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

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As a technology hub, Greater Phoenix is not a marketing strategy. This region is actively creating opportunities for the families and businesses that call this region home.

Read between the data: Greater Phoenix is a fast-growing...

By Chris Camacho, GPEC president and CEO Greater Phoenix has received a significant amount of attention lately for our emergence as a fast-growing technology and innovation hub. Part of that recognition included Inc. hosting its annual conference at J.W. Marriott in Phoenix. The magazine, known for its yearly list of the country’s fastest-growing companies, also recently […]

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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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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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Companies continue to invest their capital to set up shop and do business in Phoenix and its surrounding communities. The fact that Arizona has made it easier to do business in the region is a plus.

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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Arizona is a top state for business

You’re only as successful as your neighbors

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho In 1920 when Gilbert, Arizona became a city, it was known as the hay capital of the world. Today, it is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States, with a population surpassing 230,000 people and growing. In the 2017 Distressed Communities Index, released by the Economic Innovation […]

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Greater Phoenix is The Connected Place and on a relentless pursuit of innovation

How cities and states can build the foundation for...

By GPEC President & CEO, Chris Camacho It’s a classic talking point from politicians to say that government doesn’t create jobs – and it’s spot on. What government can do, however, is create the right operating environment for companies to compete and grow, thus protecting and creating more jobs. For state leaders, that can mean […]

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Chris Camacho, CEO & President

An interview with GPEC CEO Chris Camacho

GPEC President & CEO explains how Greater Phoenix builds on its legacy of high-tech success Chris Camacho, as president & CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), has seen a wave of business investment growth unlike anything experienced elsewhere in the country. During his tenure, GPEC has facilitated the attraction of more than 280 companies […]

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