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Maricopa Community Colleges' Offering Employer-Centric Certifications

Maricopa Community Colleges’ Offering Employer-Centric...

June 16, 2022

Maricopa Community Colleges’ employer-centric certifications fill gaps created through great resignation Summer is a time of transition for many individuals and families in Arizona as thousands end one leg on their educational journey and try to determine their next steps for seeking meaningful career paths. Increasingly, individuals at career or academic crossroads are looking to […]

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Sweetwater Fulfillment Center

Sweetwater Fulfillment Center Opening in Glendale

June 9, 2022

The music instrument and pro audio gear eCommerce provider will bring more than 100 jobs to the region Sweetwater, the world’s leading music instrument and pro audio gear eCommerce provider, is opening a new facility in Glendale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. It’s the company’s first distribution center outside of its headquarters in Fort Wayne, […]

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Telecommunications company Viasat plans to add 1,500...

June 1, 2022

Corina Vanek, Arizona Republic   Viasat, a satellite communications company based in California, is expanding in Tempe and will develop over 300,000 square feet of space at the ASU Research Park, where it plans to grow its headcount by about 1,500 employees. The company already has a presence at the ASU Research Park, near Loop […]

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Yield Engineering Systems Chandler Semiconductor

Semiconductor Innovator Yield Engineering Systems Signs...

June 1, 2022

The facility will support U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, creating 100 jobs Yield Engineering Systems, known by the acronym YES, has leased 123,000 square feet at 3200 W. Germann Road within the acclaimed Price Corridor. The facility will support YES in serving the region’s thriving semiconductor industry. YES develops and manufactures thermal, deposition, and wet process equipment […]

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Opendoor Expands

Opendoor Expands Presence in Arizona with Creation...

May 18, 2022

Representing a multi-million dollar investment, the expansion supports over 500 jobs Opendoor, a leading digital platform for residential real estate, is doubling down on its commitment to Arizona, opening a 100,807-square-foot space in Tempe to serve as the company’s regional hub. The space is the company’s largest office, supporting over 500 jobs. “Opendoor has been […]

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2022 Mac Conway Award

GPEC named the top economic development organization...

May 2, 2022

Site Selection magazine announces 2022 Mac Conway Awards For the sixth straight year, Greater Phoenix Economic Council has been recognized as a top economic development organization by Site Selection magazine, awarding GPEC the 2022 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development. The Mac Conway Award, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher H. […]

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BMC Apparel Plant

Bespoke Manufacturing Company Announces Apparel Plant...

April 26, 2022

The 50,000 square-foot facility will lead to the creation of over 250 jobs Bespoke Manufacturing Company (BMC) announced today that it is opening a new state-of-the-art plant in Phoenix, Arizona. BMC is a tech-enabled print, cut & sew operation specializing in one-off, on-demand garments and home fashion products. The manufacturing facility is expected to be […]

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LG Energy Solutions Manufacturing Facility

LG Energy Solution Invests $1.4 Billion in Queen Creek...

April 19, 2022

Transformational investment to support thousands of technology jobs Queen Creek is set to be home to a battery manufacturing facility. A global battery producer for next-generation technologies, LG Energy Solution (LGES) announced last month it is initially investing $1.4 billion to build its first ever cylindrical-type battery facility in North America. The amount of investment […]

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Sendoso Invests Over $40 Million in Future of Work...

April 12, 2022

Move further supports Sendoso’s robust warehouse operations and offers employees a world-class flexible, hybrid workspace with strong support from female leadership, including new Chief People Officer Sendoso, the leading sending management platform, today announced its new office at The Grove, in the historic Phoenix neighborhood, and the relocation of its corporate headquarters from San Francisco, […]

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Funko Distribution Center

Funko Relocates Its Main U.S. Distribution Facility...

April 7, 2022

The nearly 1 million-square-foot facility will bring over 300 jobs Funko, Inc., a leading pop culture lifestyle brand, has relocated its main U.S. distribution facility from several distribution centers in Washington to one distribution center in Arizona. The company is leasing a 958,000-square-foot facility in Buckeye, Arizona, which will create over 300 jobs. Funko expects […]

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