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Convening the Community Part 2: The Economic Imperatives

10 areas of focus for Greater Phoenix’s next stage of growth As Greater Phoenix continues to grow, we must be strategic about how that growth occurs. Growth for growth’s sake is not going to lead to an equitable economy. By deploying intentional strategies and developing innovative collaborations, the market will maintain the current trajectory and become […]

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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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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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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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Regional Report: Talent Acquisition & Retention

Greater Phoenix industry leaders discuss the importance of office culture Since April 2020, Greater Phoenix has recovered 93% of non-farm payroll employment jobs lost because of the pandemic. While private sector employment is back to pre-pandemic levels, a tightening labor market is driving competition for talent consistent with what employers around the U.S. are experiencing. […]

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Ambassador Event: Arizona’s Water Position

Arizona’s water supply remains strong following Colorado River declaration Decades of intentional planning and long-term solutions are why Arizona’s residential and municipal water users will not be affected by the first-ever shortage along the Colorado River. The 18% reduction resulting from tier-one mandates equates to only 8% of the state’s total water use. Arizona’s vast […]

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GPEC 101: How the Greater Phoenix Economic Council...

The GPEC business attraction process guideAs advanced sectors are ushered into a new era accelerated by the impacts of COVID-19, Greater Phoenix is at the forefront of building robust industry ecosystems as the region evolves into a more modern economy.The region has grown from a contact-center-focused hub in the late-20th Century to one on the […]

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Regional Report: How Greater Phoenix, companies are...

Greater Phoenix positioned to become cybersecurity leader As the workforce transitioned to remote capacities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the demand for cybersecurity increased alongside the number of malicious phishing and ransomware attacks targeting employees and businesses. More than 70 cybersecurity companies operate out of Greater Phoenix and the region has […]

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Ambassador Event: Transforming Places & Spaces

Greater Phoenix developers balance city growth with tradition Community expansions are underway around Greater Phoenix and many developers have found an important line to balance: progress vs. culture. Cities with large inflows of new businesses and residents need to expand their communities while preserving the cultures that already exist. “I do like to think that […]

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Regional Report: Grid Electrification & EV Consumer...

Greater Phoenix a leader for electric vehicle innovation, manufacturingGreater Phoenix has become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing in the United States.ElectraMeccanica broke ground on its U.S. Assembly Facility and Engineering Technical Center in Mesa, Ariz. on May 11. Zero Electric Vehicles (ZEV) has operated out of Tempe, Ariz. for about a year. The Ernst […]

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