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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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Greater Phoenix is a friendly place to live. Each year it keeps growing and adding new interesting amenities that lifts the quality of life.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Jessica Morin

What is your first and last name? Jessica Morin How old are you? 27 What current city do you reside in? Mesa How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 27 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? Lifestyle, Family/Friends, Affordability (can own a home), Job Opportunities What college/university […]

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Phoenix is becoming more of a culinary and cultural destination than ever before. The unique experiences offered are now competitive with major markets like LA and NYC.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: David Ralls

What is your first and last name? David Ralls How old are you? 42 What current city do you reside in? Chandler How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 22 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I grew up […]

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The ability of so many diverse people working together and also sustained fearless, flexible leadership in Greater Phoenix, Arizona.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Flare Elliot

What is your first and last name? Flare Elliot How old are you? 70 years old! (How did that happen?? lol!) What current city do you reside in? Phoenix 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 […]

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Greater Phoenix is 4.7 million people strong. And it is the contributions of each and every one of us that make Greater Phoenix so great. The region’s motivation to innovate. Your passion for place. Your love for community. Join us in sharing a piece of your story and celebrating the place we each call home.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Vicente Reid

What is your first and last name? Vicente Reid How old are you? 32 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? Family and wanting to make Phoenix the best version of itself […]

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