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Regional Report: Status of sports

A GPEC Virtual Series The eighteenth installment of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ convened executives from Greater Phoenix professional sports teams to discuss the Status of Sports. The discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, and panelists included: Xavier Gutierrez, president & CEO, Arizona […]

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Bright Health Plan to open new contact center in Tempe,...

July 30, 2020

Expansion will create up to 75 jobs for Greater Phoenix residents in the first year TEMPE (July 30, 2020) – Today, Bright Health Plan (BHP), with the support of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Arizona Commerce Authority and City of Tempe, announced its decision to open a new contact center in Tempe, Ariz., to […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brandy Reinke

What’s your first and last name?   Brandy Reinke  How old are you?  43  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  10 years  What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  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 […]

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televëda wins Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and receives...

May 28, 2020

Greater Phoenix-based SaaS company looks to scale interactive digital offering combating isolation and loneliness in senior living communities as a result of COVID-19 pandemic Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2020) – On Thursday, televëda was named the winner of the Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and is the beneficiary of a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis […]

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Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy offers $50,000...

May 15, 2020

Partners collaborate on digital pitch competition to spur innovation and fund business with scalable solution to combat COVID-19 Phoenix, AZ (May 13, 2020) – Nonprofits and early-stage businesses in Greater Phoenix that have pivoted to address COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the […]

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Regional Report: Construction, Housing and Real Estate

A GPEC Virtual Series There isn’t a sector COVID-19 hasn’t changed and that includes construction, housing and real estate. On Wednesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of our virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ where we explore industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the pandemic. To get a detailed update on changes […]

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Nine CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. With the approval of the next CARES Act funding round expected *THIS WEEK, it is imperative we support as many local small businesses as possible in applying for these federal dollars. Securing funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and […]

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Five Tips for PPP Applicants

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) urging small businesses to prepare applications and supporting documents now With the approval of $310 billion in additional funding for PPP, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is urging every small firm in Arizona to prepare their applications and supporting documentation before funds become liquid. Consistency and accuracy are vital […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Zach Venvertloh 

What’s your first and last name?   Zach Venvertloh  How old are you?  28  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Four months  What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I’m originally from Illinois. I decided on Arizona for the warm […]

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Root Insurance expands in Chandler, Arizona creating...

March 12, 2020

Chandler, AZ (March 12, 2020) – Root Insurance, the nation’s first car insurance company to incorporate individual driving behavior in every rate, announced plans to expand its operations in Chandler, Arizona in the Phoenix region, creating 480 new jobs. Hiring for claims and customer service positions are underway. “We evaluated multiple markets on the West […]

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