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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an Ambassador event panel featuring industry experts who discussed how Arizona should prevent this community imbalance by utilizing the Opportunity Zone Program.

Ambassador Event Recap: Opportunity Zone Program

Industry experts define Opportunity Zones and how low-income communities could benefit from zone location As Greater Phoenix develops more opportunities for new businesses, housing, and technology advancements, many are wondering how this growth can reach all communities, including those with lower incomes. Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, expressed his […]

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Opportunity Zone Program

Opportunity Zone Program

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created the Opportunity Zones program to increase investment in economically distressed communities by modifying the standard tax treatment of capital gains in several ways. These modifications either delay or reduce the capital gains tax liability of investors. But to qualify for these benefits, investors must reinvest one or […]

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Where are you originally from and why'd you move to Arizona? I'm from CA and moved here for the opportunity and cost of living to support my three sons

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Nicolina Intiso

What is your first and last name? Nicolina Intiso How old are you? 34 What current city do you reside in? Chandler How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 4 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally […]

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Meet the Team at GPEC: Milestone Anniversaries Part...

“Great things in business are never done by one person.” – Steve Jobs 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 members of […]

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As the Greater Phoenix region’s premier economic development organization, we not only aim to attract economically sustainable businesses to the Valley, but also strive to highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region through the curation and display of locally sourced art.

Open Call for Art Submissions: Arizona on Display

As the Greater Phoenix region’s premier economic development organization, we not only aim to attract economically sustainable businesses to the Valley, but also strive to highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region through the curation and display of locally sourced art. For our next exhibit, we’re looking to feature art that highlights the […]

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I love hearing People's stories and experiences they migrated here with. Greater Phoenix is a melting pot from all walks of life.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Andrew Kimball

What is your first and last name? Andrew Kimball How old are you? 30 What current city do you reside in? Chandler How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Two years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? San Clemente, CA. […]

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GPEC was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Wins Federal Grant...

Funding will spur job growth and innovation in Greater Phoenix PHOENIX, AZ (December 19, 2018) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies program competition to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix. The […]

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I love the diversity that we have in Greater Phoenix. We are the new melting pot of cultures. We are also a young community.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Maria Laughner

What is your first and last name? Maria Laughner How old are you? 48 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 40 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I didn’t – I left three times to try something new. […]

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Greater Phoenix is a vibrant metropolitan area that still offers open space, affordable housing, and top-quality standard of living.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Jared Leung

What is your first and last name? Jared Leung How old are you? 49 What current city do you reside in? Mesa How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 18 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? Born and raised […]

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I like to find a challenging new trail to hike or stumble upon one of the unique street festivals happening all over Greater Phoenix.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Kimberly Vegliante

What is your first and last name? Kimberly Vegliante How old are you? 29 (30 in December) What current city do you reside in? Gilbert How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 4 months Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? […]

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