Maricopa County IDA Gift to Help Address Region’s Shortage of Health Care Professionals

Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), backed by the Board of Supervisors, is investing $2.5 million in the construction of the Creighton University Health Sciences - Phoenix Campus, which will train new doctors, nurses, therapists and more.

“Creighton could have picked anywhere in the country to build this campus, but they chose to come to Maricopa County. That says something about the vibrant community we are building together,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District 3, who represents the area where the campus will be built. “I want to thank Creighton for its vision and the IDA for its leadership and investment. I know we all look forward to welcoming new doctors and residents to our region.”

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