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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Rick Dircks

How old are you? 61 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 42 years What city do you currently reside in? Chandler Did you grow up in Arizona? No Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? Minneapolis – I came to go to ASU and get out of […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jami Mei

How old are you?  31  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Five years  What city do you currently reside in?  Peoria  Did you grow up in Arizona?  No  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I am originally from Mississippi and was stationed near Seattle, WA when I […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Oscar Hernandez...

How old are you?  24  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  15 years What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  Did you grow up in Arizona?  Yes  Why did you decide to stay in here?  I became an American here. This is my home and this is where I envision continuing my career and building […]

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Meet Myriad at My Home Group: Phoenix-based real estate...

A conversation with CEO/REALTOR® Daniel Brown  Tell us about your company: Daniel Brown: Myriad at My Home Group is a boutique real estate team that assists people through one of the most important times in their lives, buying or selling a home. The experienced team of four, has been in business for seven years and has established a unique business model in the real […]

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New initiative will connect fintech firms across the...

January 26, 2021

PHOENIX January 26, 2021 – CCG Catalyst Consulting (CCG Catalyst) and the Arizona Bankers Association (AzBA) have partnered to create the Arizona Fintech Council (AZFC) to spur economic growth in the state and bring viable and promising fintech companies to Arizona’s Fintech Sandbox. The Council will initiate new opportunities for member financial institutions and selected […]

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A story about opportunity: Phillip

I’m Phillip Pipkins, vice president, technology banking at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). I’m originally from Miami, Florida but I’ve lived in Arizona for the past 20 years. When I was deciding which college to attend, I had narrowed it down to two options, one of which was Arizona State University. After being accepted into both, […]

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Regional Report: New Economy Initiative

Arizona’s water projects that began in the early 20th century cost billions of dollars. They revolutionized the state by expanding not only the way industries could operate, but how people could live and has yielded returns far exceeding that initial investment. This is the type of perspective toward investment needed for the New Economy Initiative, […]

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Advanced manufacturers capitalize on Greater Phoenix’s...

Greater Phoenix and the surrounding area has three major universities and the nation’s largest community college network that advanced manufacturers leverage to scale their operations. Three industry leaders spoke about their businesses, workforce and future plans during our recent Ambassador event. Panelists included: Viraj Gandhi, CEO, Medivant Healthcare Pete Williams, senior vice president of global […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Logan Newman

What’s your first and last name? Logan Newman How old are you? 24 How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? My whole life What city do you currently reside in? Chandler Why did you decide to stay in here? The cost of living is excellent, there are lots of job opportunities in a wide […]

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Glendale: Where businesses touch down

by Savannah King The country’s newest sports mecca is in the City of Glendale. Glendale is home to a plethora of professional sports organizations and events including football, hockey, Major League Baseball Spring Training, auto racing, NCAA Regionals, the annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, and the 2008, 2015 and 2023 Super Bowls. Beyond the city’s stadiums, […]

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