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New Metropolitan Phoenix Export Plan will help Region’s Global Economic Competitiveness
May 28, 2015

A regional export plan for Greater Phoenix has been unveiled. The export plan assesses Greater Phoenix’s export climate, sets market-based goals for increasing exports and outlines specific steps that will be taken to promote the region’s economic development efforts. The plan will be overseen by the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance, a new organization composed of C-level industry executives, state leaders and university experts.

“With this export plan, Greater Phoenix is acting on what our research shows is untapped potential to grow the region’s economy and support higher-quality jobs,” said Marek Gootman, Brookings director of strategic partnerships and global initiatives.

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June 2, 2015
GPEC Healthcare Leadership Council Meeting

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at GPEC offices. GPEC HLC members only.

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June 3, 2015
Community Building Consortium

GPEC’s Community Building Consortium (CBC) meets the first Wednesday of every month from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the GPEC office. These meetings are reserved for CBC members only. Contact: Thomas Maynard, 


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the country’s premier economic development councils. Our goal is to promote Greater Phoenix economic development and create jobs that will shape the region’s future. There has never been a better time to do business in Greater Phoenix.