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Featured Sponsor: City of Flagstaff

Monday, December 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bridgette Blair
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Located in the mountains of northern Arizona, Flagstaff is a community with a highly educated workforce, exudes an entrepreneurial spirit and is home to thriving businesses nestled near the majestic San Francisco peaks. 

Flagstaff is a wonderful place to visit and discover, and is also an amazing place for business to grow.   Conveniently located at the intersection of I-17 an I-40, and with access to transcontinental rail and a commercial service airport, Flagstaff has the logistical positioning to access markets across the west and to stay globally connected.  The city’s location continues to lead a strong history of manufacturing and distribution that continues today.

Providing a pipeline of talent, Northern Arizona University continues to experience significant growth in student capacity and in the sophistication of its research and technology programs.   Alongside that, a highly educated workforce, with 44% holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, helps build the already strong industry clusters around astronomy, digital products and bio-medical engineering. 

Many residents value both the stars and science-based careers the night sky brings, and have embraced those values to preserve the darkness as Flagstaff was recognized as the first international dark sky city.    The community also came together and developed a business incubator and accelerator program to help grow busness locally.  Flagstaff is open for business.

This vibrant activity leads to prosperity, and enhances a thriving arts and culture scene in a town where the average commute is still under 20 minutes and mountain biking or downhill skiing on your lunch break can be part of the day.     Business leaders are known for visiting our city and then choosing to stay for a lifetime.  For additional information, visit

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