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Ambassador Event: ‘Maximizing Your PPP Loan’

Through March 31, small businesses can again apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered by the Small Business Administration. No sector has been more impacted by the effects of COVID-19 than small business, which is the backbone of Arizona’s economy. For context, the nearly 600,000 small businesses across the state make up 99.4% of […]

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Ambassador Event: How GPEC innovates to advance Greater...

Named the top economic development organization in the U.S. in 2020 by the International Economic Development Council, GPEC has remained on the cutting edge of the industry by advancing our AI-driven strategy and insights, data science capabilities, research and analytics portfolio, business development tactics, and integrated marketing and public relations efforts. Our ability to work […]

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A story about opportunity: Phillip

I’m Phillip Pipkins, vice president, technology banking at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). I’m originally from Miami, Florida but I’ve lived in Arizona for the past 20 years. When I was deciding which college to attend, I had narrowed it down to two options, one of which was Arizona State University. After being accepted into both, […]

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A story about work/life balance: Catherine

I’m Catherine Spillman and I joined Voya Financial in the spring of 2020 as their Customer Contact Center Director. Since day one, it’s been evident to me that I made the right choice. Voya truly values each and every one of their employees. This is demonstrated through their numerous onboarding, training and development programs, that […]

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A story about building a life: Erik

I’m Erik Long, account executive at Front. I’ve been with the company for the past two years working in the Bay Area, but when they opened a new office in Phoenix I jumped at the opportunity to move to the region. As my fiancé and I were deciding if we should make the move to […]

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A story about diversity: Ashley

I’m Ashley Dancer, cloud services professional at Acronis. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Greater Phoenix in 2018 in search of greater opportunities and I found them. One of the things I’ve grown to love about Greater Phoenix is its diversity. Growing up in a smaller town, there were certain […]

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Case Study: H.E.R.O.S. finds lower costs & regulations...

H.E.R.O.S. Inc., a helicopter engine repair and overhaul company, realized in late 2018 that the cost of operating out of California necessitated a move. The company considered Tennessee, Texas and Nevada before deciding on Greater Phoenix. H.E.R.O.S. opened a facility in Chandler on April 1 and has so far created 20 new jobs in the […]

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Dexcom revenue, production has skyrocketed over its...

In 2016, continuous glucose monitoring system manufacturer Dexcom (DXCM) announced it was opening an advanced manufacturing facility in Mesa, Ariz. with the expectation it would eventually create “more than 500” jobs. Four years later, it employs more than 1,000 employees in Arizona.

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GPEC Ambassador Event: Election Outcomes in Arizona

As Election Day extended into election weekend, our ambassador event featured Rob Dalager and Ali Dionne with Public Policy Partners, who discussed the projected election results and what Arizonans need to have on their radar moving forward. As of Friday morning, President-Elect Joe Biden led President Donald Trump by roughly 11,500 votes in Arizona, a […]

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Regional Report: Housing affordability

As Maricopa County’s growth continues, the topic of housing affordability has come to the forefront. Four local industry leaders joined our Regional Report last week to discuss projections and how Greater Phoenix can remain proactive as the population increases at a faster rate than housing. Panelists included: Diana Yazzie Devine, President/CEO, Native American Connections Maurice […]

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