Economic Development Archives

Boeing grants Goodwill $25,000 to help veterans


The Boeing Company has awarded Goodwill of Central Arizona with a $25,000 grant for a program that that will serve 200 veterans by providing much needed job preparation skills to help them find civilian jobs.  Through the program, Goodwill anticipates serving and helping place 80 job seekers in gainful employment. “We’re extremely grateful for Boeing’s… Read More →

Humana hosting job fair, looks to hire 50

Pharmacy Law

Humana Inc. is hiring more than 50 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail order pharmacy service, is hiring 40 pharmacy technicians and pharmacy tech-in-training positions at its southwest Phoenix office. The company is also hiring for nine packing and shipping roles and a handful of other roles. Humana is hosting a job fair… Read More →

Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix Buchachon Petthanya

Gainsight, a Silicon Valley-based technology company focused on customer success, has announced an expansion to Phoenix. The company’s new corporate marketing headquarters will be housed at the 111 W. Monroe building downtown.    Led by CEO Nick Mehta, Gainsight made a major announcement last Thursday with a new $50 million Series D funding round backed… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative Oleg Dudko

Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

Scottsdale-based trutankless begins global expansion

Water Conservation, City of Phoenix

Bollente Companies, Inc. has announced the formation of Bollente International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, as part of an international manufacturing and sales expansion for its trutankless line of electric tankless water heaters. Bollente International has partnered with an international manufacturing firm to increase production and efficiently handle distribution to customers in theUnited Kingdom and throughout Europe, Asia,… Read More →

Veyo aims to recruit 1,200 Phoenix drivers


‘Tis the season to make some extra cash! Veyo, a new healthcare logistics company with target service for the healthcare industry, plans to bring 1,200 earning opportunities to Phoenix Metro before the end of the year. By offering higher per­-mile rates than similar app-­based transportation services and a majority of trips fall between 6 a.m.… Read More →

Bankers Trust celebrates opening of new location

Bankers Trust Check Presentation

Nearly 150 community leaders, industry experts and customers joined Bankers Trust on Thursday as they celebrated the grand opening of its new location on the ground floor of Esplanade Building II (2525 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 100). The first Bankers Trust Phoenix location opened in 2007 and since that time the Bank has grown from… Read More →

Crowdfunding site connects Arizona businesses, capital Buchachon Petthanya

The biggest challenge for Arizona entrepreneurs today is access to capital, said Dan Nienhauser, executive director of Arizona Collaboratory Inc. To address the issue, the Arizona Technology Council has partnered with Arizona Collaboratory Inc. to launch the Arizona Collaboratory Capital Connectivity Portal. This online platform is the first aimed strictly at Arizona technology companies and… Read More →

Villages at Vigneto to create $23.8B in economic impact


Dr. Robert Carreira, principal of, forecasts the Villages at Vigneto will ignite the struggling Benson and Cochise County economies. The development, including 28,000 homes, a destination resort, and four million square feet of commercial/retail space, will bring an estimated $23.8 billion* in economic activity (spending/sales) over 18 years. Additionally, It will create an estimated… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host Millennial career mixer

November Commercial Real Estate Networking Events

BestCompaniesAZ’s Millennial Career Mixer is just under two weeks away – Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Malee’s Thai Bistro in Scottsdale. This will be a fun, social event with complimentary appetizers and beverages, and most importantly time to network one-on-one with recruiters from these top hiring companies: Charles Schwab, USAA, Synchrony Financial, Dignity Health, Progrexion,… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

Chandler Innovation Center

FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

Stanton leads Arizona mayors on Mexico trade mission

Greg Stanton, Kaci Demarest, WEB

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a delegation of six Arizona mayors and more than two dozen business leaders and experts to the Mexican capital on a mission to expand trade opportunities with prominent business and political leaders. The delegation arrived in Mexico City on Sunday. This morning they met with leaders of ProMexico, the… Read More →

Greater Phoenix export market heats up Phasin Sritham

Greater Phoenix is now responsible for 68.3 percent of the state’s exports – up from 65.4 percent in 2014 – Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay announced in a presentation to the Mayor and City Council. Citing growing trade with Mexico, exports in the Phoenix metro area and the rest of Arizona are up… Read More →

AAED Arizona hands out 2015 Golden Prospector Awards stancikasn

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has presented four Golden Prospector Awards and eight Golden Prospector Awards of Merit, to encourage and recognize excellence in economic development. Winning 2015 Golden Prospector Awards were: the Town of Gilbert for its multimedia promotions, “Standing Out from the Crowd at BIO International” and “Talk of the Trade… Read More →