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GPEC executive wins national ‘40 Under 40’ award

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GPEC Executive Vice President Chris Camacho, 32, has been recognized as a rising star among the nation’s top economic development professionals. Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing, named Camacho to its distinguished “40 Under 40” panel, the first-ever awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development… Read More →

GPEC helps region build solid foundation amidst economic downturn

SRP Study Reveals How Businesses Reacted, Adapted To Economy
by in Business News | Economy

The economic downturn rattled almost every industry in Arizona at its foundation. “The recession served as a necessary wake-up call for both the Valley and the entire state,” says Andy Warren, CEO of Maracay Home and Greater Phoenix Economic Council board member. “In the years leading up to the recession, many people in Arizona had… Read More →

GPEC expands ‘California 50’ program

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by in Business News | Economy

Less than a week after the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) launched the California 50 program, the organization today announced it is expanding the program – which aims to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to the Phoenix metro region for an opportunity to tour and explore the market – to 100 California-based CEOs due to… Read More →

Early Success Drives GPEC to Expand 'California 50' program

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by in Commerce | Economic Development | Job Creation

After the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) launched the California 50 program, the organization announced it is expanding the program – which aims to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to the Phoenix metro region for an opportunity to tour and explore the market – to 100 California-based CEOs due to high demand. “The response to… Read More →

GPEC Launches Unique Program After California Passes Massive Tax Initiative

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by in Commerce | Economic Development | Job Creation

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) announced The California 50, a program that offers Golden State CEOs an insider’s look at the Greater Phoenix market. The first 50 qualified California-based CEOs who would like to evaluate the Greater Phoenix market for business growth opportunities will receive complimentary airfare and accommodations. The announcement comes on the… Read More →

Visioning A Turnaround Of The Valley Of The Sun

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The Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association is pleased to announce Visioning a Turnaround of the Valley of the Sun: How Phoenix Can Become a Model Metropolitan Area. This unique program will cover how state government, local governments and the private sector all play a vital role.  The panel will be moderated by Barry… Read More →

GPEC Leads Cooperative Effort To Draw More ‘Clean Tech’ Industry To Arizona

GPEC - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Tech

Insight into innovation: GPEC leads cooperative effort to draw more ‘clean tech’ industry to Arizona Green technology is still a relatively small part of Arizona’s economy, but its potential for growth is a bright spot on the state’s horizon. “At a time when other economic engines have been sputtering, anticipated green job growth among Arizona’s… Read More →

GPEC’s Barry Broome Outlines Plan To Attract More High-Paying Jobs

Barry Broome, GPEC - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Roadmap for the future: GPEC President Barry Broome outlines plan to attract more high-paying jobs, keep the ones we have The Greater Phoenix Economic Council ( GPEC ) is beginning 2012 with an updated roadmap, the first leg of a five-year strategic plan, says its CEO and President Barry Broome. Along with its historical mission… Read More →

The Fight To Lure Solar Companies To The Valley Is Fierce

Solar Companies - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011
by in Building Green

The fight to lure solar energy companies to Arizona will be fierce in 2011, as states become more competitive in their efforts to land solar companies that are themselves battling for funding in a stagnant capital market. “(This year) will be more competitive than 2010 because the states are feeling more pressure and the idea… Read More →

Arizona’s Venture Capital Market Receives Boost

Arizona's venture capital market receives boost

Venture capital is still out there, but startups remain starved for investors Arizona’s venture capital market has received a welcome boost, but startups and early-stage businesses are still looking for financial angels. Experts in the field say a new wave of venture capital is vital if the state’s economy is to continue growing at the… Read More →

International Business Opportunities Increase In Arizona

International business - AZ Business Magazine April 2008

Arizona leaders are pushing the state’s businesses to the international forefront When principals from United Kingdom-based txtNation, a technology solutions provider, wanted to spread their global wings they turned to Arizona to set up a U.S. location. Similarly, when the German firm Ubidyne, a wireless technology developer, was looking to establish its first U.S. global… Read More →

Cover Story – The Business of Sports

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The Business of Sports The economic reach of the Valley’s pro sports teams extends beyond the games By Tom Gibbons   It’s a little past noon on a football Sunday, and there’s a wait at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant in the Westgate City Center in Glendale, giving a visitor a few minutes to check out… Read More →