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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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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Serena Remy

What is your first and last name?   Serena Remy How old are you?   27 What current city do you reside in?   Phoenix How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?   25 years Why’d you decide to stay?   Arizona is gorgeous and full of opportunity! It took me moving away briefly to realize how much […]

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Ambassador Panel at GPEC Office

Advancing the region

Industry experts provide insight on Greater Phoenix’s transportation projects, energy advancements, tech implementations  Greater Phoenix is growing at a rapid pace, not only regarding population, but in economic momentum and technological advancements. Arizona exceeds the national average for economic momentum, landing No. 4 in economic momentum, No. 3 in personal income growth and No. 5 in job growth, […]

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Greater Phoenix offers the right resources, is surrounded by other top markets and has a talented workforce to grow businesses in the U.S.

3 Reasons why international companies thrive in Greater...

How do international companies scale and access a new customer base? A great strategy many companies have found success with is expanding their operations abroad. Companies like Kudelski Security and Acronis are two examples of businesses that have expanded to Greater Phoenix, United States and found success. This region presents incredible opportunities for international companies looking […]

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Chris Camacho provides opening remarks at the ASU Smart Region Summit, discussing innovation in the Greater Phoenix region

Arizona State University and Amazon web services collaborate...

November 15, 2018

The ASU campus-based center will address regional challenges using AWS Cloud, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies   TEMPE, AZ — Nov 15, 2018 — Arizona State University (ASU) today announced the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC). Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in […]

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Companies in Greater Phoenix have found success in blockchain and educational institutions are producing the workforce to support its expansive growth.

4 things you should know about Blockchain in Greater...

Blockchain companies are thriving in Greater Phoenix. Here are three notable blockchain companies that operate out of the market. Bitmain, a pioneering company based in Beijing, announced they would be growing their Chandler, AZ workforce by 50%. Bitmain is a leader in producing mining hardware and supports the world’s largest mining pools for the Bitcoin […]

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) exhibited a large free-standing booth at the SelectUSA Summit, showcasing the region’s People, Place and Technology assets.

SelectUSA investment summit recap 2018

More than 3,000 participants from 66 international markets and 50 U.S. states and territories gathered under one roof in the Washington, D.C. area for the SelectUSA Investment Summit from June 20-22, 2018. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S., featuring senior government officials, C-Suite […]

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