Phil Entz
Phone: 520-568-3246
Email: leasing@leaseakchin.com
Website: http://www.leaseakchin.com

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Phoenix Casino & Hotel
Ak-Chin Farms


1. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort
2. Maricopa Unified School District
3. Walmart
4. City of Maricopa Government
5. Fry’s Food Store
6. Volkswagen Proving Grounds
7. Pinal Feeding Company Inc.
8. McDonald’s
9. Ak-Chin Farms
10. USDA Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center
11. Bashas’
12. Legacy Traditional School
13. University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center
14. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
15. Sequoia Pathway Academy
16. Arizona Castings Inc.
17. Electrical District 3
18. Duke Golf Club at Rancho El Dorado
19. Ace Hardware
20. Scott’s Miracle Gro
21. Banner Health

Ak-Chin Indian Community is committed to economic diversification for long-term Community development and sustainability.

In addition to its industrial properties, farming activities, and Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, recent economic development has included the construction and expansion of a hotel tower, the purchase and improvement of the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, the rebuilding of the grocery, Vekol Market, and the construction of a family entertainment complex the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, which was completed in November 2012. With less than 900 tribal residing members, Ak-Chin is western Pinal County’s largest employer with 98% of its employees coming from off-Reservation.

A recent economic impact analysis documented the total output of Ak-Chin Indian Community at nearly $437 million for 2010. By comparison, the 2008 Arizona Super Bowl contributed a one-time $500.6 million impact while the Community’s economic activities are repeated year after year.*

*May 18, 2011 Ak-Chin Indian Community Economic Impact Analysis

While the Ak-Chin Indian Community is small with under 900 residents, it is the number one employer for the entire Pinal County region. 98% of its workforce comes from off-reservation, where there is an ample labor pool.

According to the 2010 US Census, the following are the population statistics for Ak-Chin and the surrounding communities:

  • Ak-Chin Residents: 862
  • City of Maricopa Residents: 43,482
  • City of Casa Grande Residents: 48,571
  • City of Queen Creek Residents: 26,361
  • City of Chandler Residents: 237,161

Findings from a 2013 Labor Study conducted by Elliott Pollack & Co. for the City of Maricopa:

  • 90% of Maricopa residents own their own homes, which facilitates workforce stability
  • Nearly 89% of the City of Maricopa workforce has at least some college education with 46% having a bachelor’s or graduate degree
  • Compared to the Greater Phoenix region relatively more work within high value-added industries such as manufacturing, finance and insurance, and medical professions
  • 61% of the workforce that does not work in the City has looked for a job closer to home
  • 85% of the workforce would leave their current company for a closer workplace
  • 44% would consider changing their career if a local job presented an opportunity
  • 73% of unemployed listed minimum salary ranges under $35,000*

Santa Cruz Commerce Center, Adobe Office Suites and the Ak-Chin Regional Airport front the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway (Highway 238) between the Cities of Maricopa and Casa Grande. These sites provide convenient access to the Phoenix-Tucson I-10 corridor and to the I-8 Yuma-San Diego entrance. Approximate distances are:

  • 18 miles to Interstate 10 corridor
  • 13.5 miles to Interstate 8 corridor
  • 40 miles to Phoenix Int’l Sky Harbor Airport
  • 8 miles to Highway 347
  • 12 miles to Highway 84

Rail Services
The Union Pacific Railroad parallels the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and SR 238 from Casa Grande to Gila Bend. Currently, between 45 and 55 freight trains operate daily through Maricopa. Amtrak’s Orlando-Los Angeles Sunset Limited has a scheduled stop in Maricopa. The Amtrak station is located just east of the SR 347 crossing of the UPRR tracks.

Air Service
The Ak-Chin Indian Community bought the Phoenix Regional Airport in 2006 and recently, renamed it Ak-Chin Regional Airport. Renovations to the runway, taxiway, pilot visual aids, and FBO Building were completed in 2012. Additional improvements are now underway.

Sky Harbor Airport: The Commerce Center is about 40 miles from this international airport by surface travel and about 28 miles by air from Ak-Chin Regional Airport.