The City of Scottsdale was recognized as the Global Business City of the Year at the 2019 Global Chamber “Grow Globally Fair.” The Global Chamber “Grow Globally Fair” is in its 12th year and evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate leaders who lead, excel and push the boundaries in international business. The Global Chamber is connected in more than 525 metros and 195 countries and helps companies export, import and invest globally.

The awards celebrate the success in foreign markets by Arizona leaders and featured over 25 categories with over 100 nominees. The Global Business City of the Year award committee researched several Arizona cities and their activity in the international market as well as their ability to attract and retain international activities. The key to Scottsdale’s success has been their international ties, globally recognized events and the efforts of their economic development department to relocate global companies.

“Community integration, pro-business climate and relationship building have been key to our success over the years and we couldn’t do it without the help of those working tirelessly to ensure our state is welcoming and supportive for international investment. The relationships we are building and fostering today are establishing tomorrow’s avenues of international business here in Scottsdale. We are honored to receive this award and will continue to lead the way to make Scottsdale and Arizona a premiere place to do business locally, nationally and internationally,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane.

Recognition of Global City of the Year is a testament of Scottsdale’s commitment to working closely with key stakeholders like the Global Chamber, Global Ties Arizona, Canada Arizona Business Council, Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, AZ Tech Council, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority and many others to welcome international business and visitor opportunities to the community. Currently there are over 390 internationally owned businesses, such as Israeli-owned Airobotics and IMNA Solutions, operating in Scottsdale.