A true public-private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for Greater Phoenix. Working with its 23 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 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. GPEC’s latest campaign, The Connected Place, focuses on the Internet of Things, where objects send and receive data, learn from it, and respond. By working with IoT companies centered on driverless vehicles, wearables, industry 4.0, and cyber security, GPEC is leading the way for IoT innovation in Greater Phoenix. Since 1989, GPEC’s main focus has been and will continue to be to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region.