8 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2021 surround it. About Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) works to attract and grow quality businesses, and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. As a data-driven regional economic development organization (EDO), GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate to Greater Phoenix. Recently named the top EDO in the U.S. by the International Economic Development Council, over the past 31 years GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping more than 850 companies, creating 154,000 jobs and $20.4 billion in capital investment. Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial-focused companies looking to thrive and scale in a vibrant, dynamic region. There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix; one rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. Greater Phoenix is Greater Together. For more information about GPEC and how we can assist your businesses, visit www. gpec.org. About Arizona Office of Tourism The Arizona Office of Tourism works to strengthen and grow Arizona’s economy through travel and tourism promotion, positioning Arizona as the leading tourism destination for domestic and international travelers. Tourism is a key industry that provides positive economic impacts to every community, city and all 15 counties across the state.