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GPEC pursuing creative solutions to regional challenges

Sharon Wolcott, mayor, Surprise

While a lot of things have changed since I entered public service 20 years ago, the American people still elect representatives for the same reason. Just like the first office I was ever elected to — and every office I’ve held in between — the people of Surprise elected me to help improve their lives.

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Welcome to the world of competition

Barry Broome (File photo)

The effectiveness of economic development programs has long been hotly debated. Recent events, like the closing of Suntech’s manufacturing facility in Goodyear, have given rise to a new wave of criticism by organizations like the Arizona Tax Research Association, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and the Goldwater Institute — most of it unwarranted and unsubstantiated.

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Broome will stay at GEPC (access required)

Barry Broome will stay on as executive director of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, a change of heart that came just one day after the group announced that he was taking a new job in San Diego.

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