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Arizona is a top state for business

You’re only as successful as your neighbors

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho In 1920 when Gilbert, Arizona became a city, it was known as the hay capital of the world. Today, it is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States, with a population surpassing 230,000 people and growing. In the 2017 Distressed Communities Index, released by the Economic Innovation […]

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Greater Phoenix is one of the top markets in the nation to locate and expand cybersecurity operations

Cybersecurity: Protecting the Digital Frontier

By Darryn Jones, Vice President of Emerging Technologies In 1982, William Gibson, one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices, coined the term “cyberspace”. Two years later he published his seminal novel, Neuromancer, that described a virtual reality in which information is connected to a global computer network and experienced by humanity through hallucinatory experiences. Neuromancer’s […]

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Quality of life is why businesses choose Greater Phoenix

Economic development trends impacting location decisions

By Allison Gilbreath, VP of Business Development “I can see myself living here.” When was the last time you felt drawn to a place you visited and had this very thought? For economic development professionals, this is the feeling we aim to invoke as company executives visit our cities, regions and states in search of […]

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Greater Phoenix is The Connected Place and on a relentless pursuit of innovation

How cities and states can build the foundation for...

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho It’s a classic talking point from politicians to say that government doesn’t create jobs – and it’s spot on. What government can do, however, is create the right operating environment for companies to compete and grow, thus protecting and creating more jobs. For state leaders, that can mean […]

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Greater Phoenix is a top tech city, fostering an environment where expanding technology businesses thrive

The Con-TECH-ted Place

Supportive Leadership invites IoT and wearable industries to make its marks Wearable electronics startups and companies seeking to be leaders in the industry will find that Greater Phoenix provides many assets and resources to succeed, as well as the ability to easily assimilate into both the corporate and community environments. The region touts itself as […]

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Greater Phoenix offers efficient and creative work spaces, like Galvanize

Evolution of Efficient and Creative Work Spaces

In the middle of dozens of previously abandoned structures on the southern edge of downtown Phoenix sits a two-story historic red brick building. Once the main artery for the region’s grocery distribution in the early 1920s, the 125,000 square foot warehouse is now a lively space serving more than 48 tech companies. Galvanize’s newest campus […]

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Startups succeed in Greater Phoenix

Nori wins the Energy and Environment section of the...

December 4, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash., November 28, 2017 Nori, a new startup building a carbon removal marketplace using blockchain technology, is pleased to announce that they won in the Energy and Environment section of the ConsenSys – sponsored Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon, also known as the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) Decentralized Impact Accelerator. BSIC incubates, develops, and […]

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Amazon has multiple fulfillment centers in Greater Phoenix

The Growth of Cyber Monday

As the holiday shopping season approaches, shoppers are deciding whether they should face the crowds for Black Friday deals or wait a few days to shop from the comfort of their home on Cyber Monday. With online retail giants such as Amazon and eBay offering affordable online sales, Cyber Monday’s popularity is growing which is […]

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Chris Camacho, CEO & President

An Interview with GPEC CEO Chris Camacho

GPEC President & CEO explains how Greater Phoenix builds on its legacy of high-tech success Chris Camacho, as president & CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), has seen a wave of business investment growth unlike anything experienced elsewhere in the country. During his tenure, GPEC has facilitated the attraction of more than 280 companies […]

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Greater Phoenix is quickly becoming a hub for innovation, these are 5 things made here

5 Things Made in Greater Phoenix

Greater Phoenix is quickly becoming a hub for innovation. From microcontroller and analog semiconductors to potato chips, there are plenty of reasons to be proud of Greater Phoenix’s contributions to the nation. Here are five known products and companies that are made in Greater Phoenix. Poore Brothers Chips. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Poore Brothers Chips […]

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