Business View Magazine | November 2020

234 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2020 AT A GLANCE GLENDALE, ARIZONA WHAT: Vibrant metropolitan city; estimated population 256,912 WHERE: Nine miles NW of downtown Phoenix, Arizona WEBSITE: GLENDALE, ARIZONA T he city of Glendale, Arizona is a vibrant, welcoming metropolitan city where opportunities to prosper, connect, and experience a remarkable quality of life abound. Located in Maricopa County, about nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, Glendale is proud of its historic attractions like Sahuaro Ranch Park, and world-class entertainment facilities like State Farm Stadium – home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and the 2008, 2015, and 2023 Super Bowls. Adding to the diversity of the area are nature preserves such as Thunderbird Conservation Park and high-tech manufacturers including Conair, Red Bull, Ball Corporation, White Claw, and Honeywell Aerospace. The city also boasts medical school Midwestern University (the only veterinary school in the state of Arizona), and Luke Air Force Base – the national and international training site for F-35 pilots. The Westgate Entertainment District offers a stunning outdoor setting with unique water features and an interactive shopping, dining, and entertainment experience. Nearby, Gila River Arena hosts the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, as well as concerts and other events throughout the year. Glendale has four unique character areas, each offering the visitors and citizens alike a unique opportunity to experience Glendale. Brian Friedman, Economic Development Director, explains, “It all YOU BE LONG HE R E