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Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix Buchachon Petthanya

Gainsight, a Silicon Valley-based technology company focused on customer success, has announced an expansion to Phoenix. The company’s new corporate marketing headquarters will be housed at the 111 W. Monroe building downtown.    Led by CEO Nick Mehta, Gainsight made a major announcement last Thursday with a new $50 million Series D funding round backed… Read More →

Hines announces moves at Renaissance Square

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Hines, the international real estate firm, recently promoted Steve Hamel to General Property Manager and hired Lindy Mertins as Property Manager. Both positions are located at Renaissance Square. Hamel oversees a staff of 18 at Renaissance Square. He previously served as Property Manager of Renaissance Square. Through his leadership, Hamel has improved tenant satisfaction, accounting… Read More →

JLL’s Bill Honsaker named to GPEC Board of Directors

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

JLL Managing Director Bill Honsaker is one of eight new members just named to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) 2015-2016 Board of Directors. An award-winning broker in the Phoenix office of JLL, Honsaker has 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. In that time, he has served as an active GPEC Certified… Read More →

Fennemore Craig grows government affairs practice fffranz

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Alexis Glascock has joined the firm’s Phoenix office and will focus her practice in government affairs. Prior to joining the firm, Glascock worked with the Government Relations group at Gallagher & Kennedy where she lobbied for clients including the Arizona Association of Health Care Plans, the… Read More →

Phoenix healthcare growth outpacing national average


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) unveiled a new website around the emerging healthcare industry in the Phoenix metro, designed to showcase the innovation capacity and robust ecosystems of the Greater Phoenix healthcare and bioscience sectors. “The GPEC Healthcare Leadership Council, led by Linda Hunt and Dr. Stuart Flynn, gathers the… Read More →

GPEC attracted 6,200 jobs during last fiscal year


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) saw another record-breaking year for the Greater Phoenix region as GPEC worked with its 22 member communities with the location and expansion of 32 companies over the course of the fiscal year ending June 30th.    Those companies will add more than 6,200 jobs across Greater Phoenix during the… Read More →

Arizona trade mission builds confidence with Mexico

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President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Chris Camacho, joined Governor Doug Ducey in Mexico City for an important trade mission last week, with more than 40 business, university and government leaders – including GPEC board members Sharon Harper of The Plaza Companies, David Rousseau of SRP and University of Arizona President… Read More →

Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

IO President Anthony Wanger.

Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

Booker expands tech operations to Scottsdale


Booker, the leading platform for service commerce, announces plans to expand their operations to Scottsdale. With headquarters in New York City, and offices in Orange County, Calif. and Singapore, Booker’s decision to grow into Scottsdale at SkySong is a great addition to the companies who have already selected SkySong to grow. Booker’s platform allows services… Read More →

REI to open 400KSF distribution center on Loop 303

REI Goodyear Distribution Center

Seattle-based REI, a leading outdoor retailer, has announced it will open a 400,000-square-foot distribution center creating more than 100 new jobs in the West Valley – becoming the third tenant along the newly-opened Loop 303 in Goodyear. REI offers its members and customers outdoor gear and apparel for activities such as for hiking, biking and… Read More →

Boomtown! is latest tech firm to expand to Scottsdale


San Francisco-based Boomtown! is the latest tech company out of California to announce their plans to expand their operations to Scottsdale. Founded in February 2014, the company has continued to grow, and has selected the Greater Phoenix region for its first expansion. Boomtown! fixes everyday merchant technology problems in real time, providing on-demand installation and… Read More →

Northern Trust to expand at Discovery Business Campus

Northern Trust at Discovery Business Campus, rendering credit to DAVIS

Seeking to meet long-term global growth needs and expected demand for services, Northern Trust announced plans to expand in Arizona by opening a new operating center in Tempe. The center – expected to open in mid-2015 and grow to 1,000 full-time employees over the next three years – will provide multiple financial business and banking… Read More →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… Read More →

Growing tech firms reflect emerging Arizona business sector


Don Hawley is the quintessential product of Silicon Valley. He went to college at the University of California, Berkeley, became a serial entrepreneur and founded and developed many successful technology companies in the San Francisco Bay area. So why is he doing business in Arizona? “Arizona is infinitely more business friendly,” said the founder, chairman… Read More →