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Meet Burns & McDonnell: Employee-owned engineering,...

A conversation with Burns & McDonnell’s Joel Canchola and William Price III Tell us about your company: Joel Canchola and William Price III: Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, […]

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Why manufacturing companies thrive in Greater Phoenix

Manufacturing in Arizona Updated: 4/2/2021 In Greater Phoenix, manufacturing companies from around the world take advantage of all that our region has to offer. With more than 2,800 manufacturing companies and about 138,000 employees in the region, Greater Phoenix is a growing hub for manufacturing operations with employment that is expected to increase 4% by […]

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Calgary-based APEL Extrusions relocating headquarters...

April 1, 2021

Company purchases 22+ acres for development of $100M facility PHOENIX (April 1, 2021) – Calgary-based APEL Extrusions has purchased 22.6 acres of land at the southeast corner of the new Loop 202 Freeway and Lower Buckeye Road. The property will be the site of a new 323,782-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility.  Plans call for North […]

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Regional Report: State of Black Business

Arizona community leaders discuss Black business report Local. Personal. Immediate. Those were the three key messages from our latest Regional Report in which Black business leaders joined us to discuss findings from the inaugural State of Black Business Report for the State of Arizona, a study led by the State of Black Arizona. “This report […]

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Exclusive: An inside look at Arizona Cybersecurity...

Look into a mind of a cyber hacker Updated: 3/31/2021 There are monitors everywhere. Wires are intertwined. Lights are blinking. It’s hard to tell just where that beep is coming from. Huddled at one end of the room is a group of people, ranging from recent college graduates to the more seasoned, all dressed casually […]

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

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.

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Ambassador Event: Modern Manufacturing

Manufacturing advancement in Greater Phoenix The rapid evolution of technology is driving the advancement of manufacturing. Greater Phoenix is situated to be a leader in this sector. Two local companies joined GPEC’s latest Ambassador Event to discuss trends, the diversification of supply chains in the region and how Greater Phoenix has emerged as an ideal […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Joel Canchola

How old are you? 40 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? My entire life What city do you currently reside in? Goodyear Why did you decide to stay in here? Arizona has been a great state to grow up in. Over the years, I have seen our communities grow together into one major […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: William Price...

How old are you? 40 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? It will be three years in June 2021. What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. After earning my master’s degree in architecture from the […]

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Meet RevolutionParts: Automotive parts e-commerce disruptor...

A conversation with CEO & Co-Founder Ibrahim Mesbah  Tell us about your company: Ibrahim Mesbah: RevolutionParts helps automotive dealers maximize online OEM parts sales with powerful and user-friendly e-commerce solutions. What city in Arizona is your company located in? Mesbah: Phoenix How did your company get started? Mesbah: In 2013, I started helping a friend who was the parts manager […]

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