Mayor's Red Carpet Tour
Please note, onsite parking is limited. Carpooling in highly encouraged. Overflow parking is available on North Hobson Street. Please do not park in the lots of neighboring businesses.
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For Our Future: Investing in Gilbert's Employment AreasThe Gilbert Chamber Foundation, the Office of the Mayor, and the Office of Economic Development are pleased to once again team up to present the Mayor's Red Carpet Tour! Join us for breakfast and an update on the regional and local economy, including a look into the future of Gilbert's Northwest Employment Area. Then, board a bus for a Red Carpet Tour of three unique and notable businesses and a driving tour narrated by the staff of Gilbert's Office of Economic Development team.
Hosted by Mayor Jenn Daniels
- Chris Keeler, Gilbert Site Lead, Northrop Grumman
- Dan Henderson, Economic Development Director, Town of Gilbert
- Chris Camacho, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Red Carpet Tour
- Curry Supply Co., www.currysupply.com
- Moog, Inc., www.moog.com *U.S. Citizenship is required. Identification may be requested.
- Silent-Aire, www.silent-aire.com
About the Northwest Employment Area:
Across the United States, there are many examples of the rise and fall of great American cities. The Town of Gilbert has made a long term commitment to breaking the cycle of decline and focusing on creating the City of the Future. As such, Gilbert is taking a proactive approach to examining the Northwest Employment Area, its oldest and densest employment area, for redevelopment opportunities.
The Northwest Employment Area has a mix of industries with concentrations in high wage industries such as manufacturing, construction and wholesale trade. Many of the buildings within the Northwest Employment Area are industrial buildings with large setbacks and extensive landscape areas utilized for flood retention. While many of the buildings are still utilized as their intended industrial use, over the years there has been a trend for these buildings to serve as office space.
Gilbert desires to create a community where the market wants to invest. While the area has not seen a significant decline, there are businesses that have left the Employment Area to relocate to other areas of Gilbert. Additionally, small infill sites that continue to sit vacant, absentee owners and aging infrastructure indicate a need to examine the area and develop a plan of action to ensure that it remains a vibrant and vital area for business and industry.
The Northwest Employment Area is located south of the US 60 from Baseline Road to just south of Elliot Road and extends from Arizona Avenue to Cooper Road.
Click here to learn about each of Gilbert's Employment Areas.