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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Elitsa Southern

Tell us a little about yourself: My background is a mix of academia, research and experience in various non-profit organizations, government and private entities for the development of cultural and educational initiatives. I have lived in different places around the world, including Scotland, England, Romania, Bulgaria and California! My name – Elitsa – means Christmas […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Clark Olson

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a retired ASU professor of 38 years, now art gallery owner. What city or town do you live in? Phoenix Where are you originally from and what brought you to Greater Phoenix? I’m originally from the Midwest. Climate and job opportunity brought me to Greater Phoenix. How […]

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Regional Report: Powering Greater Phoenix’s Future

How APS and SRP plan to maintain energy reliability while incorporating more renewables  Arizona and Greater Phoenix have long been accustomed to top-tier energy service. Through the work of major providers like Arizona Public Service (APS) and Salt River Project (SRP), the state is ranked the second-most reliable power grid in the nation, with an […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Allison Bakovic

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a scientist by training now pivoting my career to business development for the biosciences. I am eager to help cultivate and contribute to developing the bio-ecosystem in the Greater Phoenix area. What city or town do you live in? Gilbert Where are you originally from and what […]

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Ambassador Event: The Business of Art

Exploring the synergies between the business community and local artists The arts continuously play a prominent role in promoting cultural identity and diversity, documenting historic moments through an individual lens and supporting the local and regional economy. On Nov. 17, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the Business of Art Ambassador Event adjacent to the […]

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Arizona artist spotlight: Bobby Zokaites

Meet Tempe-based artist Bobby Zokaites featured in our Public Art of Greater Phoenix Exhibit What do you love most about being an artist in Greater Phoenix? Phoenix is an epicenter of public art so, as far as what we do, we love being able to create aesthetic marks on the city. This is a wonderful […]

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Greater Phoenix’s high adoption of flexible work...

by Chris Camacho, president & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)  Since the downturn of the Great Recession, Greater Phoenix has continually advanced its competitive position through the quick adoption of policies and practices that allow for industry diversification, support emerging technologies and enable agile response to changing economic conditions. This growth mindset has led […]

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Exploring the effects of the Business Confidence Index

The business confidence index tracks output growth and turning points in economic activity by Kristen Stephenson Earlier this year, GPEC launched the Economic Monitor, a comprehensive web tool designed to provide timely, actionable insights into the state of the economy. Through an exploration of key economic indicators, the Economic Monitor offers a concise picture of […]

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CHIPS Act Webinar: Funding for smaller-scale supply...

The third CHIPS Act NOFO funds materials or equipment facilities with investment under $300 million On September 28th, the Department of Commerce (DOC) released the CHIPS and Science Act funding opportunity for smaller-scale supply chain projects and businesses. Applicants seeking to construct, expand or modernize materials or manufacturing equipment facilities with a capital investment under […]

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Exploring the effects of the Consumer Confidence Index

Consumer confidence provides insight into future economic conditions by Kristen Stephenson Earlier this year, GPEC launched the Economic Monitor, a comprehensive web tool designed to provide timely, actionable insights into the state of the economy. Through an exploration of key economic indicators, the Economic Monitor offers a concise picture of health at both national and […]

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