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Ambassador Event: Funds for the Future

Greater Phoenix startups have increasing access to venture funding With a diverse industry base and variety of new funds committed to supporting local entrepreneurs, Greater Phoenix has emerged as one of the top alternatives for the growing number of startups leaving traditional hubs like Silicon Valley and New York. The region broke its venture capital […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Talia J. Dudley

Meet Phoenix-based artist Talia J. Dudley featured in our exhibit Greater Phoenix is Poppin’ What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? I’m really enjoying how each city has its own little established arts culture. There are so many opportunities for artists across Greater Phoenix. The universities attract and produce well […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kristen Stephenson

Tell us a little about yourself: I have spent most of my life in Greater Phoenix, primarily in the West Valley. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have two amazing children. I’m an avid knitter but also love to spend time outdoors. I’m also a self-professed “data nerd.” What city or town […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Kurt von Behrmann

Meet Phoenix-based artist Kurt von Behrmann featured in our exhibit Greater Phoenix is Poppin’ What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? Having access to a large urban center makes Greater Phoenix a highly livable city. Unlike some urban centers where finding living and creative spaces are expensive, it is still possible […]

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CHIPS Act funding opportunities and application process

Greater Phoenix legal professionals discuss how to apply for the first round of CHIPS Act funding The CHIPS and Science Act, also known as the CHIPS Act, is poised to provide significant funding to semiconductor companies that operate in or plan to expand to Greater Phoenix. For anyone interested in receiving this funding, it’s important […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jeannie Beck 

Tell us a little about yourself: I was born in Long Island and grew up loving the eastern side of the island. My family would pick strawberries and go to the beach there. I have been a nonprofit accountant for most of my career. What city or town do you live in? Surprise How long […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Alison Auditore

Meet Scottsdale-based artist Alison Auditore featured in our exhibit Greater Phoenix is Poppin’ What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? I love the community here in Greater Phoenix. Since moving here in 2020, I’ve built amazing friendships and made valuable connections that have helped me grow both as a person […]

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Meet Air2O: Phoenix-based hybrid air conditioning...

Co-Founder Mike Sullivan shares why he chose Greater Phoenix Before moving to the U.S. from the UK, I traveled to many states to find the best location to start the Air2O HVAC business. For reasons, I still can't explain it, I felt instantly at home in Arizona. It is a business-friendly state, has outstanding weather, […]

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Ambassador Event: Greater Phoenix Tech Story

Insight on Greater Phoenix technology, startup and venture capital ecosystems Greater Phoenix has evolved with the needs of industry since its emergence as a tech leader, supplying military technology after World War II. The region has grown into a home for a variety of next-generation ecosystems in the modern internet age. “We think we’ve entered […]

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Creating health care equity in Greater Phoenix

Kathleen Lee provides insights on NSF grants, healthtech and the importance of health care equity by Kathleen Lee Tell us about yourself: As SVP of Regional Initiatives, my role at GPEC is to focus on advancing regional competitiveness. To do my job, I collaborate and coordinate with public and private sector partners to leverage our […]

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