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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.

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Phoenix Startup Week - Companies thrive in Greater Phoenix

Five companies from Mexico to participate in PHX Startup...

February 20, 2018

GPEC and PHX Startup Week will host the firms during the multi-day event Phoenix (February 19, 2018) – As part of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s efforts to attract international companies to Greater Phoenix, five companies from Mexico have been invited to attend this year’s PHX Startup Week events and experience firsthand the growing entrepreneurial […]

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Nikola Motor Company to manufacture innovative new technology in Arizona

Nikola Motor Company to manufacture innovative new...

January 30, 2018

Over 2,000 jobs welcomed by Governor Ducey PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Nikola Motor Company today announced the company has selected Buckeye, Arizona for its Nikola Motor Company hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility. The new 500 acre, one million square foot facility will be located on the west side of Phoenix and will […]

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Chewy chooses to expand to Arizona due to the depth of talent and geographic position

Pet supply giant Chewy, Inc. brings 700 jobs to Goodyear

December 13, 2017

Online retailer to establish first Arizona facility Goodyear, AZ (December 11, 2017) – Online pet products retailer Chewy, Inc. has committed to bringing 700 new full-time jobs to Goodyear as part of its latest expansion into the southwestern United States. The 49-acre site that the company selected for its 802,671 square foot e-commerce facility is […]

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Tech company Acronis chooses Arizona to expand its business

Acronis commits to opening research and development...

December 13, 2017

Scottsdale Mayor congratulates Acronis on successful office opening at The Quad Scottsdale, AZ and Burlington, MA – December 12, 2017 – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, officially opened its office in Scottsdale, Arizona with a ribbon cutting ceremony and announcement of a new R&D center in Arizona. Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” […]

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Startups succeed in Greater Phoenix

Nori wins the energy and environment section of the...

December 4, 2017

SEATTLE, Wash., November 28, 2017 Nori, a new startup building a carbon removal marketplace using blockchain technology, is pleased to announce that they won in the Energy and Environment section of the ConsenSys – sponsored Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon, also known as the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) Decentralized Impact Accelerator. BSIC incubates, develops, and […]

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California company moves to Arizona

Optima Tax Relief opens office in Chandler and plans...

November 29, 2017

Santa Ana, California-based, Optima Tax Relief recently selected Chandler, Arizona, for its first location outside of “The Golden State.” The company, which has more than 450 employees in California, is beginning operations with 20 employees in its office at 5530 W. Chandler Blvd. Founded in 2011, Optima Tax Relief is the largest tax resolution company […]

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Advanced manufacturers expand operations to the Greater Phoenix market as a way to attract and reach a growing customer base

Eclipse Automation announces the opening of a new facility...

November 29, 2017

Phoenix (November 29, 2017) – Eclipse Automation is proud to announce the addition of a new location in the Greater Phoenix area, Arizona U.S.A. to support its rapidly growing international business and its globally based customers. In addition to its existing facilities in California and North Carolina, Eclipse Arizona represents the company’s third U.S. location. […]

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USAA chooses to grow its technology capabilities in Greater Phoenix

USAA to hire up to 1,000 tech professionals in Phoenix

November 8, 2017

PHOENIX – USAA announced today plans to hire up to 1,000 technology professionals between now and year-end 2020 at its Phoenix campus. For more information on how to apply or to see available roles, visit This growth emphasizes the organization’s longstanding focus on superior member services by bringing innovative products and experiences to market, […]

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Stephens & Associates opens research center in Phoenix

Biomedical clinical research firm opens new center...

November 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Phoenix, AZ/Richardson, TX – November 1, 2017 – Stephens & Associates, Richardson, TX will be opening its new clinical research center in mid-November near the I-17 and Peoria Avenue in Phoenix. Stephens & Associates, a full service contract research organization (CRO), has locations in Richardson, Texas, and additional testing capabilities in […]

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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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