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GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014


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 →

Tax reform aims to help small businesses


During the State of the Union address, President Obama said that tax reform is a key issue for small businesses today. Specifically, the president stressed that many small businesses are overwhelmed with administrative tasks associated with tax filing and deserve the opportunity to focus on strategic areas of their business that could help them grow… Read More →

GPEC boosts state’s economy by attracting more foreign direct investment

Funding Startup Companies Jumpstart Economy
by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s California 50 program — which aimed to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to Phoenix for an opportunity to tour and explore the region’s business-friendly environment — proved to be so popular that they expanded it to 100 a week after its launch. But it may be GPEC’s pitch to CEOs… Read More →

Momentum builds to soften accounting standards for private companies

Financial Statements
by in Business News | Economy

Private companies say they need to stop being treated like public companies. And now the accounting world has begun to listen to their complaints. The debate about whether to soften accounting standards for private companies has gone on for years, but this time it seems to be moving toward action, although slowly. But this past… Read More →