Greater Phoenix Economic Council 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 →

AAED announces winners of 2017 EDDE Awards

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Awards.   The prestigious EDDE Awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona.  Recipients are selected from a pool… Read More →

Arizona tech sector takes steps to rise to prominence

When Vivek Kopparthi graduated from Arizona State University and wanted to start his own tech business, he looked no further than Arizona’s tech sector. Kopparthi’s Scottsdale-based company, Neolight, is developing neonatal phototherapy treatment for babies born with jaundice. When it came to get the company up and running and source talent, he relied on his… 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 →

Education and health services showed most job growth in Arizona in 2016

job growth

Arizona has shown job growth in a majority of its employment areas in the past year, which experts hope will continue through 2017. The Office of Economic Opportunity’s latest jobs report indicated six of the 11 employment sectors gained jobs over the year. Nonfarm employment gained about 32,000 jobs over the year, according to the… Read More →

GPEC renews lease at Renaissance Square

GPEC
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced it has renewed a long-term 11,976-square-foot lease for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) at Renaissance Square in Phoenix. GPEC, which has been in Renaissance Square since its inception, will continue occupying its space on the 25th floor. The organization renewed an 8-year lease and is updating the office into a… Read More →

Jim Lundy, founding CEO Of Alliance Bank of Arizona, will retire

Jim Lundy

Founding CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, James H. Lundy (Jim), will retire on March 31, 2017, according to Western Alliance Bank. Don H. Garner, also a member of the organization’s original management team, becomes the new CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Lundy helped build a start-up bank in 2003 into the fourth… 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 →

Chris Zaharis named GPEC board chairman

Downtown Phoenix
by in Az Business Leaders

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors met Thursday, September 22 for its Annual Meeting, approving the new slate of officers and nine new board members. The newly elected Board Chairman is Chris Zaharis, Executive Vice President of Empire Southwest, who serves on the GPEC Board on behalf of Maricopa County. Other officers include… 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 →

Margery Brown: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Margery Brown, chief operating officer, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Brown is COO of GPEC and executive director of the Partnership for Economic Innovation, the organization responsible for positioning Greater Phoenix as a global hub for innovation. Brown serves as the chairman of the board for the Arizona Health Facilities Authority, and is on the boards… Read More →

GPEC predicts $32B economic output from SkySong

SkySong

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is projected to generate more than $32 billion in economic output and more than 10,000 new jobs across the Valley over the next 30 years, according to new analysis performed by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The analysis examines the impact of 11 SkySong buildings and a restaurant/retail component… Read More →