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Free to be: Ambitious

Connor Keene, admin and finance manager, ZorroSign I’m Connor Keene, admin and finance manager at ZorroSign. I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix where ZorroSign is headquartered within the Canyon Ventures Center, an accelerator and incubator creating companies that transform people, industries, and the world from the heart of West Phoenix. I’ve been […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Ashley Busada

How old are you? 34 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Since August 2021 What city do you currently reside in? Scottsdale Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. I decided to move to Arizona for two reasons: job and quality […]

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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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Free to be: A go-getter

Jacob Schuler, research and development engineer, Anuncia Inc. I’m Jacob Schuler, research and development engineer. Shortly after graduating from Arizona State University, Anuncia hired me as a full-time engineer. When I graduated from ASU, I already had several job offers from local companies, but ultimately decided to take a job with Anuncia because of the […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jairus Gallegos

How old are you? 22 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? since 2013 What city do you currently reside in? Scottsdale Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I was born in Albuquerque, NM and lived there until I was 7 years old. I then spent my […]

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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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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Julie Ries

How old are you? 20 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? A little over two years What city do you currently reside in? Tempe Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I’m originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but I used to visit some family that lives here in […]

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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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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Alexis Peterson

How old are you? 27 What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix Why did you decide to stay here? Family, friends and other relationships in the area. Also, I think Arizona is awesome because of the diverse ecosystems and dynamic city life. You can easily take a day trip to a different terrain or […]

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Ambassador Event: International Insights

Greater Phoenix’s growth within advanced industries has created a greater need for international partnerships. Foreign direct investment (FDI) helps attract jobs, build strong industry clusters, enhance innovation and contribute to economic stability. In 2017, Greater Phoenix became the center of a 10-year regional plan of strategies and tactics to secure FDI and ensure agility and […]

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