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GPEC Ranked No. 1 Regional Economic Development Organization...

September 18, 2023

PHOENIX (Sept. 18, 2023) – Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) ranks as the No.1 regional economic development organization (EDO) in the country, according to a new survey of site selectors released today at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference in Dallas.  Conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI) every three years, the “Winning Strategies […]

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French American Chamber of Commerce launches Arizona...

September 13, 2023

The new branch, supported by the ACA, GPEC, and German, Italian, and Swedish Chambers of Commerce, furthers the state’s trade relationship with the EU PHOENIX (Sept. 13, 2023) – The French American Chamber of Commerce Rocky Mountain (RMFACC) chapter has introduced its Arizona branch in Phoenix with the mission to connect, promote and develop a […]

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GPEC Announces CarbonCapture Inc.’s Direct Air Capture...

September 13, 2023

GREATER PHOENIX (Sept. 13, 2023) — The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is proud to recognize that CarbonCapture Inc. (CarbonCapture), a leading climate tech company that designs and builds machines that remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to design a regional direct air capture (DAC) hub under […]

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Factor expands ready-to-eat meal operations with opening...

September 12, 2023

New Factor facility brings more than 800 new jobs to Goodyear America’s leading ready-to-eat meal company adds a 300,100 sq. ft. facility in Goodyear, AZ to serve rapidly growing customer base Facility will serve as a production and fulfillment center, featuring the second-largest industrial kitchen in the United States At full capacity, the new facility […]

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Google announces new commitment to Arizona

September 6, 2023

Google breaks ground on massive Mesa data center MESA, Ariz. (September 6, 2023) – Today, Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in Mesa, and will use state-of-the-art technology to air cool the facility. This will be the company’s first physical presence in the state. Governor Katie Hobbs, Mesa Mayor John Giles, […]

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Sen. Kelly, Chris Camacho visit Taiwan to deepen economic...

August 22, 2023

Sen. Mark Kelly and Chris Camacho met with TSMC, semiconductor suppliers, and aerospace and drone companies PHOENIX (Aug. 22, 2023) – Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, who was a chief negotiator of the CHIPS and Science Act and successfully attached his Building Chips in America Act to streamline permitting processes into the Senate-passed National Defense Authorization […]

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Chris Camacho appointed to Arizona-Mexico Commission

August 18, 2023

Ariz. Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the new board for the Arizona-Mexico Commission, aligned closely with Sonora PHOENIX (Aug. 17, 2023) – Ariz. Gov. Katie Hobbs has announced her appointees to the Arizona-Mexico Commission. The Hobbs administration is working closely with Sonoran counterparts to ensure that Arizona is aligned and ready to begin working in a […]

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Startup Island TAIWAN...

August 17, 2023

The Greater Phoenix, Arizona-based economic development organization and Taiwan national startup brand signed the agreement alongside U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly TAIPEI, Taiwan (Aug. 17, 2023) — The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and Startup Island TAIWAN, with the support of the National Development Council (NDC) of Taiwan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday, […]

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NRS Logistics announces plans to build semiconductor...

August 7, 2023

The company’s first distribution facility in North America will create over 90 new jobs CASA GRANDE, AZ (Aug. 7, 2023) – NRS Logistics America, a leading chemical-logistics company providing transport, storage and distribution, and asset leasing services for the chemical and industrial markets, announced today plans to build a semiconductor chemical and gas products distribution […]

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Yield Engineering Systems opens new advanced technology...

July 27, 2023

YES, a leader in semiconductor technology solutions, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 123,000-square-foot facility in Chandler, Arizona. CHANDLER, Ariz. (July 27, 2023) — Yield Engineering Systems (YES), a leading provider of technology solutions and process equipment for the semiconductor ecosystem and applications, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new 123,000-square-foot facility in […]

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