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Phoenix Startup Week

Five companies from Mexico to participate in PHX Startup...

February 20, 2018

GPEC and PHX Startup Week will host the firms during the multi-day event Phoenix (February 19, 2018) – As part of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s efforts to attract international companies to Greater Phoenix, five companies from Mexico have been invited to attend this year’s PHX Startup Week events and experience firsthand the growing entrepreneurial […]

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Phoenix Skyline

You’re only as successful as your neighbors

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho In 1920 when Gilbert, Arizona became a city, it was known as the hay capital of the world. Today, it is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States, with a population surpassing 230,000 people and growing. In the 2017 Distressed Communities Index, released by the Economic Innovation […]

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cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: Protecting the Digital Frontier

By Darryn Jones, Director of Business Development In 1982, William Gibson, one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices, coined the term “cyberspace”. Two years later he published his seminal novel, Neuromancer, that described a virtual reality in which information is connected to a global computer network and experienced by humanity through hallucinatory experiences. Neuromancer’s protagonist, […]

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Economic Development Trends

Economic development trends impacting location decisions

By Allison Gilbreath, VP of Business Development “I can see myself living here.” When was the last time you felt drawn to a place you visited and had this very thought? For economic development professionals, this is the feeling we aim to invoke as company executives visit our cities, regions and states in search of […]

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How cities and states can build the foundation for...

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho It’s a classic talking point from politicians to say that government doesn’t create jobs – and it’s spot on. What government can do, however, is create the right operating environment for companies to compete and grow, thus protecting and creating more jobs. For state leaders, that can mean […]

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The Connected Place

The Con-TECH-ted Place

Supportive Leadership invites IoT and wearable industries to make its marks Wearable electronics startups and companies seeking to be leaders in the industry will find that Greater Phoenix provides many assets and resources to succeed, as well as the ability to easily assimilate into both the corporate and community environments. The region touts itself as […]

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Chewy Phoenix Arizona

Pet supply giant Chewy, Inc. brings 700 jobs to Goodyear

December 13, 2017

Online retailer to establish first Arizona facility Goodyear, AZ (December 11, 2017) – Online pet products retailer Chewy, Inc. has committed to bringing 700 new full-time jobs to Goodyear as part of its latest expansion into the southwestern United States. The 49-acre site that the company selected for its 802,671 square foot e-commerce facility is […]

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Acronis Ribbon Cutting

Acronis Commits to Opening Research and Development...

December 13, 2017

Scottsdale Mayor congratulates Acronis on successful office opening at The Quad Scottsdale, AZ and Burlington, MA – December 12, 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, officially opened its office in Scottsdale, Arizona with a ribbon cutting ceremony and announcement of a new R&D center in Arizona. Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” […]

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Galvanize Phoenix Inside

Evolution of Efficient and Creative Work Spaces

In the middle of dozens of previously abandoned structures on the southern edge of downtown Phoenix sits a two-story historic red brick building. Once the main artery for the region’s grocery distribution in the early 1920s, the 125,000 square foot warehouse is now a lively space serving more than 48 tech companies. Galvanize’s newest campus […]

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Phoenix Amazon Fulfillment Center

The Growth of Cyber Monday

As the holiday shopping season approaches, shoppers are deciding whether they should face the crowds for Black Friday deals or wait a few days to shop from the comfort of their home on Cyber Monday. With online retail giants such as Amazon and eBay offering affordable online sales, Cyber Monday’s popularity is growing which is […]

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