Economic Development Archives

Scottsdale expands efforts to support startups

Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale is expanding efforts in support of its small business and start-up community after being named one of the Top 10 locations to launch a startup.  Scottsdale economic development is working closely to assist local businesses and entrepreneurs grow and develop both locally and globally through a series of workshops, seminars and… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosts military career event

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Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, taking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitary16. Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty… Read More →

Mesa reaches for Millennials in new music video

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Visit Mesa, the official tourism marketing arm for the City of Mesa, completed the Downtown Mesa video, a new destination marketing tool that shows off the activities, businesses and new experiences along Main Street. The video features the vocal talent of local Arizonans Sara Robinson and Levi Waskom as they get ready to enjoy their… Read More →

WESTMARC hires president and CEO

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WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, announced that Sintra Hoffman will be joining the organization as president and CEO, succeeding Richard Hubbard. Hoffman comes to WESTMARC from ADOT where she has been a policy advisor to the director and leadership team and an assistant director on public affairs and local government outreach.  She has also served as deputy city… Read More →

Mayor Stanton to commemorate collaborative work space

Entrepreneurs

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will commemorate the opening of The Department, a new collaborative workspace for emerging businesses and leaders, on Thursday, Jan. 14. at 11:30 a.m. Entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists, investors and nonprofits can work within the space, and its commemoration will be held on the sixth floor of the Marketplace One building at… Read More →

ACG-Arizona will spotlight TASER president

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Luke Larson, President of TASER International, will speak at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast on Jan. 12. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Grand Ballroom. “TASER has become one of the most well-known brands based in Arizona, and we… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

Govig & Associates launches college recruitment program

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Govig & Associates, one of the largest privately-held firms in the global MRINetwork of executive search firms, has launched GovigU, a college graduate recruitment program for small- and medium-sized businesses in preparation for the impending shortage of qualified talent. The GovigU team partners with clients to enhance their employer brand recognition amongst the college and university talent market, and coaches businesses on the services and expertise needed to attract college graduates. The program helps companies identify,… Read More →

AAED donates $4,080 to Heart for the City

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) presented a check for $4,080 to the Heart for the City at AAED’s annual charity luncheon and raffle.  Joe Eriquez, Heart for the City’s executive director, accepted the check from Jennifer Graves, CEcD, AAED’s president-elect and economic development director for the Town of Gilbert.  Proceeds from a silent… Read More →

ACA announces Fall Innovation Challenge finalists

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

The Fall 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) continues as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in its bi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and… Read More →

Tech educator Galvanize coming to Phoenix

Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize, announces plans to bring the technology education company to Phoenix.

There was a time when Phoenix’s downtown Warehouse District served as the foundation for the agriculture industry. Today, it is serving as the foundation for the city’s exploding technology sector. Mayor Greg Stanton announced Wednesday that Galvanize, a market leader in delivering technology education programs, will expand to Phoenix in partnership with the city of Phoenix and… Read More →

Gilbert mayor will lead East Valley Partnership

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After conducting a thorough search over the last four months that drew candidates from across the country, East Valley Partnership has named Gilbert Mayor John Lewis President and CEO. Lewis succeeds Roc Arnett, who served as President and CEO of East Valley Partnership for the past 13 years. Formed in 1982, East Valley Partnership is… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

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State Farm will be holding a Career Fair January 12, to help fill openings for its expansion in the greater Phoenix area. The company will hire up to 1000 employees in the first half of 2016 and additional hiring will continue throughout the year. The one-day Career Fair will focus on generating a candidate pool… Read More →

Experts predict steady growth for Arizona economy

Arizona Economic Forecast 2011, Economic Recovery

Say goodbye to the recession and keep an eye on slow, steady growth for the state and nation in 2016. That’s what experts said today at the 52nd annual Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. Four experts delivered a comprehensive overview of what’s happening… Read More →