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Investor Levels

Invest with GPEC

With investment from GPEC’s member communities and more than 160 private investors, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council achieves its mission of attracting and growing quality businesses and advocating for Greater Phoenix’s competitiveness. As an investor, you are joining business and civic leaders who are dedicated to creating long-term economic sustainability in the Greater Phoenix region.

Contact GPEC today to learn more about becoming an investor.


Chairman’s Council


The Chairman’s Council provides the highest level of recognition for regional business leaders to shape Greater Phoenix’s economic future and to demonstrate a significant commitment to accelerating the region’s growth. Top executives from these companies serve on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and receive a premier invitation to the biennial Washington, DC Executive Mission.


Corporate Council


Corporate Council investors include some of the region’s most influential companies. Through investment at the Corporate Council level, executives influence GPEC’s work by serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


Executive Council


GPEC’s Executive Council investors are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, a variety of councils and provide hosting opportunities for prospective corporate relocations, allowing for a direct impact on the economic growth of the region.


Directors Council


Leaders from companies investing at the Directors Council level are eligible to join the Board of Directors and are visible as top-level investors on GPEC’s website, in the annual report and as sponsors for certain events.


Leadership Council


The Leadership Council level is the entry point for those interested in serving on one of GPEC’s many leadership councils. These investors also represent those companies that serve the needs of prospective companies and as such, are uniquely positioned to assist with attracting prospective companies.



Investment at the Ambassador level provides participating companies eligibility into GPEC’s Ambassador Program. Employees of companies engaged at the Ambassador level can sign up as an Ambassador, allowing broad company participation in championing positive economic change for the region.

“GPEC is an incredible organization – but they can’t do their work alone. Growing our brand as a community is the responsibility of all of our business leaders.” …Read more

Cathy Teeter, Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE

“We love our association with GPEC. It’s doing a lot of good in Arizona.”

Matt Salmon, ASU, Vice President Government Affairs

Without participation in GPEC it would have taken me and my sales teams years, if ever, to meet critical business decision makers that are critical to success in selling Cox business solutions.  My advice is to get involved in all GPEC events and actively pursue your GPEC Ambassador certification.  It will pay dividends beyond your expectations.

Michael Banker, Sr. Manager, Strategic Client Teams, Cox Business – Arizona

“GPEC, operating with a blend of corporate and municipal leadership, finds itself in the unique position to advance economic prosperity for the entire valley. The current intention and focus around aligning educational tracks and objectives with desired industries will play a pivotal role in determining what kind of community we leave behind.”

David Rousseau, President, Salt River Project (SRP)


Join us in building a more vibrant economic future.

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Community Building Consortium (CBC)

GPEC’s CBC provides a forum for those in the commercial real estate arena to evaluate competitor markets and work with GPEC’s marketing and business development teams to further advance the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix.

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Healthcare Innovation Council (HIC)

The HIC mission is to establish Greater Phoenix as a center of healthcare excellence anchored by innovation and collaboration. The HIC works to enhance the healthcare business ecosystem by growing assets in the region and connecting providers and healthcare-adjacent businesses with innovative products and practices.

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International Leadership Council (ILC)

The ILC is a high-level advisory council that consists of industry and community leaders that support GPEC in its efforts in international business attraction. The ILC provides strategic direction and oversight for the implementation of the core FDI strategies within the Greater Phoenix region.

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Ambassador Program

The GPEC Ambassador Program provides networking and learning opportunities for all employees of GPEC investors and member communities. GPEC Ambassador events range from business development forums to workshops featuring GPEC staff and/or industry experts to educate and inform stakeholders on a variety of economic development issues.

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See the Ambassador Steering Committee


For more details on becoming an investor, please contact our Senior Director of Investor Strategy & Engagement, Nicole Buratovich, at or 602-262-8602.