With the latest in business development news and relocation insight for Greater Phoenix, GPEC keeps you informed. We focus on the important regional business news highlights and updates to make sure you stay in the know.

For media inquiries, please contact Colleen Schwab, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications at or 602.359.1176.


photo of the Flex building in Gilbert

CBRE arranges sale of Gilbert, Arizona flex building

January 8, 2020

Phoenix, AZ (December 27, 2019) – CBRE has arranged the sale of a 55,392-square-foot flex industrial/office building in Gilbert, Arizona to the Martinsburg, Pennsylvania-based Curry Supply Company. Curry Supply acquired the property from Silent-Aire of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Rusty Kennedy, Pat Feeney, Dan Calihan and James Cohn of CBRE in Phoenix represented the seller, Silent-Aire, […]

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An Appeal to Arizona’s Leaders

December 29, 2019

Greater success of the higher education system in Arizona is critical for the present and future competitiveness of the state we all call home. With your leadership, our enviable economic growth has enabled incredible advancement of industry and quality of life over the last decade. In large part, these advancements grew out of the success […]

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Front, a Sequoia Capital-backed SF company, expands...

December 4, 2019

Front ranked #1 in Fortune and Great Place to Work’s 2019 Best Small Workplaces list PHOENIX, AZ (December 4th, 2019) — Front, the company replacing corporate email with an inbox built for teamwork, will create up to 50 new jobs in Greater Phoenix in 2020, its inaugural year in the region. With offices in San […]

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The Connective

The Connective launches to build the nation’s largest...

November 15, 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 15, 2019) – At last night’s State of the Smart Region Gala in Phoenix, the Partnership for Economic Innovation, together with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona State University and the Institute for Digital Progress, announced the official launch of The Connective, Greater Phoenix’s Smart Region Consortium. Founded […]

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Chicago-based management and technology consulting firm Kenway Consulting announced that it is expanding to Scottsdale.

Kenway Consulting opens second office in Scottsdale,...

November 12, 2019

CHICAGO, IL (November 12, 2019) – Kenway Consulting announced today that it is expanding its footprint and opening a second office in Scottsdale, AZ. The Chicago-based management and technology consulting firm was founded in 2004, and specializes in the areas of Technology Solution Delivery, Enterprise Program Leadership, and Information Insight. The company’s deep knowledge of […]

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Silicon Valley Bank today announced its expansion in Arizona. The bank has secured an additional 60,000 square feet of office space in Tempe to grow its presence by more than 300 employees in the next three years.

Silicon Valley Bank expands in Arizona

November 12, 2019

TEMPE, AZ (November 12, 2019)—Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, today announced its expansion in Arizona. The bank has secured an additional 60,000 square feet of office space in Tempe that it will move into in Q1 2020 and aims to grow its presence by more […]

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Pipeline AZ – Industry Network Events

November 6, 2019

Event Dates: November 18 – 21, 2019 Location: GPEC Office, 2 N Central Ave, Suite 2500, Phoenix, AZ 85004   Building the future Arizona talent pipeline is a community effort. This month, Pipeline AZ is hosting educational, networking events for four of the fastest growing industries in the state. Discover how the Pipeline AZ Industry […]

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council refreshes brand on...

We are ecstatic to announce that we refreshed the brand of our economic development organization with a new logo, tagline, colors and tone. For the past decade we have proudly carried our golden logo, however, just like Greater Phoenix, we aren’t the same as we were 10 years ago. As this region has expanded in […]

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General Assembly launches programming in October at GA’s new Scottsdale campus, focusing on Software Engineering, User Experience Design, and Data Science.

General Assembly, the global leader in skills-based...

September 19, 2019

GA’s programs will provide workers and businesses in Greater Phoenix with today’s most in-demand technical skills across data science, digital marketing, UX, and more SCOTTSDALE, AZ (September 19, 2019) – Today, global education provider General Assembly (GA) announced its regional expansion into Greater Phoenix to provide individuals and organizations with the digital skills needed to succeed […]

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CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create 430 new jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Tempe this December.

Fortune 500 retailer CarMax creating more than 400...

September 10, 2019

TEMPE, AZ (September 10, 2019) – CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create 430 new jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Tempe this December. The company is now hiring to fill the open positions at the contact center. Candidates can apply now at “We’re proud that yet another Fortune […]

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