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Adam Goodman talking to GPEC team in the Goodman office

Fireside Chat: 3 Characteristics of a Culture That...

Last week 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 […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Eric Miller

What is your first and last name?   Eric Miller How old are you?  55 What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  36 years + 5 as a kid Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I grew up all around […]

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Jodi James, Economic Development, Tempe, AZ

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jodi James

What is your first and last name?   Jodi James How old are you?  50 What city do you currently reside in?  Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Two years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I lived in Arizona as a baby girl while my […]

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2019 was a year to remember: looking back to look forward

As this year ends, we not only want to look back on the economic development accomplishments that occurred in Greater Phoenix, but also look forward to what we can accomplish together in the new decade.   The past year has been one to remember. There were many regional successes, but here are four that top the list:  In July, we closed […]

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Brett Farmiloe, Marketing & Advertising, Scottsdale, AZ

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brett Farmiloe

What is your first and last name?   Brett Farmiloe How old are you?  35 What city do you currently reside in?  Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Since 2006 – more than 13 years now! Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Born and raised in […]

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As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Qwick’s story from their Co-Founder and CEO, Jamie Baxter. 

Meet Qwick: On-demand staffing as a service platform...

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Qwick’s story from their Co-Founder and CEO, Jamie Baxter.  Tell us about your company:  Jamie Baxter: Qwick is an on-demand staffing as a service platform that […]

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"Our tech scene continues to evolve and elevate with great companies such as mine based in the Valley," says Director Corporate Communications of ON Semiconductor Kris Pugsley. "It's great to see such a great presence here in Phoenix."

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kris Pugsley

What is your first and last name?   Kris Pugsley How old are you?  38 What city do you currently reside in?  Cave Creek How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  8.5 years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Arizona for the warmer […]

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Two 150-acre properties within the Surprise-based Southwest Railplex Industrial Park, Cactus Commerce Center and Summit Business Park, have earned BNSF Railway Company’s Certified Sites designation, and are now part of a limited inventory of certified rail-served sites across the country. 

BNSF railway certification earned in Surprise, Arizona

The historical significance of rail for Arizona communities has been tremendous. Dating back to the late 1800s, rail helped put Arizona on the map and serve as the most innovative way for goods to be transported. As towns were built along common rail stops, Arizona became a key player in the growth of the national […]

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Why did you choose Greater Phoenix? Great science and people, wonderful community, and an opportunity to help create a viable and sustainable ecosystem for therapeutics in the biomedical arena.  

Meet Kalos Therapeutics: Phoenix-based biomedical company

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Kalos Therapeutics’ story from their CEO and Co-Founder George Colberg.  Tell us about your company:  George Colberg: Kalos Therapeutics, Inc. is pioneering the first nontoxic therapy to treat primary tumors and metastasis. Kalos can […]

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I am very proud to call Greater Phoenix home and happy to help make this area a great place to live, work and play!

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Holly Schor

What is your first and last name?   Holly Schor How old are you?   44 What city do you currently reside in?   Downtown Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?   Since 2001  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?   I am originally from the Bay Area and moved to […]

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