News & Media

EVP Partnering on a Region-Wide Startup Funding Initiative

EVP is working with a number of PHX East Valley partners to catalyze economic growth by raising awareness of the importance of angel investing and enhancing access to early-stage funding for area tech startups. We are seeking individuals interested in becoming PHX East Valley angel investors. Education on the topic of angel investing will be offered to introduce the skills needed to start investing. Learn how you can generate return on investment while helping to grow businesses in our region. read more

2017/18 Committee Meetings & Events Schedule Now Available!

The partnership is known as an organization that ‘rolls up its sleeves’ and gets to work for the entire PHX East Valley region.  With that, we are excited to distribute the 2017/18 Master Committee Meetings and Events Schedule to our member organizations. We encourage ALL members to actively participate in at least one committee that appeals to their individual interests or expertise. read more

Panel Sees Bright Future for East Valley Sustainability, Development

Sustainability is not just about electric cars, solar panels and recycling. In Mesa, sustainability encompasses a vast range of concerns, extending from education to economic development and public health. read more

Final Legislative Update, Prepared by Triadvocates

Members of our EVP Advocacy & Government Relations Committee are receiving weekly updates from our government public relations firm Triadovcates. The following information will provide a final snapshot of Legislative Bills and discussions as of May 15, 2017. read more

Annual Membership Meeting to Celebrate 35 Years of EVP

The 2017 Annual Membership Meeting will be celebrating 35 Years of Education Achievement, Transportation Milestones, Business Accomplishments and much, much, more throughout the PHX East Valley! read more

SRP Forum Parking

Thank you for registering for the 2017 SRP Forum! We look forward to welcoming you to the event tomorrow. Event registration will begin at 11:30 AM, followed by the formal program and luncheon service at approximately noon. We expect to be concluding around 1:15 PM. read more

Biggs, Sinema Share Views on Washington Politics

Original Article via Paul Maryniak, East Valley Tribune

Don’t anticipate President Trump’s “skinny budget” becoming law; expect continued acrimony between the leadership of both major parties in Congress and hope the White House develops a strategy for dealing with rogue nations and other international security threats. read more

EVP Tied to Region’s Growth Over 35 years

The East Valley in the early 1980s was starkly different from what it is today.

The region was the 90-pound weakling to Phoenix. Major traffic arteries beyond County Club Drive were almost nonexistent. Cities fought over scant opportunities for development. The Pentagon was letting Williams Air Force Base die a slow death. read more

SRP Forum | PHX East Valley Economic Sustainability

Join us on Tuesday, May 23rd at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes for the 2017 SRP Forum focused on Sustainability in the PHX East Valley. We are excited to welcome keynote speaker, Grady Gammage, Jr., as he will address insight from his newly released book “The Future of the Suburban City. Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix”.
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Former GCU Exec Planning Nonprofit Tech School, Students Will Attend For Free

Original Article via Phoenix Business Journal 

Brent Richardson, who helped build Grand Canyon University to what it is today, has plans to build a nonprofit school in the Valley for coding, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. read more