There are thousands of businesses in Scottsdale spanning all industries. The tourism industry in Scottsdale is among the top employers accounting for approximately 39% of the entire city’s workforce. The city is home to over 70 resorts and hotels with 15,000+ rooms.
Scottsdale is also ranked 4th in the list of cities with the most/best hotels and resorts (AAA Five-Diamond Hotels) in the U.S. The region’s warm weather throughout the year is a significant factor contributing to Scottsdale tourism appeal. This is precisely why a variety of businesses in Scottsdale are in the tourism and hospitality industry among other related industries.
Scottsdale also has a vibrant aviation industry that started in the 1960’s when Scottsdale Airport was built. Although the airport offers minimal commercial air service (most operations are general or corporate aviation), the airport is credited for kick-starting the development of a regional commerce center.
By 2004, this region (known as the Airpark) had grown into the 2nd largest employment area in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area supplying over 50,000 jobs in the retail, service, financial, technology, manufacturing, and design sectors. The Airpark is home to over 2,500 individual businesses in Scottsdale generating over $3 billion annually.