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Ambassador Event: Media Insights, Getting Your Story...

How to get media coverage and better connect with local reporters There are 686 reporters in Greater Phoenix and 570,000+ businesses and municipalities across the state, according to Emsi data. Factor in companies from all over the world, breaking news, statewide and national stories taking precedent; it’s difficult to get your story told as an […]

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The doctors are in: Greater Phoenix healthcare education...

Greater Phoenix is quickly becoming a hub of healthcare education by Savannah King Updated: 4/14/21 With more than $3 billion in bioscience capital expenditures earmarked for investment in Greater Phoenix from 2020-22, the region is a thriving biomedical hub for healthcare education. These investments will create more than 7,000 healthcare and biomedical jobs. Fortunately, Greater […]

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Things to know about Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox

Arizona enacted groundbreaking regulatory FinTech Sandbox Updated: 4/8/21 In March 2018, Arizona became the first state in the country to enact a groundbreaking regulatory FinTech Sandbox. Arizona joined countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Australia in encouraging financial technology investment by instituting sandboxes. With the Arizona FinTech Sandbox, startups, entrepreneurs […]

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Meet Burns & McDonnell: Employee-owned engineering,...

A conversation with Burns & McDonnell’s Joel Canchola and William Price III Tell us about your company: Joel Canchola and William Price III: Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, […]

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Why manufacturing companies thrive in Greater Phoenix

Manufacturing in Arizona Updated: 4/2/2021 In Greater Phoenix, manufacturing companies from around the world take advantage of all that our region has to offer. With more than 2,800 manufacturing companies and about 138,000 employees in the region, Greater Phoenix is a growing hub for manufacturing operations with employment that is expected to increase 4% by […]

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Calgary-based APEL Extrusions relocating headquarters...

April 1, 2021

Company purchases 22+ acres for development of $100M facility PHOENIX (April 1, 2021) – Calgary-based APEL Extrusions has purchased 22.6 acres of land at the southeast corner of the new Loop 202 Freeway and Lower Buckeye Road. The property will be the site of a new 323,782-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility.  Plans call for North […]

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The six panelists and moderator of GPEC's State of Black Business regional report pose for a screenshot.

Regional Report: State of Black Business

Arizona community leaders discuss Black business report Local. Personal. Immediate. Those were the three key messages from our latest Regional Report in which Black business leaders joined us to discuss findings from the inaugural State of Black Business Report for the State of Arizona, a study led by the State of Black Arizona. “This report […]

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Exclusive: An inside look at Arizona Cybersecurity...

Look into a mind of a cyber hacker Updated: 3/31/2021 There are monitors everywhere. Wires are intertwined. Lights are blinking. It’s hard to tell just where that beep is coming from. Huddled at one end of the room is a group of people, ranging from recent college graduates to the more seasoned, all dressed casually […]

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Honeywell crew works airplane.

Poised for flight: Greater Phoenix hosts some of the...

Greater Phoenix, with a swelling army of engineers, is an increasingly favored location for aerospace and defense companies. Boeing’s facility in Mesa, which produces Apache Attack Helicopters, is one of the region’s largest employers with 3,600 workers.

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Four people on a Zoom call speak at a GPEC manufacturing information event

Ambassador Event: Modern Manufacturing

Manufacturing advancement in Greater Phoenix The rapid evolution of technology is driving the advancement of manufacturing. Greater Phoenix is situated to be a leader in this sector. Two local companies joined GPEC’s latest Ambassador Event to discuss trends, the diversification of supply chains in the region and how Greater Phoenix has emerged as an ideal […]

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