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

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Eliza Howard

How old are you? 22 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 22 years What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Why did you decide to stay in here? It is such a beautiful place to live and having my family here is another big reason. If you graduated from college, where did […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Ashley Busada

How old are you? 34 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Since August 2021 What city do you currently reside in? Scottsdale Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. I decided to move to Arizona for two reasons: job and quality […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jairus Gallegos

How old are you? 22 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? since 2013 What city do you currently reside in? Scottsdale Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I was born in Albuquerque, NM and lived there until I was 7 years old. I then spent my […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Julie Ries

How old are you? 20 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? A little over two years What city do you currently reside in? Tempe Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I’m originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but I used to visit some family that lives here in […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Alexis Peterson

How old are you? 27 What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Why did you decide to stay here? Family, friends and other relationships in the area. Also, I think Arizona is awesome because of the diverse ecosystems and dynamic city life. You can easily take a day trip to a different terrain or […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Cameron Dombro

How old are you? 22 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Two years What city do you currently reside in? Scottsdale Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I moved because I wanted lower taxes, beautiful scenery. If you graduated […]

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GPEC Named the Top Economic Development Org in the US

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Named The Top Economic...

October 16, 2020

International Economic Development Council recognizes GPEC as EDO of the Year for long-term strategic planning, organizational development, innovation and community impact PHOENIX (Oct. 16, 2020) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has been named the top economic development organization in the U.S. (population 500k+) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). This distinct recognition […]

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Testimonial: Cathy Teeter, CBRE

September 23, 2020

“I’ve had the good fortune to be involved with GPEC for the past 10 years. Both CBRE and my prior employer are GPEC Investors. During that 10 years, I’ve come to learn the difference between an investor who just mails their check in every year and a “good investor”.  GPEC is like most organizations in that […]

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GPEC Statement on the Death of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Our diversity is our greatest strength. Creating opportunity and an equitable community is accomplished only through inclusive growth.We vehemently condemn racism, bigotry, violence and hatred of any kind. We grieve with the Black  community through the murder of George Floyd. We’re listening. We hear you. We stand with you. We will not remain silent as […]

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Five Tips for PPP Applicants

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) urging small businesses to prepare applications and supporting documents now With the approval of $310 billion in additional funding for PPP, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is urging every small firm in Arizona to prepare their applications and supporting documentation before funds become liquid. Consistency and accuracy are vital […]

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