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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Liz Krieger

Tell us a little about yourself I moved to Arizona two years ago from New York for my husband’s job. We have one son who was born here and we bought our first home together in North Phoenix. I am a Sales Director for local staffing agency HotFoot Recruiters. What city or town do you […]

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Four people speak about Arizona's innovative startup ecosystem on a Zoom panel

Regional Report: Arizona’s Innovation Ecosystem

How 3 startup companies scaled in Greater Phoenix Greater Phoenix has emerged as a burgeoning startup market with an environment that enables companies to test, deploy and scale new ideas. Called the “next tech hub” by Inc. at a time in which the New York Times wrote that Tempe’s tech industry is fueling commercial office […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jamie Bennett

Tell us a little about yourself: I’m a senior at ASU studying Digital Audiences with a minor in Project Management. I have three dogs, I love to cook and try new places to eat. What city or town do you live in? Buckeye How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Six years Were you […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Jose Benavides

Meet Chandler-based artist Jose Benavides featured in our art exhibit ‘Greater Phoenix has it all!’ What do you love about being an artist in the Greater Phoenix area?  I love how the whole valley has opened to the development of the art community over the last 30 years. What role do you think the arts […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Laura Thurbon

Meet Phoenix-based artist Laura Thurbon featured in our virtual art exhibit ‘The Ties That Bind’ What do you love about being an artist in the Greater Phoenix area? Beauty in art is much less a measure of its physical construction, but rather its capacity to impact the evolution of the audience. In short, beauty is […]

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Ambassador Event: Transportation Infrastructure

Greater Phoenix considers Prop 400 extension to advance regional transportation The Greater Phoenix transportation system was built on the back of a half-cent sales tax established in 1985 and extended in 2004. Over the last 38 years, business and residential expansion has been concentrated on the freeways, light rail and safe streets of the region. […]

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Regional Report: The Future of Greater Phoenix Healthcare

New Healthcare Innovation Economy aims to transform Greater Phoenix with BBBRC funding The New Healthcare Innovation Economy, a project among the finalists for the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge led by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), will help innovate and transform the region’s economy. There is a massive opportunity for growth through […]

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Ambassador Event: Site Selector Insights Panel

Site selectors share perceptions of Greater Phoenix business environment When businesses consider expansion or relocation, they often use site selectors to locate advantageous markets and connect with local companies and economic development organizations. A group of site selectors joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Ambassador Event in February to provide insight on the national perception […]

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Regional Report: Economic Trends

Regional experts provide Greater Phoenix housing, economic forecast for 2022 With job loss from the COVID-19 pandemic fully recovered in Arizona and unemployment rates near an all-time low, a group of local experts discussed Greater Phoenix housing and land availability, key market strengths and the regional economy as it continues its upward trend early in […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Wayne Sumstine

Meet Tucson-based artist Wayne Sumstine featured in our virtual art exhibit ‘The Ties That Bind’ What do you love about being an artist in the Greater Phoenix area? What is not to love about being an artist in Arizona? I go to sleep at night contemplating what new adventures in creating visual art that I […]

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