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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Phoenix is top market in the mountain west for tech...

April 23, 2015

Ranking Phoenix in the top 20 tech markets, a new report by CBRE, Scoring Tech Talent: Influencing Innovation, Economic and Real Estate Growth in 50 U.S. markets, places Phoenix above all other markets in the mountain west region. Read more >>

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Tuesday Morning opens distribution center in southwest...

April 2, 2015

Upscale discount retailer Tuesday Morning is opening a distribution center in southwest Phoenix that is expected to create 300 new jobs. The Dallas-based company’s move marks one of the biggest Valley lease deals since 2011, and will be renting 593,600 square feet of space near 67th Avenue and Buckeye Road from Liberty Property Trust."After evaluating numerous markets in the Western U.S., Tuesday Morning selected Greater Phoenix to operate a nearly 600,000 square foot logistics center," said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "I want to thank Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilmembers and City staff for cultivating a great corporate environment centered around growing jobs and promoting economic diversity in the Greater Phoenix region.”Read the full press release for more information.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

San Francisco-based Boomtown expands to Scottsdale

April 2, 2015

Boomtown is the latest tech company out of California to announce their plans to expand operations to Scottsdale. The company, which fixes everyday merchant technology problems in real time, provides on-demand installation and support of in-store technology in order to reduce business costs, increase revenue and prevent loss of sales.“Greater Phoenix has a larger base of qualified software workers than any other market in the mountain region, and is poised to grow by 14 percent over the next five years,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The availability of talent coupled with a competitive operating environment, continues to draw companies like Boomtown! to the region. We look forward to seeing their growth in Scottsdale.”For more information, read the full press release.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

OutboundEngine expands to Scottsdale for regional sales...

April 2, 2015

OutBound Engine, based in Austin, announced that it will expand its operations to Old Town Scottsdale. The company, which specializes in content, email and social media marketing, will use the new location as a regional sales and business development center, and plans to hire 60 employees over the next year.Read the press release here.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Greater Phoenix tops west and mountain regions for...

March 30, 2015

Greater Phoenix made the top position in both the Mountain and Pacific regions according to Site Selection magazine's list of top metros.The region's 78 deals in 2014 were more than Salt Lake City and Denver combined in the Mountain Region and more than San Francisco, Seattle and Portland combined in the Pacific Region.Read more.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

GPEC, partners receive award from U.S. Department of...

March 30, 2015

Today U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced that the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), in partnership with several region-wide organizations, will receive a federal award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).Read the press release here.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

GPEC’s Mary Hebert named to national economic...

March 27, 2015

Mary Hebert, vice presidents of strategic initiatives and performance management at GPEC, was named as a leader of the FDI Frontlines Coalition, a national organization focused on arming state, regional and local economic developmenet organizations with resources they need to attract more foreign direct investment.Read the press release here.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Northern Trust expands in Arizona with new office in...

February 27, 2015

Northern Trust, a renowned national financial services company, announced plans to expand its facilities to Tempe. The center, opening in mid-2015, brings the potential for 1,000 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council said, “Investment in the region from companies such as Northern Trust further solidifies Greater Phoenix’s position in leading the nation in growth in the financial services industry. Northern Trust is one of the most recognizable institutions, with a long-standing tradition of giving back to its communities. We look forward to welcoming them to Tempe and the Greater Phoenix region."Read more with the press release.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

IRIS USA selects Surprise for western US regional headquarters

February 18, 2015

IRIS USA, Inc., a consumer products company that sells to retailers across America and a subsidiary of IRIS Ohyama, Inc., announced it will build its Western United States Regional Headquarters in Surprise, Ariz.In making the announcement during her State of the City address, Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott said, “This project is aligned with the city’s goal of attracting foreign direct investment from quality companies that want to be a part of the vision and vitality of Surprise. We could not ask for a better new neighbor. Welcome IRIS USA.”IRIS USA’s new 280,000-square-foot building will include office, manufacturing and distribution space.Read the full press release here.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

GPEC, Maricopa County debut new website

February 18, 2015

A new partnership between Maricopa County and GPEC launched via a new website, Maricopa County Competes.  This site provides an opportunity for businesses looking to grow their operations in Maricopa County to locate services available to make doing business in Maricopa County – the nation’s fourth largest county - seamless.“The county plays an important role in driving economic development and this new portal reinforces the County’s commitment to being open for business,” said President and CEO Chris Camacho. “Our mission focuses on expanding high wage jobs in the region, and any opportunity to promote the ease of doing business within Maricopa County is a great one.”Read the full press release here.

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