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 our Members.

Formed 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 business leadership 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. PCA continues to work closely with City of Phoenix elected officials and staff and serves as an effective platform for public/private dialogue on community and economic development issues.  And as the membership affiliate of Downtown Phoenix Inc., PCA immediately connects you with all that Downtown Phoenix has to offer. PCA Members have greater access to information and opportunities that directly and positively affect their businesses, bottom lines, and impact in the community.

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.

Chair’s Message

As 2018 fast approaches, the list of what is going right in the Central Phoenix corridor is a long one that provides much to celebrate for our residents, city and state. Terrific cities have a personality and a vibe that is uniquely their own.  And a vital urban core is often a critical driver in what makes a city great.  Civic pride happens in collaboration between neighbors, neighborhoods, corporate citizens, smart government, and willing investors who collectively foster a “can do” spirit that welcomes all people and makes room for new ideas.

Anyone who has been in Phoenix for a long time or even the last few years can easily see that Central Phoenix is on the move in a big way.  It feels like we have reached a tipping point and momentum is full throttle.   At almost every turn, there is something noteworthy going on across a wide range of sectors: multifamily housing, infill development, neighborhood revitalization, university expansion projects, new construction, restaurants, museums, Roosevelt Row’s national prominence, and sports and entertainment venues.  Where challenges remain, I am confident that solutions will follow.  It is truly an exciting time to live, work and play in Central Phoenix.

Invitation

You are invited to connect with PCA though our newsletter and website, and join us as we work together to build this great place we call home.

 

Diane Haller

“As a longtime member of Phoenix Community Alliance, it is especially gratifying to see how diverse the  revitalization and development projects are in the Central Phoenix corridor. The heart of Phoenix is alive and well.”