Phoenix, Arizona

CONTACT

Nicholas W. McLain, P.E., LEED® AP, Associate & SW Region Manager

Email:
info@sastructural.com
Phone:
480.991.8183
Address:
345 E. Virginia Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

AT A GLANCE

Ranked #44 Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers

www.forbes.com/places/az/phoenix
Metro Population: 4,503,400
Major Industries: Technology, Tourism
Median Household Income: $52,518
Median Home Price: $184,600
Unemployment: 5.4%
Job Growth (2014): 2.3%
Cost of Living: 2.5% above the national average

FORBES LISTS

Cost of Doing Business: #121
Job Growth: #61
Education: #103

FUN FACTS

  • State Nickname: Grand Canyon State
  • State Motto: Ditat Deus – God Enriches
  • Phoenix is home to the largest municipal park in the world – South Mountain Park covers more than 20,000 acres
  • Greater Phoenix is home to more than 200 golf courses
  • Phoenix is one of the few U.S. cities with franchises in all four major professional sports leagues: Phoenix Suns (NBA), Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Arizona Cardinals (NFL) and Arizona Coyotes(NHL).
  • 15 Major League Baseball teams conduct spring training in the Cactus League

PROFILE

Phoenix may rank as the fifth largest city in the U.S., but it has the feel of a small town. Walk down the street of this city rich in history and see buildings (circa 1800) that have been repurposed into amazing high-tech office buildings. Phoenix is the home of famous artists, musicians, authors, sports figures and architects like Frank Lloyd Wight. The greater Phoenix area is growing with new business, higher education facilities and cultural venues. Transportation is expanding, with a new light rail system connecting people with their jobs, social events and nearby cities.

WHAT SSE EMPLOYEES SAY ABOUT PHOENIX

Why do you love living and working in Phoenix?

“Sunshine, palm trees, and a-plenty to do.”

— Shawn R. Witzel, P.E., Senior Engineer

“My job allows me the best of both worlds, working with state-of-the-art technology indoors and getting out into the beautiful Phoenix weather for site visits.”

— Adrian E. Gove, Structural Designer/CAD/BIM/SSI

Sources: VisitPhoenix.com, www.forbes.com/places/az/phoenix

Photo Credits (from top to bottom): © Imdan | Dreamstime.com – Modern Downtown Office Buildings Photo, © Meinzahn | Dreamstime.com – Baseball Game Arizona Diamondbacks Photo, © Phartisan | Dreamstime.com – Beautiful Desert Golf Course Photo, © Alphadogphoto | Dreamstime.com – Tour De Scottsdale 2010 Photo, © Neilld | Dreamstime.com – A Horse Sculpture And Old Town Boutiques, Scottsdale, Arizona Photo