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Fireside Chat: Changing the ecosystem to make a big...

We may be a little biased, but it’s a great time to live in Greater Phoenix. According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoenix was named the fastest growing city in the United States. Phoenix welcomed 25,288 new residents between 2017 and 2018, bringing the city to the top of the list. […]

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"Arizona is such a unique state and Phoenix itself is a happening city," says Angela Bratt, social media coordinator of ON Semiconductor.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Angela Bratt

What is your first and last name?   Angela Bratt How old are you?  21 What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  About four years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Michigan. I moved out to Arizona to attend college […]

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Economic development organizations, municipalities and others use data to drive business growth. Learn more about this from our Ambassador panelists.

The data behind the deal

An educational panel on how Greater Phoenix data drives business decisions  Over the past 30 years, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has advanced the region by assisting in the relocation and expansion of more than 800 companies, in turn creating more than 144,000 jobs and $16.1 billion in capital investment. In becoming the fastest-growing U.S. metropolitan […]

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Fireside chat: Kicking innovation driving mindsets...

Very few industries today have avoided the challenge that technology disruption often brings: innovate or die. One of the most recent industries to go through this process is the aerospace industry. The development of new innovation, an increase in global demands and the introduction of private companies like SpaceX, have changed the industry forever and […]

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Adam Goodman talking to GPEC team in the Goodman office

Fireside chat: 3 characteristics of a culture that...

We kicked off a new series of fireside chats presented by GPEC board members. Members of the GPEC team sat down with Adam Goodman, the CEO of the furniture and design company Goodmans Interior Structures, to hear about how he restructured the company’s culture to make an impact on the community. In 1993, he became the […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Eric Miller

What is your first and last name?   Eric Miller How old are you?  55 What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  36 years + 5 as a kid Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I grew up all around […]

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Jodi James, Economic Development, Tempe, AZ

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jodi James

What is your first and last name?   Jodi James How old are you?  50 What city do you currently reside in?  Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Two years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I lived in Arizona as a baby girl while my […]

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2019 was a year to remember: looking back to look forward

As this year ends, we not only want to look back on the economic development accomplishments that occurred in Greater Phoenix, but also look forward to what we can accomplish together in the new decade.   The past year has been one to remember. There were many regional successes, but here are four that top the list:  In July, we closed […]

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Brett Farmiloe, Marketing & Advertising, Scottsdale, AZ

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brett Farmiloe

What is your first and last name?   Brett Farmiloe How old are you?  35 What city do you currently reside in?  Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Since 2006 – more than 13 years now! Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Born and raised in […]

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As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Qwick’s story from their Co-Founder and CEO, Jamie Baxter. 

Meet Qwick: On-demand staffing as a service platform...

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Qwick’s story from their Co-Founder and CEO, Jamie Baxter.  Tell us about your company:  Jamie Baxter: Qwick is an on-demand staffing as a service platform that […]

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