Category: Blog – Economic Development

Blog on economic development & Phoenix Forward

It’s all in a year’s work

Launched in 2016, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (GPCF) leads the charitable and education objectives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of...

11/22/2017

Building a new workforce model by bridging the gap between business, education

Over the past 18 months, GPCF has launched five Workforce Collaboratives to address the needs of key industries.

10/27/2017

Milestone 2,000th BRE visit for partners in the Phoenix Forward initiative

We travel the Valley reaching out directly to business owners, listening to their challenges and future plans and connecting them...

06/26/2017

2 years of Phoenix Forward: 2,000 business visits, 5 workforce collaboratives, 1 region

Not only are we enhancing the traditional route to growing the economy, but we have built and uncovered several additional...

Greater Phoenix’s growing health care industry drives job growth

Perhaps the most vital ingredient to growing Phoenix’s health care industry is filling the talent pipeline while retaining existing talent.

04/14/2017

Passion for compassion: Health care heroes in cancer, burn units

Greg Tilque discusses which businesses out of the hundreds he meets with annually, impact him the most.

02/03/2017

A strong educational system equals a strong economy

Phoenix Forward: The top concern for Arizona business owners is having access to a qualified workforce.

01/13/2017

Passionate about economic development: Greg Tilque shares insight and experience

Tilque’s dedication and passion are apparent as he discusses how economic development efforts have improved the Valley.

12/14/2016

Arizona lawmakers look to challenges, opportunities of upcoming session

Arizona lawmakers shared predictions on hot issues for the upcoming legislative session.

12/14/2016

Deborah Ostreicher shares insight on economic impact, new flights, Terminal 3

Sky Harbor is more than just America’s Friendliest Airport, it's a robust economic hub that’s vital to job creation.

11/29/2016