Economic development leaders around the Valley have been working to create the next wave of economic development for Arizona, focused on leveraging the strengths of our existing economy and building a path to the future.

This month, the Valley Partnership Friday Morning Breakfast will bring together Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and John Graham, president of Sunbelt Holdings, to discuss how Arizona is working to position itself as a regional and global leader.

The breakfast will be held on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Country Club. The breakfast is $50 for members and $75 for non-members.

Both Chris Camacho and John Graham serve on the board of directors for the Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), which Graham chairs. PEI is a passionate collective of community, business and opinion leaders, dedicated to the mission of fulfilling the economic opportunities of Greater Phoenix. The intent of PEI is to present a vision, identify opportunities for action, and guide resources for producing real solutions. The success of PEI is measured by the advancement of our economic presence, beyond being a more competitive region and toward being recognized as a world-class economy.

“The development community works in concert with the business and education communities to build a stronger economy here. This legislative session saw leadership focused on investing in infrastructure and education, two key elements of building a stronger economic base for the long-term future. This month, our program will focus on how these interests are coming together to create a more dynamic climate for high quality employers, those who are here in Arizona and those looking to relocate,” said Cheryl Lombard, president of Valley Partnership.