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Technology education company to open campus in Phoenix

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PHOENIX — A Denver-based technology education company, Galvanize, is opening a campus in the warehouse district of downtown Phoenix.

According to Phoenix Business Journal, the company is building a 125,000-square-foot space at Fifth and Grant streets for training in web development and data science.

Galvanize decided to expand to Phoenix to address “technology’s talent gap and increasing innovation across all industries,” said co-founder and CEO Jim Deters in a statement on the company website.

The mission statement said the company wanted to be welcoming and inclusive, “Whether you’re a founder, student, or just someone who wants to level up in their career.”

Galvanize is working with Allstate and the City of Phoenix to make sure STEM jobs are increasingly marketable in the U.S.

“The list goes on and on of these companies that want to access a world-class labor pool, and they can do so from a market like Phoenix which still has great connectivity to the Bay Area,” said Greater Phoenix Economic Council CEO Chris Camacho.

Denver and Phoenix are not the only cities with Galvanize training programs. There are also centers in Austin, Texas; San Francisco; New York; Seattle; and Boulder, Colorado.

Galvanize already has a pop-up location on First Avenue and Monroe Street in Phoenix and is waiting to move into the new building.

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