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Gilbert: Town full of talent

Community Spotlight by Savannah King Don’t make the mistake of calling Gilbert a “city.” This community is a town. “We like what a town denotes, which is that there’s a connected way here,” said Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels. Daniels moved to Arizona in 2002 and to Gilbert in 2005. By 2009, she was serving as […]

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Higher education in Greater Phoenix is looking toward...

By Savannah King Greater Phoenix has a wealth of resources at its institutions of higher education. More than 40 higher education institutions are located across the region including Arizona State University (ASU), University of Phoenix (UOPX), Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD), Grand Canyon University (GCU), University of Arizona (UArizona) and more. As one of the largest […]

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71 Years young: Valley’s semiconductor sector shows...

by Ron Starner Just how important is the semiconductor industry to Greater Phoenix? Consider this: one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing plant investments in history is taking place right now in Chandler. The $7 billion investment into Intel’s Fab 42 facility in Chandler is ongoing and upon completion will fabricate the most advanced computer chips […]

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Regional Report: An expansion strategy driving jobs...

A GPEC Virtual Series The recent Regional Report featuring the release of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) Market Intelligence Report on ‘Nerve Centers,’ was the sixteenth installment in the virtual series exploring industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch the webinar via the video below and read the […]

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In this sandbox, nobody’s playing around

by Adam Burns FinTech, welcome to Arizona and welcome to Greater Phoenix. In 2018, Arizona became the first in the nation to pass legislation enabling a regulatory sandbox. The Regulatory Sandbox Program (RSP) allows financial services companies to test innovative products and technology in market for up to 24 months without obtaining a license or […]

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Poised for flight: Greater Phoenix hosts some of the...

 by Gary Daughters Greater Phoenix, with a swelling army of engineers, is an increasingly favored location for aerospace and defense companies. Boeing’s facility in Mesa, which produces Apache Attack Helicopters, is one of the region’s largest employers with 3,600 workers. Honeywell Aerospace, maker of aircraft engines and avionics, has its global headquarters in Phoenix. Able […]

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Regional Report: Healthcare & the Economy

A GPEC Virtual Series The recent regional report from the  Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) focused on the latest updates related to COVID-19, testing, healthcare infrastructure and how the pandemic is impacting the region’s economy. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, and the panelists included four […]

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Working smarter: The Connective brings many entities...

by Ron Starner An unprecedented alliance of communities has united to form a consortium aimed at solving Greater Phoenix’s most pressing challenges — from population growth and traffic congestion, to water conservation and sustainable energy. The alliance is comprised of the Partnership for Economic Innovation, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona State […]

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Framework for the future

by Adam Burns If the road to ruin is paved with good intentions, then the road to prosperity must be intentionally paved, for starters. Intentional infrastructure planning has been central to Greater Phoenix’s success ever since the first horse-drawn streetcar line giddied up and down Washington Street in 1887. The link between infrastructure and commerce […]

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From the outside: How Greater Phoenix is using wearables...

by Ron Starner They say it’s not good to wear your heart on your sleeve, but did you know that you can now learn a lot more about your heart by what you wear on your sleeve? Welcome to the world of wearable technology, or wearables, for short. What you used to find out from […]

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