Greater Phoenix at CES 2022

Expand to the Southwestern U.S. Tech Hub: Greater Phoenix

Greater Phoenix is fast-paced, dynamic and possesses an unapologetic willingness to get things done, making it one of the top cities to do business. It has a pioneering spirit and welcoming attitude toward people and business.

Tech Clusters

Talent Pool

Grid Reliability

Pro-Business State

GPEC Team at CES 2022

Mark Paratore

Vice President, Business Development

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Carol Hu

Vice President, Strategy

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Zach Venvertloh

Manager, Business Development

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Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


Technology Companies

Source: CompTIA, 2021 Cyberstates


Software Companies

Source: Gregslist



Source: Gregslist


VC-Funded Startups

Source: Gregslist

Tech Clusters

Greater Phoenix is a young, rapidly growing tech hub — it’s affordable, unsaturated and driven by innovation.

The ecosystem of local innovators, founders, incubators, accelerators and investors grows each day. For example, $1.6 billion in venture capital was raised by local companies in the last decade, but 33% of it ($546.5 million) was raised in 2020 alone.

Source: GPEC Analysis

5G and Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem


In 2019, Greater Phoenix becomes one of the first cities in the nation to adopt 5G.

Source: GPEC Industry Insights: Semiconductors


Forecasts estimate that by 2030, there will be 125 billion installed IoT devices worldwide.

Source: IHS Markit


Greater Phoenix is home to 22,203 semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing jobs.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1

Product Design & Manufacturing Ecosystem


More than 35 million consumers can be served within a single day’s truck haul.

Source: GPEC Analysis


Greater Phoenix offers operational costs up to 36% lower than California.

Source: Applied Economics Metrocomp Tool


Shipping costs to California are up to 75% cheaper than other Mountain West markets.

Source: SRP 2018

Autonomous & Electric Vehicles Ecosystem


Greater Phoenix is home to the nation’s largest engineering school with nearly 25,000 students enrolled in various programs and more than 4,500 of them graduating with a degree each year.

Source: ASU Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering


The “Passenger Economy” is projected to grow to $7T by 2050.

Source: Intel


In 2018, Arizona Governor signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM) in partnership with public and private organizations that collaborate state-of-the-art research in Arizona.

Source: Executive order

Biomedical & Wearable Ecosystem


There are more than 4,400 active clinical trials in Greater Phoenix.

Source: CenterWatch


Projected employment growth in the healthcare & biomedical industries over the next decade is 30.1%, compared to 16.7% nationally.

Source: EMSI 2020 Q1


The global wearable market is projected to grow 15.9% annually from 2020 to 2027.

Source: Grand View Research 2020

Blockchain Ecosystem


The global blockchain market is expected to be worth $24B in 2024.

Source: Cision


The average investment in blockchain projects was $4.4M in 2020.

Source: Crunchbase News


 Global blockchain companies have invested $23.2M since 2016.

Source: Crunchbase News

Robotics & Machine Intelligence Ecosystem


In the last five years, software employment in Greater Phoenix has increased by 20%.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1


In 2020, Greater Phoenix had nearly 77,000 workers in computer occupations employed, representing a deep knowledge and skills pool necessary for innovation.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1 (2010-2020)


$1.2B in venture capital funding went to companies based in Greater Phoenix from 2015-2020.

Source: Cruchbase