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Gilbert Ranks #5 as a Best City for Women Entrepreneurs in 2020

What makes for a great city for women entrepreneurs? It’s a city where women have the means, opportunities, and support to start their own business. It’s a city where they are surrounded by other women entrepreneurs and where they earn the same as their male counterparts for the same work (which in much of the U.S. is still not a given). It’s also a place where women can hire from a community that champions them.

Gilbert’s Opportunity Zone: The Place for Your Investment

Gilbert celebrates its 100th birthday this year and has grown from a small farming community to the 5th largest city in Arizona.
With a population over 265,000, Gilbert is larger than Salt Lake City, UT, Boise, ID, Tacoma, WA, and Richmond, VA. Located near the original Town site, Gilbert’s Opportunity Zone is one square mile and encompasses the community’s Northwest Growth Area and the downtown Heritage District.

Gilbert Gateway Towne Center adds 4 new tenants

While COVID-19 has impacted shopping centers nationwide, Gilbert Gateway Towne Center has expanded with local and national tenants. The Vestar-owned shopping center on the Mesa-Gilbert border is celebrating the opening of one new tenant Gilbert Wax Bar and will welcome three additional shops later this year, including The Beauty District, Apple Xchange and Spirit Halloween.

Intel Launches First Artificial Intelligence Associate Degree Program

Intel is partnering with Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) to launch the first Intel-designed artificial intelligence (AI) associate degree program in the United States. The Arizona Commerce Authority will also provide a workforce grant of $100,000 to support the program. It will enable tens of thousands of students to land careers in high-tech, healthcare, automotive, industrial and aerospace fields.

How Gilbert, Arizona, found economic resilience in 35,000 micro-businesses

As a 12-year-old, Jenn Daniels taught herself bookkeeping so she could help her father run his tool-and-die shop. Nearly 30 years later, she uses those skills as part of a side business she runs out of her Gilbert, Arizona, living room helping entrepreneurs navigate the tricky shoals of local permitting, state licensing, tax filing, insurance and a string of other challenges.