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How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers? It’s easy, by exploring different coffee shops during the daytime and running in early morning/nights.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Janicia Ortiz

What is your first and last name? Janicia Ortiz How old are you? 22 What current city do you reside in? Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? I have been living here for 4 years. Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I decided to go to […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? The people- family, friends, coworkers are happy to be here and share their story of why they stayed here.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Josh Utterback

What is your first and last name? Josh Utterback How old are you? 37 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 30+ years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? Weather, Family, Outdoor Opportunities, Career… What college/university did you graduate from […]

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Where are you originally from and why'd you move to Arizona? I'm from CA and moved here for the opportunity and cost of living to support my three sons

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Nicolina Intiso

What is your first and last name? Nicolina Intiso How old are you? 34 What current city do you reside in? Chandler How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 4 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally […]

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As the Greater Phoenix region’s premier economic development organization, we not only aim to attract economically sustainable businesses to the Valley, but also strive to highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region through the curation and display of locally sourced art.

Open Call for Art Submissions: Arizona on Display

As the Greater Phoenix region’s premier economic development organization, we not only aim to attract economically sustainable businesses to the Valley, but also strive to highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region through the curation and display of locally sourced art. For our next exhibit, we’re looking to feature art that highlights the […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Witnessing and being a part of the tremendous growth of the city through amazing community and professional organizations.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Yijee Jeong

What is your first and last name? Yijee Jeong How old are you? 27 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 22 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I have deep roots in Arizona – both personally and professionally. […]

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The hiking is great here in Greater Phoenix and the startup scene has potential.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Mat Sherman

What is your first and last name? Mat Sherman How old are you? 25 What current city do you reside in? Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 25 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? The hiking is great here and the startup scene has potential. […]

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What's unique about Greater Phoenix is how different each of our communities are, yet still so connected. Every city seems to have its own personality, even though they are no more than 20 minutes away from another!

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Julia Tatom

What is your first and last name? Julia Tatom How old are you? 20 What current city do you reside in? Tempe, Arizona How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 20 years (my entire life) Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I decided to stay because I received […]

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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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The many grass-roots organizations that fight to ensure Phoenix and Arizona can move forward in inclusive, equitable ways.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Kathy Nakagawa

What is your first and last name? Kathy Nakagawa How old are you? 54 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? I’m a native Arizonan! I grew up in Tempe, moved away for college and graduate school, and returned in 1997 to take a job at […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?Our quality of life. After living in other metropolitan areas, I enjoy the ease of living in Arizona.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Jeremy Rodrigues

What is your first and last name? Jeremy Rodrigues How old are you? 36 What current city do you reside in? Mesa How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 3 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally […]

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