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Why people and companies are moving to Greater Phoenix

by Savannah King If you want to know what a hot market looks like, look no further than Greater Phoenix. By virtually every metric that matters, 2019 was a record-setting year for this region of 4.8 million people. Whether it’s measured in jobs, capital investment, facility projects or people moving to the region, economic progress […]

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Regional Report: Investment Perspectives

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ and assembled an esteemed panel of leading investors to provide perspective about how the pandemic has impacted their investment decisions. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of The Social Television Network, […]

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Regional Report: A Resurgence of U.S. Manufacturing

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where a panel of experts discuss industries throughout Greater Phoenix impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s hour-long webinar centered on a potential resurgence of U.S. manufacturing and how Greater Phoenix may benefit from companies […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Mark Paratore

What’s your first and last name?   Mark Paratore How old are you?  32  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  14 years  What city do you currently reside in?  Scottsdale  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Cleveland, Ohio and decided to move to Arizona for college […]

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GPEC hosting virtual trade mission to propel Global...

This week, seven software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies selected by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) are participating in a virtual trade mission with designated experts from London and Greater Phoenix to discuss key market entry strategies in the U.K. as an initial starting point into Europe. Greater Phoenix is home to more than 350 SaaS companies […]

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Regional Report: Pivoting Your Business Model

A GPEC Virtual Series “It took one pandemic and five days to get our act together,” says Cindy Dach, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore located in Tempe, Ariz. On Wednesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore industries throughout Greater Phoenix impacted by […]

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GPEC named top economic development organization for...

Site Selection announces 2020 Mac Conway Awards  The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has received a 2020 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine for the fourth year in a row. 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 […]

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Regional Report: Mayors’ Round Table

A GPEC Virtual Series On Tuesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment in its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ with mayors from across Greater Phoenix discussing the impact and response to COVID-19 at the municipal level. Panelists included Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix; Mayor John Giles, Mesa; Mayor Craig McFarland, Case Grande; and […]

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Regional Report: Status of Greater Phoenix

A GPEC Virtual Series The gravity and scale of COVID-19’s impact on the economy isn’t comparable to The Resolution Trust, 9/11 or the Great Recession. It’s unlike anything the world has ever seen. Even with President Trump signing the $484 billion aid package on Friday, delivering a $310 billion infusion to the Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Regional Report: Construction, Housing and Real Estate

A GPEC Virtual Series There isn’t a sector COVID-19 hasn’t changed and that includes construction, housing and real estate. On Wednesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of our virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the pandemic. To get a detailed update on changes […]

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