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Tempe Looking to Continued Economic Growth in 2015

The State Farm building in Tempe. Photo credit: David Jolkovski/East Valley Tribune

The State Farm building in Tempe. Photo credit: David Jolkovski/East Valley Tribune

By Eric Smith for East Valley Tribune

After a banner year in 2014, Tempe looks to continue its upward momentum heading into 2015.

Tempe Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mary Ann Miller said although there may not be anything particularly new for Tempe businesses in the New Year, the city’s economy will continue to grow despite the state lagging behind in the economic recovery.

“Certainly, Tempe is a vibrant, attractive community for business,” Miller said. “It will continue in that way. I think we’ll continue to see more growth along the (Tempe Town) lake, and we will finally see something happening at the (Hayden Flour) mill. That will be really exciting for what’s going on in Tempe.”

One of the biggest developments along the lake that Miller is talking about is construction of the new State Farm Insurance regional headquarters along Rio Salado Parkway. The headquarters will bring thousands of new jobs to Tempe.

With the addition of the State Farm campus as well as the hotel/dining project planned for the Hayden Flour Mill, the climate for business in Tempe is perfect.

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