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Ambassador Event: Dispelling the Myths of Arizona’s...

Reviewing facts and misconceptions of Arizona water Though Greater Phoenix is situated in a desert, the region was cultivated carefully throughout generations with access to water in mind. Indigenous tribes created agricultural-based civilizations around the areas where the three main rivers converge. Construction on the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canals began before Arizona even earned […]

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Regional Report: State of Black Business 3.0

How Black entrepreneurship opportunities have increased in Arizona The third State of Black Business Report, created in tandem between the State of Black Arizona and Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), emphasized supplier diversity, reviewed venture capital (VC) and other funding opportunities, and highlighted growth in the Black business community since the launch of the first […]

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Special Event: The New Photon Economy

How Greater Phoenix can become the country’s next climate tech hub Advancements in technology have opened the door to the future of energy — and Greater Phoenix is on the doorstep. Local sustainability leaders and clean energy innovators joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) to introduce the concept of The New Photon Economy, a […]

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CHIPS Act Webinar: Funding opportunity for semiconductor...

Reviewing the CHIPS Act NOFO 2 application process and success criteriaIn June, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) released guidelines for the second notice of funding (NOFO) opportunity under the CHIPS and Science Act. This NOFO covers the construction, expansion or modernization of commercial facilities for semiconductor materials and manufacturing equipment facilities with an investment […]

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How to submit the CHIPS Act Pre-Application

A guide for the CHIPS Act pre-application process and priorities  As of May 1, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is accepting pre-applications for the first notice of funding (NOFO) for the CHIPS and Science Act, a federal bill that invests $52 billion into the national semiconductor industry. Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) legal partners […]

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CHIPS Act funding opportunities and application process

Greater Phoenix legal professionals discuss how to apply for the first round of CHIPS Act funding The CHIPS and Science Act, also known as the CHIPS Act, is poised to provide significant funding to semiconductor companies that operate in or plan to expand to Greater Phoenix. For anyone interested in receiving this funding, it’s important […]

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Ambassador Event: Greater Phoenix Tech Story

Insight on Greater Phoenix technology, startup and venture capital ecosystems Greater Phoenix has evolved with the needs of industry since its emergence as a tech leader, supplying military technology after World War II. The region has grown into a home for a variety of next-generation ecosystems in the modern internet age. “We think we’ve entered […]

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Regional Report: 2023 Economic Snapshot

Local analysts discuss current status of Greater Phoenix’s economy The last few years have seen national concern over housing, wages and the overall cost of living, and this won’t change in 2023. However, two decades of intentional improvement in Greater Phoenix talent attraction and economic development have created a more resilient regional economy, and we’re […]

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Regional Report: Megaevents

Super Bowl, WM Phoenix Open and Fiesta Bowl leaders discuss local community, economic impact At the end of 2022 and through early 2023, Greater Phoenix has turned into a hub for major sporting and entertainment events — drawing crowds from all over the world, in-person and at home. Super Bowl LVII alone will be broadcasted […]

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Certified Ambassador Event: Non-Profit Organizations...

VSUW community plan addresses health, housing, education & workforce development When the pandemic forced education to go remote, Academia del Pueblo in Phoenix had two major priorities: keeping their students fed and keeping their students learning. The K-8 school’s partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW) addressed shortcomings found in the system — […]

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