The Phoenix Metropolitan Area – often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, the Salt River Valley or Metro Phoenix – is a metropolitan area, centered on the city of Phoenix, that includes much of the central part of the U.S. State of Arizona. The United States Office of Management and Budget designates the area as the Phoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleMetropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), defining it as Maricopa and Pinal counties. As of the Census Bureau's 2017 population estimates, Metro Phoenix had 4,737,270 residents, making it the 12th largest Metropolitan Area in the nation by population. The gross domestic product of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area was $215 billion in 2014, 15th largest amongst metro areas in the United States.
Flagstaff Community Profile
Flagstaff has a daily newspaper, The Arizona Daily Sun, and several weekly / bi-weekly publications. There are also several radio stations.
Flagstaff is a governmental, educational, transportational, cultural, and commercial center. Government is one of the largest employment sectors. Tourism is also a large employer as the City sees over 5,000,000 visitors per year. In addition, the City is home to Northern Arizona University and other scientific and high tech research and development industries.
Northern Arizona University
NAU, the largest employer in the City, has a major economic impact annually. The campus is used year-round, and Olympic athletes choose Flagstaff as a training site because of the climate, altitude and available facilities.
Welcome to Lake Havasu City! Whether you are passing through, visiting for the weekend, spending the winter, a new resident or have friends coming to visit, the Visitor Information Center is the place to go. We have the most up to date information about the area available to make your experience the best it can be.