Greater Phoenix Economic Council Archives

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 →

Panel will discuss Cybersecurity at GPEC

by in Business News | Events | Legal | Tech

Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the February meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum for a discussion centered on cyber-security including risks, trends and what businesses need to keep their businesses safe and secure online. This event will be hosted at the offices of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) located at… Read More →

Getting an angel to open the checkbook

by in Featured | Tech

Governor Jan Brewer touts her policies and business regulatory climate as the reason Arizona is growing new businesses. That may be a factor, but it’s not the major reason Arizona topped the Kaufman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity in 2012. If it were the case, Arizona would have been on top again in 2013—instead of… Read More →

Holland Named To Lead 2 Women's Groups

by in Scottsdale News

JoAnn C. Holland is the new leader for Central Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale, two established women’s organizations in the Valley founded by Linda M. Herold.  The transition has been in the works and Holland will take over leadership as president and CEO effective January 1, 2014.  Additionally Holland will launch a new organization,… Read More →

Phoenix Joins Initiative to Promote Global Trade

microchip technology
by in Economy | Featured

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council announced the region has been selected as one of eight metro areas in the country to join a new exchange network created by the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. The Exchange is a network of metropolitan areas committed to promoting greater global trade and… Read More →

Holland Named To Lead 2 Women’s Groups

JoAnn C. Holland is the new leader for Central Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale, two established women’s organizations in the Valley founded by Linda M. Herold.  The transition has been in the works and Holland will take over leadership as president and CEO effective January 1, 2014.  Additionally Holland will launch a new organization,… Read More →

Holland Named To Lead 2 Women's Groups

JoAnn C. Holland is the new leader for Central Phoenix Women and Women of Scottsdale, two established women’s organizations in the Valley founded by Linda M. Herold.  The transition has been in the works and Holland will take over leadership as president and CEO effective January 1, 2014.  Additionally Holland will launch a new organization,… Read More →

Gap is Narrowing on Immigration Reform

by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

Various Arizona Chamber and business leaders have made numerous visits to Washington, D.C. over the years to push for reform of our nation’s badly broken immigration system. As a border state, we understand this issue well. For years, the business community in Arizona has been pressing Congress and the Administration for a secure border, workable… Read More →

GPEC honors Valley mayors for contributions

Economic Development , 8 honored

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) last night honored Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at its annual dinner, which celebrates GPEC’s successes over the past year and looks ahead to upcoming initiatives. This year’s dinner sold out with an all-time high attendance of approximately 650. Mayor Tibshraeny was presented GPEC’s Outstanding… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014

Downtown Phoenix

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

Harper wins national economic development award

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today announced that Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper has won a citizen leadership award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The Citizen Leadership Award, part of the IEDC’s annual award series, is presented to a community or business leader who has been involved in economic development for… Read More →

GPEC, ASU earn Department of Commerce Grant

Manufacturing Companies

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and Arizona State University (ASU) this week were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The initiative, called the “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” (IMCP) seeks to accelerate manufacturing sectors and job creation in cities across the country. The funds will be used to develop a… Read More →

Aerospace & Defense Forum launches Arizona Chapter

Aerospace and defense industry - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012
by in Business News | Legal | Tech

The Aerospace & Defense Forum, a global aerospace and defense organization promoting collaboration and commerce among industry leaders, has established an Arizona chapter which will launch in October. An impressive line-up of Arizona business leaders will lead the Arizona Chapter Steering Committee and host monthly meetings and networking events. The Phoenix meetings will be hosted… Read More →

Aerospace & Defense Forum launches Arizona Chapter

Aerospace and defense industry - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012
by in Business News | Legal | Tech

The Aerospace & Defense Forum, a global aerospace and defense organization promoting collaboration and commerce among industry leaders, has established an Arizona chapter which will launch in October. An impressive line-up of Arizona business leaders will lead the Arizona Chapter Steering Committee and host monthly meetings and networking events. The Phoenix meetings will be hosted… Read More →