2015 State of the City Address with Mayor Mitchell

by David E. Long

Dave Long

Dave Long

At Edward Jones, we believe strongly in the future of Tempe. We came here to build our regional campus in 2001, and as we have grown, so has this city.

We chose Tempe, in part, because of its inviting business climate. Tempe city officials, Arizona State University officials and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce deserve credit for working together in a spirit of cooperation to foster a vital business community that supports the economic well-being of our city.

Over the years, Edward Jones has set down roots in Tempe and thrived at the ASU Research Park. We started 14 years ago, rattling around in a building that seemed too big for just 64 home-office associates. Now, we are filled to capacity with more than 12 times our original number.

Our growth also occurs in our network of nearly 14,000 financial advisors across the United States. Our firm has identified tremendous potential for us to serve more individual investors in the Tempe-Phoenix metropolitan area. We have begun to intensively grow our number of branch offices in Maricopa and Pinal counties.

As we serve individual investors face to face, our goal here in Tempe is also to be known as a great place to work — while we help the Valley become one of the greatest places to live.

Based upon feedback from our associates, we have been named one of the best places to work by the Phoenix Business Journal for the past 11 years. The Arizona Republic has named us a Top Company to Work for in Arizona in the large company category.

Based upon feedback from our clients, Edward Jones ranked highest in a tie in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.

We are proud of what we have achieved in Tempe and proud of what our city has achieved. As good citizens, we try to lead by example — volunteering time and energy to support causes such as Junior Achievement and the United Way.

David E. Long is a Principal with EdwardJones

Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients. Edward Jones, which ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for 2015,” is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC

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