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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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GPEC named top economic development organization for...

Site Selection announces 2020 Mac Conway Awards  The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has received a 2020 Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine for the fourth year in a row. The Mac Conway Award, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher, H. McKinley “Mac” Conway, is awarded to the top 20 local and regional U.S. economic development […]

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Regional Report: Status of Greater Phoenix

A GPEC Virtual Series The gravity and scale of COVID-19’s impact on the economy isn’t comparable to The Resolution Trust, 9/11 or the Great Recession. It’s unlike anything the world has ever seen. Even with President Trump signing the $484 billion aid package on Friday, delivering a $310 billion infusion to the Paycheck Protection Program […]

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Consultant Connect announces North America’s top...

March 6, 2020

Kalamazoo, Michigan – Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces its 2020 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community for […]

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Fireside Chat: Entrepreneurial insights that drive...

Staying power has become an inescapable issue in today’s economy as the speed of technological growth continues to increase. Maintaining viability is a challenge that businesses must regularly fight if they are to remain at the top of their market. According to McKinsey, in 2000, the average age of the top 10 companies on the S&P 500 was […]

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Fireside Chat: 3 Key components of brand storytelling

In today’s world, businesses must have a sustainable, competitive edge to succeed. Every industry is different, but there is one competitive advantage that can be utilized by any company: brand storytelling. Storytelling is the unique narrative your brand uses to share it’s values with like-minded consumers to create a connected identity. Studies show that 87 […]

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Economic development organizations, municipalities and others use data to drive business growth. Learn more about this from our Ambassador panelists.

The data behind the deal

An educational panel on how Greater Phoenix data drives business decisions  Over the past 30 years, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has advanced the region by assisting in the relocation and expansion of more than 800 companies, in turn creating more than 144,000 jobs and $16.1 billion in capital investment. In becoming the fastest-growing U.S. metropolitan […]

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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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Two 150-acre properties within the Surprise-based Southwest Railplex Industrial Park, Cactus Commerce Center and Summit Business Park, have earned BNSF Railway Company’s Certified Sites designation, and are now part of a limited inventory of certified rail-served sites across the country. 

BNSF railway certification earned in Surprise, Arizona

The historical significance of rail for Arizona communities has been tremendous. Dating back to the late 1800s, rail helped put Arizona on the map and serve as the most innovative way for goods to be transported. As towns were built along common rail stops, Arizona became a key player in the growth of the national […]

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Phoenix is no longer a one-trick pony. With an abundance of opportunity, mentorship and rate of expansion, we are eliminating glass ceilings all while maintaining a reasonable cost of living and quality of life. 

Meet Phoenix Relocation Source

A local venture for businesses, people moving to Greater Phoenix A conversation with Phoenix Relocation Source Founder and Team Lead Jonas Funston  Tell us about your company:  Jonas Funston: Phoenix Relocation Source is a service-based, residential real estate-backed venture with an emphasis on relocation services that serves the entire Metro Phoenix area. The epicPHX Real Estate Group and our team […]

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