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GPEC Senior Staff Members Receive National Award
January 27, 2015

Chris Petroff and Angela Talbot, Vice Presidents of Business Development at GPEC, were recognized by Development Counsellors International as 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in economic development.

 The awards were presented at the International Economic Development Council conference January 26.

 Read the release here.

February 4, 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, tmaynard@gpec.org 

February 18, 2015
Silicon Valley Road Show: Global Innovation Summit + Week

Silicon Valley Road Show:  Global Innovation Summit + Week

Join executives and elected officials from the Greater Phoenix region for a complimentary reception to discuss how the Greater Phoenix region is creating a foundation for innovation and technology.

When:  Wednesday, February 18th

Where:  Tech Museum of Innovation  201 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 GPEC will be hosting the reception in strategic partnership with Global Innovation Summit + Week, the world's largest gathering for those who are building ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship.  

 The reception is a must attend event for those committed to:

  • Building Greater Phoenix’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Catalyzing innovation
  • Accelerating entrepreneurship, technology, and impact at scale
  • Connecting with other entrepreneurs and global innovators from Silicon Valley and around the world

 Please contact Mara Pernick, at mpernick@gpec.org, if you have additional questions or would like to join us at this exciting event.


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.