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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

DoubleDutch to open new office in Phoenix

February 25, 2016

DoubleDutch, a San Francisco-based leading global provider of mobile event apps, announced its expansion to Phoenix. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to the regional office by the end of the year, using the new location to support the company’s accelerated business momentum. DoubleDutch has experienced record growth over the past year, and was named one of Deloitte’s 500 fastest growing companies in North America and one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies."DoubleDutch joins a rapidly growing technology sector in Greater Phoenix that is fueling the region’s entrepreneurial spirit," said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "Our low-cost operating environment, supportive business climate and access to talent are a draw for companies looking to go to scale. We look forward to seeing the contributions DoubleDutch will make in the tech world and in the Greater Phoenix business community."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

Carlisle companies corporate headquarters moving to...

February 11, 2016

Carlisle Companies Incorporated, a $3.5 billion global manufacturer and Fortune 1000 company, will relocate its Corporate Headquarters to Kierland One in Phoenix this year. Founded in 1917, Carlisle manufactures a broad range of products including commercial roofing, interconnected products, fluid handling technologies, brake and friction systems and foodservice products. “Our team worked closely with the company during the due diligence period to ensure Carlisle experienced a smooth entrance into the market,” said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Carlisle’s selection of Greater Phoenix illustrates the world class market we have become; and having a company such as Carlisle set up their headquarters in Phoenix metro further reinforces the existence of a strong business economy and talented workforce.” 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

GPEC President and CEO named to national economic policy...

January 20, 2016

GPEC President and CEO Chris Camacho has been named to the newly formed Economic Innovation Group Policy Council, joining nearly a dozen national leaders. The Economic Innovation Group, based in Washington, D.C., is an advocacy organization whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs and investors to build a more dynamic U.S. economy. “It is an incredible honor to be named to the Economic Innovation Group Policy Council,” said Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The members of the Council are some of the sharpest minds in the country, with incredible backgrounds that will lend to critical thinking around apolitical policies that foster innovative growth in our country. I greatly look forward to working with EIG and the Council on these important issues.” 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

Galvanize announces plans to expand to Phoenix with...

December 10, 2015

Galvanize, a technology education company that trains students in software development and data science, announced plans today to expand to the Phoenix area in partnership with the city of Phoenix and Allstate Insurance Company. Planned to open next year, Galvanize will train more than 100 software developers in 2016, with Allstate already committing to hiring 100-150 eligible graduates of the program."Greater Phoenix is seeing a lot of interest from the tech industry, which is creating quite the buzz nationally for the market. Having locally grown tech companies such as WebPT elevates the market's notoriety across the U.S. We could not be more excited to see Galvanize expand to the Warehouse District," said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "Job growth in the software industry in Greater Phoenix is outpacing the national average, and we are going to continue to seeing that growth as more and more companies consider the market for expansion."Read more in the full 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

GPEC statement on the retirement of Dr. Rufus Glasper

December 4, 2015

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Silicon Valley-based technology company Gainsight has announced an expansion to Greater Phoenix, AZ.

Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix

November 19, 2015

Silicon Valley-based technology company Gainsight has announced an expansion to Phoenix. The company, focused on customer success, will headquarter its corporate marketing at the 111 W. Monroe building in downtown Phoenix. Gainsight was named 48th on this year’s Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies list, recording a 252% year-over-year growth in the past quarter. “This movement of fast-growing tech companies, such as Gainsight, expanding out of California is ultimately tied to the availability of a skilled workforce and strong tech culture in the Greater Phoenix region,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We are excited to Gainsight continue its growth in this market, further adding to the next generation of tech in Greater Phoenix.” Read the full 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

Cenlar FSB expands nationally with Arizona facility

November 19, 2015

Cenlar FSB, a privately-owned wholesale savings bank and the nation’s leading loan servicing provider, will be opening its first location outside of New Jersey with a West Coast Operations Center in Tempe. Cenlar is actively recruiting for the facility, planning to hire 460 employees by the end of year one. “The Greater Phoenix region is outpacing the national average in growth in the financial services industry, which is evident with the announcement from Cenlar to expand to Tempe with a new West Coast Operations Center,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We have a strong, skilled workforce in the region that is ready and prepared for the several hundred new jobs this exciting announcement brings.” 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

Stitch Fix to open fourth distribution center in Phoenix

September 24, 2015

Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service, announced plans to open its fourth U.S. distribution center in Phoenix in November. The company currently operates three other distribution centers in San Francisco, Indianapolis and Dallas. Stitch Fix plans to hire up to 600 employees for its 365,000-square-foot facility.  “Stitch Fix is an exciting and dynamic company whose entrance into the market adds to the growing inventory of innovative companies in the region,” said Chris Camacho, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The new operation in Phoenix will provide them with increased access to their growing customer base, as well as access to a robust workforce to fill the hundreds of new jobs this expansion brings.”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

GPEC board of directors named for 2015-2016

September 21, 2015

 The Greater Phoenix Economic Council announced eight new members to join its Board of Directors for the 2016 fiscal year. The new members were approved by the full Board at the September Annual Meeting. “The representation from business and elected leaders on the GPEC Board is emblematic of the mission of GPEC in being a truly public-private partnership,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The addition of these new leaders to GPEC’s Board will further enhance the dialogue on advancing the region’s economy, leading to an aggressive, strategic pathway for positive community impact.”  For a list of the new Board members, read the full 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

DaVita Rx announces specialty pharmacy opening in Chandler

September 10, 2015

DaVita Rx, a full-service specialty pharmacy for patients with complex conditions, announced they will open a new 76,000-square-foot facility in Chandler by early 2016. The pharmacy plans to hire 550 new employees in clinical, dispensing, customer service, insurance and specialty operations roles."DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. is a leading, national health care company, whose focus on patient care through innovation makes them a natural fit for the growing tech base in the Greater Phoenix region," said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "The work by Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and his economic development team aligns with the regional effort to bring these industries to Greater Phoenix, and we are delighted to join them in welcoming DaVita to the market.”Read more in the full release. 

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