Key Industries

Business attraction is important to a community, because it builds and diversifies the local economy with new businesses; brings in new investment and revenues, expanding the tax base; increases the number and type of jobs available to residents; and generates investment in community assets by providing local options for services, shopping and entertainment improving the overall quality of life.

The Town’s major employers are primarily service-based industries to include Bashas’, Brokers Alliance, Fry’s, Fountain Hills Unified School District, Safeway, Target, and Town of Fountain Hills. While not necessarily new industries to the community, the Town will be focusing efforts to expand targeted industries over the next several years to include:

Targeted Industries

  • Assembly (small scale)
    • There is existing small-scale assembly currently operating in Fountain Hills. From areas in the Firerock Industrial Park to areas near the Town Center, Fountain Hills offers an excellent setting for small-scale assembly. With a robust workforce in Fountain Hills combined with access to the Greater Phoenix area, the administration as well as different steps in assembly are sure to be filed with the workforce needed.  
  • Biosciences
    • Greater Phoenix is regionally competitive and a national leader in the bioscience industry. The Town has one of the highest educational attainment rates in Greater Phoenix and is positioned to draw local employees. Learn more about biosciences in Greater Phoenix here.
  • Financial Services
    • The finance and insurance industry is a growing cluster in Fountain Hills. Many well-known companies in this sector have found success here including Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, QuoteMedia, Brokers Alliance, On Q Financial, and MidFirst Bank. Fountain Hills has a variety of office space options from prime locations in our walkable Town Center - with spectacular views of Fountain Park and our world-famous fountain and access to a number of local restaurants - to larger suburban campuses. Greater Phoenix has a 67% higher concentration of finance and insurance businesses than the national average.

      Learn more about the Finance and Insurance ecosystem in Greater Phoenix here.

  • Healthcare
    • The Town is home to the Fountain Hills Medical Center, which provides 24-hour emergency room services (see video),  and Honor Health Urgent Care and Primary Care. Fountain Hills is an ideal location for additional healthcare businesses. The Town is 10 minutes from the Mayo Clinic, located along Shea Boulevard. Learn more about the Health & Biomedical ecosystem in Greater Phoenix here.
  • Hospitality
    • The Town is home to 4 hotels ranging from smaller scale national chains to mountainside boutique hotels, to a large-scale resort that offers amazing views of the dark sky that Fountain Hills is known for. With some of the most scenic views in the State and year-round events offered in Fountain Hills, hospitality can only thrive! 
  • Retail 
    • The Town is home to several retail centers with large national anchors including Target, Bashas', Safeway, and Kroger's Fry's Food Store. The Town not only serves the retail needs of locals, but also draws from nearby communities that do not have as plentiful of retail offerings. 
  • Start Ups
    • Fountain Hills is home to a number of startup companies that have seen rapid growth from assembly to financial intuitions to manufacturing companies. 
      Learn more about the Start Up ecosystem in Greater Phoenix here.