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Belgium-based aircraft Aerocircular announced its expansion in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

Aerocircular selects Mesa, Arizona for its North American...

February 19, 2019

MESA, AZ (February 19, 2019) — Belgium-based aircraft recycling/up-cycling service Aerocircular announced today it’s expanding its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. The company is expected to create more than 130 jobs over five years in this fully autonomous maintenance, repair and overhaul facility that will […]

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Voya Financial, Inc. announced today that it has secured a 151,359-square-foot facility in Chandler, Arizona, for its new permanent metro Phoenix hub.

Voya Financial selects Chandler, Arizona for new, permanent...

February 15, 2019

Voya creating approximately 1,000 jobs in the area   Jobs: 1,000+ Job Functions: Call center, back-office, customer-support operations and functions for Voya’s Retirement, Employee Benefits and Individual Life businesses, as well as roles within human resources, IT, and business support. Broker: Mark Seale, Avison Young Site Selection/Incentives: Angela Carrier and Dan Breen, JLL   Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: […]

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon M. Hwang as Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, Hwang oversees daily operations of GPEC and prioritizes initiatives and projects for the organization.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council hires Sharon Hwang...

Hwang brings 15 years in corporate leadership to award-winning regional economic development organization PHOENIX (Feb. 11, 2019) — The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon M. Hwang as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Hwang oversees daily operations of GPEC and prioritizes initiatives and projects for the organization. […]

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We are thrilled and proud to share that two GPEC senior vice presidents have been selected as honorees of the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 award, presented by Development Counsellors International (DCI).

GPEC SVPs Win 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development

After over 170 nominations, six judges were on the search for the most innovative, impactful young economic developers around the globe. We are thrilled and proud to share that two GPEC senior vice presidents have been selected as honorees of the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 award, presented by Development Counsellors International (DCI). An […]

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Andersen Corporation broke ground on its new manufacturing campus in Goodyear, Arizona. The company plans to invest more than $105 million in a 500,000 square foot facility and create more than 415 jobs.

Andersen Corporation Begins Construction on New Manufacturing...

January 11, 2019

Commemorates Occasion with Ceremonial Groundbreaking BAYPORT, Minn., Jan. 11, 2019 — Andersen Corporation, America’s premier window and door manufacturer, today broke ground on its new manufacturing campus in Goodyear, Arizona. The company plans to invest more than $105 million in a 500,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility and create more than 415 jobs during […]

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GPEC was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Wins Federal Grant...

Funding will spur job growth and innovation in Greater Phoenix PHOENIX, AZ (December 19, 2018) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies program competition to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix. The […]

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Chris Camacho provides opening remarks at the ASU Smart Region Summit, discussing innovation in the Greater Phoenix region

Arizona State University and Amazon Web Services Collaborate...

November 15, 2018

The ASU campus-based center will address regional challenges using AWS Cloud, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies   TEMPE, AZ — Nov 15, 2018 — Arizona State University (ASU) today announced the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC). Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in […]

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Voya Financial announced today that it will open a new office in the metro Phoenix, Arizona area and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Phoenix area.

Voya Financial Announces Arizona Expansion With Phoenix...

November 1, 2018

Jobs: 1,000+ Job Functions: Call center, back-office, customer-support operations and functions for Voya’s Retirement, Employee Benefits and Individual Life businesses, as well as roles within human resources, IT, and business support. Open Date: Voya has secured a temporary site that is scheduled to open in January 2019. The company is identifying a permanent site, with plans […]

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SeaCa Packaging Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility...

October 26, 2018

PHOENIX (October 26, 2018) – SeaCa Packaging, owned by Seattle Tacoma Box Company, an over 125-year-old six generation family owned and operated company specializing in packaging, today announced its expansion to Greater Phoenix with the groundbreaking of a manufacturing plant in Surprise, Arizona. A wholly owned subsidiary company, SeaCa Packaging was founded in 1991. The […]

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Airobotics opens U.S. headquarters in Greater Phoenix to lead Americas’ business.

Airobotics Selects Arizona to Expand its Data-Driven...

Airobotics Selects Arizona to Expand its Data-Driven Automated Drone Solution Israeli startup opens U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, to lead Americas’ business Leading Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations. Airobotics has created the only data-driven, […]

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