located in Gilbert and when they expanded their operations, they added 285 jobs and 131,796-square-feet.
Notable Manufacturers in Gilbert
Curry Supply Company
Bob Dale Gloves
Pure Logic Industries
C & B Piping, Inc
Tomar Electronics Inc
Adept Life Sciences
S H Steel Co Inc
R X Systems Inc
Butler Chemicals Inc
Aspect Systems Inc
Superlite Block Inc
Herbally Yours Inc
Bio Huma Netics
EDUCATIONAL ASSETS FOR MANUFACTURERS
Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the largest community college networks in the nation, produces top two-year technical talent with 270,000 students. Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers educational programs centered on careers in manufacturing. The college focuses on three major sub-categories primarily found in the Phoenix market:
- High-Tech Manufacturing: The manufacture of high-tech equipment such as computers, semiconductors, electronic instruments, and communications equipment.
- Aerospace: The manufacture of aircraft, aircraft engines, rockets, missiles, space vehicles, and navigation equipment for both the military and civilian markets.
- Other Manufacturing: All other manufacturing areas, including food and metals processing, clothing, chemicals, furniture, machinery, electrical, and transportation equipment manufacturing.
The East Valley Institute of Technology offers an adult education as well as a high school education Precision Manufacturing program that allows students to learn the setup and operation of modern, manual and computerized tools used by machinists, die and mold makers, and skilled professionals in the manufacturing industry. Through this program, students will develop leadership, management, quality control, business and customer relations skills while working towards national certifications.
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Manufacturing Announcements in Gilbert
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to highlight its expansion of the company’s satellite engineering and manufacturing operations in Arizona. The expansion includes a 100,000 square foot addition to its existing satellite manufacturing facility and a new 120,000 square foot administrative and engineering building.
Census Bureau data from 2018 shows that millennials have a homeownership rate of 33.7%, well below the national average of almost 64%. Though the national rate of millennial homeownership is low, some cities have much higher rates of millennial homeownership that come closer to the national average.
Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft, bringing the mission one step closer to launch. In late December, the Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 (TIRS-2) were both mechanically integrated on to the spacecraft bus at Northrop Grumman in Gilbert, Arizona.