The Quad-City Area is comprised of the north central Arizona towns of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and the Dewey-Humboldt area. The four towns are about an hour and a half’s drive north of Phoenix and southwest of Flagstaff. Sitting at elevations between 4,600 and 5,300 feet, the area enjoys a mostly mild climate with a smattering of snow in the winter. There's plenty for businesses to like about the Quad-City Area including the region's location, education systems, robust business resources and ample infrastructure.
Prescott is the westernmost of the three cities, has the largest population with about 43,500 people and touts the highest elevation at 5,368 feet. The seat of Arizona's Yavapai County, Prescott encompasses part of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation. Just seven miles east of Prescott is Prescott Valley with 45,750 residents and an elevation of 5,100 feet. Of the four towns, Dewey-Humboldt is closest to Interstate 17, just another 9 miles north of Prescott Valley is Chino Valley. The community of 4,168 is a little more than 20 miles south of Interstate 40.
Several of the Kindergarten-12th grade public/charter schools in the area are rated by the U.S. Department of Education as "excelling" and "highly performing." The county operates an extensive vocational education program through its Mountain Institute - Joint Technical Education Department. In addition to K-12 systems, the area has a number of college and university campuses:
· Prescott College, a small liberal arts school
· Yavapai College, a community college offering 60 areas of study
· Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's western campus
· Northern Arizona University extension, offering bachelors and master's degree programs
There are a number of business resources available to local merchants and manufacturers. The Prescott Economic Development Foundation has a variety of resources and information for businesses, including wage/benefit surveys, demographic information, labor availability reports, assistance from Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center. The City of Prescott also maintains economic development information such as asset inventory to assist local business operations.
All four towns are conveniently located near major interstates and regional/state highways. To the north of the towns, running east/west is Interstate 40. State Highway 89 runs through Chino Valley and Prescott, while Prescott Valley sits in the path of State Highways 69 and 89A. To the south is Interstate 10 and to the east is Interstate 17. The area is served by Prescott Municipal Airport and is just 90 minutes from Phoenix International Airport.
The Quad-City Area averages about 300 sunny days each year, making it a great environment for outdoor recreation and activities. Prescott Valley is about 10 minutes away from Prescott National Forest and is the home of a 5,100-seat event center. There are abundant lakes, parks and golf courses in the area, as well.
With all of the amenities the Quad-City Area has to offer, its no wonder the area is a coveted spot for locals and visitors alike.
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