Greater Phoenix Economic Council Archives

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

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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

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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

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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

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

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 →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO

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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

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

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 →

Tractor Supply Company plans Arizona distribution center

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Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced Monday plans to build a new distribution center in Casa Grande, Ariz. “The addition of a new distribution center in the Southwest is key to our western expansion strategy,” said Greg Sandfort, president and CEO. “Arizona’s proximity to… Read More →

Zenefits will create 1,300 Jobs at new Scottsdale office

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Today the Greater Phoenix Economic Council was joined by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Maricopa County and the City of Scottsdale in welcoming Zenefits to the Greater Phoenix region. Zenefits, the free, cloud-based human resources technology company that automates and eliminates time-consuming paperwork for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today plans to create over 1,300 new… Read More →

Funkhouser Appointed to GPEC Ambassador Committee

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that David E. Funkhouser III, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador Steering Committee, which is focused on ensuring GPEC’s Ambassador Program aligns with the organization’s key objectives and mission.  Members of the Steering… Read More →

Phoenix MBDA Hosts Global Business Conference

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The Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, is hosting Phoenix MBDA’s 2nd Annual Global Business Conference and the concurrent Global Business to Business Trade Expo on Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The expo will focus on… Read More →

Harper Getting Distinguished Service Award from GPEC

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  Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper will receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), which recognizes significant individual contributions to economic development efforts in Arizona.   Harper will be honored alongside Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, the recipient of the organization’s Outstanding Regional Contribution Award, and Dibble Engineering’s Rebecca Timmer, who will be named Ambassador of the… Read More →