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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Alexis Peterson

How old are you? 27 What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Why did you decide to stay here? Family, friends and other relationships in the area. Also, I think Arizona is awesome because of the diverse ecosystems and dynamic city life. You can easily take a day trip to a different terrain or […]

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Ambassador Event: International Insights

Greater Phoenix’s growth within advanced industries has created a greater need for international partnerships. Foreign direct investment (FDI) helps attract jobs, build strong industry clusters, enhance innovation and contribute to economic stability. In 2017, Greater Phoenix became the center of a 10-year regional plan of strategies and tactics to secure FDI and ensure agility and […]

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Free to be: An innovator

David Szabo, vice president of R&D and operations, Anuncia Inc. I’m David Szabo, vice president of R&D and operations. I jumped at the opportunity to grow with Anuncia Inc. and relocated my family from the Philadelphia area. One of the really cool things about Anuncia Inc. relocating to Scottsdale is the surrounding biomedical and talent […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Cameron Dombro

How old are you? 22 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Two years What city do you currently reside in? Scottsdale Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I moved because I wanted lower taxes, beautiful scenery. If you graduated […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jessica Cornell

How old are you? 40 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 22 years What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Why did you decide to stay here? Decided to go to Arizona State University because they had the best Kinesiology program in the country and stayed after college because I had some […]

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Regional Report: Talent Acquisition & Retention

Greater Phoenix industry leaders discuss the importance of office culture Since April 2020, Greater Phoenix has recovered 93% of non-farm payroll employment jobs lost because of the pandemic. While private sector employment is back to pre-pandemic levels, a tightening labor market is driving competition for talent consistent with what employers around the U.S. are experiencing. […]

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Ambassador Event: Arizona’s Water Position

Arizona’s water supply remains strong following Colorado River declaration Decades of intentional planning and long-term solutions are why Arizona’s residential and municipal water users will not be affected by the first-ever shortage along the Colorado River. The 18% reduction resulting from tier-one mandates equates to only 8% of the state’s total water use. Arizona’s vast […]

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Markets Flying High in the West: Arizona and Texas

Arizona and Texas are consistently the top markets for business expansions and relocations across a variety of industries and operations in the western U.S. In fact, software and IT employment in both Arizona and Texas grew by 27.2% from 2015-20. As the speed of business cycles intensify and markets experience more social, environmental and economic […]

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GPEC 101: How the Greater Phoenix Economic Council...

The GPEC business attraction process guideAs advanced sectors are ushered into a new era accelerated by the impacts of COVID-19, Greater Phoenix is at the forefront of building robust industry ecosystems as the region evolves into a more modern economy.The region has grown from a contact-center-focused hub in the late-20th Century to one on the […]

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Regional Report: How Greater Phoenix, companies are...

Greater Phoenix positioned to become cybersecurity leader As the workforce transitioned to remote capacities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the demand for cybersecurity increased alongside the number of malicious phishing and ransomware attacks targeting employees and businesses. More than 70 cybersecurity companies operate out of Greater Phoenix and the region has […]

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