Greater Phoenix’s large talent base and competitive labor costs make it the place for businesses to go to scale

Phoenix water experts speak during a Zoom regional report.

Regional Report: Balancing Arizona’s Water Supply...

How to address future demands for Arizona’s water supply Arizona leads the nation with its rigorous water conservation effort, but per-capita water use has been plateauing. Arizona will not be able to keep conserving at higher rates using our past methods. The state and Greater Phoenix are in good position to operate for more than […]

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Phoenix is a top city for startup operations

Moov Technologies’ HQ shift to Greater Phoenix was...

As Moov Technologies doubled down on Greater Phoenix during the pandemic, it was natural for tech company to move its headquarters from San Francisco to Tempe.

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The six panelists and moderator of GPEC's State of Black Business regional report pose for a screenshot.

Regional Report: State of Black Business

Arizona community leaders discuss Black business report Local. Personal. Immediate. Those were the three key messages from our latest Regional Report in which Black business leaders joined us to discuss findings from the inaugural State of Black Business Report for the State of Arizona, a study led by the State of Black Arizona. “This report […]

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Four people on a Zoom call speak at a GPEC manufacturing information event

Ambassador Event: Modern Manufacturing

Manufacturing advancement in Greater Phoenix The rapid evolution of technology is driving the advancement of manufacturing. Greater Phoenix is situated to be a leader in this sector. Two local companies joined GPEC’s latest Ambassador Event to discuss trends, the diversification of supply chains in the region and how Greater Phoenix has emerged as an ideal […]

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Ambassador Event: ‘Maximizing Your PPP Loan’

Through May 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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