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Ambassador Event: Transforming Places & Spaces

Greater Phoenix developers balance city growth with tradition Community expansions are underway around Greater Phoenix and many developers have found an important line to balance: progress vs. culture. Cities with large inflows of new businesses and residents need to expand their communities while preserving the cultures that already exist. “I do like to think that […]

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A rendering for Culdesac, the first car-free neighborhood

The first car-free neighborhood: Why Culdesac chose...

Culdesac, a housing- and proptech company initially headquartered in San Francisco, moved to Tempe to build the first car-free neighborhood.

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Regional Report: Grid Electrification & EV Consumer...

Greater Phoenix a leader for electric vehicle innovation, manufacturingGreater Phoenix has become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing in the United States.ElectraMeccanica broke ground on its U.S. Assembly Facility and Engineering Technical Center in Mesa, Ariz. on May 11. Zero Electric Vehicles (ZEV) has operated out of Tempe, Ariz. for about a year. The Ernst […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: James Fritz

How old are you? 22 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? I’ve lived in Arizona my entire life. What city do you currently reside in? Mesa Why did you decide to stay in here? Currently I attend Grand Canyon University, here in Phoenix. If you graduated from college, where did you attend and […]

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Meet Compliance Testing: World-class electronics...

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 Compliance Testing’s story from their COO Brad Bonomo.  What is your company mission? Brad Bonomo: Compliance Testing is your expert partner in […]

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Meet Irgens Partners: Phoenix real estate firm building...

A conversation with Regional Vice President of Development Derek Flottum Tell us about your company: Derek Flottum: Irgens builds opportunities in developing, investing and operating commercial office, healthcare, mixed-use and research and development real estate. Irgens ensures successful conception, implementation, completion and operation of projects.  What city in Arizona is your company located in? Flottum: Phoenix  How did your company get started? […]

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An aerial view of Downtown Phoenix.

What is economic development?

How economic development organizations support business Economic development organizations (EDOs) work to elevate an economy’s growth trajectory through investments, advocacy and steering business ecosystems into the area. A key to the maturing process of a town, city, region or state comes from attracting and growing quality businesses while assisting companies in their due diligence process […]

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ElectraMeccanica celebrates official groundbreaking...

May 12, 2021

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (May 12, 2021) – ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“ElectraMeccanica” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, commemorated the start of construction for its new U.S. Assembly and Engineering Technical Center with a groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday in Mesa, AZ.  In attendance were more than 50 invited guests, Company Board Members and […]

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GPEC named top economic development organization for...

Site Selection announces 2021 Mac Conway Awards  For the fifth year in a row, we have received a 2021 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine. The Mac Conway Award, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher, H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, is awarded to the top 20 local and regional U.S. economic development groups of […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Tayler Alonzo-Taggart

How old are you? 21 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Three years What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? Fairbanks, Alaska, I moved to Phoenix to attend Grand Canyon University. If you graduated from college, where did you […]

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