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Silicon Valley Bank today announced its expansion in Arizona. The bank has secured an additional 60,000 square feet of office space in Tempe to grow its presence by more than 300 employees in the next three years.

Silicon Valley Bank expands in Arizona

November 12, 2019

TEMPE, AZ (November 12, 2019)—Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, today announced its expansion in Arizona. The bank has secured an additional 60,000 square feet of office space in Tempe that it will move into in Q1 2020 and aims to grow its presence by more […]

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Verdigris Holdings, Inc., has selected Arizona for its corporate headquarters, bringing over 200 high-paying jobs to Greater Phoenix.

Verdigris Holdings selects Arizona as corporate headquarters...

July 23, 2019

210 jobs representing $32 million annually to come to Greater Phoenix area by 2022 SCOTTSDALE, AZ (July 23, 2019) – Verdigris Holdings, Inc., the company bringing banking to the unbanked, and the Arizona Commerce Authority, the state’s leading economic development organization, are pleased to announce that Verdigris has selected Arizona for its corporate headquarters. Verdigris […]

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A growing group of firms in Greater Phoenix has found success and security while innovating in blockchain.

The building blocks of Blockchain

Arizona lays a firm foundation for innovators in cryptocurrency and related fields. By Ron Starner If you haven’t followed the latest news in blockchain technology, you’re missing out on one of the hottest tech trends since the advent of Netflix. How big is blockchain? Consider this: the global blockchain market is predicted to be $20 […]

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Greater Phoenix already has a welcoming environment for financial services and FinTech thanks to steady cultivation of the sector over the years.

FinTech’s newest place to play: A desert sandbox

Arizona is the first state in the nation to issue an open invitation to financial technology pioneers. By Adam Bruns Go to the home page of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and you’ll see some pretty important drop-down menu labels across the top: “Consumer,” “Criminal” and “Civil Rights” among them. Like signs outside a business […]

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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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In fact, companies in Greater Phoenix have found success and security while innovating in this emerging technology sector and educational institutions are producing the workforce to support its expansive growth. Here are the top three reasons why Greater Phoenix is the perfect location for blockchain companies to scale.

3 reasons why Blockchain companies scale in Greater...

The conversation about blockchain keeps getting louder. People are curious and businesses are seeking opportunities to improve their operation and enhance their technology stack. Truth be told, it has the potential to impact many industries but many people are still asking, what exactly is blockchain and how will companies benefit from it? Blockchain technology is […]

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Arizona is a top tech city and has become the first state in the U.S. to adopt a regulatory fintech sandbox

Things to know about Arizona’s FinTech sandbox

In March 2018, Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2434 into law making Arizona the first state in the nation to enact a groundbreaking regulatory FinTech “sandbox.” Arizona joins countries such as the United Kingdom, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Australia in encouraging FinTech investment by instituting sandboxes. In Arizona’s sandbox, startups, entrepreneurs and even […]

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These FinTech companies can take advantage of a competitive U.S. market entry through Phoenix.

Arizona and Mexico’s emerging FinTech scene

By Ruth Soberanes, Director of Trade & Investment Financial technology, or FinTech for short, refers to the disruption of financial methods through the use of new technology. Depositing checks on your mobile banking application and utilizing cryptocurrencies for financial transactions are just a few examples of what this new technology allows users to do. In general, […]

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