The Global GPEC Initiative

GREATER PHOENIX: A region with global reach

With quick access to neighboring California, as well as Texas and Mexico, Greater Phoenix offers connectivity to anywhere in the world. This region represents incredible opportunities for international companies looking to relocate or expand to the United States.


GPEC’s expert business development and research teams have experience in helping international businesses locate to the United States.


With population growth outpacing the national average, Greater Phoenix is ready to grow with your business.


The region’s workforce is fueled by internationally recognized institutions, including Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Foreign-owned firms in Greater Phoenix


People employed in Greater Phoenix by foreign-owned companies


International locations reached through nonstop flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Are you an international company wanting to expand or relocate your business to the United States?


Are you a regional partner wanting to help us grow and support international business activity in Greater Phoenix?


Are you an international company looking for a low-risk, expert guided, soft-landing platform to do business in the U.S.?


Get Connected in Greater Phoenix

The region’s workforce is fueled by internationally recognized institutions of higher learning, including Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. With high concentrations of labor and talent in both established and emerging industries, Greater Phoenix has a pool of diverse talent prepared for any major operation.

Helping You Expand

GPEC’s services include site selection assistance to strategically assess the availability and cost of skilled labor, evaluate supply chain considerations, and visualize the benefits of the region’s proximity to other major markets and consumers. Consideration is given to transportation and infrastructure needs, energy costs and more. Additional services include economic impact analysis and reporting, connectivity to key resources, and introductions to business leaders and regional and state authorities.

Sampling of International Companies in Greater Phoenix

  • Petsmart
  • Veolia Transportation Services
  • Nationwide Credit
  • Securitas
  • Compass Bank
  • Bio-Medical Applications
  • AG & Co.
  • Sumco
  • Flip Chip International
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • International Rectifier
  • Sumika Electronic Materials, Inc
  • Best North America, Inc.
  • Kyocera Solar, Inc
  • Skyjack Southwest
  • Oerlikon USA, Inc
  • Finetech


Full list available upon request.

“Phoenix ticked all the boxes. Firstly the economic values of a state with low taxes that actively supported inward investment from overseas companies. Location selection was a crucial part and whilst many tech companies are wowed by San Francisco, the taxes versus Phoenix were significantly different.”

Chris Williams, Chief Executive, B60