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



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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Attendees from over 20 countries came together for a common purpose to transform wearable robotics at WearRACon19 in Greater Phoenix, Arizona.

Merging body and machine: Wearable robotics is a growing...

WearRAcon19 kicks of its fourth annual wearable robotics conference Wearable robotics are changing lives in surprising ways and this industry has become bigger than ever. In fact, the global wearable robotic exoskeleton market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 43.48%, during the forecast period from 2018 to 2028 and reach $5.4 billion by […]

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council held an event at Barrow Neurological Institute in Greater Phoenix to learn about local advancements in neurology.

Ambassador event recap: Barrow Neurological Institute

Did you know that more than 1.4 million people worldwide are fighting cancerous malignant brain tumors? In fact, by the end of this year, another 256,000 people will be diagnosed with brain tumors, according to the Ivy Brain Tumor Center in Phoenix. As part of the Ambassador program, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an […]

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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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GPEC was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council wins federal grant...

Funding will spur job growth and innovation in Greater Phoenix PHOENIX, AZ (December 19, 2018) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) was awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce under the Economic Development Administration’s 2018 Regional Innovation Strategies program competition to accelerate wearable and medical technology entrepreneurship in Greater Phoenix. The […]

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The great talent migration

Written by Ron Starner Greater Phoenix is winning the race for industry because it is winning the race for talent. That, in a nutshell, says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is why companies continue to invest their capital to set up shop and do business in Phoenix and its […]

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Greater Phoenix is place to learn and grow. With UAT and Perimeter83, this unique university is proactively working to improve the community.

Ambassador tour recap: University of advancing technology...

Can you imagine being in a place where you can work, create, innovate and connect with other tech entrepreneurs? You’re in luck, because this kind of place exists in Greater Phoenix. As part of the Ambassador program, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an asset tour at University of Advancing Technology (UAT) and Perimeter83. Ambassadors […]

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Chris Camacho provides opening remarks at the ASU Smart Region Summit, discussing innovation in the Greater Phoenix region

Arizona State University and Amazon web services collaborate...

November 15, 2018

The ASU campus-based center will address regional challenges using AWS Cloud, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies   TEMPE, AZ — Nov 15, 2018 — Arizona State University (ASU) today announced the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC). Powered by AWS, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in […]

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Airobotics opens U.S. headquarters in Greater Phoenix to lead Americas’ business.

Airobotics selects Arizona to expand its data-driven...

Airobotics Selects Arizona to Expand its Data-Driven Automated Drone Solution Israeli startup opens U.S. headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, to lead Americas’ business Leading Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations. Airobotics has created the only data-driven, […]

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Silicon Valley-based technology company Gainsight has announced an expansion to Greater Phoenix, AZ.

Seriously, is Greater Phoenix’s heat all that bad?

Many people may know Greater Phoenix for its dry hot weather, its proximity to the Grand Canyon and for having a lot of cacti, but there’s a lot more to this vibrant and growing region. Let’s address the heat. Does it get hot here? Yes. However, when you compare our worst day to another market’s […]

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