Located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area, the town of Gilbert in Arizona has recently seen an influx of world-class facilities, talent, innovations and public-private partnerships.
Gilbert’s pro-business environment brings together cutting-edge companies from around the world. Amid its strong efforts to attract talent in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations, the town has become a hub for software development, aerospace and defense.
In March 2016, Orbital ATK, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced the expansion of engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion complements Arizona’s prominent aerospace and defense sector, which contributes $38 billion annually to the state’s economy and employs more than 52,000 workers.
As one of the country’s fastest-growing communities, Gilbert has been named a Top-25 Best Place to Live in the U.S., Third-Best City in the U.S. to Find a Job, and Second-Safest City in the Nation. Gilbert fosters a young and educated workforce, geographically provides convenient access to the Phoenix metropolitan area and offers a unique quality of life appealing to all ages.