The Regional. GPEC blog image header.

Blog

Blog

WearRAcon18 speaker - Wearable Robotics Greater Phoenix

Wearable robotics are changing the world, one exoskeleton...

Global companies show off inventions at WearRAcon18 in Greater Phoenix We all know someone with a bad back, stiff hips, sore arms or injured knees. But what if instead of medications or surgeries, robotics could help with mobility to not only relieve these pains, but maybe even prevent them? According to Tom Sugar, an engineer […]

View Post »
Phoenix Startup Week - Mexican startups with Doug Ducey

Se habla Español: How Greater Phoenix opens its doors...

By Ruth Soberanes, Director of Trade & Investment The Greater Phoenix region is leading the nation in innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) and companies from around the world are taking notice. Latin American companies – specifically from Mexico, Arizona’s largest commercial partner – are among the global companies increasingly looking to the Phoenix […]

View Post »
SaaS companies scale in Greater Phoenix

5 reasons why SaaS companies scale in Greater Phoenix

By Thomas Maynard, Vice President of Business Development What do JDA Software, GoDaddy and Infusionsoft have in common? They’re all headquartered in Greater Phoenix. As one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country, Greater Phoenix is an emerging hub of innovative activity with a robust ecosystem of technology and software as a […]

View Post »
Arizona is a top state for business

You’re only as successful as your neighbors

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho In 1920 when Gilbert, Arizona became a city, it was known as the hay capital of the world. Today, it is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States, with a population surpassing 230,000 people and growing. In the 2017 Distressed Communities Index, released by the Economic Innovation […]

View Post »
Greater Phoenix is one of the top markets in the nation to locate and expand cybersecurity operations

Cybersecurity: Protecting the digital frontier

By Darryn Jones, Vice President of Emerging Technologies In 1982, William Gibson, one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices, coined the term “cyberspace”. Two years later he published his seminal novel, Neuromancer, that described a virtual reality in which information is connected to a global computer network and experienced by humanity through hallucinatory experiences. Neuromancer’s […]

View Post »
Quality of life is why businesses choose Greater Phoenix

Economic development trends impacting location decisions

By Allison Gilbreath, VP of Business Development “I can see myself living here.” When was the last time you felt drawn to a place you visited and had this very thought? For economic development professionals, this is the feeling we aim to invoke as company executives visit our cities, regions and states in search of […]

View Post »
Greater Phoenix is The Connected Place and on a relentless pursuit of innovation

How cities and states can build the foundation for...

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho It’s a classic talking point from politicians to say that government doesn’t create jobs – and it’s spot on. What government can do, however, is create the right operating environment for companies to compete and grow, thus protecting and creating more jobs. For state leaders, that can mean […]

View Post »
Greater Phoenix is a top tech city, fostering an environment where expanding technology businesses thrive

The Con-TECH-ted Place

Supportive Leadership invites IoT and wearable industries to make its marks Wearable electronics startups and companies seeking to be leaders in the industry will find that Greater Phoenix provides many assets and resources to succeed, as well as the ability to easily assimilate into both the corporate and community environments. The region touts itself as […]

View Post »
Greater Phoenix offers efficient and creative work spaces, like Galvanize

Evolution of efficient and creative work spaces

In the middle of dozens of previously abandoned structures on the southern edge of downtown Phoenix sits a two-story historic red brick building. Once the main artery for the region’s grocery distribution in the early 1920s, the 125,000 square foot warehouse is now a lively space serving more than 48 tech companies. Galvanize’s newest campus […]

View Post »
Startups succeed in Greater Phoenix

Nori wins the energy and environment section of the...

December 4, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash., November 28, 2017 Nori, a new startup building a carbon removal marketplace using blockchain technology, is pleased to announce that they won in the Energy and Environment section of the ConsenSys – sponsored Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon, also known as the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) Decentralized Impact Accelerator. BSIC incubates, develops, and […]

View Post »