Phoenix AZ, capital and 6th largest city in US. top, left to right: Downtown Phoenix skyline, Saint Mary's Basilica, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Tovrea Castle, a saguaro cactus, Camelback Mountain . . . Valley of the Sun
Phoenix is currently home to seven Fortune 500 companies: Waste management company, Allied Waste, Avnet Electronics Corporation, Apollo Group (which manages the University of Phoenix), mining company Freeport-McMoRan (recently merged with the Phoenix based Phelps Dodge), retailer PetSmart, energy supplier and West Pinnacle.