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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

Greater Phoenix tops west and mountain regions for...

March 30, 2015

Greater Phoenix made the top position in both the Mountain and Pacific regions according to Site Selection magazine's list of top metros.The region's 78 deals in 2014 were more than Salt Lake City and Denver combined in the Mountain Region and more than San Francisco, Seattle and Portland combined in the Pacific Region.Read more.

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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, partners receive award from U.S. Department of...

March 30, 2015

Today U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced that the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), in partnership with several region-wide organizations, will receive a federal award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).Read the press 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

GPEC’s Mary Hebert named to national economic...

March 27, 2015

Mary Hebert, vice presidents of strategic initiatives and performance management at GPEC, was named as a leader of the FDI Frontlines Coalition, a national organization focused on arming state, regional and local economic developmenet organizations with resources they need to attract more foreign direct investment.Read the press 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

Northern Trust expands in Arizona with new office in...

February 27, 2015

Northern Trust, a renowned national financial services company, announced plans to expand its facilities to Tempe. The center, opening in mid-2015, brings the potential for 1,000 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council said, “Investment in the region from companies such as Northern Trust further solidifies Greater Phoenix’s position in leading the nation in growth in the financial services industry. Northern Trust is one of the most recognizable institutions, with a long-standing tradition of giving back to its communities. We look forward to welcoming them to Tempe and the Greater Phoenix region."Read more with the press release.

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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

IRIS USA selects Surprise for western US regional headquarters

February 18, 2015

IRIS USA, Inc., a consumer products company that sells to retailers across America and a subsidiary of IRIS Ohyama, Inc., announced it will build its Western United States Regional Headquarters in Surprise, Ariz.In making the announcement during her State of the City address, Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott said, “This project is aligned with the city’s goal of attracting foreign direct investment from quality companies that want to be a part of the vision and vitality of Surprise. We could not ask for a better new neighbor. Welcome IRIS USA.”IRIS USA’s new 280,000-square-foot building will include office, manufacturing and distribution space.Read the full press 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

GPEC, Maricopa County debut new website

February 18, 2015

A new partnership between Maricopa County and GPEC launched via a new website, Maricopa County Competes.  This site provides an opportunity for businesses looking to grow their operations in Maricopa County to locate services available to make doing business in Maricopa County – the nation’s fourth largest county - seamless.“The county plays an important role in driving economic development and this new portal reinforces the County’s commitment to being open for business,” said President and CEO Chris Camacho. “Our mission focuses on expanding high wage jobs in the region, and any opportunity to promote the ease of doing business within Maricopa County is a great one.”Read the full press 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

GPEC senior staff members receive national award

January 27, 2015

Chris Petroff and Angela Talbot, Vice Presidents of Business Development at GPEC, were recognized by Development Counsellors International as 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in economic development. The awards were presented at the International Economic Development Council conference January 26. Read the 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

An in-depth analysis of the software industry in Greater...

January 23, 2015

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has released the latest Market Intelligence report: An In-Depth Analysis of the Software Industry. A product of an ongoing collaboration between GPEC and the economic development directors, the report highlights the industry and its significance to the Greater Phoenix economy.Read the full report, 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

GPEC selects new President & CEO

January 22, 2015

During this morning’s Board of Directors meeting, the board unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth President and CEO."Chris is one of the leading economic development professionals in the country and unquestionably the best candidate for the position,"" said Don Smith, GPEC board chairman and CopperPoint Mutual president.Over the course of his career, Camacho has earned regional and national recognition. This month, he was recognized by Consultant Connect as a Top 50 Economic Developer in North America. He has served as president of the Arizona Association for Economic Development, and was named Economic Developer of the Year by the organization in 2011. Both the Phoenix Business Journal in 2012 and Development Counsellors International in 2013 recognized him as one of the 40 under 40.Read more here.

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