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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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To remember and honor those legends, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is featuring artwork that depicts Arizona’s story, encouraging local artists to illustrate the journey of those that came before.

Greater Phoenix artists illustrate Arizona’s rich...

In a region so focused on innovative technology and expansive growth, it’s not often we step back, and take a moment to reflect on the culture engrained within our society today. Long before a population of 4,737,270, Greater Phoenix’s history belonged to a people who paved the way for Arizona’s development, passing down their traditions, […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?I love how accessible it is to anywhere else I want to go. I travel back to California often to visit family and it's a short 5-hour drive.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Stefanie Carson

What is your first and last name? Stefanie Carson How old are you? 34 What current city do you reside in? Chandler, AZ How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? Since 2007 Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? My former […]

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What I began to like the most about living in Greater Phoenix was the quality of life. We have more sunshine than other metro areas in the country, a low cost of living and so many ways to enjoy our amazing region.

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brita Nelson

June 2018 marked my four-year anniversary of living in Greater Phoenix. Every year around this time I reflect on my reasons for making the move across the country and how much my life has changed for the better, thanks to the people I’ve met and the place I now call home.  I grew up in […]

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Silicon Valley-based technology company Gainsight has announced an expansion to Greater Phoenix, AZ.

Seriously, is Greater Phoenix’s heat all that bad?

Many people may know Greater Phoenix for its dry hot weather, its proximity to the Grand Canyon and for having a lot of cacti, but there’s a lot more to this vibrant and growing region. Let’s address the heat. Does it get hot here? Yes. However, when you compare our worst day to another market’s […]

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Greater Phoenix is dotted with many iconic landmarks, buildings and locations that are significant to our history, culture, architecture and art.

Greater Phoenix artists showcase creativity through...

Greater Phoenix is dotted with many iconic landmarks, buildings and locations that are significant to our history, culture, architecture and art. To highlight the beauty and diversity of our incredible region, we’re featuring an art exhibition in our office that showcases locally-sourced art inspired by iconic Arizona landmarks – man or nature made. All artwork […]

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A three-panel art piece hangs on the wall of a hallway.

Thriving art scene emerges in Greater Phoenix

In Greater Phoenix, you can discover a renaissance of creativity and inspiration nearly anywhere you look across the region. In fact, the region is so rife with innovation and remarkable talent, it has transformed into an art hub. To highlight the beauty and diversity of Greater Phoenix, GPEC is currently featuring an art exhibition in […]

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