Commerce Archives

Staffing woes keep Mariposa port expansion from living up to promise

Mariposa port

Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise. The expansion added four commercial inspection lanes and eight private-vehicle inspection lanes, and modernized secondary inspection facilities at… Read More →

The Trump wall, Brexit and Arizona trade relations: What Mexico’s top diplomat has to say

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Global competition, trade agreements and the budding economic relationship between Arizona and Mexico were on the agenda this week at the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs, discussed how she feels about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border… Read More →

Tempe Chamber elects chairman of the board

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce elected Waste Management Senior District Manager Brian Wood as its chairman of the board. Wood will assume his role on July 1. He earned his MBA in 2014 from the University of Phoenix while balancing family, community involvement and work life at Waste Management. Wood also works as: A Certified… Read More →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

Presidential Award

At its annual meeting, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to lead the organization as chair over the coming year. Other officers selected during the MAG Annual Meeting held Wednesday night include Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck as vice chair and Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as treasurer. Helping make businesses export ready is on of… Read More →

Arizona chambers announce strategic partnership

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Two of the state’s most respected chambers of commerce announced a strengthening of their already close alignment that will increase the influence of their organizations statewide. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are entering into a new strategic partnership that will see each organization’s members earn general… Read More →

Sub-Zero Group, Inc. expanding in Goodyear

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Sub-Zero Group, Inc, the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances, is undertaking a $34 million expansion to its facility in Goodyear, Ariz. The project is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to Goodyear over the next four years. The expansion will add 248,000 square feet to the existing Goodyear factory, bringing the facility to 700,000… Read More →

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

Pros and cons of conducting business south of the border

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Conducting business overseas presents its own set of challenges and risks, but with a proactive plan you can decrease the risks and build valuable resources that can lead to a favorable result.. This is especially true when it comes to doing business south of the border. One of the biggest growth areas for U.S. companies… Read More →

Arizona trade mission builds confidence with Mexico

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President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Chris Camacho, joined Governor Doug Ducey in Mexico City for an important trade mission last week, with more than 40 business, university and government leaders – including GPEC board members Sharon Harper of The Plaza Companies, David Rousseau of SRP and University of Arizona President… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announces new board leadership

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) announced its new board chair, a new chair-elect and 11 new members to its board of directors. Ken McMahon, vice president of enterprise sales mountain west at CenturyLink, will serve as the 2015-2016 Board Chair, succeeding Ed Munson of KPHO-TV CBS5. Daniel Froetscher, senior vice president of transmission, distribution… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

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Sixteen Arizona-based companies earned spots on the Fortune 1000 list, a reference list of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked on revenues alone. The 16 Arizona companies on the Fortune 1,000: No. 108 Avnet, Phoenix No. 137 Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix No. 323 Republic Services, Phoenix No. 386 PetSmart, Phoenix No. 493 Insight Enterprises, Tempe No. 502 Northern Tier Energy,… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber honors winners of 2015 IMPACT Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 28th annual IMPACT Awards today, with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies and Goodwill of Central Arizona earning accolades as the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community.… Read More →

Apple plans $2B expansion in Arizona, Ducey says

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Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that Apple will be expanding in Arizona, with a $2 billion investment in Mesa on a command center for the company’s global networks — representing one of the company’s largest investments in history. Apple said it will invest $2 billion over 10 years to open a data center in the Phoenix… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Discount Tire opens 900th store

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Scottsdale-based Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, opened its 900th store in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The new store is the first Discount Tire location in Cedar Falls. Providing the lowest prices on tires and wheels, combined with excellent customer service, Discount Tire strives to serve as its customers’ knowledgeable and convenient neighborhood tire retailer. The 7,373… Read More →