North Scottsdale’s Work and Jobs Hub!
Scottsdale Airpark, with its nucleus of Scottsdale Airport, is a major business hub in North Scottsdale and the Southwest. For travelers to and from Scottsdale, pursuing business and leisure, the Airpark offers a First-Class experience for work, play, and home base.
Scottsdale Airport’s Rearview Mirror
Thunderbird Field II was founded on June 22, 1942. It was a desolate desert Army Air Corps basic training facility for pilots in World War II. It became Scottsdale Airport — SDL. In 1966 the airfield was acquired by the City of Scottsdale. And, the first business jets landed in August, 1967.
Pat Mathieson’s 1986 bronze. A gift from the Scottsdale Western Art Association, Fine Art Collection of the City of Scottsdale,* in 1988. ‘One With the Eagle’ marks Scottsdale Airpark’s entrance from Scottsdale and Thunderbird Roads.
*Source: Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale Public Art.
Scottsdale Airport Now
Today Scottsdale Airport cruises at Mach .90. It hosts a legion of aircraft, from single engine recreational planes to corporate jets. It’s a premier US general aviation single-runway airport. And, boasting 7 miles of taxiway, it’s one of the busiest Arizona corporate airports.
SDL offers easy access to our famous annual events like the WM Phoenix Open and Barrett-Jackson car auction. And elite flyers like SDL’s top-flight services.
SDL and the Airpark are a center for corporate biz activities, flight training, medical transport/evacuation, aircraft building and aerial tours.
‘Aspire,’ by Simon Donovan and Ben Olmstead. It’s located in the roundabout at Northsight Boulevard and Hayden. And, ‘reflects the human aspiration for flight,’ a ‘flying dream . . . to uplift and inspire the spirit.’
April 2014, also a one of Scottsdale’s works of Public Art.
In early 2021, JetAviation opened a new state-of-the-art 8,500 square foot fixed-base operator (FBO). It provides flight services like fueling, parking and maintenance of jets, and a 30,000 square foot tenant hangar.
The Airpark’s Geo Around SDL
Surrounding SDL Airport is the 8.6 mile, 2,600-acre Scottsdale Airpark. It’s a nationally recognized commercial airport-based business park. And, a hallmark achieved through the efforts of the City of Scottsdale, plus community and civic leaders. Check our the Airpark’s business news!
Airpark Biz and Jobs Take Flight
A 2021 study reports $1 billion in trade activity and 5,970 flight-related jobs are connected to SDL Airport and Airpark.
HQ offices for 25+ regional and national companies call the Airpark home. And it’s a fast-growing number. There are also 2,900 + small to medium-sized businesses in residence. Together they bring over 51,000 jobs and millions of dollars in local and state revenues.
Big Scottsdale companies near the Airpark | SDL include: Mayo Clinic and CVSHealth. We’re also home to Vanguard, Axon, BlueYonder and EarlyWarning. Many others are also here, starting up, and moving in as our growth explodes.
To further explore working in Scottsdale, check out my other posts:
- Scottsdale companies and jobs, includes tables of companies and links to their career pages.
- Healthcare Corridor
- ASU’s Innovation Zone
Source: City of Scottsdale, Choose Scottsdale, Econ. Dev.
Living Near Scottsdale Airpark
Tons of high-rise, multi-family living is booming near the Airpark, for those seeking high-density living.
For those seeking to put down roots with a home of your own, either in a high-rise condo or in our beautiful neighborhoods, learn more in my posts for nearby N. Scottsdale and Central | East communities.
Wrap-Up — Come Fly with Us!
Scottsdale enjoys a global buzz for our high quality of life, amenities, and progress. The world-class set-up of the Airpark | Airport are a magnet attracting diverse people and business. Join our great cruising attitude!
Scottsdale Lifestyle Blogger
I’m a 5th generation native Arizona gal who loves showing and telling what makes Scottsdale an amazing place to visit and make home! I hope you enjoy our city through my lens, making your own discoveries and memories here!