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GPEC was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council wins federal grant...

Funding will spur job growth and innovation in Greater Phoenix PHOENIX, AZ (December 19, 2018) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies program competition to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix. The […]

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I love the diversity that we have in Greater Phoenix. We are the new melting pot of cultures. We are also a young community.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Maria Laughner

What is your first and last name? Maria Laughner How old are you? 48 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 40 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I didn’t – I left three times to try something new. […]

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Greater Phoenix is a vibrant metropolitan area that still offers open space, affordable housing, and top-quality standard of living.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jared Leung

What is your first and last name? Jared Leung How old are you? 49 What current city do you reside in? Mesa How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 18 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? Born and raised […]

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I like to find a challenging new trail to hike or stumble upon one of the unique street festivals happening all over Greater Phoenix.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kimberly Vegliante

What is your first and last name? Kimberly Vegliante How old are you? 29 (30 in December) What current city do you reside in? Gilbert How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 4 months Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? […]

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The great talent migration

Written by Ron Starner Greater Phoenix is winning the race for industry because it is winning the race for talent. That, in a nutshell, says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is why companies continue to invest their capital to set up shop and do business in Phoenix and its […]

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Why’d you decide to stay? I love the openness to newcomers, the dynamic environment for change and growth, the climate, the opportunities, the educational alternatives, the international outlook.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Michael Patterson

What is your first and last name? Michael Patterson How old are you? 57 What current city do you reside in? Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 38 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I love the openness to newcomers, the dynamic environment for change […]

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Anomalie is changing the game in the wedding dress industry. Learn why they selected Greater Phoenix to expand their operations.

Anomalie selects Greater Phoenix to expand its wedding...

Anomalie is changing the game in the wedding dress industry. This company does it differently by bringing a transparent, tech-inspired approach to what brides wear on their special day. We spoke with their team to learn more about the company and why they selected Greater Phoenix to expand their operations. Can you tell us more […]

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Greater Phoenix is place to learn and grow. With UAT and Perimeter83, this unique university is proactively working to improve the community.

Ambassador tour recap: University of advancing technology...

Can you imagine being in a place where you can work, create, innovate and connect with other tech entrepreneurs? You’re in luck, because this kind of place exists in Greater Phoenix. As part of the Ambassador program, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an asset tour at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) and Perimeter83. Ambassadors […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Witnessing and being a part of the tremendous growth of the city through amazing community and professional organizations.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Yijee Jeong

What is your first and last name? Yijee Jeong How old are you? 27 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 22 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I have deep roots in Arizona – both personally and professionally. […]

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The hiking is great here in Greater Phoenix and the startup scene has potential.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Mat Sherman

What is your first and last name? Mat Sherman How old are you? 25 What current city do you reside in? Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 25 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? The hiking is great here and the startup scene has potential. […]

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