City/Town Snapshot: Casa Grande, AZ

Strategically located in Arizona's Golden Corridor, the City of Casa Grande has grown from a small town into a regional hub, boasting strong economic and social values as it develops a vision for the future. The city is conveniently positioned halfway between the metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson, with easy access to Interstate 8 and Interstate 10 as well as the proposed Interstate 11.

Originally built as a stoppage point for railroad construction in the late 1800s, the City of Casa Grande, under the strong leadership of its political leaders and business trailblazers, has flourished from a small town into a bustling community.

Casa Grande has a year-round population of approximately 50,000 people, with an additional 10,000 (or more) residents in the winter months.

Casa Grande serves as a retail hub for a market of 91,000 consumers. Shopping centers include the Promenade Mall, a full sized shopping center with an area of approximately one million square feet, as well as a number of mini malls and grocery retailers.

Not only does Casa Grande have great amenities, it also boasts significant infrastructure capabilities, developed in accordance with a working master plan. The city has made the necessary investment in its infrastructure to accommodate current and future growth and improved the efficiency of the permitting process to create a friendly business environment for businesses already operating in Casa Grande and for future investments.

The City of Casa Grande was able to turn a B+ bond rating into AA bond rating at the downturn of the economy, investing in a major treatment plant expansion at the same time.

The city maintains a fund balance of six months' worth of expenses, financially setting it apart from other jurisdictions of its size and economic composition.

Casa Grande enjoys a diverse economy comprised of manufacturing, industrial, agricultural, retail, education, government and medical and health related sectors.

Among its businesses, the city is home to: ACO Polymer (a German company which located its international headquarters in Casa Grande), a Walmart distribution center, Frito Lay (which implemented strategies to retrofit an existing facility to achieve carbon neutral operations), Abbott Nutrition (which has been in the community for over thirty years), composite materials manufacturer Hexcel (which recently finished an expansion and hired over 100 new employees), National Vitamin Company, Ehrmann Arizona Dairy and Franklin Foods.

In November 2014, Casa Grande was able to secure Tractor Supply Company's newest distribution center that will service their expanding operations in the western United States, which will include a new retail store in Casa Grande.

Moving forward, the leadership team in Casa Grande is committed to maintaining a balance between amenities, infrastructure and the number of jobs, to continue to support the population, ensuring that people can live, work and play in the same place, in accordance with a high standard of living.

Visit the City of Casa Grande website.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ  85007
Phone: 602-258-5786
Fax: 602-253-3874

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