The largest employers in and adjacent to the City of Maricopa are:
- Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino (look for current job openings)
- Global Water
- Pinal Energy
- University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center (look for current job openings)
The closest areas for people to work outside of Maricopa are Casa Grande and Chandler. Longer commutes will take people to Tucson and other cities in the Greater Phoenix area.
More about the Ak-Chin Indian Community: Both Tohono O'odham and Pima Indians reside here. Ak-Chin Farms, Harrah's Casino, and the Ak-Chin Tribal Government are all major employers.