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Dec. 15, 2017

2017 another solid year for Chandler community

By Mayor Jay Tibshraeny

Chandler’s success is built upon a foundation of great vision, engagement and the spirit of entrepreneurism. It is a city – a quarter million strong – that enjoys a reputation as progressive, innovative and one of strong ideals. Our roots grow deep, sprouting from the turn of the 20th Century to the Chandler of today.

And 2017 showed once again that Chandler is well positioned to maintain and grow its reputation as a dynamic and robust economic engine. From Intel’s $7 billion expansion announcement to Waymo’s groundbreaking advancements in automotive technology, we remain a global leader with our reputation as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest firmly in place.

Businesses continue to invest, expand and relocate to our City, solidifying an already strong place of commerce. Turbo Resources is building a large global headquarters in Uptown Chandler, and REI, Jaguar and Land Rover are just a few of the high-end brands locating in west Chandler. Flix Brewhouse is under construction in our downtown, joining many new tenants there. And our employments centers on the Price Corridor and at our Airpark continue to see new development as well. Of course, one of the major highlights of the year was Rogers Corporation locating its international headquarters here.

But we are also a community that values families and faith. As a city, we continue to invest strongly in services and infrastructure, ensuring a safe and abundant water supply, sustainable neighborhoods with great recreational amenities, as well as a place that enjoys very low crime rates. 

We celebrate through a number of festivals and events that grow stronger each year. These include our Tumbleweed Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights, Fourth of July Spectacular, WoofStock and my Safety and Veterans Expo. 

In 2018, we’ll unveil a new museum, public safety training center and fire station, enhance some parks and continue to strive to make our City the best in the state, if not the nation.

Please join me on Tuesday, February 13, as I deliver my annual State of the City address. It will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by my remarks. I plan to use some of that time to look back at the history of our community and those iconic moments, figures and businesses that have made Chandler the success it is today. 
The event will be at the Chandler City Council Chambers, 88 E. Chicago Street. In the meantime, please follow me on Twitter for more City news: @jaytibshraeny.

Finally, Happy New Year Chandler! We look to keep the momentum going in 2018, with more exciting announcements for the community. Here’s wishing you all a safe and prosperous year.