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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    2021 Surprise Retail Survey is now open; what do you want to see in Surprise?

    The Surprise Retail Survey runs through May 9 and is available online at surpriseaz.gov/retailsurvey. Read more...
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    Surprise Small Business Relief Grant Summary

    The Surprise Economic Development Department successfully awarded 79 businesses with $350,000 over two phases in 2020 to mitigate economic impacts caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The attached summary document is an overview of the grant’s use and Read more...
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    20 Surprise 2020 Highlights: The “Not Completely Terrible” List

    It wasn’t a perfect year, but it wasn’t completely terrible. Looking back at 2020, the Economic Development Department captured 20 events, achievements and activities that capped the year in the City of Surprise. Read more...
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Surprise Virtual Tent Event 2021

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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