Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) is an influential 501(C)3 nonprofit community development organization that has had tremendous impact on Greater Downtown Phoenix through the united vision and commitment of its Members.

Launched in 1983, when a much smaller Downtown Phoenix was in decline, PCA launched significant public-private partnerships that catalyzed quality new development in the heart of Phoenix, and contributed to our growing urban vitality. As the premier membership organization dedicated to Greater Downtown, PCA provides engagement opportunities that link key stakeholders, identify synergies across sectors, foster collaboration, and connect key decision makers to resources and potential partners.

Today PCA continues to find the right opportunities for business leaders to collaborate with government – city, county, state, and local federal agencies – and with other stakeholders including educational, cultural, research institutions, and emerging industries to build the 21st century city we want.

What is PCA?

  • Key decision makers in business, education, arts and culture, nonprofits, community organizations, and the City of Phoenix.
  • Powerful platform for impact on the city.
  • Membership affiliate of Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Chairman’s Message

The Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) launched in 1983 by local business leaders and began with one big idea: to create a dynamic downtown for a great 21st century city — Phoenix!

Economic vibrancy and quality of life were at the top of PCA’s to-do list. Thirty years later, our organization is proud of being a significant part of the many accomplishments achieved for Greater Downtown Phoenix. No task has been too large or too small for our proactive Members.

Over and over again our Members enthusiastically take on those tough, long-term urban challenges. We do not work alone, but work as collaborators with our public partners and all stakeholders.

New Challenges

Yet, our work is not complete and today we face new economic, as well as other challenges. We need to continue moving quality development forward and to use appropriate new tools like the urban form-based code and creative financing solutions to incite new development and industry. We are committed to drawing upon resources; to making connections, physical, social, and economic, and to continuing our work as a catalyst. We helped launch the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation, are supporting the emerging health and bioscience industry, and working with young business leaders to carry on our mission for generations to come, and doing so much more!

What we need are passionate leaders with considerable imagination, cooperation, and resources committed to making Phoenix great! Please join us! You won’t be disappointed, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves. We need your help!

“We do not work alone, but work as collaborators with our public partners and all stakeholders.”