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Greater Phoenix already has a welcoming environment for financial services and FinTech thanks to steady cultivation of the sector over the years.

FinTech’s newest place to play: A desert sandbox

Arizona is the first state in the nation to issue an open invitation to financial technology pioneers. By Adam Bruns Go to the home page of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and you’ll see some pretty important drop-down menu labels across the top: “Consumer,” “Criminal” and “Civil Rights” among them. Like signs outside a business […]

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SkyBridge Arizona, fue creada para reducir los plazos de entrega de los bienes al mercado de consumo mexicano y más allá, de semanas a días.

Resumen de la presentación de SkyBridge Arizona

El desarrollo del primer centro de carga aérea binacional en EEUU podría beneficiar la industria de la cadena de suministro “Estamos buscando nuevos modos del ingreso de carga aérea en nuestro sistema,” comenta Steve Schellenberg, vicepresidente del desarrollo de negocios de IMS Worldwide Inc., sobre el desarrollo de SkyBridge Arizona. “Ahora estamos trabajando en el […]

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FThis quarter we’re excited to highlight Greater Phoenix's nature scenes and diverse architecture in an exhibition themed “Arizona Landmarks & Architecture.”

Greater Phoenix through the eyes of local artists

New GPEC art exhibit presents Arizona’s unique traits Every quarter we partner with artists and curate unique and stunning pieces of art to display and have available for purchase at our office. This quarter we’re excited to highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region in an exhibition themed “Arizona on Display.” From indigenous […]

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SkyBridge Arizona, fue creada para reducir los plazos de entrega de los bienes al mercado de consumo mexicano y más allá, de semanas a días.

Special event recap: SkyBridge Arizona presentation

Read the article in Spanish here. How the development of the nation’s first international air cargo hub could benefit the supply chain industry  “We are trying to find new ways to improve how air cargo freight comes into our system,” says Steve Schellenberg, the vice president of business development of IMS Worldwide Inc., about the development of SkyBridge Arizona. “We are building […]

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Each panelist had a similar story about what brought their businesses to Greater Phoenix including the low maintenance weather and their attraction to the region’s talented, educated workforce - from Arizona universities to the Maricopa County Community Colleges. After comparing Arizona to other potential locations such as Nevada, South Carolina and Texas, these locates realized that not only does Greater Phoenix currently have plenty to offer, but what the region currently offers is also improving at an exponential rate. 

Companies choose Greater Phoenix to relocate and expand

Prenexus Health, Optima Tax Relief, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, and Nikola Motor Company share their Greater Phoenix relocation stories  One of Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) main objectives is to increase the number of jobs in Greater Phoenix and help the economy thrive by bringing major businesses to Arizona. Coincidentally on Arizona’s 107th birthday, GPEC celebrated […]

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How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers? It’s easy, by exploring different coffee shops during the daytime and running in early morning/nights.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Janicia Ortiz

What is your first and last name? Janicia Ortiz How old are you? 22 What current city do you reside in? Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? I have been living here for 4 years. Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I decided to go to […]

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon M. Hwang as Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, Hwang oversees daily operations of GPEC and prioritizes initiatives and projects for the organization.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council hires Sharon Hwang...

Hwang brings 15 years in corporate leadership to award-winning regional economic development organization PHOENIX (Feb. 11, 2019) — The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon M. Hwang as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Hwang oversees daily operations of GPEC and prioritizes initiatives and projects for the organization. […]

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Building a smart region isn’t about creating programs, says Richardson. It’s about making life better for everyone who lives and works in Greater Phoenix.

Get smart: As cities grow more intelligent, so does...

by Ron Starner What is a smart region? To Arizona State University’s Chris Richardson, it is a place where cities communicate with their citizens, the people talk to government, organizations connect with other groups, and cities talk to each other — all in real time. Richardson should know. As the deputy chief information officer of […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? The people- family, friends, coworkers are happy to be here and share their story of why they stayed here.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Josh Utterback

What is your first and last name? Josh Utterback How old are you? 37 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 30+ years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? Weather, Family, Outdoor Opportunities, Career… What college/university did you graduate from […]

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We are thrilled and proud to share that two GPEC senior vice presidents have been selected as honorees of the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 award, presented by Development Counsellors International (DCI).

GPEC SVPs win 40 under 40 award in economic development

After over 170 nominations, six judges were on the search for the most innovative, impactful young economic developers around the globe. We are thrilled and proud to share that two GPEC senior vice presidents have been selected as honorees of the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 award, presented by Development Counsellors International (DCI). An […]

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