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What I began to like the most about living in Greater Phoenix was the quality of life. We have more sunshine than other metro areas in the country, a low cost of living and so many ways to enjoy our amazing region.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brita Nelson

June 2018 marked my four-year anniversary of living in Greater Phoenix. Every year around this time I reflect on my reasons for making the move across the country and how much my life has changed for the better, thanks to the people I’ve met and the place I now call home.  I grew up in […]

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In fact, companies in Greater Phoenix have found success and security while innovating in this emerging technology sector and educational institutions are producing the workforce to support its expansive growth. Here are the top three reasons why Greater Phoenix is the perfect location for blockchain companies to scale.

3 reasons why Blockchain companies scale in Greater...

The conversation about blockchain keeps getting louder. People are curious and businesses are seeking opportunities to improve their operation and enhance their technology stack. Truth be told, it has the potential to impact many industries but many people are still asking, what exactly is blockchain and how will companies benefit from it? Blockchain technology is […]

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Leadership from Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Acronis and T3 Advisors submitted a speaking proposal on scaling startups.

SXSW PanelPicker: Burn rate vs. revenue growth: What...

The SXSW Conference is one of the most diverse, collaborative and inventive gatherings of people in the world that value community input and involvement. The PanelPicker® was created to encourage the SXSW community to enter proposals and have a significant voice in daytime conference programming. The general public is then able to browse proposals, leave […]

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Silicon Valley-based technology company Gainsight has announced an expansion to Greater Phoenix, AZ.

Seriously, is Greater Phoenix’s heat all that bad?

Many people may know Greater Phoenix for its dry hot weather, its proximity to the Grand Canyon and for having a lot of cacti, but there’s a lot more to this vibrant and growing region. Let’s address the heat. Does it get hot here? Yes. However, when you compare our worst day to another market’s […]

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Greater Phoenix is dotted with many iconic landmarks, buildings and locations that are significant to our history, culture, architecture and art.

Greater Phoenix artists showcase creativity through...

Greater Phoenix is dotted with many iconic landmarks, buildings and locations that are significant to our history, culture, architecture and art. To highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region, we’re featuring an art exhibition in our office that showcases locally-sourced art inspired by iconic Arizona landmarks – man or nature made. All artwork […]

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) exhibited a large free-standing booth at the SelectUSA Summit, showcasing the region’s People, Place and Technology assets.

SelectUSA investment summit recap 2018

More than 3,000 participants from 66 international markets and 50 U.S. states and territories gathered under one roof in the Washington, D.C. area for the SelectUSA Investment Summit from June 20-22, 2018. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S., featuring senior government officials, C-Suite […]

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From advanced planning, resiliency and water certainty, leadership in Greater Phoenix is proactively looking for ways to strengthen water sustainability and resiliency to benefit our environment and economy.

Water sustainability & resiliency in Greater Phoenix

A GPEC Ambassador event recap Arizona is one of the driest states in the U.S., and one of the fastest-growing. This is just part of the reason that leadership in Greater Phoenix has taken a progressive approach to water management. To gain a better understanding of our current water availability and strategic plans for the […]

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Ability360 is proactively working to improve the community by offering people with disabilities the opportunity to take advantage of sports and fitness programs that encourage self-reliance and socialization in Greater Phoenix.

Ambassador asset tour recap: Ability360 sports &...

When you enter this Greater Phoenix fitness center, it looks and sounds like an everyday gym with equipment that most of us are used to seeing and using. But what differentiates between this center from others is that it offers people with disabilities a place to live healthier, happier and more productive lives through adaptive […]

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Recently, Cox Communications presented their Cox Smart Home technology at P.B. Bell’s brand-new luxury apartments, The Curve at Melrose, in Greater Phoenix. 

Cox smart home’s technology improving senior...

Want to feed your dog, make it to your doctor’s appointment or see who’s at your front door without leaving your chair? There’s an app for that. The senior living space has experienced an influx of age-friendly technologies and devices to improve the aging experience. According to AARP, about 90 percent of adults age 65 […]

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These FinTech companies can take advantage of a competitive U.S. market entry through Phoenix.

Arizona and Mexico’s emerging fintech scene

By Ruth Soberanes, Director of Trade & Investment Financial technology, or fintech for short, refers to the disruption of financial methods through the use of new technology. Depositing checks on your mobile banking application and utilizing cryptocurrencies for financial transactions are just a few examples of what this new technology allows users to do. In general, […]

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