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Ambassador Event: Site Selector Panel

Site selectors talk about top considerations for business expansion The priorities of companies seeking expansion are evolving. While cost remains important, it is no longer the primary need for many executives considering growth into different markets. Labor force, utility capacity, real estate availability and quality of life are increasingly important variables for these businesses.   A […]

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Regional Report: 2024 Economic Snapshot

Arizona’s resiliency in 2023 sets the stage for moderate 2024 growth The economy in 2023 exceeded the expectations of many as growth continued in the United States through a variety of measurements including Growth Domestic Product (GDP) increase, inflation decrease and a healthy jobs level. Arizona and Greater Phoenix found prosperity with industrial growth tied […]

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Regional Report: Powering Greater Phoenix’s Future

How APS and SRP plan to maintain energy reliability while incorporating more renewables  Arizona and Greater Phoenix have long been accustomed to top-tier energy service. Through the work of major providers like Arizona Public Service (APS) and Salt River Project (SRP), the state is ranked the second-most reliable power grid in the nation, with an […]

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CHIPS Act Webinar: Funding for smaller-scale supply...

The third CHIPS Act NOFO funds materials or equipment facilities with investment under $300 million On September 28th, the Department of Commerce (DOC) released the CHIPS and Science Act funding opportunity for smaller-scale supply chain projects and businesses. Applicants seeking to construct, expand or modernize materials or manufacturing equipment facilities with a capital investment under […]

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Ambassador Event: The Impact of Prop 400

Half-cent sales tax paving the way for innovation, consumer choice in Greater Phoenix Over the last 40 years, the half-cent sales tax for transportation has helped Greater Phoenix evolve into the metro it is today. The tax revenue has built commuter and travel lines, connected cities, and laid the transportation foundation for businesses to flock […]

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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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