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GPEC: Strategizing a path forward for the region’s...

GPEC 101 Event Recap Greater Phoenix has matured over the last decade with surging growth in advanced manufacturing and tech, including semiconductor production. In establishing the region as a national hub for these industries, market priorities are shifting alongside the priorities of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). Business attraction is still at the forefront […]

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GPEC President and CEO Chris Camacho Reappointed to...

August 17, 2022

Camacho was first named to the Investment Advisory Council in 2019, serving a two-year term Greater Phoenix Economic Council President & CEO, Chris Camacho, was reappointed to the Secretary of Commerce’s Investment Advisory Council (IAC), operating under the current Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo. “It’s a great privilege to work alongside the talented and diverse […]

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Convening the Community Part 2: The Economic Imperatives

10 areas of focus for Greater Phoenix’s next stage of growth As Greater Phoenix continues to grow, we must be strategic about how that growth occurs. Growth for growth’s sake is not going to lead to an equitable economy. By deploying intentional strategies and developing innovative collaborations, the market will maintain the current trajectory and become […]

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Convening the Community: Part 1

The 2030 vision of the Greater Phoenix economy Every region hits an inflection point in which it must develop and implement an intentional growth strategy to assure it continues to innovate and stay ahead of the curve in order to remain competitive on the international stage. If successful, a region can thwart decline and spring […]

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Regional Report: Semiconductors

Greater Phoenix becoming global semiconductor industry hub Major investment to the Greater Phoenix economy from domestic and international semiconductor companies has presented the region with an opportunity to become a world leader in the industry. In 1990, almost 40% of the global semiconductor chain was produced in the U.S., but production capacity is now around […]

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GPEC named top economic development organization for...

Site Selection announces 2021 Mac Conway Awards  For the fifth year in a row, we have received a 2021 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine. The Mac Conway Award, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher, H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, is awarded to the top 20 local and regional U.S. economic development groups of […]

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Three AAED members named top 50 economic developers...

February 12, 2021

PHOENIX (Feb. 12, 2021) – The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced three of its members have been named to the 2021 North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect, a service for educational and networking events for economic developers and site selectors. Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix […]

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Regional Report: Healthcare & the economy

Greater Phoenix healthcare and economic leaders joined our first Regional Report of 2021 to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and provide updates about our region’s hospital infrastructure, and share local and national economic insights. Welcoming remarks were presented by Heidi Jannenga, co-founder and chief clinical officer of WebPT. Panelists included: Dr. Cara Christ, director, Arizona Department of […]

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Regional Report: New Economy Initiative

Arizona’s water projects that began in the early 20th century cost billions of dollars. They revolutionized the state by expanding not only the way industries could operate, but how people could live and has yielded returns far exceeding that initial investment. This is the type of perspective toward investment needed for the New Economy Initiative, […]

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Regional Report: An expansion strategy driving jobs...

A GPEC Virtual Series The recent Regional Report featuring the release of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) Market Intelligence Report on ‘Nerve Centers,’ was the sixteenth installment in the virtual series exploring industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch the webinar via the video below and read the […]

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