Greater Phoenix’s large talent base and competitive labor costs make it the place for businesses to go to scale



Framework for the future

by Adam Burns If the road to ruin is paved with good intentions, then the road to prosperity must be intentionally paved, for starters. Intentional infrastructure planning has been central to Greater Phoenix’s success ever since the first horse-drawn streetcar line giddied up and down Washington Street in 1887. The link between infrastructure and commerce […]

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Regional Report: Scaling during crisis

 A GPEC Virtual Series The latest ‘Regional Report’ from the  Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) brought together four executives from Greater Phoenix-based tech companies to discuss the opportunities they’ve uncovered and how they’ve scaled their organizations despite the current economic and health challenges due to COVID-19. Speakers Included: Aaron Matos, CEO, Paradox AI Nirit Rubenstein, […]

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Where complex businesses check all the location boxes

By Mark Arend Jerre Stead, executive chairman and CEO of Clarivate Analytics, makes the case for the Greater Phoenix region being the best location for advanced business services like his: “We were looking for locations that allow us access to a wide talent pool, coupled with affordable living, flexible language skills and easy travel,” Stead […]

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Tracking Arizona’s water

Greater Phoenix experts discuss Arizona State University Kyl Center’s new web-based visualization tool; state’s water position  Our most recent GPEC Ambassador Panel featured experts discussing Arizona’s water position and a demonstration of Arizona Water Blueprint, a web-based visualization tool from Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s (ASU).   Panelists included Rob Anderson, director of natural resources, energy, environmental at Fennemore Craig; Susan Craig, water policy analyst for Kyl Center For Water […]

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Tech talent base fuels innovation in the region

Startups in Greater Phoenix enjoy longevity and new opportunities By Savannah King When startups choose Greater Phoenix, the tech talent in the region can can carry them to the next level. According to CompTIA’s 2019 Cyberstates report, nearly 8% of the state’s workforce is employed by technology companies. CompTIA’s 2019 Cyberstates report shows $31.3 billion […]

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Smead Capital moves headquarters to Phoenix

June 17, 2020

Relocates from Seattle to Phoenix PHOENIX (June 17, 2020) – Smead Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Phoenix from Seattle, Wash. effective July 1. After considering several markets, Smead selected Phoenix because of the region’s large pool of investment management talent, an equitable quality of life, […]

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Meet Cognitir: Online training for business, finance...

As a region, we’re on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology, and companies here are committed to changing the game. It’s all about people, place and tech in Greater Phoenix. Learn more about Cognitir’s story from their CEO and Co-Founder Neal Kumar. What is your company mission?  To help professionals and students acquire in-demand tech […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brandy Reinke

What’s your first and last name?   Brandy Reinke  How old are you?  43  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  10 years  What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  Did you grow up in Arizona?  No  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I am originally from […]

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Regional Report: Hospitality, Restaurants & Tourism

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the hospitality, restaurant and tourism industries. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of The Social Television Network, and speakers included: Steve Churci, president & […]

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Fireside Chat: Mayo Clinic’s pivot at the start of...

Due to COVID-19, every industry across has faced the overwhelming decision to pivot their business model. Healthcare is arguably steering the strongest transition, and hospitals in Greater Phoenix like Mayo Clinic, are leading the way with quick action and innovation.  Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research. According to Mayo, every year, more than a […]

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