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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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Data Science is fueling the future of economic development

GPEC and cities partner with ASU Cloud Innovation Center to develop tech solutions to increase economic activity; meet needs of Greater Phoenix The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) prides itself on being a data-driven organization, and those efforts have been amplified through the integration of cutting-edge technologies and sciences. The insights gleaned using data science […]

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Amazon to add thousands of jobs to Phoenix metro area

August 19, 2020

New sites supporting operations network to open throughout the Valley by end of 2020; more to come in 2021 SEATTLE August 19, 2020 — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced 11 new sites across the Phoenix metro area expected to be open by the end of 2020 to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations. The new sites […]

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ZorroSign moving global operations hub and headquarters...

August 18, 2020

Relocation will create more than 300 jobs over the next three years as region continues attracting businesses PHOENIX (August 18, 2020) — ZorroSign, Inc., a global leader in blockchain-based digital signatures and digital transaction management, today announced the relocation of its worldwide headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona. “We’re very excited to establish our global operations hub […]

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Smart traffic lights improve driving experience

August 17, 2020

NoTraffic installs AI-based autonomous traffic management platform at Greater Phoenix intersections to improve traffic flow PHOENIX (August 17, 2020) – Reducing delays through “smart” traffic lights should make for an easier commute for drivers in Phoenix. California-based NoTraffic, the company behind the world’s first autonomous traffic management platform, will install its technology at intersections in […]

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Regional Report: Education in 2020 and beyond

A GPEC Virtual Series The latest installment of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ centered on the 2020 school year and beyond. Local education leaders discussed how they’re approaching health and safety concerns, the digital divide, and what the education system may look like in the coming years. Panelists included: Dr. […]

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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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Regional Report: An expansion strategy driving jobs...

A GPEC Virtual Series The recent Regional Report featuring the release of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) Market Intelligence Report on ‘Nerve Centers,’ was the sixteenth installment in the virtual series exploring industries in Greater Phoenix impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch the webinar via the video below and read the […]

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Five Below expands operations in Buckeye

July 21, 2020

BUCKEYE (July 21, 2020) – National retailer Five Below is establishing a Western U.S. distribution center in Buckeye, Arizona. Five Below plans to begin construction in 2020 at the southwest corner of Miller and Durango Roads, and open the 850,000 square foot distribution center in the second half of 2021. The company will invest more […]

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Regional Report: Healthcare & the Economy

A GPEC Virtual Series The recent regional report from the  Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) focused on the latest updates related to COVID-19, testing, healthcare infrastructure and how the pandemic is impacting the region’s economy. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, and the panelists included four […]

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