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Greater Phoenix:
Building the nation's most innovative, connected, and people-centered smart region.

Our Vision

Through a community-driven applied research model and intentional, unprecedented collaboration, our consortium of public, private, university, and community partners seek to empower Greater Phoenix communities to build the nation’s largest, most connected, smart region, developing and deploying technology scalable solutions rooted in connectivity, mobility, equity, and sustainability.

Vision
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Greater Phoenix Region

Our Region
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Core Regional Goals

We are intentionally collaborating with regional partners to adopt and scale solutions that transform Greater Phoenix and support core regional goals.

Regional Goals
Improve Quality
of Life
Core Goal #1
Drive
Equity
Core Goal #2
Enhance
Revenue
Core Goal #3
Promote
Sustainability
and Resilience
Core Goal #4
Support 
Economic
Competitiveness
Core Goal #5
How We Do It

How We Achieve These

By bringing together diverse stakeholders we can enhance the quality of life and well-being for all residents.

01 / Regional Collaboration

02 / Best Practice Sharing

03 / Competency Framework

04 / Research & Data Analysis

05 / Validation & Testing

06 / Implementing Solutions at Scale

Research

Develop

Deploy

The Benefits

01

REDUCES RISK

Let's move 

Greater Phoenix forward together.

Getting Involved

Industry Partners

Participating in The Connective means committing to become an innovative region that intentionally collaborates on issues that impact the quality of life and well-being for all residents and businesses.

The Connective will be funded through public, private, university and grant funding. Funding will directly support research, training, testing, data management activities and Greater Phoenix branding. 

Industry partner membership will require a minimum three-year commitment.

Community Partners

Each Greater Phoenix community partner is requested to make a pledge to support The Connective for multiple years in order to enable multi-year, community-driven research projects. Each Consortium member will have representation on the Smart Region Leadership Council.

 

To foster regional participation, some communities may also elect to participate as an observer for no cost but will not have voting privileges nor access to training programs. Observing cities will be able to participate in cooperative procurement but will not receive additional benefits.

Get Involved
Contact Us

Contact Us

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Our Team
Our Team
Dean Duncan: Managing Director
Dean Duncan: Managing Director

Dean Duncan

Dean joined The Connective in 2021, after serving as Executive Director of Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), where he led a three-initiative organization dedicated to accelerating technology company development.

Managing Director

Ben Williams: Program Manager
Ben Williams: Program Manager

Ben Williams

Ben holds a Master of Public Administration in Urban Management from Arizona State University and manages projects and partnerships with Greater Phoenix cities and regional entities.

Program Manager

Dean joined The Connective in 2021, after serving as Executive Director of Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), where he led a three-initiative organization dedicated to accelerating technology company development.

Dean joined The Connective in 2021, after serving as Executive Director of Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), where he led a three-initiative organization dedicated to accelerating technology company development.

Dean joined The Connective in 2021, after serving as Executive Director of Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), where he led a three-initiative organization dedicated to accelerating technology company development.

Jake Taylor: Human-Centered Design Specialist
Jake Taylor: Human-Centered Design Specialist

Jake Taylor

Design & Technology Manager

Jake holds a Master of Global Management in Design Thinking and contributes critical design frameworks to projects, ensuring the resident experience remains at the center of all we do.

Jake Taylor
Design & Technology Manager
Partners
Developed By
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