The general contractor is a manager, and possibly a tradesman, employed by the client on the advice of the architect, engineer or the architectural technologist or the client him/herself if acting as the manager. A general contractor is responsible for the overall coordination of a project.
Although Chandler is largely a suburban satellite of Greater Phoenix, in recent years it has begun to develop some of its own industry. Several high-tech firms have taken advantage of low-cost overhead and business-friendly regulations and established headquarters and manufacturing plants. Additionally, Chandler is home to a diverse array of retail and service businesses. Because Chandler keeps city licensing to a minimum, entrepreneurs will find it an easy place to establish themselves. However, state and county rules also apply, making it necessary for many businesses to obtain a large series of licenses and permits.