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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Seeing the growth and diversification of our economy over the last 25+ years. We are now a true national competitor for diverse industry and corporate HQ location.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Don Helton

What is your first and last name?
Don Helton

How old are you?
Old enough to say… I know a thing or 2, because I’ve seen a thing or 2!

What current city do you reside in?
Phoenix

How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?
28 years

Did you grow up in Arizona?
No

Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?
Kentucky. A job transfer brought me out and I never left!

What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?
Eastern Kentucky University/ BA in Business Communications 

Where do you currently work and what is your title?
Brycon Construction/ Director of Business Development

What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?
Spend time with my family

What’s your go-to staycation spot and why?
I never saw a reason for a staycation… when you need a break… get out of town!

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?
I like any restaurant that serves great food (luckily, there are many options around greater Phoenix)

How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?
Stay inside as much as possible or head to Flagstaff or Pinetop!

What do you like about our winters and why?
The weather is great! There aren’t many places where you can enjoy Christmas morning with the family and great golf in the afternoon!

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?
Seeing the growth and diversification of our economy over the last 25+ years. We are now a true national competitor for diverse industry and corporate HQ locations.

Please include anything else you’d like to share about what makes Greater Phoenix so great.
The Greater Phoenix area is a welcoming place to locate and put down roots. Existing businesses here are committed to success and work hard to improve our economy and our sense of neighborhood, however, there is an understanding that there is room for all to succeed. I guess that’s a little bit of the old west mentality that exists here. I like it!

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