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Regional Report: Pivoting Your Business Model

A GPEC Virtual Series “It took one pandemic and five days to get our act together,” says Cindy Dach, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore located in Tempe, Ariz. On Wednesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore industries throughout Greater Phoenix impacted by […]

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GPEC named top economic development organization for...

Site Selection announces 2020 Mac Conway Awards  The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has received a 2020 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine for the fourth year in a row. The Mac Conway Award, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher, H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, is awarded to the top 20 local and regional U.S. economic development […]

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Regional Report: Mayors’ Round Table

A GPEC Virtual Series On Tuesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment in its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ with mayors from across Greater Phoenix discussing the impact and response to COVID-19 at the municipal level. Panelists included Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix; Mayor John Giles, Mesa; Mayor Craig McFarland, Case Grande; and […]

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Regional Report: Status of Greater Phoenix

A GPEC Virtual Series The gravity and scale of COVID-19’s impact on the economy isn’t comparable to The Resolution Trust, 9/11 or the Great Recession. It’s unlike anything the world has ever seen. Even with President Trump signing the $484 billion aid package on Friday, delivering a $310 billion infusion to the Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Regional Report: Construction, Housing and Real Estate

A GPEC Virtual Series There isn’t a sector COVID-19 hasn’t changed and that includes construction, housing and real estate. On Wednesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of our virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the pandemic. To get a detailed update on changes […]

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Nine CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. With the approval of the next CARES Act funding round expected *THIS WEEK, it is imperative we support as many local small businesses as possible in applying for these federal dollars. Securing funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and […]

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Five Tips for PPP Applicants

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) urging small businesses to prepare applications and supporting documents now With the approval of $310 billion in additional funding for PPP, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is urging every small firm in Arizona to prepare their applications and supporting documentation before funds become liquid. Consistency and accuracy are vital […]

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Regional Report: Community in Action

A GPEC Virtual Series A crisis has an innate way of bringing communities together. The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the third installment of our virtual series ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix that have been impacted by COVID-19. This webinar focused on how local organizations have been activated to respond […]

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Regional Report: Global Supply Chain

A GPEC Virtual Series Have you ever wondered how you receive your goods or services? It’s thanks in large part to the Global Supply Chain. We take the production and delivery of these items for granted when operating within normal circumstances, but COVID-19 has impacted industry around the world, including the purchasing of goods or […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Zach Venvertloh 

What’s your first and last name?   Zach Venvertloh  How old are you?  28  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Four months  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 Illinois. I decided on Arizona for the warm […]

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