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These are the best employers in Arizona, according to Forbes

Tim Gallen

Costco isn't just the go-to place for Valley residents and businesses to buy in bulk — the wholesale retailer also is Arizona's best employer, according to a recently published ranking. Forbes has released its inaugural lists of "America's Best Employers by State." At the top of Arizona's list is Costco Wholesale Corp. (Nasdaq: COST), the Issaquah, Washington-based retailer that boasts 245,000 employees companywide. In total, 72 companies were ranked in Arizona.