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Why’d you decide to stay? I love the openness to newcomers, the dynamic environment for change and growth, the climate, the opportunities, the educational alternatives, the international outlook.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Michael Patterson

What is your first and last name? Michael Patterson How old are you? 57 What current city do you reside in? Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 38 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I love the openness to newcomers, the dynamic environment for change […]

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Greater Phoenix is place to learn and grow. With UAT and Perimeter83, this unique university is proactively working to improve the community.

Ambassador tour recap: University of advancing technology...

Can you imagine being in a place where you can work, create, innovate and connect with other tech entrepreneurs? You’re in luck, because this kind of place exists in Greater Phoenix. As part of the Ambassador program, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an asset tour at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) and Perimeter83. Ambassadors […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Seeing the growth and diversification of our economy over the last 25+ years. We are now a true national competitor for diverse industry and corporate HQ location.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Don Helton

What is your first and last name? Don Helton How old are you? Old enough to say… I know a thing or 2, because I’ve seen a thing or 2! What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 28 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No […]

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GPEC welcomes new board of directors members 2018-19

As the region grows and diversifies, business and government leaders are joining together to create long-term sustainability in the region and advocate for our competitive position. Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is led by a Board of Directors, all esteemed public and private leaders who guide the organization and work collaboratively to shape the Greater […]

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From advanced planning, resiliency and water certainty, leadership in Greater Phoenix is proactively looking for ways to strengthen water sustainability and resiliency to benefit our environment and economy.

Water sustainability & resiliency in Greater Phoenix

A GPEC Ambassador event recap Arizona is one of the driest states in the U.S., and one of the fastest-growing. This is just part of the reason that leadership in Greater Phoenix has taken a progressive approach to water management. To gain a better understanding of our current water availability and strategic plans for the […]

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Ability360 is proactively working to improve the community by offering people with disabilities the opportunity to take advantage of sports and fitness programs that encourage self-reliance and socialization in Greater Phoenix.

Ambassador asset tour recap: Ability360 sports &...

When you enter this Greater Phoenix fitness center, it looks and sounds like an everyday gym with equipment that most of us are used to seeing and using. But what differentiates between this center from others is that it offers people with disabilities a place to live healthier, happier and more productive lives through adaptive […]

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When a company makes the decision to relocate or expand to Greater Phoenix, that decision is based on many factors.

Ambassador event recap: Selecting Greater Phoenix

Gwynnie Bee, ADP and USAA share why they expanded to Greater Phoenix When a company makes the decision to relocate or expand to Greater Phoenix, that decision is based on many factors. To gain a better understanding of the reasons behind the decision, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an Ambassador event featuring representatives from three […]

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The Innovation Lab at Grand Canyon University

Top 3 takeaways from GPEC’s ambassador asset tour:...

From the Innovation Lab, Engineering Shop to the Learning Lounge, more than 40 GPEC Ambassadors embarked on a campus tour at Grand Canyon University (GCU) in Phoenix, AZ. GCU President, Brian Mueller, gave a warm welcome to the Ambassadors and provided a brief overview of the university’s economic impact to the Greater Phoenix region and […]

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