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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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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

GPEC Annual Event – Thursday, October 6, 2016

August 16, 2016

Join GPEC for a reception with the region’s top business and civic leaders as we celebrate the successes of fiscal year 2016. This year’s event will be held at the Vintage 45 in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District on Thursday, October 6 and will feature live music from local musician Lee Perreira. During the event, […]

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With a large cybersecurity and physical security industry presence here in the region, major firms and emerging industry disruptors are selecting Greater Phoenix as THE place to expand and grow their business.

Why Coplex chooses Greater Phoenix

August 1, 2016

Zach Ferres, CEO of Coplex and an Arizona top 35 entrepreneur under 35, is a native of Columbus, Ohio, but has fallen in love with Greater Phoenix, its emerging brand and its potential for growth. An emerging startup and tech ecosystem Ferres, who became CEO of Coplex in 2012, moved to Phoenix in December of […]

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Food manufacturer SK Food Group, Inc. expanding to...

July 13, 2016

SK Food Group Inc., a Premium Brands company and leader in the manufacturing and wholesale food sales industry, announced today that it will expand its operations into Arizona. The new 212,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will be located in the City of Tolleson and will create 550 projected new Arizona jobs. “SK Food Group joins a robust […]

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Greater Phoenix Economic Council delivers record-breaking...

July 12, 2016

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) ended Fiscal Year 2016 with another round of record breaking numbers for the region – including the highest number of assisted locates, projected jobs numbers and average high-wage, high-skilled salary. Working together with GPEC’s 23 cities and towns, GPEC assisted in the location of 43 companies during the fiscal […]

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Greater Phoenix is regionally competitive and a national leader in the healthcare and biomedical industries

Healthcare collaborations that compound success

July 1, 2016

The Greater Phoenix healthcare and biomedical ecosystem is comprised of over 9,000 enterprises that support more than 200,000 jobs. Collectively, through a number of innovative partnerships and collaborations, Greater Phoenix is leading the charge in providing better health outcomes. The region offers a thriving environment of hospitals, academic institutions, biosciences companies, research centers, incubators and […]

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Dexcom to expand manufacturing operations to Greater...

June 20, 2016

Dexcom, Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it will construct a new state of the art manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona for the company’s growing continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) business. This new, 180,000 square foot facility will support the company’s global manufacturing operations and is projected […]

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

GPEC President & CEO named to U.S. Department...

June 7, 2016

 The President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Chris Camacho, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to join a newly established U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC). Camacho will join 18 other leaders from across the United States who will serve as advisors on how best to support U.S. economic growth through the attraction and retention of foreign direct investment (FDI).“I am greatly looking forward to joining this incredibly talented and diverse group of regional and national business leaders on the U.S. Investment Advisory Council,” said Camacho. “I want to thank Secretary Pritzker and SelectUSA for gathering this council to advise on strategies around foreign direct investment, a critical component in this global economy.”Read the full release here.

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Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division within the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), today announced that Forrester Research has recognized the company as a leader in their report, The Forrester WaveTM: Emerging Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), Q3 2018.

Kudelski Group to create second headquarters in Phoenix

June 3, 2016

Kudelski Group, a global leader in digital content distribution and security and in access control security solutions, has announced the opening of a second global headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.“The growing presence of innovative and tech-based companies in the Greater Phoenix region cannot be underscored,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The region’s large, skilled workforce and supportive business community make an attractive place for businesses to operate. I want to thank Governor Ducey, our partners at SelectUSA, the Arizona Commerce Authority and the city of Phoenix for their coordination in making this a reality; and I welcome the Kudelski Group to Greater Phoenix and look forward to their growth.”Read the full release here.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Oscar expands operations to Tempe

June 1, 2016

Oscar, a New York-based health insurance company, has announced an operational expansion to Tempe, Ariz. After a competitive process, Oscar selected Tempe for its newest location due to the region’s large, skilled workforce, high quality of life, pro-business climate and creative office space options."Oscar is a leading technology company whose innovative approach to health insurance delivery makes them a natural addition to Greater Phoenix’s growing entrepreneurial community,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Their entrance into the market reinforces what more and more businesses are discovering—that Greater Phoenix is an ideal place to go to scale.”Read the full release here.

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Greater Phoenix has become a top place to perform research due to the qualified candidates graduating from Arizona's universities, the variety of tax credits and the amount of profit that can be made

Greater Phoenix: An evolving cultural community

June 1, 2016

GPEC Investor: Richmond Vincent, Jr. Richmond Vincent, Jr. is the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development of Goodwill of Central Arizona, a board member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and a member of GPEC’s Strategic Council. Vincent has lived in Greater Phoenix for 29 years and shares with us his passion for the Greater […]

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