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Greater Phoenix is a young region with a rich history. These pivotal moments created expansive growth and opportunity.

Greater Phoenix Timeline

Greater Phoenix is a young region with a rich history. These pivotal moments created expansive growth and opportunity. A growth market with cyclical patterns: 1950-1970s: A GROWING REGION From 1950-1970 the population of Greater Phoenix grew by 347%. The post-world war industry growth was driven by military base realignment and aerospace and defense company growth. […]

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Greater Phoenix is a young region with a rich history. There are many pivotal moments in our history that helped define who we are today.

Greater Phoenix: A Growth Market with Cyclical Patterns

A GPEC 101 Ambassador Event Recap Greater Phoenix is a young region with a rich history. Can you guess what the population was in 1950 in Greater Phoenix? 216,038 people. You read that right. Over the years, our region has grown tremendously from 216,038 to 4,737,270 in the last six decades. There are many pivotal […]

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To provide insight on the current office and industrial market trends in Greater Phoenix, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted an office and industrial panel at the Community Building Consortium (CBC) meeting, featuring industry experts:

Greater Phoenix Economic Snapshot: Office & Industrial...

Although companies continue to operate—and in some cases, expand in established markets such as the Bay Area, New York, Washington, D.C. and Seattle—rising costs and intense competition for talent continue to motivate business leaders to look at Greater Phoenix as a place to scale and cost optimize. To provide insight on the current office and […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?I love how accessible it is to anywhere else I want to go. I travel back to California often to visit family and it's a short 5-hour drive.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Stefanie Carson

What is your first and last name? Stefanie Carson How old are you? 34 What current city do you reside in? Chandler, AZ How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Since 2007 Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? My former […]

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Arizona has the “most collaborative cybersecurity ecosystem in the country,” but support is needed to combat future threats

Physical and Cyber Threat Convergence Forum: Three...

Data breaches cost enterprises millions of dollars annually. As companies try to keep pace, they are limited in their ability to combat malicious hackers if physical and information security teams remain siloed. To help provide a solution, CTG Intelligence hosted the second annual Physical and Cyber Threat Convergence Forum on Friday, Aug. 24 at the […]

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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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Arizona is a top tech city and has become the first state in the U.S. to adopt a regulatory fintech sandbox

Things to Know About Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox

In March 2018, Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2434 into law making Arizona the first state in the nation to enact a groundbreaking regulatory FinTech “sandbox.” Arizona joins countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Australia in encouraging FinTech investment by instituting sandboxes. In Arizona’s sandbox, startups, entrepreneurs and even […]

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