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What Makes Greater Phoenix so great: Lana Mohamed

How old are you? 21 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 20 years What city do you currently reside in? Peoria Why did you decide to stay here? My parents raised me here and the university I go to is highly ranked. Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move […]

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Meet Dovly: Phoenix credit monitor, repair powerhouse

As a region, we’re in relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial technology-focused companies that are committed to changing the game. Dovly is one of those companies. Learn more about their success story from CEO and Co-Founder, Nirit Rubenstein.   What is your company mission?   Nirit Rubenstein: Dovly’s mission is to bring ethical, transparent and affordable credit improvement solutions to the masses.   Dovly achieves this mission through an advanced credit repair engine […]

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What Makes Greater Phoenix so great: Sophie Kanabay

How old are you? 33 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? I am originally from Merced, California, known as the Gateway to Yosemite, or more recently, the home of UC […]

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Greater Phoenix: Where you’re free to be you

Meet local organizations furthering inclusion and providing resources to the LGBTQ+ community in Greater Phoenix  We are an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and the work to build an inclusive and equitable community doesn’t stop when the calendar flips.  Phoenix and Tempe, Ariz. both scored perfect 100s on the 2020 Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign and nine Arizona cities including Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and Glendale have passed anti-discrimination ordinances. We encourage […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Samantha Pinkal

How old are you? 35 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 12 years What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I’m originally from southwest Nebraska. During college, I interned in both Phoenix and Salt Lake City and ultimately the […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Cathy Maiorano

How old are you? 69 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? I was born here – so all my life What city do you currently reside in? Queen Creek Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why did you decide to stay in Greater Phoenix? I have been many places, but Arizona provides […]

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Panelists join a GPEC ambassador event over Zoom

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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