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With the latest in business development news and relocation insight for the greater Phoenix area, GPEC keeps you informed. We focus on the important Phoenix business news highlights and updates to make sure you stay in the know.

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DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. a leading owner, developer, operator, and manager of multi-tenant wholesale data centers, has announced it has purchased an undeveloped 56.5 acre site on Crismon Road just north of Elliot Road in Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor in greater phoenix

One of North America’s leading data center providers,...

May 11, 2017

Mesa, AZ, May 10, 2017 – DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE:DFT), a leading owner, developer, operator, and manager of multi-tenant wholesale data centers, has announced it has purchased an undeveloped 56.5 acre site on Crismon Road just north of Elliot Road in Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor. The company plans to develop a data center campus […]

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Mitchel Allen, Vice President Business Development, Industrial

GPEC’s Mitchel Allen named Economic Developer...

May 10, 2017

PHOENIX (May 10, 2017) – Mitchel Allen, Vice President of Business Development (Industrial) for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, has been awarded Economic Developer of the Year, Large Community by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED). This annual award is presented as part of the Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Awards. Overall, eight […]

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Greater Phoenix cities have LGBTQ-inclusive policies

Human Rights Campaign: Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson all score...

May 7, 2017

Written by Tim Gallen. Credit to Phoenix Business Journal. Despite a lack of statewide protections, three Arizona cities scored well on an index measuring LGBTQ-inclusive policies. Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson all scored a perfect 100 on the 2017 Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. The index rates cities and municipalities on how inclusive their […]

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Greater Phoenix has a vibrant startup community that is determined to build the economy and unify the community

If You’re Building A Startup You Need To Move To...

May 7, 2017

Essay written by JT Marino and Daehee Park. Credit to Tuft & Needle Magazine. This is not the essay we thought we’d be writing. In fact, when we first met and decided to create a company, it was in the beating heart of Silicon Valley — the place where phrases like “we should start a massive […]

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The Fulton Schools team up with business and community throughout Greater Phoenix and across the state to provide a value-add for companies looking for a talented and qualified workforce to fill their evolving needs

ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

April 27, 2017

ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering The talent pipeline coming out of higher learning institutions in Arizona rivals other major metros across the United States. Arizona State University (ASU) for example, is preparing nearly 90,000 students a year for future workforce, Maricopa Community Colleges is training more than 250,000 students, and a variety of […]

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Allison Gilbreath and Darryn Jones

GPEC adds two new powerhouses to the business development...

March 10, 2017

As Vice President of Business Development, Allison Gilbreath provides site-selection assistance and market analyses to companies looking to expand or relocate to the Greater Phoenix region. Prior to joining GPEC, she spent 10 years at the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), where she served as Vice President of Business Attraction. During her tenure at ACA, Allison […]

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council announced the release of the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan

Greater Phoenix releases new global trade and investment...

February 15, 2017

PHOENIX (February 15, 2017) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council announced the release of the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan, a comprehensive global trade and investment plan that outlines specific steps local business, civic and government leaders can take to leverage exports and foreign direct investment to grow global engagement. This strategy is an integral […]

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council, in partnership with the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, will host an event to unveil the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan on February 15

Media Advisory: GPEC to release new global trade and...

February 13, 2017

PHOENIX (February 13, 2017) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council, in partnership with the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, will host an event to unveil the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan on February 15. The comprehensive global trade and investment plan outlines specific steps local business, civic and government leaders can take to leverage exports […]

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Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2017 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers

North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers are Back...

January 23, 2017

KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2017 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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The Avondale City Council on January 17th approved an Economic Development agreement with the Vitamin Shoppe to locate its new West Coast distribution facility in Avondale greater phoenix

Avondale approves agreement for Vitamin Shoppe distribution...

January 19, 2017

(Avondale, AZ) The Avondale City Council on January 17th approved an Economic Development agreement with the Vitamin Shoppe to locate its new West Coast distribution facility in Avondale in an existing, newly constructed 187,000 square foot building on Van Buren and 123rd Ave. Richard Tannenbaum, Senior Vice President with The Vitamin Shoppe stated, “We are […]

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