Arizona artist spotlight: Michael Hopkins

Meet Tempe-based artist Michael Hopkins featured in our Snapshot of Greater Phoenix Exhibit What do you find most rewarding about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? I love the Phoenix area and Arizona for its beauty and the diversity of the landscapes and ecosystems present within a day drive of the Valley. It has been […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Tiesha Harrison

Meet Phoenix-based artist Tiesha Harrison featured in our Public Art of Greater Phoenix Exhibit What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? As an artist in Greater Phoenix, I love the vibrant creative community and diverse opportunities for collaboration. Whether it’s exploring local galleries, joining community events, or connecting with other […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Howard Schlossberg

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a retired Professor of Journalism and still-working sportswriter, DJ. What city or town do you live in? Phoenix Where are you originally from and what brought you to Greater Phoenix? I was born and raised in Brooklyn. Adult life in Chicago. Bought a house here to mix […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Mary Shindell

Meet Phoenix-based artist Mary Shindell featured in our Public Art of Greater Phoenix Exhibit What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? I love being an artist in Phoenix because the metropolitan area has so much activity involving the creation and enhancement of public spaces. There is an energy that surrounds […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Clark Olson

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a retired ASU professor of 38 years, now art gallery owner. What city or town do you live in? Phoenix Where are you originally from and what brought you to Greater Phoenix? I’m originally from the Midwest. Climate and job opportunity brought me to Greater Phoenix. How […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Allison Bakovic

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a scientist by training now pivoting my career to business development for the biosciences. I am eager to help cultivate and contribute to developing the bio-ecosystem in the Greater Phoenix area. What city or town do you live in? Gilbert Where are you originally from and what […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Bobby Zokaites

Meet Tempe-based artist Bobby Zokaites featured in our Public Art of Greater Phoenix Exhibit What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? Phoenix is an epicenter of public art so, as far as what we do, we love being able to create aesthetic marks on the city. This is a wonderful […]

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Exploring the effects of the Business Confidence Index

The business confidence index tracks output growth and turning points in economic activity by Kristen Stephenson Earlier this year, GPEC launched the Economic Monitor, a comprehensive web tool designed to provide timely, actionable insights into the state of the economy. Through an exploration of key economic indicators, the Economic Monitor offers a concise picture of […]

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Exploring the effects of the Consumer Confidence Index

Consumer confidence provides insight into future economic conditions by Kristen Stephenson Earlier this year, GPEC launched the Economic Monitor, a comprehensive web tool designed to provide timely, actionable insights into the state of the economy. Through an exploration of key economic indicators, the Economic Monitor offers a concise picture of health at both national and […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Raymond Francis John

Meet Phoenix-based artist Raymond Francis John featured in our exhibit Greater Phoenix Pastimes What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? Besides all of the great subject matters…Location, weather and proximity to Arizona and Southwestern Art Festivals. What role do you think arts and culture plays in our community as a […]

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