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Behind Greater Phoenix’s trade boom is the Phoenix-Mesa...

An expedited Customs inspection complex in Mesa is coming to fruition and will change how cross-border trade is done by Mark Arend Photo courtesy: Gateway Airport Employment at Arizona’s more than 820 international companies is growing at more than twice the rate of the state’s overall private-sector employment growth. More than 113,600 Arizonans work for […]

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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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"Our tech scene continues to evolve and elevate with great companies such as mine based in the Valley," says Director Corporate Communications of ON Semiconductor Kris Pugsley. "It's great to see such a great presence here in Phoenix."

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kris Pugsley

What is your first and last name?   Kris Pugsley How old are you?  38 What city do you currently reside in?  Cave Creek How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  8.5 years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Arizona for the warmer […]

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"It takes a village and we've proven to be a hardworking community," says Co-founder of Arizona Blockchain Initiative Melissa Armas. "I believe this is the right place to grow and build something better together."

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Melissa Armas

What is your first and last name?   Melissa P. Armas  How old are you?  46  What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Seven and a half years  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, […]

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As I think about the 22 cities and the millions of people and families in this region, here is the Greater Phoenix I want to see in 2040.

Our region’s leaders are creating the Greater Phoenix...

By Chris Camacho, GPEC president and CEO Since 1989, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has helped create one of the strongest regional brands in the country. For the last decade, I have had the privilege of working with our region’s civic and business leaders to position Greater Phoenix as the location of choice for […]

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