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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.

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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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City of Chandler and Clarivate Analytics announce new...

February 21, 2020

Chandler, AZ (February 21, 2020) – The City of Chandler today announced that Clarivate Analytics plc (NYSE: CCC; CCC:WS), a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has signed a 30,000 square foot lease at Chandler Viridian, located in the Price Corridor Employment Center at 3133 W. Frye […]

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WeTravel an online platform for small travel companies to collect payments, manage bookings and pay suppliers announced today they will create at least 100 jobs in the next three years across their new operating and sales location in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Global technology company WeTravel expands to Scottsdale

February 4, 2020

Will create at least 100 jobs in next three years Scottsdale, AZ (February 4, 2020) — WeTravel an online platform for small travel companies to collect payments, manage bookings and pay suppliers announced today they will create at least 100 jobs in the next three years across their new operating and sales location in Scottsdale, […]

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thredUP Expands in Scottsdale, AZ

January 23, 2020

Oakland-based online resale marketplace thredUP chooses Scottsdale for corporate office expansion Scottsdale, AZ (January 23, 2020) — thredUP, the world’s largest online resale platform, has now opened its newest corporate office expansion in Scottsdale, Ariz. This 8,000 square foot office space, located at 7272 E. Indian School Rd., will provide up to 50 new jobs […]

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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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