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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. Discover Greater Phoenix news now.

For media inquiries, please contact Josh Reed, Senior Director, Communications at jreed@gpec.org or 480.282.7205.

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Bright Health Plan to open new contact center in Tempe,...

July 30, 2020

Expansion will create up to 75 jobs for Greater Phoenix residents in the first year TEMPE (July 30, 2020) – Today, Bright Health Plan (BHP), with the support of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Arizona Commerce Authority and City of Tempe, announced its decision to open a new contact center in Tempe, Ariz., to […]

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Five Below expands operations in Buckeye

July 21, 2020

BUCKEYE (July 21, 2020) – National retailer Five Below is establishing a Western U.S. distribution center in Buckeye, Arizona. Five Below plans to begin construction in 2020 at the southwest corner of Miller and Durango Roads, and open the 850,000 square foot distribution center in the second half of 2021. The company will invest more […]

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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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GPEC named top economic development organization for...

Site Selection announces 2020 Mac Conway Awards  The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has received a 2020 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine for the fourth year in a row. The Mac Conway Award, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher, H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, is awarded to the top 20 local and regional U.S. economic development […]

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Root Insurance expands in Chandler, Arizona creating...

March 12, 2020

Chandler, AZ (March 12, 2020) – Root Insurance, the nation’s first car insurance company to incorporate individual driving behavior in every rate, announced plans to expand its operations in Chandler, Arizona in the Phoenix region, creating 480 new jobs. Hiring for claims and customer service positions are underway. “We evaluated multiple markets on the West […]

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Consultant Connect announces North America’s top...

March 6, 2020

Kalamazoo, Michigan – Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2020 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for […]

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