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An inside look at economic development in 2020

A GPEC Ambassador event On Tuesday, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) provided more than 300 webinar attendees with an inside look at how we advance the market. GPEC’s senior leadership presented the organization’s FY21 strategic direction, business recruitment tactics and laid out the vision for the region’s brand as we advance Greater Phoenix Together. […]

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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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As I think about the 22 cities and the millions of people and families in this region, here is the Greater Phoenix I want to see in 2040.

Our region’s leaders are creating the Greater Phoenix...

By Chris Camacho, GPEC president and CEO Since 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has helped create one of the strongest regional brands in the country. For the last decade, I have had the privilege of working with our region’s civic and business leaders to position Greater Phoenix as the location of choice for […]

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Each panelist had a similar story about what brought their businesses to Greater Phoenix including the low maintenance weather and their attraction to the region’s talented, educated workforce - from Arizona universities to the Maricopa County Community Colleges. After comparing Arizona to other potential locations such as Nevada, South Carolina and Texas, these locates realized that not only does Greater Phoenix currently have plenty to offer, but what the region currently offers is also improving at an exponential rate. 

Companies choose Greater Phoenix to relocate and expand

Prenexus Health, Optima Tax Relief, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, and Nikola Motor Company share their Greater Phoenix relocation stories  One of Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) main objectives is to increase the number of jobs in Greater Phoenix and help the economy thrive by bringing major businesses to Arizona. Coincidentally on Arizona’s 107th birthday, GPEC celebrated […]

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Building a smart region isn’t about creating programs, says Richardson. It’s about making life better for everyone who lives and works in Greater Phoenix.

Get smart: As cities grow more intelligent, so does...

by Ron Starner What is a smart region? To Arizona State University’s Chris Richardson, it is a place where cities communicate with their citizens, the people talk to government, organizations connect with other groups, and cities talk to each other — all in real time. Richardson should know. As the deputy chief information officer of […]

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Whe 4.7-million resident Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area has become one of the most attractive business destinations in the country.

Why businesses are choosing Greater Phoenix

Written by Ron Starner When Deloitte announced recently that it would invest $34 million to develop a 100,000-sq.- ft. technology solutions complex employing 1,500 phase-1 jobs in Gilbert, the news served as the latest propellent for a Greater Phoenix economy that is firing on all cylinders.   With an annual GDP of more than $240 billion, […]

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This is just one reason why Greater Phoenix is leading the way in supporting the development and testing of this transformative technology.

4 reasons why driverless vehicle companies scale in...

Driverless vehicles used to be the sort of thing you’d see in movies and TV, but they’re a reality in Greater Phoenix. In fact, not only are driverless vehicles the way of the commuting future, they have the potential to improve quality of life. This is just one reason why Greater Phoenix is leading the […]

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