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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Kevin McMillen says it's the economy, weather and opportunity.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kevin McMillen

What is your first and last name?   Kevin McMillen  Where do you currently work and what is your title?   RyanTech Cloud Services, CEO and Founder  What is your job industry?   Technology services  How old are you?   48  What city do you reside in?   Mesa   How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?   Five years  Where are […]

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ACTIVATE is an IT solutions provider in Scottsdale using off-the-shelf and custom solutions to increase efficiency and profitability for their customers. 

Meet ACTIVATE: Scottsdale-based tech solutions provider

A conversation with Jonathan Alban, ACTIVATE’s owner Tell us about your company:  Jonathan Alban: ACTIVATE is an IT solutions provider in Scottsdale using off-the-shelf and custom solutions coupled with our services to increase efficiency and profitability for our customers.  What city in Arizona is your company located in?  Alban: Scottsdale  How did your company get started?  Alban: With over 14 years […]

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Learn more about Sharon Hwang, our chief operating officer, and one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 by Az Business and AZRE magazines.

GPEC Chief Operating Officer named one of Most Influential...

Chosen out of nearly 2,000 women, Sharon Hwang, our chief operating officer, has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 by AZ Business and AZRE magazines. She was one of 40 candidates selected by the magazines.  Hwang’s excellent work ethic and attention to detail has made us a better economic development organization, and we are thrilled for […]

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Greater Phoenix is a remarkable place to call home. I enjoy the diversity of thought, landscape, and industries represented in Arizona.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Bethany Bennick

What is your first and last name?   Bethany Bennick How old are you?   28 What current city do you reside in?   Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?   I am a native Arizonan (born and raised in Cave Creek). With the exception of college and several years overseas, I consider myself lucky to call Greater Phoenix […]

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Learn more about Colleen Schwab, our senior vp of marketing and communications, and a honoree of Phoenix Business Journal's 2019 Class of 40 Under 40.

GPEC Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications...

Our Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Colleen Schwab, has been named an honoree in Phoenix Business Journal’s 2019 Class of 40 Under 40. From nearly 500 nominees, she was one of 40 candidates chosen by a panel of judges. This is the 19th year the Phoenix Business Journal has recognized the region’s best […]

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Emailage is redefining digital identity. Despite immense pressure from their investors and from Silicon Valley to move, they choose to stay in Arizona.

Meet Emailage: Chandler-based, award-winning tech company

A conversation with Rei Carvalho, Emailage’s chief executive officer and founder  Tell us about your company:  Rei Carvalho: Emailage is redefining digital identity. We harness the power of the email address to help our customers balance effective fraud detection with great customer experience. Companies across the globe use our predictive scoring on transactions of all types. Our […]

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Greater Phoenix is a top market in the nation to locate, relocate or expand your finance and insurance business operations.

Invest in success: 3 reasons why financial services...

Greater Phoenix is home to a dynamic and growing finance and insurance cluster. In fact, it is the sixth largest in the nation. Many of the leading financial services and insurance firms employ hundreds to thousands of individuals in our region including American Express, Charles Schwab, State Farm Insurance, Aetna, and more.   Here are the top three reasons why financial services and insurance companies, like the ones […]

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At GPEC, we’re passionate about what we do and who we work with. It’s the people behind our mission that work tirelessly each day to build our region’s identity, recruit businesses, and keep the lights on.

Meet the GPEC team: Milestone anniversaries part III

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller  At GPEC, we’re passionate about what we do and who we work with. It’s the people behind our mission that work tirelessly each day to build our region’s identity, recruit businesses, and keep the lights on. Join us in celebrating […]

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Verdigris Holdings, Inc., has selected Arizona for its corporate headquarters, bringing over 200 high-paying jobs to Greater Phoenix.

Verdigris Holdings selects Arizona as corporate headquarters...

July 23, 2019

210 jobs representing $32 million annually to come to Greater Phoenix area by 2022 SCOTTSDALE, AZ (July 23, 2019) – Verdigris Holdings, Inc., the company bringing banking to the unbanked, and the Arizona Commerce Authority, the state’s leading economic development organization, are pleased to announce that Verdigris has selected Arizona for its corporate headquarters. Verdigris […]

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5G technology has continued to spark national interest. Find out how this technology will help advance Greater Phoenix as an economically thriving, tech hub.

Deploying 5G in Greater Phoenix 

How scaling this technology will benefit the regional economy  Verizon recently announced that Phoenix is one of 20 cities to run 5G by the end of year, just a year after Sprint announced that they will bring 5G to Phoenix and eight other United States cities. Since Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed AZ House Bill 2365 in 2017 to streamline the deployment of […]

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