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Top Things to Do This Week

Ballet Arizona
by in Date Night | Events | Lifestyle

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, which means that this weekend will have plenty of lovely events to attend. Watch the sad love story of “La Bayadère: The Temple Dancer” at Arizona Ballet or see the majestic Arabian Horse Show and be awed by the beautiful creatures. No matter what you do this weekend, make… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Profiles

The GPEC building in Phoenix - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Georgia Lord GPEC Ambassador Chairwoman Former Vice Mayor City of Goodyear As the wife of an Air Force officer, Georgia Lord has experienced myriad of cultures. Little did she know that while with him on assignment in Germany, she would get the opportunity to ride in a blimp bearing, coincidentally, the name of the city… Read More →

Business Leaders are Concerned About the Repercussions the State’s Tough, New Immigration Law Will Have on Arizona’s Still Struggling Economy

State’s Tough, New Immigration Law - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Opponents of Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law charge that it is unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling, specifically targeting Hispanics. Supporters counter that the state statute corresponds with federal law and is designed to deal with those who break the law by entering the country illegally. Caught in the crossfire is Arizona’s fragile economy. Regardless… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Candace Wiest, President And CEO Of West Valley National Bank

Candace Wiest President and CEO, West Valley National Bank Even before West Valley National Bank opened its doors on Dec. 23, 2006, a decision was made to join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Becoming an active member of GPEC made good business sense. “What I like about GPEC is its economic development focus,” says Candace… Read More →

Despite Tough Times, Economic Development Groups Continue To Woo New Businesses To Arizona

Wooing businesses to AZ in the recession

Economic development experts in Arizona hope to parlay the state’s convenient geographic location, and even a stagnant housing market, into attracting new businesses. Toss in relatively low taxes, a freeze on new regulations and a well-honed reputation as a business-friendly state, and recruiters have a tool box full of reasons why businesses should consider relocating… Read More →