Greater Phoenix’s large talent base and competitive labor costs make it the place for businesses to go to scale



Working smarter: The Connective brings many entities...

by Ron Starner An unprecedented alliance of communities has united to form a consortium aimed at solving Greater Phoenix’s most pressing challenges — from population growth and traffic congestion, to water conservation and sustainable energy. The alliance is comprised of the Partnership for Economic Innovation, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona State […]

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Framework for the future

by Adam Burns If the road to ruin is paved with good intentions, then the road to prosperity must be intentionally paved, for starters. Intentional infrastructure planning has been central to Greater Phoenix’s success ever since the first horse-drawn streetcar line giddied up and down Washington Street in 1887. The link between infrastructure and commerce […]

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From the outside: How Greater Phoenix is using wearables...

by Ron Starner They say it’s not good to wear your heart on your sleeve, but did you know that you can now learn a lot more about your heart by what you wear on your sleeve? Welcome to the world of wearable technology, or wearables, for short. What you used to find out from […]

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Regional Report: Scaling during crisis

 A GPEC Virtual Series The latest ‘Regional Report’ from the  Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) brought together four executives from Greater Phoenix-based tech companies to discuss the opportunities they’ve uncovered and how they’ve scaled their organizations despite the current economic and health challenges due to COVID-19. Speakers Included: Aaron Matos, CEO, Paradox AI Nirit Rubenstein, […]

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Where complex businesses check all the location boxes

By Mark Arend Jerre Stead, executive chairman and CEO of Clarivate Analytics, makes the case for the Greater Phoenix region being the best location for advanced business services like his: “We were looking for locations that allow us access to a wide talent pool, coupled with affordable living, flexible language skills and easy travel,” Stead […]

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Tracking Arizona’s water

Greater Phoenix experts discuss Arizona State University Kyl Center’s new web-based visualization tool; state’s water position  Our most recent GPEC Ambassador Panel featured experts discussing Arizona’s water position and a demonstration of Arizona Water Blueprint, a web-based visualization tool from Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s (ASU).   Panelists included Rob Anderson, director of natural resources, energy, environmental at Fennemore Craig; Susan Craig, water policy analyst for Kyl Center For Water […]

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Regional Report: The Business Side of Healthcare

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) recently hosted a fireside chat with Greater Phoenix business and hospital leaders to discuss ‘The Business Side of Healthcare,’ and the intersection and impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and healthcare ecosystem. Moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, the webinar […]

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Tech talent base fuels innovation in the region

Startups in Greater Phoenix enjoy longevity and new opportunities By Savannah King When startups choose Greater Phoenix, the tech talent in the region can can carry them to the next level. According to CompTIA’s 2019 Cyberstates report, nearly 8% of the state’s workforce is employed by technology companies. CompTIA’s 2019 Cyberstates report shows $31.3 billion […]

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Regional Report: The New Workplace

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ to explore the realities and best practices of the new workplace. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of The Social Television Network, and speakers included: Emily Agin, founder & CEO, Disrupt […]

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Meet Cognitir: Online training for business, finance...

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Cognitir’s story from their CEO and Co-Founder Neal Kumar. What is your company mission?  To help professionals and students acquire in-demand tech […]

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