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Smead Capital moves headquarters to Phoenix

June 17, 2020

Relocates from Seattle to Phoenix PHOENIX (June 17, 2020) – Smead Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Phoenix from Seattle, Wash. effective July 1. After considering several markets, Smead selected Phoenix because of the region’s large pool of investment management talent, an equitable quality of life, […]

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GPEC Statement on the Death of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Our diversity is our greatest strength. Creating opportunity and an equitable community is accomplished only through inclusive growth.We vehemently condemn racism, bigotry, violence and hatred of any kind. We grieve with the Black  community through the murder of George Floyd. We’re listening. We hear you. We stand with you. We will not remain silent as […]

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televëda wins Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and receives...

May 28, 2020

Greater Phoenix-based SaaS company looks to scale interactive digital offering combating isolation and loneliness in senior living communities as a result of COVID-19 pandemic Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2020) – On Thursday, televëda was named the winner of the Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and is the beneficiary of a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis […]

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Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy offers $50,000...

May 15, 2020

Partners collaborate on digital pitch competition to spur innovation and fund business with scalable solution to combat COVID-19 Phoenix, AZ (May 13, 2020) – Nonprofits and early-stage businesses in Greater Phoenix that have pivoted to address COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the […]

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Zoom to open R&D centers in Phoenix and Pittsburgh

May 14, 2020

Video communications leader plans to hire hundreds of software engineers San Jose, Calif., May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced that it will open two new research and development centers – one in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area and one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zoom will immediately begin recruiting […]

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Special Session: Community Building Consortium

July 8, 2020

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Virtual Event, Zoom GPEC is hosting a CBC special session to discuss our region’s construction labor preparedness when attracting these large construction projects. Invitation Only.

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Regional Report: Healthcare & Economy Update

July 9, 2020

12 – 1 p.m. Virtual Event, Zoom Join us for the next installment of Regional Report: A GPEC Virtual Series, where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. This webcast will focus on economic and healthcare industry updates. RSVP here

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Audit Performance Committee Meeting

July 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Virtual Event See email invite for details.

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Finance Committee Meeting

July 30, 2020

  2 – 3 p.m. Virtual Event Please RSVP via email invite.

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Economic Development Directors Team Retreat

August 12, 2020

Time TBA Virtual Event Please RSVP via email invite.

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