Economic Development

The Surprise Economic Development team is committed to the constant pursuit of attracting quality jobs and business to Surprise and the Greater Phoenix Area.

View the Economic Development 2019 Annual Report

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    Virtual Surprise Business Roundtable with Mayor Hall & Local Business Leaders

    You’re invited to watch a virtual business roundtable with Mayor Skip Hall and a group of local business leaders as they discuss issues and ideas for growing and maintaining a business-friendly community. Read more...
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    Surprise Seeks Input from Businesses on Most-Wanted Virtual Education and Events

    The city’s Economic Development Department wants to hear from you! Cast your vote on what types of virtual education classes you want to see us offer, as well as what mixers and fun events we can host online to create networking connections. Read more...
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    Vote on favorite business ribbon cutting videos

    The city featured 101 local Surprise businesses in short, 3-5 second videos where owners or staff cut a ribbon to celebrate reopening after closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Surprise Economic Development Department is now asking reside Read more...
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Virtual Local Business Town Hall

Video Resources

Job Seeker Assistance
8 Tips for Business Survival
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Navigating the Lending Landscape
Small Business Marketing Tools
Practical Considerations for Reopening
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PPP Flexibility Act