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Stay up to date with the latest news and announcements from Peoria's Economic Development Services division. News stories older than 30 days will be automatically moved to the Archive (linked below).
  • 2020 Wealthiest Zip Codes

    One of Wealthiest ZIP Codes is in Peoria

    For the second year in a row, Peoria has had one of its ZIP codes listed as one of the wealthiest in the Valley.

    02/11/2020 7:43 AM

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    Peoria Economic Development Launches Business Briefs Email Newsletter

    Starting in 2020, the City of Peoria will begin offering a monthly newsletter called Business Briefs which has information that is useful to business owners.

    02/10/2020 12:35 PM

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    Paving a path to future growth in Peoria

    The Peoria Independent explains how the City of Peoria is interested in acquiring land for new development within its existing boundaries.

    01/13/2020 12:45 PM

  • Peoria Business Concierge

    Get Help with Your Small Business Questions

    The City of Peoria has launched a new service called the Business Concierge Program, which assists callers with their business-related questions and connects them to the right resources to help their business succeed.

    01/07/2020 8:26 AM

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    Peoria Wins Best Of The West Award

    The City of Peoria's Economic Development Team has been recognized with an Excellence in Innovation award at the 2019 WESTMARC's Best of the West event.

    12/04/2019 4:20 PM

  • International Economic Development Council

    Economic Development Team Wins International Award

    The City of Peoria's Economic Development Team has been recognized with an Excellence in Economic Development award at the 2019 IEDC for Innovation Programs and Initiatives.

    10/24/2019 3:12 PM

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    Peoria Film Fest is Back!

    The Peoria Film Fest is back for its second year, to be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 through Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. The four-day festival will be held once again at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre in the P83 Entertainment District.

    10/08/2019 3:35 PM

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    Peoria Featured in Forbes Travel Article

    Forbes Travel writer Miriam Porter pays a visit to Peoria's Lake Pleasant in her article "The Exhilarating Phoenix Desert."

    09/17/2019 3:36 PM

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    Peoria Film Fest Preps for Second Year

    The Peoria Film Fest is back for its second year, to be held Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 through Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. The four-day festival will be held once again at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains Theatre in the P83 Entertainment District.

    09/10/2019 4:31 PM

  • Arizona State University Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    ASU, City of Peoria Partner to Create an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    ASU and the City of Peoria have partnered to create the Peoria Forward program, which encourages small business growth and development and closely aligns with Peoria's economic development strategy.

    09/09/2019 1:12 PM

  • Peoria Business Concierge

    Peoria Business Concierge Service Provides Answers to Business Owners

    The City of Peoria has launched a new service called the Business Concierge Program, which assists callers with their business-related questions and connects them to the right resources to help their business succeed.

    09/05/2019 4:11 PM

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    Wyyerd Group to Acquire Zona Communications

    Boulder, Colorado-based Wyyerd Group announced that it has acquired Zona Communications for an undisclosed amount. Zona Communications is a communications services provider headquartered in Peoria, Arizona.

    07/03/2019 11:23 AM

  • USA Today 10 Best

    Peoria Makes USA Today Top 10 List

    USA Today 10 Best names Peoria, Arizona as one of the top 10 unique destinations to experience the outdoors.

    06/19/2019 1:51 PM

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    Huntington University Celebrates Class of 2019 First in Peoria

    For the first time ever, Huntington University - Arizona students were among the ranks of the Huntington University (HU) graduating class, marking a new era in the school's history.

    05/29/2019 11:39 AM

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    Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Opens in Park West, A Burger Lovers Dream

    Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is now open in Park West, serving up gourmet and specialty burgers, brews, and barbecue. Located just a few blocks from the Cardinals and Coyotes stadiums, it's the perfect place to stop by before or after the game.

    04/24/2019 11:54 AM

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    West Valley packs pipeline of finance and insurance talent

    An article from AZ Big Media finds that Phoenix's West Valley cities (including Peoria) have an untapped workforce of talent in the finance and insurance industries.

    04/22/2019 9:42 AM

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    Can Park West be the Kierland Commons of the West Valley?

    The Phoenix Business Journal profiles Peoria's Park West shopping center, including a recent $4m renovation. A focus on economic data sheds some light on factors that have drawn 10 new tenants to Park West including many gourmet restaurants.

    04/09/2019

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    Huntington University Garners 15 Awards at National Broadcast Festival

    For the second year in a row, Huntington University film, broadcast and animation students in Indiana and Arizona have garnered top awards at the National Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts.

    03/26/2019 3:25 PM

  • Youth-Changemaker-Summit

    Youth ChangeMaker Summit at Peoria MET Academy

    Youth ChangeMaker Summit is a 3-day introduction for high-school students to the Arizona entrepreneurial community. During the weekend, students imagine, plan and pitch a business solution that will set the foundations for a better future for Arizona.

    03/26/2019 3:25 PM

  • USA-Today-Peoria-Article

    Peoria Featured in USA Today 10 Best List

    A travel writer from USA Today 10 Best features ten top attractions throughout the City of Peoria in her article "Yes, there is another Peoria and here’s why you need to visit.”

    02/26/2019 1:07 PM

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