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Ambassador Event: Dispelling the Myths of Arizona’s...

Reviewing facts and misconceptions of Arizona water Though Greater Phoenix is situated in a desert, the region was cultivated carefully throughout generations with access to water in mind. Indigenous tribes created agricultural-based civilizations around the areas where the three main rivers converge. Construction on the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canals began before Arizona even earned […]

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IEDC names Greater Phoenix Economic Council a top economic...

September 20, 2023

International Economic Development Council recognizes GPEC with third EDO of the Year award, cross-border collaboration efforts PHOENIX (Sept. 20, 2023) – On Tuesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) was named a top economic development organization in the United States (population 500k+) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). It is the third time in […]

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Clayco celebrates grand opening of Southwestern regional...

September 19, 2023

Clayco’s regional HQ at The Grove in Phoenix employs over 400 employees PHOENIX (Sept. 19, 2023) – Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm, today celebrated the grand opening of its Southwestern regional headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The 48,000-square-foot office occupies the entire third floor located at 4300 E. Camelback […]

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French American Chamber of Commerce launches Arizona...

September 13, 2023

The new branch, supported by the ACA, GPEC, and German, Italian, and Swedish Chambers of Commerce, furthers the state’s trade relationship with the EU PHOENIX (Sept. 13, 2023) – The French American Chamber of Commerce Rocky Mountain (RMFACC) chapter has introduced its Arizona branch in Phoenix with the mission to connect, promote and develop a […]

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GPEC Announces CarbonCapture Inc.’s Direct Air Capture...

September 13, 2023

GREATER PHOENIX (Sept. 13, 2023) — The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is proud to recognize that CarbonCapture Inc. (CarbonCapture), a leading climate tech company that designs and builds machines that remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to design a regional direct air capture (DAC) hub under […]

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Factor expands ready-to-eat meal operations with opening...

September 12, 2023

New Factor facility brings more than 800 new jobs to Goodyear America’s leading ready-to-eat meal company adds a 300,100 sq. ft. facility in Goodyear, AZ to serve rapidly growing customer base Facility will serve as a production and fulfillment center, featuring the second-largest industrial kitchen in the United States At full capacity, the new facility […]

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Google announces new commitment to Arizona

September 6, 2023

Google breaks ground on massive Mesa data center MESA, Ariz. (September 6, 2023) – Today, Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in Mesa, and will use state-of-the-art technology to air cool the facility. This will be the company’s first physical presence in the state. Governor Katie Hobbs, Mesa Mayor John Giles, […]

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Regional Report: State of Black Business 3.0

How Black entrepreneurship opportunities have increased in Arizona The third State of Black Business Report, created in tandem between the State of Black Arizona and Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), emphasized supplier diversity, reviewed venture capital (VC) and other funding opportunities, and highlighted growth in the Black business community since the launch of the first […]

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Sen. Kelly, Chris Camacho visit Taiwan to deepen economic...

August 22, 2023

Sen. Mark Kelly and Chris Camacho met with TSMC, semiconductor suppliers, and aerospace and drone companies PHOENIX (Aug. 22, 2023) – Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, who was a chief negotiator of the CHIPS and Science Act and successfully attached his Building Chips in America Act to streamline permitting processes into the Senate-passed National Defense Authorization […]

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Chris Camacho appointed to Arizona-Mexico Commission

August 18, 2023

Ariz. Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the new board for the Arizona-Mexico Commission, aligned closely with Sonora PHOENIX (Aug. 17, 2023) – Ariz. Gov. Katie Hobbs has announced her appointees to the Arizona-Mexico Commission. The Hobbs administration is working closely with Sonoran counterparts to ensure that Arizona is aligned and ready to begin working in a […]

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