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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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Free to be: A game-changer

Laura Franco French, director of state government relations, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) I’m Laura Franco French and I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona. I’m currently the Director of State Government Relations with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).  Prior to being hired at TSMC, I worked in the Mayor’s office as a member of the team that worked with […]

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Regional Report: Grid Electrification & EV Consumer...

Greater Phoenix a leader for electric vehicle innovation, manufacturingGreater Phoenix has become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing in the United States.ElectraMeccanica broke ground on its U.S. Assembly Facility and Engineering Technical Center in Mesa, Ariz. on May 11. Zero Electric Vehicles (ZEV) has operated out of Tempe, Ariz. for about a year. The Ernst […]

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TSMC hires first recruiting class of 250 employees

Taiwan-based semiconductor manufacturer prioritizes hiring local talent for Phoenix fab April 30, 2021 Nearly one year ago, TSMC first announced it had selected Arizona for its new, U.S. advanced semiconductor factory. On Wednesday, TSMC announced it successfully reached the first employee recruiting milestone for the new fabrication (“fab”) manufacturing facility in Phoenix. TSMC welcomes over 250 new employees from across the United […]

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Phoenix is a top city for startup operations

Moov Technologies’ HQ shift to Greater Phoenix was...

As Moov Technologies doubled down on Greater Phoenix during the pandemic, it was natural for tech company to move its headquarters from San Francisco to Tempe.

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Why manufacturing companies thrive in Greater Phoenix

Manufacturing in Arizona Updated: 5/18/2022 In Greater Phoenix, manufacturing companies from around the world take advantage of all that our region has to offer. With more than 3,500 manufacturing companies and about 140,375 employees in the region, Greater Phoenix is a growing hub for manufacturing operations with employment that is expected to increase 8% by […]

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Ambassador Event: Modern Manufacturing

Manufacturing advancement in Greater Phoenix The rapid evolution of technology is driving the advancement of manufacturing. Greater Phoenix is situated to be a leader in this sector. Two local companies joined GPEC’s latest Ambassador Event to discuss trends, the diversification of supply chains in the region and how Greater Phoenix has emerged as an ideal […]

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Ambassador Event: How GPEC innovates to advance Greater...

Named the top economic development organization in the U.S. in 2020 by the International Economic Development Council, GPEC has remained on the cutting edge of the industry by advancing our AI-driven strategy and insights, data science capabilities, research and analytics portfolio, business development tactics, and integrated marketing and public relations efforts. Our ability to work […]

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Meet Benchmark Electronics: World-class design, engineering,...

A conversation with Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Solutions Teresa Lamberger   Tell us about your company:  Teresa Lamberger: Benchmark provides comprehensive solutions across the entire product life cycle; leading through its innovative technology and engineering design services; leveraging its optimized global supply chain; and delivering world-class manufacturing services in the following industries: complex industrial, commercial aerospace, defense, […]

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Case Study: H.E.R.O.S. finds lower costs & regulations...

H.E.R.O.S. Inc., a helicopter engine repair and overhaul company, realized in late 2018 that the cost of operating out of California necessitated a move. The company considered Tennessee, Texas and Nevada before deciding on Greater Phoenix. H.E.R.O.S. opened a facility in Chandler on April 1 and has so far created 20 new jobs in the […]

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