Chandler is noted for its annual Ostrich Festival. Initially, agriculture was the primary business in Chandler, based on cotton, corn, and alfalfa. During the 1910s, there were ostrich farms in the area, catering to the demand for plumes used in women's hats of the era. This demand ebbed with the increasing popularity of the automobile, but the legacy of the ostrich farms would be commemorated by the Ostrich Festival. The Chandler Center for the Arts.
Computer chip manufacturer Intel has an influential role in city growth strategies with four locations in the municipal area, including its first factory to be designated "environmentally sustainable" under current Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria.
On May 8, 2013, KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit parks and recreation advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., announced that Chandler was a 2013 Playful City USA community, marking the sixth consecutive year the city earned the distinction (one of just 16 U.S. cities to receive the honor for the seventh consecutive year since the program was initiated in 2007). Chandler was recognized for taking an innovative approach to making play a priority throughout the city with its many recreational amenities, parks and aquatic centers. Information was gathered from wikipedia.. click here WIKI to see information from source.