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


Healthcare & the Economy

Regional Report: A GPEC Virtual Series It’s been said that when times get tough, you find out what you’re made of. We’re living through an unprecedented period as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact the virus is having on our communities, healthcare infrastructure and economy is severe. We don’t yet have all […]

View Post »

Fireside Chat: Changing the ecosystem to make a big...

We may be a little biased, but it’s a great time to live in Greater Phoenix. According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoenix was named the fastest growing city in the United States. Phoenix welcomed 25,288 new residents between 2017 and 2018, bringing the city to the top of the list. […]

View Post »

thredUP Expands in Scottsdale, AZ

January 23, 2020

Oakland-based online resale marketplace thredUP chooses Scottsdale for corporate office expansion Scottsdale, AZ (January 23, 2020) — thredUP, the world’s largest online resale platform, has now opened its newest corporate office expansion in Scottsdale, Ariz. This 8,000 square foot office space, located at 7272 E. Indian School Rd., will provide up to 50 new jobs […]

View Post »

Fireside chat: Kicking innovation driving mindsets...

Very few industries today have avoided the challenge that technology disruption often brings: innovate or die. One of the most recent industries to go through this process is the aerospace industry. The development of new innovation, an increase in global demands and the introduction of private companies like SpaceX, have changed the industry forever and […]

View Post »
Adam Goodman talking to GPEC team in the Goodman office

Fireside chat: 3 characteristics of a culture that...

We kicked off a new series of fireside chats presented by GPEC board members. Members of the GPEC team sat down with Adam Goodman, the CEO of the furniture and design company Goodmans Interior Structures, to hear about how he restructured the company’s culture to make an impact on the community. In 1993, he became the […]

View Post »
photo of the Flex building in Gilbert

CBRE arranges sale of Gilbert, Arizona flex building

January 8, 2020

Phoenix, AZ (December 27, 2019) – CBRE has arranged the sale of a 55,392-square-foot flex industrial/office building in Gilbert, Arizona to the Martinsburg, Pennsylvania-based Curry Supply Company. Curry Supply acquired the property from Silent-Aire of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Rusty Kennedy, Pat Feeney, Dan Calihan and James Cohn of CBRE in Phoenix represented the seller, Silent-Aire, […]

View Post »
man reading the sunday paper

An Appeal to Arizona’s Leaders

December 29, 2019

Greater success of the higher education system in Arizona is critical for the present and future competitiveness of the state we all call home. With your leadership, our enviable economic growth has enabled incredible advancement of industry and quality of life over the last decade. In large part, these advancements grew out of the success […]

View Post »

Front, a Sequoia Capital-backed SF company, expands...

December 4, 2019

Front ranked #1 in Fortune and Great Place to Work’s 2019 Best Small Workplaces list PHOENIX, AZ (December 4th, 2019) — Front, the company replacing corporate email with an inbox built for teamwork, will create up to 50 new jobs in Greater Phoenix in 2020, its inaugural year in the region. With offices in San […]

View Post »
The Connective

The Connective launches to build the nation’s largest...

November 15, 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 15, 2019) – At last night’s State of the Smart Region Gala in Phoenix, the Partnership for Economic Innovation, together with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona State University and the Institute for Digital Progress, announced the official launch of The Connective, Greater Phoenix’s Smart Region Consortium. Founded […]

View Post »

Pipeline AZ – Industry Network Events

November 6, 2019

Event Dates: November 18 – 21, 2019 Location: GPEC Office, 2 N Central Ave, Suite 2500, Phoenix, AZ 85004   Building the future Arizona talent pipeline is a community effort. This month, Pipeline AZ is hosting educational, networking events for four of the fastest growing industries in the state. Discover how the Pipeline AZ Industry […]

View Post »