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Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)

Our mission is to attract and grow quality businesses, and advocate for Greater Phoenix’s competitiveness.

Established in 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) actively works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. As the regional economic development organization, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 190 private investors to accomplish its mission, and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate. Consistently ranked as a top national economic development organization, GPEC’s approach to connectivity extends beyond the fabric of the community. Known as The Connected Place, Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial technology-focused companies that are committed to changing the game. As a result, over the past 33 years GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping 950 companies, creating more than 174,000 jobs and $36 billion in capital investment.


GPEC’s Research & Strategy team provides highly advanced data analytics to support businesses looking to relocate and expand.

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Our team can connect you to key resources within the region, including local and state officials, and university and workforce leaders.

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Consistently ranked as a top national EDO, our team provides a truly consultative advisement model ready to help companies grow.

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GPEC's Impact: By the Numbers (Since 1989)


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Capital Investment

“Whether you’re interested in a merger or acquisition or just in the beginning phase of considering a move, we’re here to provide the information you need to make an informed decision.”

Chris Camacho, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
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Operational Cost Comparison

Our research and strategy team can perform annual operating cost comparisons across major markets, giving you near-exact cost savings by expanding or relocating your operations in Greater Phoenix. We can also analyze transportation, real estate, tax incentives and labor costs, as well as evaluating a project’s economic impact and community benefit.

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Regional Labor Market Data

Our region is ready to support your labor needs for any size project. We can provide current wage rates, labor force and skill levels based on occupation and industry, analyze labor force availability data, and connect you with local employers for insight into ease of hiring.

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Site Selection Assistance

Greater Phoenix has a large selection of building and land inventory to accommodate any size or type of operation which is why tech relocation in Phoenix is on the rise. Our team can aggregate a comprehensive listing of value-based assets, unique buildings and shovel-ready sites, and prepare GIS mapping analysis, ensuring your company is in the ideal location for your operation to thrive.

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Connectivity to Key Resources

We know that sometimes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know – and we can help you get started. We’ll introduce your company to community college, university and key workforce assets and connect you to key business leaders within the region. We can also coordinate with state and local regulatory authorities to maximize how far your dollar can go with incentives analysis and application preparation.

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