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Why Prescott?

When you live and work in the big city, the harsh realities of high taxes, exhausting commutes, layers of bureaucracy, endless red tape, and other restraints have simply become business as usual.

But when you move your business to Prescott, you’ll quickly discover all the reasons to love doing Business Unusual. Here are just a few.

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Hear from business leaders like you who have already made the move to Prescott.


"I've traveled all over the world and I cannot find a better environment than Prescott."

Ray Bedard

President, True Course Simulations

“Prescott was once known for Cotton, Cattle, and Copper. Soon, it will be known for Cyber.”

Jon Haass

Professor, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University Director,
Center for the Future

“Prescott goes out of its way to help businesses get established and grow.”

Mark Borowicz

CEO, Pure Wafer


A City that Wants
You to Succeed

In Prescott, you’ll find a dedicated City Council and Chamber of Commerce that truly want you to succeed—and will do whatever it takes to help you grow your business. From permits and permissions to staffing, strategy, and everything in between, the city can get your business up and running far quicker than the metro you’re used to.

Work. Life. Balance.

It’s something we’d all love to have, but it’s hard to find it just anywhere. Good thing Prescott isn’t just anywhere.

Here, our breathtaking lakes and landscapes turn hiking, biking, horseback riding, paddle boarding, kayaking, and more into everyday excursions, not just weekend getaways. Lively arts, unique culture, rich heritage, and compelling charm are found at every turn along our downtown streets. And when the sun finally sets, a thriving modern nightlife awaits on the historic Whiskey Row.

Prescott is truly home to people who do what they love, in a place they love doing it. Learn more about the countless ways to play as hard as you work at

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A Four-Season Lifestyle

There's more to Arizona than just desert heat. From fresh springs and lush summers to crisp falls and cozy winters, Prescott's beautiful seasonality makes balancing work and life even easier.

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Unplug When You Want.
Connect When You Need.

Prescott lets you indulge in a remote mountain lifestyle for as long as you’d like. But that doesn’t mean you can’t access the rest of the world whenever you please.

The Prescott Regional Airport can quickly bring you to popular metro areas with an efficient and stress-free terminal experience less than 20 minutes from downtown Prescott.

Rather hop in the car? A comprehensive network of major highways and interstates surround Prescott, connecting you in every direction.

The Center for the Future

The Center for the Future is a high-tech breeding ground for some of the most successful businesses of tomorrow. The Center’s goal is to incubate young companies and accelerate their growth so that up-and-coming business leaders can feel equipped with the resources and support they need for optimal success from the get-go.

You can learn more about the Center at

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A Skilled Workforce Funnel,
Right in Your Backyard

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Prescott is home to two robust educational institutions: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Yavapai College.

Embry-Riddle is a globally renowned and award-winning institution offering Certificates and Associate degrees all the way through Masters and Ph.D. programs. Embry-Riddle offers a plethora of studies across the fields of Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers & Technology; Engineering; Security, Intelligence and Safety; and Space.

Yavapai College offers a wide breadth of studies across the Schools of Arts & Humanities; Business & Computer Systems; Social Sciences; Health & Wellness; Career & Technical Education; and Science & Engineering.

This means that when you start your business in (or move your business to) Prescott, you’ll be met with access to a pool of highly educated graduates who are ready to apply themselves and their skills to your workforce. Learn more about Embry Riddle at and Yavapai College at


Development Tools

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Recent News

City of Prescott Wins Economic Development Organization of the Year at State Wide Conference 

The City of Prescott Economic Development Office, part of the Tourism and Economic Initiatives division in the City Manager’s Office, was recently named Small Economic Development Organization of the Year by the Arizona Association of Economic Development. The award was presented at the AAED Spring Conference in Tucson, in April,…

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Our Team

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John Heiney

Community Outreach Director


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Cristina Binkley

Tourism Manager


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