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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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Bank of the West today announces the opening of a new office in Tempe, Arizona

Bank of the West Announces Opening of New Office Facility...

October 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2017 — Bank of the West today announces the opening of a new office in Tempe, Arizona, at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, expanding the Bank’s presence in central Arizona with an investment in the region that will include office space for a thousand people and the creation of a significant number of local jobs. Time lapse video shows Bank of the […]

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Acronis is a perfect fit for Scottsdale and a great addition to a robust technology sector that continues to grow

Acronis Continues Strong US Growth; Adds Arizona office

September 26, 2017

Technology innovations and strong customer demand for data protection solutions fuels need for expansion   Phoenix – September 26, 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced continued success and demand for its backup and disaster recovery products, based on its hybrid cloud architecture by service providers, hosters and customers. […]

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GPEC ranked No. 2 “best in class” regional economic development agency, according to the site selection consultants who participated in the survey, with 15 percent identifying it as a top economic development organization.

GPEC named ‘Best in Class’ economic development...

September 26, 2017

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is viewed as one of the top regional economic development organizations across the country, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives and location advisors released Monday at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference in Toronto. Conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI) every three years, the […]

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GPEC stands out from our peer economic development organizations in that we are fortunate to have the active involvement of the region’s and state’s leading business and civic leaders sitting at the table

New members added to GPEC Board of Directors

September 26, 2017

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors voted to approve a dozen new board directors and the slate of executive officers for the fiscal year at its annual meeting. Chris Zaharis, executive vice president of Empire Southwest will continue as Chairman, with Andy Warren, president of Maracay Homes serving as the Vice Chairman. […]

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined Curtis Reed of JPMorgan Chase and other members of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance to announce new export assistance programs, which will be administered by the nonprofit organization, Partnership for Economic Innovation

JPMorgan Chase announces $150,000 grant to PEI to support...

May 11, 2017

PHOENIX (May 11, 2017) – Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined Curtis Reed of JPMorgan Chase and other members of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) to announce new export assistance programs, which will be administered by the nonprofit organization, Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI). Curtis Reed also announced that JPMorgan Chase has provided a $150,000 […]

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has been named a recipient of the 2017 Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine

GPEC named top 10 economic development organization

May 11, 2017

Site Selection announces 2017 Mac Conway Awards PHOENIX (May 9, 2017) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has been named a recipient of the 2017 Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine, a national publication geared toward those in the decision-making process for expansions and relocations. The Mac Awards, […]

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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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