WESTMARC — the Western Maricopa Coalition — is a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix region. WESTMARC was formed in 1990 to address important issues facing the West Valley’s economic prosperity.  Through WESTMARC members connections, collaboration and action, this region is now home to 1.8 million residents, a thriving business community, abundance of education options, and world-class sports and entertainment amenities.

WESTMARC’s three key priorities are to:

  1. Promote the West Valley
  2. Enhance Economic Development
  3. Increase Member Value

Maricopa County is the fourth-largest county in the nation. Economic forecasts and growth projections show that the economic opportunity for the future of Arizona lies within Western Maricopa County. Over the next 25 years, 49.5% of the growth in Maricopa County will occur in the West Valley. WESTMARC continues to work with regional stakeholders to ensure this community is ready to meet the associated demands.

Together, we are one voice moving the West Valley forward. 

What is your 2023 focus?

WESTMARC’s future focus is referred to as West Valley 3.0. The vision for the next 10 years is to harness, leverage and empower the West Valley via technology and artificial intelligence. This means creating programs with innovative partners to support our business community’s success. 

As a region of diversity, WESTMARC is also focused on identifying and highlighting emerging leaders from all backgrounds and preparing them for future leadership opportunities.

What are the top benefits of membership and/or participation?

WESTMARC membership provides opportunities to interact, learn and communicate through asset tours, networking, key issue committees, information sessions and signature events throughout the year. WESTMARC is committed to our members’ success and to our mission of enhancing economic development and promoting quality of life in the West Valley. WESTMARC communicates the region’s successes through special events, social media, weekly newsletters and website exposure, to name a few.

Local Leader: Sintra Hoffman

Title: President and CEO

How Long with Organization? 7 years

The West Valley is primed for economic development growth. To accomplish this, WESTMARC is focused on demonstrating the region’s workforce, increased buying power and high quality of life. Successful communication has transformed outdated perceptions and sparked a new vision of the West Valley. Evidence of this can be seen through the vast number of businesses joining the region almost daily.

Organization Name: The Western Maricopa Coalition 

Main Local Office: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Suite 210,
Glendale, AZ 85305

Phone: (623) 435-0431

Website: www.westmarc.org

No. of Members: 200

Types of Membership: Chairman’s Circle, President’s Circle, Premier Partner, Executive, Corporate, Professional, Non-Profit/K-12

No. of Events per year: 10 

Biggest Annual Event:
Best of the West
Usually the last week of October

What should a prospective member know about your organization?: WESTMARC is the regional hub of all economic and policy activity in the West Valley. It’s truly your “one stop” to all things West Valley.

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