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The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub with Chris Camacho The Logistics of Logistics

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Chris Camacho and Joe Lynch discuss the Phoenix factor: how Arizona became a logistics hub. Chris is President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), an organization working to attract and grow quality businesses in the Greater Phoenix area.
Summary: The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub In this podcast, Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, discusses how Greater Phoenix has become a thriving logistics hub and a prime location for businesses. He explores the factors contributing to the region's growth, including its strategic location, infrastructure investments, and business-friendly environment. Camacho also delves into the importance of a skilled workforce in supporting advanced manufacturing and the hyper-regionalization of supply chains driven by consumer demand for fast delivery. The podcast highlights the Southwest region's investments in infrastructure, such as the planned I-11 corridor, and how these developments have enabled Greater Phoenix to attract major companies and develop thriving industrial corridors. Lastly, Camacho emphasizes the significance of understanding demographic shifts, population changes, and state policies when corporations evaluate markets and make strategic business decisions.
#PhoenixLogisticsHub
#EconomicDevelopmentAZ
#I11Corridor
About Chris Camacho Chris Camacho serves as president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), one of the longest-standing public-private partnerships for economic development across the country. As chief executive, Chris leads the development and execution of the region’s strategic economic strategy, oversees domestic and international business development, and ensures the market position remains competitive through coordination with partner organizations, private sector leaders, and municipal and state leadership. GPEC has attracted more than 540 companies during his tenure, creating more than 100,000 jobs and $56.8 billion in capital investment. Some notable projects include TSMC, Apple, LG Energy Solutions, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Amazon, Garmin, General Motors, HelloFresh, KORE Power, Williams-Sonoma and headquarters including Benchmark Electronics, Carlisle Companies, Rogers Corporation and EMD Electronics. In October 2021, Chris led GPEC to being recognized as the top economic development organization globally by the International Economic Development Council a year after being named the top EDO in the U.S. in 2020.
About GPEC The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), globally recognized as a top economic development organization (EDO), works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A data-driven regional EDO, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa and Pinal counties, and more than 200 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. Over the past 34 years, GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping over 980 companies, creating nearly 182,000 jobs and more than $65 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.
Key Takeaways: The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub Learn about the hyper-regionalization of supply chains and how Greater Phoenix attracts new business by offering a favorable business environment. Discover the role of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council in driving economic development for the Phoenix metropolitan area. Understand the importance of states competing for manufacturing jobs and the need for a skilled workforce in advanced manufacturing. Explore the reasons behind Greater Phoenix

Chris Camacho and Joe Lynch discuss the Phoenix factor: how Arizona became a logistics hub. Chris is President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), an organization working to attract and grow quality businesses in the Greater Phoenix area.
Summary: The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub In this podcast, Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, discusses how Greater Phoenix has become a thriving logistics hub and a prime location for businesses. He explores the factors contributing to the region's growth, including its strategic location, infrastructure investments, and business-friendly environment. Camacho also delves into the importance of a skilled workforce in supporting advanced manufacturing and the hyper-regionalization of supply chains driven by consumer demand for fast delivery. The podcast highlights the Southwest region's investments in infrastructure, such as the planned I-11 corridor, and how these developments have enabled Greater Phoenix to attract major companies and develop thriving industrial corridors. Lastly, Camacho emphasizes the significance of understanding demographic shifts, population changes, and state policies when corporations evaluate markets and make strategic business decisions.
#PhoenixLogisticsHub
#EconomicDevelopmentAZ
#I11Corridor
About Chris Camacho Chris Camacho serves as president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), one of the longest-standing public-private partnerships for economic development across the country. As chief executive, Chris leads the development and execution of the region’s strategic economic strategy, oversees domestic and international business development, and ensures the market position remains competitive through coordination with partner organizations, private sector leaders, and municipal and state leadership. GPEC has attracted more than 540 companies during his tenure, creating more than 100,000 jobs and $56.8 billion in capital investment. Some notable projects include TSMC, Apple, LG Energy Solutions, Microsoft, GoDaddy, Amazon, Garmin, General Motors, HelloFresh, KORE Power, Williams-Sonoma and headquarters including Benchmark Electronics, Carlisle Companies, Rogers Corporation and EMD Electronics. In October 2021, Chris led GPEC to being recognized as the top economic development organization globally by the International Economic Development Council a year after being named the top EDO in the U.S. in 2020.
About GPEC The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), globally recognized as a top economic development organization (EDO), works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A data-driven regional EDO, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa and Pinal counties, and more than 200 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. Over the past 34 years, GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping over 980 companies, creating nearly 182,000 jobs and more than $65 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.
Key Takeaways: The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub Learn about the hyper-regionalization of supply chains and how Greater Phoenix attracts new business by offering a favorable business environment. Discover the role of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council in driving economic development for the Phoenix metropolitan area. Understand the importance of states competing for manufacturing jobs and the need for a skilled workforce in advanced manufacturing. Explore the reasons behind Greater Phoenix

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