The largest city in Arizona and sixth largest in the nation, Phoenix is a major center of manufacturing for the high-tech industry, in addition to having large real estate, financial services, health care, retail, and construction sectors. As the city is both the capital of the state and the seat of the Maricopa County, government employees make up a significant portion of the workforce.
Phoenix began making concerted efforts to become an attractive destination for tourists as early as the 1920s, and the results of this continued effort show: the metropolitan area has one of the highest numbers of five star resorts in the country, has over 62,000 rooms for visitors in its hotels and resorts, and is visited by more than 12 million people annually, 8 out of 10 of whom say they plan to visit again and 38% of whom are there for conventions or other business-related reasons.
Downtown Phoenix is home to the impressive Phoenix Convention Center, with its nearly 900,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and its many exhibition halls and ballrooms. The Center benefits from its proximity to many of Phoenix's hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as from neighboring the Phoenix Symphony Hall, a large performing arts venue which is also home to business seminars and conventions. The Center continues to enjoy maintenance, renovation, and expansion projects, thus continuing to be one of the largest convention centers in the US and helping Phoenix earn its ranking as Cventís eleventh best meeting destination in the entire country.
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Phoenix has a very large and active economy, and businesses moving to or expanding in the city will find facilities, infrastructure, and locations to suit their needs. Organizations such as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce exist to assist the growth of businesses in the area, and information on available serviced offices in the city can be found here.
The main airport serving the city is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the primary regional hub and one of the countryís ten busiest airports by passenger count. Sky Harborís location, just 3 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix, makes it particularly convenient for businesspeople. Other airports that also service the area include the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Amtrack Thruway and Greyhound buses both connect to Sky Harbor, and Valley Metro provides train and bus services in the metropolitan area, with commuters to the Phoenix Convention Center benefitting from the train station immediately adjacent to it, METRO Light Railís Convention Center station. Phoenix also has one of the largest freeway systems in the United States.
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