Economic Development

Tolleson is a six-square-mile, self-contained community of approximately 7,000 residents located just 10 miles west of downtown Phoenix. Once dependent on agriculture, Tolleson today is a thriving employment center that hosts several large commercial and industrial employers including PepsiCo, Sunland Beef, Kroger’s, Albertson’s, Home Depot, Staples and Sysco Food Systems.

Tolleson’s advantageous location just south of the I-10 and the interchange with Loop 101 has made it a prominent distribution hub for companies wishing to deliver products to Southwestern markets. The Union Pacific Railroad also runs through Tolleson, providing a number of industrial sites with rail access. Air transit is available at nearby Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located approximately 20 minutes away. Tolleson’s small size is also its competitive advantage. The nimble and flexible nature of its processes and services creates an extremely development-friendly business environment that commands consideration.

If you are interested in learning about City owned real estate opportunities please contact Jason Earp Economic Development Director, 623-474-4998.

Follow the links in the tables below to obtain information regarding the City's 2024 General Plan, CORE District, business directory, and more. 

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2024 General Plan: The General Plan serves as our City's guide to future growth, community services, development, infrastructure and transportation.
2024 General Plan
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Business Directory We want to encourage our residents and visitors to shop locally. By shopping in our own community we help family owned businesses thrive and maintain community character. There are many businesses located with in our City and we want them to prosper.
Community Profile Tolleson Community Profile by Greater Phoenix Fact Book.
CORE District Rezone Paseo de Luces CORE District Rezone Document. PLEASE NOTE: This is a large file and will take a few minutes to download.
CORE District Expansion Draft copy of the amendment, legal description and map of the CORE district boundary.
CORE District Map: Paseo de Luces

This map outlines Paseo de Luces.
Redevelopment Plan: Approved November 17, 2014

WHAT IS A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN? A redevelopment plan provides a legal framework for planning and implementing revitalization activities in a specific area. It establishes a basis for the City to pursue grants, loans, and other financing opportunities to fund these initiatives.

Tolleson Rail Corridor - A Greater Phoenix High Impact District The City of Tolleson offers unrivalled incentive packages through the elimination of development impact fees and nimble and flexible processes and services creating an exceedingly development-friendly business environment. For more information contact Economic Development at (623) 474-4998 or the Greater Phoenix Economic Council at (602) 256-7700. 

Tolleson Rail Corridor - A Greater Phoenix High Impact District

The City of Tolleson is “Small but in the Middle of it All” with over 25 Fortune 500 companies that are strategically located along several major transportation corridors and is serviced by Union Pacific Railroad.
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