Greater Phoenix’s large talent base and competitive labor costs make it the place for businesses to go to scale


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Ambassador Event: Post-Election Panel

Arizona election leaders discuss priorities for upcoming legislative session In the days following the Arizona midterm elections, a panel of local leaders joined a Greater Phoenix Economic Council Ambassador Event panel to talk about the results, expectations for the coming term and potential upcoming legislation that will benefit the region. Panelists included: Joe Barba, Director […]

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Ambassador Event: Arizona’s Water Position

Arizona utilizing variety of sources to address its water supply Drought has impacted Greater Phoenix and Southwest Basin states for the last 22 years and a shortage of Colorado River water reaching Lake Powell and Lake Mead has led to a dwindling supply and triggered a Tier 2a shortage as declared by the US. Bureau […]

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Ambassador Event: Affordable Housing

How Greater Phoenix is addressing increased housing prices Greater Phoenix has not been immune to the housing price increase experienced throughout the country. With the market adding nearly 100,000 residents each year and low supply stemming from a reluctance to build following the 2008 recession, demand has increased alongside the average price for a home. […]

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Regional Report: State of Black Business 2022

Second Black business report provides new data, recommendations for Arizona The second annual State of Black Business Report quantifies more data around Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix. The Black/African American community is the state’s fastest-growing demographic, with 33% growth from 2010-2020, heightening the importance of investing in the community to allow Arizona to […]

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GPEC: Strategizing a path forward for the region’s...

GPEC 101 Event Recap Greater Phoenix has matured over the last decade with surging growth in advanced manufacturing and tech, including semiconductor production. In establishing the region as a national hub for these industries, market priorities are shifting alongside the priorities of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). Business attraction is still at the forefront […]

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Ambassador Event: Arizona’s Craft Beer Industry

Greater Phoenix craft beer industry thrives with brewer-distributor relationships With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Greater Phoenix offers a rare opportunity for craft beer brewers and consumers: year-round access to a patio seat and a pint of beer. The Arizona craft scene has grown significantly since 2008. Innovations from brewers like Chandler-based […]

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Regional Report: Arizona’s Innovation Ecosystem

How 3 startup companies scaled in Greater Phoenix Greater Phoenix has emerged as a burgeoning startup market with an environment that enables companies to test, deploy and scale new ideas. Called the “next tech hub” by Inc. at a time in which the New York Times wrote that Tempe’s tech industry is fueling commercial office […]

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Ambassador Event: Transportation Infrastructure

Greater Phoenix considers Prop 400 extension to advance regional transportation The Greater Phoenix transportation system was built on the back of a half-cent sales tax established in 1985 and extended in 2004. Over the last 38 years, business and residential expansion has been concentrated on the freeways, light rail and safe streets of the region. […]

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Regional Report: The Future of Greater Phoenix Healthcare

New Healthcare Innovation Economy aims to transform Greater Phoenix with BBBRC funding The New Healthcare Innovation Economy, a project among the finalists for the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge led by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), will help innovate and transform the region’s economy. There is a massive opportunity for growth through […]

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Ambassador Event: Site Selector Insights Panel

Site selectors share perceptions of Greater Phoenix business environment When businesses consider expansion or relocation, they often use site selectors to locate advantageous markets and connect with local companies and economic development organizations. A group of site selectors joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Ambassador Event in February to provide insight on the national perception […]

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