Greater Phoenix Economic Council Archives

Arizona looks for economic boost from sports

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Sports

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 is the next in a line of major sporting events coming to Arizona that has the potential for both short- and long-term financial benefits for the state, analysts and backers say. But while Super Bowl XLIX brought in over $700 million for the local economy, according… Read More →

Tech educator Galvanize coming to Phoenix

Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize, announces plans to bring the technology education company to Phoenix.

There was a time when Phoenix’s downtown Warehouse District served as the foundation for the agriculture industry. Today, it is serving as the foundation for the city’s exploding technology sector. Mayor Greg Stanton announced Wednesday that Galvanize, a market leader in delivering technology education programs, will expand to Phoenix in partnership with the city of Phoenix and… Read More →

Gilbert mayor will lead East Valley Partnership

John Lewis

After conducting a thorough search over the last four months that drew candidates from across the country, East Valley Partnership has named Gilbert Mayor John Lewis President and CEO. Lewis succeeds Roc Arnett, who served as President and CEO of East Valley Partnership for the past 13 years. Formed in 1982, East Valley Partnership is… Read More →

Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix

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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 →

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 →

Canadians help heat up Arizona economy

Icefields Parkway, Banff; Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured

Canadians love escaping the cold and traveling south to soak up the Arizona sun, but Arizona is becoming more than just a vacation destination for Canadians. Arizona’s economic climate offers Canadian companies a great place to enter the U.S. market, and Canadian companies are taking advantage of Arizona’s favorable business climate. More than 350 Canadian… Read More →

GPEC Board of Directors named for 2015-2016

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) announces eight new members to join the Board of Directors for the 2016 fiscal year. The new members were approved by the full Board of Director’s at this morning’s Annual Meeting. The GPEC Board is led by Chairman Don Smith, President and CEO of CopperPoint Mutual, with Chris Zaharis,… Read More →

Phoenix healthcare growth outpacing national average

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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 CEO will participate in White House Panel

Chris Camacho

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President & CEO, Chris Camacho, will be speaking at the White House today during the 4th annual White House Forum on Economic Development, hosted by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and SelectUSA. More than 50 economic developers from around the nation will attend the one-day event, where they… Read More →

GPEC attracted 6,200 jobs during last fiscal year

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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 →

Zenefits continues rapid growth with new Tempe office building

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Zenefits, the free, cloud-based human resources technology company that automates and eliminates HR administrative work for businesses, has announced that due to its rapid growth and hiring it has signed a 10-year lease for a large, new office in Tempe, which will be its second office site in greater Phoenix. The San Francisco-headquartered company will… 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

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

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 →