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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Regional Report: Future of Energy

APS, SRP and Array Technologies discuss Arizona’s clean energy plans Arizona has a natural advantage when it comes to pursuing clean energy goals: sunshine. As the world works to decrease carbon emissions, Arizona is positioned to lead the development of new clean energy technology innovations. Power providers Arizona Public System (APS) and Salt River Project […]

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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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