The last decade has been transformative for Phoenix. Our city rose from the Great Recession with a strong foundation— high wage growth, low unemployment, and a rising national profile. Phoenix accomplished this by making smart choices to break away from economic models of the past and chart a new course.
During my years on the Phoenix City Council — and now as Mayor— I have strived to come together on bipartisan solutions that make Phoenix work better for everyone. More jobs, safer neighborhoods, and investments in infrastructure remain top priorities.
But our job is far from done. To remain a strong and prosperous city, Phoenix needs to work to ensure these economic gains are benefitting every Phoenix family. We can always do better.
What defines Phoenix are our people, our neighborhoods, and our values. I will continue to put forth initiatives to expand access to high-quality pre-schools, strengthen the city’s support of neighborhood public schools, focus on workforce skills from degrees to re-training, and prioritize local business owners as they drive our economy.