getting to know
The City of Goodyear
live, work & play
We’re a vibrant community with a strong commitment to public safety, robust investments in infrastructure, as well as great programs, parks and services.
About the City of Goodyear
Size: 5th largest city
in Arizona (191 square miles)
Median Age: 37.8 years*
Elevation: 968 feet
Annual Rainfall: 8 inches
Annual Snowfall: 0 inches
a city with a story
When the Ohio-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was seeking an alternative to highly desirable cotton from Egypt, they set sights on a place with a similar climate – the desert southwest in Arizona.
The voracious appetite of the pesky cotton-eating boll weevil population destroying crops in Egypt was the impetus for Paul Litchfield, a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company executive and expert tire designer, to travel to Arizona.
After purchasing more than 20,000 acres of land, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company relocated to the area now known as Litchfield Park. The Egyptian cotton farm area was first called Egypt, but later evolved into Goodyear Farms.
The Goodyear Post Office, general store, and school opened in 1918. At the dawn of World War II, the Goodyear Corporation’s aircraft division was actively involved with operations at a naval airfield near Goodyear Farms. That Naval airfield was home to 132 Navy blimps, and of course, the iconic Goodyear Blimp.
With a population of 1,500, the area surrounding the airfield now known as Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, was incorporated in 1946 as the town of Goodyear.
The city of Goodyear also has a rich history in aviation and aerospace.
The Phoenix-Goodyear Airport hosts numerous prospering companies grounded in technology-based products and solutions for the aerospace and defense sectors.
The City of Goodyear
Goodyear is growing faster than ever before.
We’ve welcomed dozens of top businesses opening in Goodyear. These include big, international brands like Amazon. Our recent economic growth has been astonishing and we’ll continue to build upon it.
Goodyear is a great place to build a business.
Our city is rapidly becoming the employment hub of the West Valley, with new employers bringing high-quality jobs to the city’s medical and tech corridors. Several Fortune 500 companies also call Goodyear home, including Microsoft, Ball Corporation, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more.
Ahead of the curve
The city’s thriving Medical Innovation Corridor remains a competitive and strategic location for the healthcare and biomedical industries.
The corridor is anchored by the Abrazo West Campus, a Level 1 trauma center, and City of Hope Phoenix. These institutions provide world class service to the entire Western U.S. region. Adelante Healthcare, Southwest Kidney Institute and DaVita Inc. are welcome additions to the emerging number of healthcare and medical research-focused enterprises.
a thriving landscape
A Bright Future for The City of Goodyear, Arizona
Nestled between the Sierra Estrella and White Tank Mountains, Goodyear is a short drive from downtown Phoenix and is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The growing suburb offers an abundance of affordable housing as well as southwest charm.
Goodyear’s robust business ecosystem, diverse and talented labor pool, low-cost operating environment and excellent connectivity creates optimal opportunities to attract and grow companies in the advanced manufacturing, healthcare, biomedical, aerospace, aviation, information technology, higher education, retail and entertainment sectors.
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