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, […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
Why people and companies are moving to Greater Phoenix
by Savannah King If you want to know what a hot market looks like, look no further than Greater Phoenix. By virtually every metric that matters, 2019 was a record-setting year for this region of 4.8 million people. Whether it’s measured in jobs, capital investment, facility projects or people moving to the region, economic progress […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »
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 […]View Post »