Phoenix’s tech scene is growing — in an old warehouse district

PHOENIX — A rusted shell of what once was a produce warehouse is an unlikely setting for a tech renaissance — but it’s happening on a small patch of land a few blocks south of downtown Phoenix.

Within the two square miles that house Phoenix’s Warehouse District, there’s ample evidence amid dozens of once-abandoned structures: 60 tech start-ups work out of a 55,000-square-foot technology-education campus run by Galvanize; a thriving electronic medical record company, WebPT, has morphed into a multimillion-dollar business employing hundreds; a reconverted warehouse, opened in 1926, is the home of advertising agency R&R Partners.

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