Greater Phoenix Economic Council Archives

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 →

Progrexion Announces Phoenix Office, Hundreds of Jobs

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Progrexion, the nation’s leading provider of services in the credit repair industry, today announced it is opening a new office in Phoenix, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the region. “We are excited to enter such a dynamic and high-quality market like Phoenix to meet our growth demands. We acquired 30,000 square feet in North… Read More →

SRS Real Estate Partners Sells Building at The Park in Chandler to Krispy Kreme

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by in Business News

SRS Real Estate Partners announced the sale of a 53,492-square-foot shopping center outparcel which includes a 3,504-square-foot former bank building located at the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Alma School Road in Chandler, Ariz. Alan Houston and Jeff Alba with SRS Real Estate Partners represented the seller, Grossman/Robson Associates in the transaction.  Andy Kroot… Read More →

Karen Dickinson joins Polsinelli

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National law firm Polsinelli has added Karen Dickinson to its Phoenix office. Dickinson has extensive experience negotiating and advising on complex international and e-commerce legal issues involving international contracting, joint ventures and alliances, software and intellectual property licensing, joint developments, trademark prosecution and licensing, and web development. “I chose to move my practice to Polsinelli… Read More →

GPEC targets international business executives

by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) this week officially launched an international toolkit and forum series, called “Doing Business in Greater Phoenix, U.S.A,” with additional support from the City of Phoenix. The toolkit is designed to assist foreign companies with investment and expansion decisions in the United States and, specifically, the Greater Phoenix region. From… Read More →

GPEC hosts forum with 4 new companies

by in Business News | Economy | Events

On May 29, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) will host a forum featuring some of its locates, or businesses that GPEC and its partners have assisted in expanding or relocating to the Greater Phoenix region. The companies, who have relocated or expanded from Minnesota, New York, Canada and the Netherlands, will discuss their decision… Read More →

Youngtown becomes GPEC’s 21st member community

Downtown Phoenix
by in Business News | Economy

The Town of Youngtown recently joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) as its 21st member community. Youngtown is located at the Agua Fria River between Peoria, Sun City and El Mirage, and has a current population of approximately 6,200. “We’re thrilled to have the Town of Youngtown on board at GPEC,” said GPEC President… Read More →

Concerts Take The Center Stage At Musical Instrument Museum In April

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by in Events

Musical Instrument Museum marks the start of a series of events focusing on concerts, bringing performances by local and national artists to the Valley. Mini Music Makers Series Mondays and Wednesdays in April (1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24) 9:30-10 a.m. for children ages 0-18 months 10:15-10:50 a.m. for children ages 18 months-3… Read More →

Brewer, GM announce Chandler Innovation Center

Jan Brewer

Michigan-based General Motors (GM), together with Governor Jan Brewer, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced today GM has selected Chandler as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center.  These IT Innovation Centers enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities, strengthening its… Read More →

GPEC analyzes impact of potential defense cuts

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by in Economy | Featured | Tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today released findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a two-phase initiative that took an in-depth look at the region’s aerospace and defense companies to determine their strengths, weaknesses and readiness for the sequestration, federally-mandated automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1 unless… Read More →

GPEC puts together a science and technology strategy

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by in Business News | Tech

Even when the state was known for copper, cattle and citrus, Arizona has relied on being an innovator to drive its economy. “Arizona’s economic position has historically been defined by science and technology,” says Steven M. Shope, president of Mesa-based Sandia Research Corporation, “especially if you look back to the 1940s and 1950s, when the… Read More →

Energy Consortium’s Roadmap puts state of path to build industry

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by in Business News | Energy

Imagine Arizona as the energy hub of the Southwest — where major regional transmission lines tie into infrastructure in the state and serve a growing regional demand for energy. Arizona would be a place where an increasing percentage of jobs are related to the energy industry, whether in manufacturing, generation, transmission, energy efficiency, service or… Read More →

GPEC executive wins national ‘40 Under 40’ award

Chris Camacho
by in Featured

GPEC Executive Vice President Chris Camacho, 32, has been recognized as a rising star among the nation’s top economic development professionals. Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing, named Camacho to its distinguished “40 Under 40” panel, the first-ever awards program recognizing young talent in the economic development… Read More →