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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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Healthcare & the Economy Webinar

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 […]

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Creighton president Daniel Hendrickson sits at a conference room table speaking to members of the GPEC staff.

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. […]

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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 […]

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Honeywell Aerospace CEO Mike Madsen speaks in a conference room

Honeywell fireside chat: Kicking innovation driving...

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 Honeywell and SpaceX have changed the industry […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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