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Higher education in Greater Phoenix is looking toward...

By Savannah King Greater Phoenix has a wealth of resources at its institutions of higher education. More than 40 higher education institutions are located across the region including Arizona State University (ASU), University of Phoenix (UOPX), Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD), Grand Canyon University (GCU), University of Arizona (UArizona) and more. As one of the largest […]

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"It takes a village and we've proven to be a hardworking community," says Co-founder of Arizona Blockchain Initiative Melissa Armas. "I believe this is the right place to grow and build something better together."

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Melissa Armas

What is your first and last name?   Melissa P. Armas  How old are you?  46  What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Seven and a half years  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, […]

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With the business attraction efforts setting records for the organization, it’s no surprise that the Greater Phoenix is touted as one of the hottest job growth markets in the country.

A driving force behind the Greater Phoenix business...

Written and compiled by Robert Yehling, Innovation & Tech Today Greater Together. These two words standing alone might not seem like much, but to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), they fuel transformation. GPEC was founded 30 years ago on the foundation of regionalism, collaboration, connectedness and innovation. Fast forward to today and there is […]

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One particular startup in Greater Phoenix that is gaining traction is Truyo. This startup is a secure consumer data privacy portal is created offering consumers real-time information about the data the company has on them.

Meet Truyo: A major data privacy disruptor in Greater...

From 2013 to 2018, technology jobs in Phoenix increased by 37 percent compared to 26 percent nationally. With a strong workforce and innovative spirit, Greater Phoenix has become a hotbed for new and innovative startups with big dreams to transform emerging industries. One particular startup that is gaining traction is Truyo. Truyo is a joint […]

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As I think about the 22 cities and the millions of people and families in this region, here is the Greater Phoenix I want to see in 2040.

Our region’s leaders are creating the Greater Phoenix...

By Chris Camacho, GPEC president and CEO Since 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has helped create one of the strongest regional brands in the country. For the last decade, I have had the privilege of working with our region’s civic and business leaders to position Greater Phoenix as the location of choice for […]

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ACTIVATE is an IT solutions provider in Scottsdale using off-the-shelf and custom solutions to increase efficiency and profitability for their customers. 

Meet ACTIVATE: Scottsdale-based tech solutions provider

A conversation with Jonathan Alban, ACTIVATE’s owner Tell us about your company:  Jonathan Alban: ACTIVATE is an IT solutions provider in Scottsdale using off-the-shelf and custom solutions coupled with our services to increase efficiency and profitability for our customers.  What city in Arizona is your company located in?  Alban: Scottsdale  How did your company get started?  Alban: With over 14 years […]

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A growing group of firms in Greater Phoenix has found success and security while innovating in blockchain.

The building blocks of Blockchain

Arizona lays a firm foundation for innovators in cryptocurrency and related fields. By Ron Starner If you haven’t followed the latest news in blockchain technology, you’re missing out on one of the hottest tech trends since the advent of Netflix. How big is blockchain? Consider this: the global blockchain market is predicted to be $20 […]

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The great talent migration

Written by Ron Starner Greater Phoenix is winning the race for industry because it is winning the race for talent. That, in a nutshell, says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is why companies continue to invest their capital to set up shop and do business in Phoenix and its […]

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Companies in Greater Phoenix have found success in blockchain and educational institutions are producing the workforce to support its expansive growth.

4 things you should know about Blockchain in Greater...

Blockchain companies are thriving in Greater Phoenix. Here are three notable blockchain companies that operate out of the market. Bitmain, a pioneering company based in Beijing, announced they would be growing their Chandler, AZ workforce by 50%. Bitmain is a leader in producing mining hardware and supports the world’s largest mining pools for the Bitcoin […]

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In fact, companies in Greater Phoenix have found success and security while innovating in this emerging technology sector and educational institutions are producing the workforce to support its expansive growth. Here are the top three reasons why Greater Phoenix is the perfect location for blockchain companies to scale.

3 reasons why Blockchain companies scale in Greater...

The conversation about blockchain keeps getting louder. People are curious and businesses are seeking opportunities to improve their operation and enhance their technology stack. Truth be told, it has the potential to impact many industries but many people are still asking, what exactly is blockchain and how will companies benefit from it? Blockchain technology is […]

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