What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Katherine Sorensen

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a born and raised Phoenix native, and even after leaving Phoenix to explore other opportunities (and am glad I did), I still chose to come home to the desert. It’s home, it’s always getting better, and there is no other place like it. What city or town […]

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Ambassador Event: Arts & Culture in Greater Phoenix

GPEC hosts gallery opening with panel of Greater Phoenix artists and leaders Arts and culture are integral to the leading economies of the world, promoting cultural exchange and diversity, providing entertainment for citizens and tourists, and contributing directly to the market. In 2021, arts and culture added $11.6 billion to the Arizona economy, accounting for […]

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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces new office...

May 10, 2023

The new office will create 170 jobs once operational by 2024 TEMPE, AZ (May 10, 2023) – MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in transportation and logistics, today announced plans to open its new MSC Tempe office, expanding the company’s network of locations across the United States. Located on the Arizona State University (ASU) […]

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How to submit the CHIPS Act Pre-Application

A guide for the CHIPS Act pre-application process and priorities  As of May 1, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is accepting pre-applications for the first notice of funding (NOFO) for the CHIPS and Science Act, a federal bill that invests $52 billion into the national semiconductor industry. Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) legal partners […]

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An aerial image map of the Elliot Road Tech Corridor in Mesa, Arizona, with four pictures of the area overlaid on top.

How Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor came...

Apple, Google and Meta chose the Elliot Tech Corridor in Mesa The pitch to build in Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor today is a convincing one: Be where Apple, Google and Meta are expanding. Operate in close proximity to Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Be part of one of Arizona’s […]

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Ambassador Event: Funds for the Future

Greater Phoenix startups have increasing access to venture funding With a diverse industry base and variety of new funds committed to supporting local entrepreneurs, Greater Phoenix has emerged as one of the top alternatives for the growing number of startups leaving traditional hubs like Silicon Valley and New York. The region broke its venture capital […]

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Ambassador Event: Greater Phoenix Tech Story

Insight on Greater Phoenix technology, startup and venture capital ecosystems Greater Phoenix has evolved with the needs of industry since its emergence as a tech leader, supplying military technology after World War II. The region has grown into a home for a variety of next-generation ecosystems in the modern internet age. “We think we’ve entered […]

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Certified Ambassador Event: Non-Profit Organizations...

VSUW community plan addresses health, housing, education & workforce development When the pandemic forced education to go remote, Academia del Pueblo in Phoenix had two major priorities: keeping their students fed and keeping their students learning. The K-8 school’s partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) addressed shortcomings found in the system — […]

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Regional Report: Future of Energy

APS, SRP and Array Technologies discuss Arizona’s clean energy plans Arizona has a natural advantage when it comes to pursuing clean energy goals: sunshine. As the world works to decrease carbon emissions, Arizona is positioned to lead the development of new clean energy technology innovations. Power providers Arizona Public System (APS) and Salt River Project […]

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Ambassador Event: Post-Election Panel

Arizona election leaders discuss priorities for upcoming legislative session In the days following the Arizona midterm elections, a panel of local leaders joined a Greater Phoenix Economic Council Ambassador Event panel to talk about the results, expectations for the coming term and potential upcoming legislation that will benefit the region. Panelists included: Joe Barba, Director […]

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