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© 2018 Partnership for Economic Innovation 

PEI's mission is to transform Greater Phoenix into a top global market for innovation & technology, fueled by world-class research institutes, advanced industries, and high tech entrepreneurs. 

PEI in Action 

Accelerating Workforce Placement

Pipeline AZ is a fully funded, first-in-the-nation technology platform for broad-based regional workforce career mapping and matching. 

Enhancing Export Capacity

The Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) is dedicated to increasing exports in Greater Phoenix by improving coordination, developing new resources and positioning the Greater Phoenix region as a place to start and grow global companies. 

Education

Creating unique world-class science and technology centers, generating new innovations and products, while training a high-skilled workforce for targeted advanced industries and emerging sectors.

Entrepreneurship

Leverage existing entrepreneurship resources that apply Velocity's identified technology opportunities to scalable business ventures by linking investors and entrepreneurs. 

Trade

Establish Greater Phoenix as a hub of global trade by connecting industries and entrepreneurs to growing markets and making the region a location of choice for global investors. 

Entrepreneurship

Leverage existing entrepreneurship resources that apply Velocity's identified technology opportunities to scalable business ventures by linking investors and entrepreneurs. 

Applying Advanced Research Today

PEI and ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering are developing a prototype science and technology center that will demonstrate the potential magnitude of the Velocity strategic plan. The industry led center will activate the intellectual capital developed at the university by applying it to advanced industry challenges, creating the products of the future. 

Proving Industry-Led Intentional Investment Works for Arizona 

Activating the Velocity strategic plan through industry-led, intentional investment in competitive research, workforce development and entrepreneurial acceleration will create:

Additional Advanced Industry Jobs

The Jobs will Produce Economic Acceleration

How it Works

By investing in research, education and workforce readiness, we can capitalize on the Greater Phoenix region's long history of entrepreneurialism and innovation. 

Industry-led, intentional investment will spur business growth with advanced industries and next-generation growth industries, creating a multiplier effect benefiting our entire region.