Reimagine Retail – Center for the Future of Arizona

Established in 2002, the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) is a nonpartisan organization that combines research with collaborative partnerships and initiatives that serve the common good and drive the state’s economic prosperity, quality of life, and civic health. Through their RetailWorks AZ initiative, which launched in February 2017, CFA is exploring opportunities and challenges associated with job quality and career advancement for retail workers in the Phoenix area. CFA is working with community partners – government, workforce investment boards, education, Chambers of Commerce, and nonprofit organizations to convene retail employers and partners and conduct pilot projects with retail employers with the goal of identifying and promoting practices to improve job quality and facilitate worker advancement in the sector.

The Center for the Future of Arizona is a participant of Reimagine Retail, a project of the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. To learn more about Reimagine Retail, visit