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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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Working smarter: The Connective brings many entities...

by Ron Starner An unprecedented alliance of communities has united to form a consortium aimed at solving Greater Phoenix’s most pressing challenges — from population growth and traffic congestion, to water conservation and sustainable energy. The alliance is comprised of the Partnership for Economic Innovation, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Maricopa Association of Governments, Arizona State […]

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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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Regional Report: The Business Side of Healthcare

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) recently hosted a fireside chat with Greater Phoenix business and hospital leaders to discuss ‘The Business Side of Healthcare,’ and the intersection and impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and healthcare ecosystem. Moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of the Social Television Network, the webinar […]

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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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Regional Report: The New Workplace

A GPEC Virtual Series The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) hosted the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ to explore the realities and best practices of the new workplace. The hour-long discussion was moderated by Eric Sperling, managing director of The Social Television Network, and speakers included: Emily Agin, founder & CEO, Disrupt […]

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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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