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What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great?

I love the diversity that we have in Greater Phoenix. We are the new melting pot of cultures. We are also a young community.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Maria Laughner

What is your first and last name? Maria Laughner How old are you? 48 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 40 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I didn’t – I left three times to try something new. […]

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Greater Phoenix is a vibrant metropolitan area that still offers open space, affordable housing, and top-quality standard of living.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Jared Leung

What is your first and last name? Jared Leung How old are you? 49 What current city do you reside in? Mesa How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 18 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? Born and raised […]

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I like to find a challenging new trail to hike or stumble upon one of the unique street festivals happening all over Greater Phoenix.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Kimberly Vegliante

What is your first and last name? Kimberly Vegliante How old are you? 29 (30 in December) What current city do you reside in? Gilbert How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 4 months Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? […]

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Why’d you decide to stay? I love the openness to newcomers, the dynamic environment for change and growth, the climate, the opportunities, the educational alternatives, the international outlook.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Michael Patterson

What is your first and last name? Michael Patterson How old are you? 57 What current city do you reside in? Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 38 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I love the openness to newcomers, the dynamic environment for change […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Witnessing and being a part of the tremendous growth of the city through amazing community and professional organizations.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Yijee Jeong

What is your first and last name? Yijee Jeong How old are you? 27 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 22 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I have deep roots in Arizona – both personally and professionally. […]

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The hiking is great here in Greater Phoenix and the startup scene has potential.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Mat Sherman

What is your first and last name? Mat Sherman How old are you? 25 What current city do you reside in? Scottsdale How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 25 years Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? The hiking is great here and the startup scene has potential. […]

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What's unique about Greater Phoenix is how different each of our communities are, yet still so connected. Every city seems to have its own personality, even though they are no more than 20 minutes away from another!

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Julia Tatom

What is your first and last name? Julia Tatom How old are you? 20 What current city do you reside in? Tempe, Arizona How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 20 years (my entire life) Did you grow up in Arizona? Yes Why’d you decide to stay? I decided to stay because I received […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? Seeing the growth and diversification of our economy over the last 25+ years. We are now a true national competitor for diverse industry and corporate HQ location.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Don Helton

What is your first and last name? Don Helton How old are you? Old enough to say… I know a thing or 2, because I’ve seen a thing or 2! What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 28 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No […]

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The many grass-roots organizations that fight to ensure Phoenix and Arizona can move forward in inclusive, equitable ways.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Kathy Nakagawa

What is your first and last name? Kathy Nakagawa How old are you? 54 What current city do you reside in? Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? I’m a native Arizonan! I grew up in Tempe, moved away for college and graduate school, and returned in 1997 to take a job at […]

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What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?Our quality of life. After living in other metropolitan areas, I enjoy the ease of living in Arizona.

What Makes Greater Phoenix So Great: Jeremy Rodrigues

What is your first and last name? Jeremy Rodrigues How old are you? 36 What current city do you reside in? Mesa How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 3 years Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I am originally […]

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