Nearly four decades ago, Prescott Valley officially became a town with its mayor and town council representing 1,521 people. Today, approximately 45,000 people call Prescott Valley home, as do a growing number of retail, commercial, and industrial companies. Prescott Valley is known for its community planning and attention to family-focused development, which helps to ensure its rural flavor and small-town appeal for many generations to come.
Prescott Valley is the largest and fast growing community in Yavapai County. As a fairly new town, its tax base and businesses opportunities continue to grow every day. Over the past decade, more than one million square feet of new commercial space has been built and occupied.
The town is home to a bustling entertainment center anchored by the Prescott Valley Event Center, home of the Northern Arizona Suns. Additional amenities include a pedestrian-friendly downtown, ten public parks and a community recreation area that includes softball and soccer fields, a public swimming pool, and basketball and tennis courts. Residents are surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the towering Bradshaw Mountains to the south and the Mingus Mountains to the east. Glassford Hill, the town’s most notable landmark, is an extinct volcano that sits at an elevation of 6,177 feet. People who make the trek to the top of the award-winning Glassford Hill Summit Trail are rewarded with amazing panoramic views.
Things to do in Prescott Valley
With four mild seasons and what many describe as a perfect climate, Prescott Valley offers year-round recreation and entertainment for its residents and visitors alike. Mountain Valley Park, a sports and recreation complex in the middle of town, includes Mountain Valley Splash, the community swimming pool – a dog park, a skate park and several softballs, baseball and soccer fields. Fain Park has walking trails, picnic shelters, and a dock where residents can be found fishing on a daily basis. Mingus Recreation Area is located on State highway 89A, just a short drive from the heart of Prescott Valley. This area provides beautiful views of the communities on both sides of the mountain. There are two campgrounds available-the Mingus and Potato Patch areas; hiking trails, and a small fishing lake. The Prescott National Forest is right next door and borders the south side of the City of Prescott.
Two public golf courses are located within the town that offers golfing choices for all levels of ability. Stoneridge Golf Course and the Prescott Golf and Country Club are within a few minutes by car from each other. The 5,000-seat Prescott Valley Events Center, home to the Northern Arizona Suns, opened in 2006 and hosts dozens of concerts, sporting events and community events annually. Performers such as Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Chicago, James Taylor and many others have performed there.
Doing Business in Prescott Valley
The business-friendly Town of Prescott Valley is the largest, fastest growing and youngest municipality in the quad-cities. It has instituted policies and procedures that ensure conducting business in town is as simple as possible. Whether it’s an entrepreneur starting his or her first business or a Fortune 500 company, town employees will work hard to give businesses every chance for success. Potential clients will be treated with respect and courtesy, and the development process will proceed as smoothly as possible. Economic development is a Town Council priority and employees are empowered to make sure those priorities are carried out. From the initial meeting to ribbon-cutting, the Town continues to act as a positive force for economic development.
Being located outside of a large metro, plus a 0% property tax, provides a substantially lower operating cost for local businesses.
With plenty of lands still available, opportunities abound to join the Prescott Valley businesses community that includes companies such as Leidos Civil (formerly Lockheed Martin), MI Windows & Doors, Printpak, Superior Industries, Ace Hardware Retail Support Center, Prescott Aerospace, and many others.
Prescott Valley has several industrial corridors and parks. There is a total of 1,000 acres of commercial and industrial property within the town limits. Big Sky Business Park has more than a million square feet of warehouse space with easy highway access. Within the park, there are a total of 5 prime building locations of 5 acres or more that are designated Bronze Certified Sites by the Arizona Commerce Authority and a five-acre site that is designated as a Gold Certified Site. Also, Prescott Valley has several Gold Certified Buildings that are available for immediate occupancy.
With direct highway access, Prescott Valley is located on State Highway 69, about 20 miles west of Interstate 17 and in the middle of two transcontinental interstates which are I-40, only 50 miles to the north, and I-10, approximately 90 miles to the South.
The Ernest A. Love Field Airport is located just five (5) miles from Prescott Valley, and Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport is approximately 90 miles South.
The Town of Prescott Valley offers incentives to users based on a variety of factors. The Town does not limit itself in the way of incentives by trying to provide a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Instead, each incentive granted to a new or existing business in Prescott Valley is project-specific. The Town works together with companies to develop a mutually agreeable incentive package that reflects the value the new business will add to the Town.
“Superior Industries has been blessed to be located in Prescott Valley. The town management is very business friendly and always ready to help us grow. The area has a good selection of workforce to support that growth. We have added on to our building and operations twice since starting here ten years ago, and plan to grow more in the future.”
— Lane Koehl, Division Operation Manager, Superior Industries, Inc.
“Prescott Valley has proven over the years to be the most efficient and construction friendly community in the State of Arizona. This is evidenced by their rapid turnaround of building plans, contractor-sensible inspections and their overall sense of urgency in building their community. It has been a pleasure to work with the Town of Prescott Valley.”
–Jeff Allen, President, Kitchell Development