Global Growth Accelerator

Greater Phoenix: Where international businesses are supported

The Global Growth Accelerator helps international firms accelerate their U.S. growth plans by providing a low-risk, expert guided, soft-landing platform to do business in the United States.


Who should apply?

If you are an international company looking to expand or relocate to the U.S., the Global Growth Accelerator is your solution. Companies with proven revenue and firm U.S. expansion plans over the next 3-9 months may be eligible to participate.

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How does it work?

Program participants will benefit from GPEC’s 30 years of experience in advising executives from start-up to global fortune companies, three months complimentary office space, access to our extensive professional network of industry insiders, university, workforce, state and local regulatory authorities and our suite of research and other services.

After the three-month introductory period, participants will be given the opportunity to extend their stay at ASU Skysong at the current lease market rate with aftercare support services or seek an alternate location in Greater Phoenix.

With 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 75 degrees, Greater Phoenix has the perfect climate for Data Centers.

Why Greater Phoenix?

The pro-business culture created by the state’s policymakers, coupled with a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, make the Greater Phoenix region an ideal location for companies from all over the world to consider growing their business and expanding their global footprint.

What will you get?

1. Location

Three months free access to Class A office space at ASU SkySong, one of the leading mixed-use innovation centers in the United States, and the opportunity to connect with Arizona State University, named “the most innovative university in the nation” eight years in a row (US News and World Report, 2015-22). SkySong is three miles from ASU’s research-intensive Tempe campus and 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport.

2. Business Resources

Access operational services required to set up a business in the United States. Our partners are experts in the following fields: legal services, accounting & financial services, insurance services, banking services, marketing & PR services, business development services, patent services and visa services.

3. Connectivity to Key Resources

We know that your success is only as good as the quality and breadth of your inputs. You will receive introductions to industry insiders, university, workforce, state and local regulatory authorities, job-training programs and start-up resources.

4. Operational Cost Comparison and Modeling

Our team of experts perform annual operating cost comparisons across major markets and analyze transportation, real estate, tax incentives and labor costs customized to fit your company’s needs.

5. Regional Labor Market Data

Greater Phoenix provides access to world-class talent. Our team may provide current wage rates, labor force and skill levels based on occupation and industry, analyze labor force availability data, and connect you with local employers for HR insight.

Ready to get started in Greater Phoenix?



For more information, download the full document or contact our Senior Director of International Business Development, Casey Gilchrist, with any questions.