The Town of Youngtown recently joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) as its 21st member community. Youngtown is located at the Agua Fria River between Peoria, Sun City and El Mirage, and has a current population of approximately 6,200.
“We’re thrilled to have the Town of Youngtown on board at GPEC,” said GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome. “Youngtown is a unique, up-and-coming community with tremendous potential for economic growth. We’re excited to assist with their plans to move forward as a community.”
“The 21st GPEC community for the 21st Century we’re proud to take a seat at the GPEC table,” Youngtown Mayor Michael LeVault said. “Youngtown is well positioned to be a vibrant and vital player in the region’s bright economic future.”
Youngtown was originally designed as a retirement community but has since evolved to accommodate young people and families. The community’s “village” feel sets the town apart from the rest of the region. The Town’s general plan for 2025 has a robust focus on economic development, targeting community revitalization, public relations and marketing, and business enhancement, attraction and diversification.
“Youngtown’s addition to GPEC’s family of communities speaks volumes about the depth and breadth of services available to its member communities and companies,” said Jim Lundy, GPEC’s board chairman and CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona. “Whether an established business or startup, an older community or one just starting to rev up its economic engine, like Youngtown, GPEC offers expert economic development advice, marketing, research and prospect leads.”
About the Town of Youngtown
Unique. This one word perfectly articulates the essence of Youngtown, a community of 6,200 with a distinct village feel, located in the midst of the thriving megalopolis of Phoenix, Arizona. Originally designed to be a retirement community, the Town boasts a lovely lake, six parks and a distinctively designed town center named Clubhouse Square. Youngtown has morphed from a community of 80 percent post-55 residents to one of 80 percent young people. Families abound and the Town is changing with the times. For more information, visit http://www.youngtownaz.org.
About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
A true public/private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for the Greater Phoenix metro area in Arizona – the number two market for solar in the United States. GPEC also was recently ranked one of the top economic development groups in the country. Working with its 21 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 160 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. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region. For more information, visit http://www.gpec.org.