Why more than just snowbirds are flocking to Phoenix


There are about 350 Canadian businesses operating out of Arizona, up from about 80 just 10 years ago. Some are attracted by the prospect of having a low-cost launching pad into the U.S. Southwest market, while others use it as a base for managing plants in Mexico. But the main attraction is a pro-business environment with plenty of cheap space (Arizona was hard-hit by the U.S. economic downturn), excellent transportation routes and an educated workforce with a median age of 32.6.

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