Chris Camacho Archives

Inside look at Arizona’s next economy during Valley Partnership breakfast

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

Economic development leaders around the Valley have been working to create the next wave of economic development for Arizona, focused on leveraging the strengths of our existing economy and building a path to the future. This month, the Valley Partnership Friday Morning Breakfast will bring together Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix… Read More →

Niagara Bottling will add 450,000-square-foot facility in Mesa

Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest, private-label bottled water supplier in the U.S., announced today it will establish a 450,000-square-foot, highly automated manufacturing and bottling operation in the City of Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor. “The investment that Niagara Bottling is making in Mesa is a very significant one and I could not be happier that… Read More →

Goodyear lands new $180M UPS facility

UPS announced plans today for a new $180 million package processing hub in Goodyear, near the Loop 303 Freeway and I-10, to increase its processing capacity for e-commerce. The phased hub construction modifies a 618,000-square-foot structure on 140 acres in the PV303 Development. A portion of the building is expected to begin operating later this year in… Read More →

GPEC named top economic development organization

Downtown Phoenix at night

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has been named a recipient of the 2017 Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine, a national publication geared toward those in the decision-making process for expansions and relocations. The Mac Awards, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher H. McKinley “Mac” Conway… Read More →

GPEC releases new global trade and investment strategy

Ample sunshine, decent weather, luxury resorts and great attractions make many think Arizona’s central industry is tourism. Soon, the world could be thinking of Arizona as a hub of sensor technology, if the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) newest global trade and investment strategy pans out. During a Wednesday announcement, GPEC released the Metro Phoenix… Read More →

How has Phoenix lost its ‘low-cost alternative’ label?

by in AZ Business Magazine

For a long time, Phoenix was touted as the low-cost alternative for companies looking to relocate or expand. While Metro Phoenix still competes heavily on cost as an advantage, the Valley offers so much more value to companies – a skilled workforce, strong communities, public-private partnerships, the leading university for innovation for two years in… Read More →

Tech effect: Arizona’s thriving software and optics industries

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

If you grew up in Arizona, the Five C’s of Arizona — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate — have been drilled into your head as the first mainstays of Arizona’s economy since elementary school. Arizona’s economic base has morphed over the years, transitioning into a more knowledge-based economy. In the 1990s, after an economic… Read More →

California entertainment tech company opens Tempe offices

Entertainment Partners (EP), a California-based global end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, opened a new technology office in Tempe. The Tempe office represents a turning point for the company, as it pursues a technology-driven mission to modernize back office production in television and film. Greater Phoenix’s rapidly… Read More →

Meet us at the AZRE Forum

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

As the summer months continue to bring the heat, AZRE magazine is doing the same with its commercial real estate mid-year update and forecast on Thursday, July 21 at the Camby from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The AZRE Forum will bring a panel of Arizona’s top commercial real estate experts, yielding in-depth discussions of economics, development… Read More →

Kudelski Group will expand HQ to Phoenix

Digital content distributor and security firm, Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), is opening its second global headquarters in Phoenix. This strategic decision brings several key business functions to the North American market and positions the company to capitalize on growth initiatives,while showcasing the high-quality innovation and engineering of its Swiss teams. The Kudelski Group’s technologies are used in a wide… Read More →

DoubleDutch will open new office in Phoenix

mobile tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix today join DoubleDutch, a leading global provider of mobile event apps, in announcing the company’s expansion to Phoenix, Arizona. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to this regional office by the end of the year and will use the new location to expand geographic… Read More →

CEOs say education is Arizona’s No. 1 business challenge

Enterprise Bank & Trust

In a first-of-its-kind survey of Arizona-based businesses about the state’s overall business climate, findings show that the number one business issue in the state is education, and that the number one priority for local and state governments should be increasing K-12 public funding. The concern around education as it applies to job readiness was underscored through… Read More →

Chris Camacho: The man leading the mission for GPEC

Chris Camacho
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Tech

Chris Camacho might be the most influential Millennial in Arizona. But who better to guide Arizona’s economy into a technology-driven world than a Millennial? The 35-year-old president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) packs an economic punch, During Camacho’s tenure with the economic development association, GPEC has attracted more that 170 companies,… Read More →

GPEC’s Chris Camacho named to Policy Council

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President and CEO Chris Camacho, will join nearly a dozen national leaders on the newly formed Economic Innovation Group Policy Council. “It is an incredible honor to be named to the Economic Innovation Group Policy Council,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The members… Read More →