Webinars

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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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Regional Report: Economic Trends

Regional experts provide Greater Phoenix housing, economic forecast for 2022 With job loss from the COVID-19 pandemic fully recovered in Arizona and unemployment rates near an all-time low, a group of local experts discussed Greater Phoenix housing and land availability, key market strengths and the regional economy as it continues its upward trend early in […]

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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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