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Why'd you decide to stay in Greater Phoenix? Isaac Arce said he decided to stay for the wealth of opportunity in the state and low cost of living.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Isaac Arce

What is your first and last name?   Isaac Arce  How old are you?   24  What current city do you reside in?   Tempe  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?   20 years     Why’d you decide to stay?   I decided to stay because of the wealth of opportunity within the state. The relatively low cost of […]

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We are ecstatic to announce that we refreshed the brand of our economic development organization with a new logo, tagline, colors and tone.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council refreshes brand on...

?? We are ecstatic to announce that we refreshed the brand of our economic development organization with a new logo, tagline, colors and tone. For the past decade we have proudly carried our golden logo, however, just like Greater Phoenix, we aren’t the same as we were 10 years ago. As this region has expanded […]

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This quarter we’re excited to highlight Greater Phoenix's nature scenes and diverse architecture in an exhibition themed “Arizona Inhabitants.”

New GPEC art exhibition showcases Arizona’s inhabitants

Every quarter we partner with artists to curate unique, stunning pieces of art to display and have available for purchase at our office. This quarter we’re excited to highlight Greater Phoenix’s inhabitants of our beautiful state – in an exhibition themed “Arizona Inhabitants.” So let’s get to know the artists and find out everything from […]

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At GPEC, it’s the people behind our mission that work tirelessly each day to build our region’s identity, recruit businesses, and keep the lights on.

Meet the GPEC team: Milestone anniversaries part IV

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford  At GPEC, we’re passionate about what we do and who we work with. It’s the people behind our mission that work tirelessly each day to build our region’s identity, recruit businesses, and keep the lights on. Join us in […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Cameron Robb says it's how our region is expanding, always growing and always trying something new.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Cameron Robb

What is your first and last name?  Cameron Robb  How old are you?  41  What current city do you reside in?  Phoenix  Did you grow up in Arizona?  Yes  Why’d you decide to stay?  I actually left twice to New York City and Los Angeles but came back. AZ is my home! I love the desert, the sunshine and the […]

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Arizona is one of two states that have additional benefits for companies located within a Foreign-Trade Zone. To better understand what Foreign-Trade Zones are, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council hosted an Ambassador panel.

Foreign Trade Zones in Greater Phoenix

Industry experts discuss how the FTZ program can benefit our regional economy  Greater Phoenix’s pro-business climate and economic development programs have made it even easier to conduct business in the region now more than ever before. In fact, Arizona is one of two states that have additional benefits for companies located within a Foreign Trade […]

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General Assembly launches programming in October at GA’s new Scottsdale campus, focusing on Software Engineering, User Experience Design, and Data Science.

General Assembly, the global leader in skills-based...

September 19, 2019

GA’s programs will provide workers and businesses in Greater Phoenix with today’s most in-demand technical skills across data science, digital marketing, UX, and more SCOTTSDALE, AZ (September 19, 2019) – Today, global education provider General Assembly (GA) announced its regional expansion into Greater Phoenix to provide individuals and organizations with the digital skills needed to succeed […]

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Jennifer Anderson, executive vice president for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, shares her leadership journey and how she grows a strong team in the region.      

Q&A on workforce development with Jennifer Anderson,...

As executive vice president for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, Jennifer Anderson knows how to tap into the Greater Phoenix talent pool. In this Q&A, Jennifer shares her leadership journey and how she grows a strong team in Greater Phoenix.       Q: You were born and raised in Phoenix. Why do you stay?  Jennifer Anderson: I […]

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CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create 430 new jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Tempe this December.

Fortune 500 retailer CarMax creating more than 400...

September 10, 2019

TEMPE, AZ (September 10, 2019) – CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create 430 new jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Tempe this December. The company is now hiring to fill the open positions at the contact center. Candidates can apply now at CarMaxPhoenix.com. “We’re proud that yet another Fortune […]

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Meet Shmoop: Silicon Valley EdTech startup that relocated...

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 why Shmoop chose this region to build their EdTech company.  What city in Arizona is your company located in?  Scottsdale  Tell us about your company: Shmoop offers hundreds […]

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