557: How GPEC Is Tempting Tech Companies to Relocate To Phoenix

Jun 20, 2018

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is actively working to attract and grow quality tech companies and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A true public-private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Working with its 22 member communities, Maricopa County, and 150 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy.

Chris Camacho, president, and CEO Greater Phoenix Economic Council is wooing tech companies to the Grand Canyon state. During his tenure, GPEC has led the attraction of more than 280 companies creating 47,011 jobs and $4.4 billion in capital investment. Some of the more notable projects include Apple, Silicon Valley Bank, Zenefits, GoDaddy, Yelp, Amazon, Garmin, General Motors and many others.

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I wanted to find out more about the region’s approach to connectivity, how it extends beyond the fabric of their community and how as a region, they are on a relentless pursuit of innovation and technology companies here are committed to changing the game.

GPEC believe that connectivity is about their region’s legacy businesses joining forces with emerging disruptors. It’s about our educational institutions working together to produce talent that is job ready and entrepreneurial in spirit. It’s about community organizations listening to their residents and responding in kind. It’s about the internet of things being THE thing in Greater Phoenix.

On today’s tech podcast, Chris Camacho also reveals how driverless vehicles, cybersecurity, blockchain, wearables, and Industry 4.0 make up the four pillars of ‘The Connected Place.’

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