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NEW!  More National Recognition for Prescott    Prescott has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine. The May/June issue of the magazine features Prescott as one of “Eight Cities for Golf (and Much More)”  Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said the eight featured cities appeal to retirees who love golf, but are looking for a well-rounded livable locale.  Fuller said “Though golf is a popular sport among retirees, it’s not the driving force behind their decision.  These eight cities boast many options for outdoor activities, culture, shopping, dining and more…and great golf!”  Where to Retire magazine launched in 1992 and is published six times each year.  It has a national circulation of 200,000. 

NEW!  Plan for Open Space in Granite Dells Moves Ahead  By a vote of 7-0, the Prescott Mayor and City Council agreed to earmark $500.000 toward open space acquisition in the Granite Dells and plans to appoint two Council members to a mulit-jurisdictional task force to continue negotiations with the property owner regarding the purchase price and other details.  The Prescott Chamber of Commerce supported this approach.

NEW!  Two Local High Schools in State's Top 50  In a new ranking of the Top 50 high schools in Arizona, Prescott High School was #45 and Tri-City Prep was #14.  The rankings were based on SAT scores.  The average score for PHS was 1,588; Tri-City Prep's average score was 1,694. 

UPDATED! Job Fair was a Success!    Seventy-nine employers and nearly 1,000 job-seekers participated in the annual job fair March 28 hosted by Yavapai College, Prescott Chamber of Commerce, DES Job Services and NACOG. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Prescott Cost-of-Living Below National Average  Prescott's cost-of-living is below the national average.  Final 2013 figures for Prescott came in at 98.1 vs. the national average of 100.  Other Arizona cities participating in the cost-of-living survey and their composite rankings were:  Flagstaff (113.3), Scottsdale (115.1) Lake Havasu City (103.1), Yuma (104.2), Sierra Vista (98.0), Phoenix (96.0) and Tucson (95.6). 


It's Bike Month in Prescott   April 12 - May 16 offers several events and activities that are bicycle-related.  Look for a variety of rides and events sponsored by Bike Prescott, the Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance and local bike shops.  This year's Whiskey Off-Road Bike Races take place April 25 - 27.  For the complete calendar of events, cllick here.

Congratulations YRMC!   Yavapai Regional Medical Center has been recognized by Consumer Reports as one of the ten best hospitals in the country for successful surgery outcomes.  The ranking was part of Consumer Reports Safe Surgery Survival Guide and YRMC was the only Arizona hospital in the top ten among hospitals that did at least ten types of surgeries on a regular basis.

 

Prescott in Top 25 Places to Retire  Money magazine has once again recognized Prescott as a top retirement area, listing Prescott 22nd out of 25 cities in the United States.  While we appreciate the attention, we are quick to point out that Prescott is a great community for any age group--not just retirees!

Prescott in Top 10 for Business  According to Jack Schultz, author of "Boomtown, USA," Prescott has made his top ten list of the "Best Small Towns for Business."  In American Express Open Forum, it was noted that "Many small business owners are no longer tied to big cities or particular geographic locations with access to large numbers of customers or a skilled workforce."  Come discover what Prescott can offer your business!

 

Prescott Area Young Professionals PAYP is an affiliate of the Chamber with programs and networking opportunities specifically for business men and women between the ages of 21 - 40. Employees of Chamber members can join PAYP for $25 annually. For membership information and a schedule of coming events, check the PAYP website.


 

 

 

 

Population:  

Prescott - 39,888

Prescott Valley - 39,667

Chino Valley - 10,834

Yavapai County - 213,294

(Source: AZ Office of Employment & Population Statistics - July 2013)

Economic Indicators: 

Sales tax revenue up 5.27% FY14

(through Dec. 31)

Unemployment (Feb. 2014): Prescott - 7.1%

Cost of Living Index:

2013: 98.1 (national norm of 100.0)



 

   
 
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