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Framework for the future

by Adam Burns If the road to ruin is paved with good intentions, then the road to prosperity must be intentionally paved, for starters. Intentional infrastructure planning has been central to Greater Phoenix’s success ever since the first horse-drawn streetcar line giddied up and down Washington Street in 1887. The link between infrastructure and commerce […]

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Tracking Arizona’s water

Greater Phoenix experts discuss Arizona State University Kyl Center’s new web-based visualization tool; state’s water position  Our most recent GPEC Ambassador Panel featured experts discussing Arizona’s water position and a demonstration of Arizona Water Blueprint, a web-based visualization tool from Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s (ASU).   Panelists included Rob Anderson, director of natural resources, energy, environmental at Fennemore Craig; Susan Craig, water policy analyst for Kyl Center For Water […]

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The doctors are in: Greater Phoenix is quickly becoming...

by Savannah King With more than $3 billion in bioscience capital expenditures earmarked for investment in Greater Phoenix over the next two years, the region is a thriving biomedical hub. These investments will create more than 7,000 healthcare and biomedical jobs. Fortunately, Greater Phoenix is home to some of the most innovative and forward-thinking educational […]

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Why people and companies are moving to Greater Phoenix

by Savannah King If you want to know what a hot market looks like, look no further than Greater Phoenix. By virtually every metric that matters, 2019 was a record-setting year for this region of 4.8 million people. Whether it’s measured in jobs, capital investment, facility projects or people moving to the region, economic progress […]

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Zoom to open R&D centers in Phoenix and Pittsburgh

May 14, 2020

Video communications leader plans to hire hundreds of software engineers San Jose, Calif., May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced that it will open two new research and development centers – one in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area and one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zoom will immediately begin recruiting […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Chase MacDonald

What is your first and last name?  Chase MacDonald How old are you?  20 What city do you currently reside in?  Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  12 years What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?  I am studying Finance with minors in Real Estate and Construction Management at […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jihan Reksodiputro

What is your first and last name?  Jihan Reksodiputro How old are you?  20  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  14 years  What city do you currently reside in?  Tempe  Why did you decide to stay here?  I decided to move back to Arizona because I loved the weather and Arizona State University […]

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Fireside Chat: World-class education enhances Greater...

Greater Phoenix’s world-class educational institutions are a fundamental cornerstone of our thriving economy. After all, no business-focused community would be able to achieve consistent economic development in the long-term without substantial investments in its most important asset –– its people. If there’s one person who sees how education leads to economic growth daily, it’s Karrin Taylor Robson.  […]

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2019 was a year to remember: looking back to look forward

As this year ends, we not only want to look back on the economic development accomplishments that occurred in Greater Phoenix, but also look forward to what we can accomplish together in the new decade.   The past year has been one to remember. There were many regional successes, but here are four that top the list:  In July, we closed […]

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As a technology hub, Greater Phoenix is not a marketing strategy. This region is actively creating opportunities for the families and businesses that call this region home.

Read between the data: Greater Phoenix is a fast-growing...

By Chris Camacho, GPEC president and CEO Greater Phoenix has received a significant amount of attention lately for our emergence as a fast-growing technology and innovation hub. Part of that recognition included Inc. hosting its annual conference at J.W. Marriott in Phoenix. The magazine, known for its yearly list of the country’s fastest-growing companies, also recently […]

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