Economic Development Archives

Comcast will add 1,125 jobs in Tucson

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Comcast along with Gov. Doug Ducey today announced plans to open a new customer support center in the fall of 2015 in Tucson. The state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot facility will be staffed by 1,125 customer service representatives and managers. Comcast will begin filling positions this year. With the addition of the call center, Comcast will have… Read More →

TREO widens focus, changes its name to Sun Corridor Inc.

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Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO) today announces that the organization will expand its footprint across Southern Arizona, changing its name to Sun Corridor Inc. TREO has been providing economic development support for the entire Southern Arizona megaregion for several years, assisting in key expansions of several employers, advocating for military installations, including Ft. Huachuca;… 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 →

Downtown Phoenix shows cultural, developmental boom

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There’s a loud and steady drumbeat in Downtown Phoenix. It’s music from a concert or festival. It’s the clinking of glasses on restaurant patios. It’s the bustle of students trying to make it to class on time. It’s the “beep beep” of construction crews building new and renovating old. It’s the sound of progress. Downtown… Read More →

The CORE Institute holding job fair

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Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute powered by Excellence Headquarters, is holding a job fair on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm to fill open positions its Contact Center, Revenue Cycle Management and Clinic Operations. The job fair will be held at The CORE Institute’s headquarters facility at 18444… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Leadership launches CEO search

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Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) is conducting a national search for a new president and CEO. Phillips Oppenheim, a New York City-based executive search firm for nonprofit organizations, is leading the recruitment process. Sharon Harper, GPL’s chair-elect, is directing the Board Selection Committee. Founded in 1975, GPL is a business leadership organization focused on civic-improvement initiatives… Read More →

Developers say building to begin soon for PhoenixMart

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Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city. PhoenixMart would attract more than 1,700 vendors, establish nearly 8,000 jobs and provide a combined annual payroll of more than $300 million, officials had said. They anticipated the 1.5 million… Read More →

Phoenix Forward launched to spark business growth

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about Phoenix Forward, which will help with business retention and expansion.

Officials said local business expansion makes up 80 percent of new jobs. Phoenix leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched Wednesday. The initiative is a partnership between the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the city of Phoenix, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Maricopa County. Phoenix Forward… Read More →

House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino

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WASHINGTON – Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate Wednesday. The Keep the Promise Act of 2015 – introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale – would “prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until… Read More →

Maricopa names Denyse Airheart to development post

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Denyse Airheart has been named Interim Director of Economic Development for the City of Maricopa. In this role Airheart is responsible for attracting new industry, business, and investments to the City of Maricopa and coordinating economic development activities with other City divisions, departments, and the community. “I am pleased to have Denyse Airheart join our… Read More →

DriveTime hiring 50; making on-the-spot offers in Mesa

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One of Arizona’s largest and fastest growing employers, DriveTime, is looking to immediately fill over 50 open positions in Mesa at their Corporate Operations Center. To meet these needs as quickly as possible, DriveTime will be offering on-the-spot offers on May 5 for qualified applicants and plans to fill half of all open positions that… Read More →

APS established Ed And Verma Pastor Scholarship

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As part of APS’s commitment to Latino education, the company pledged $250,000 Wednesday to establish the Ed and Verma Pastor Legacy Scholarship, which will be administered through the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Arizona Emerging Leaders Initiative. The contribution will help provide scholarships to Latino students majoring in a STEM or a Public Policy field… Read More →

Experts foresee gains for maturing Arizona wine industry

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The back roads near Cornville look like many others in Yavapai County, until you turn a corner and find rolling hills filled with vines, tasting rooms and homes that are more Tuscan than Southwestern. Javelina Leap Winery sits among grapevines in a small valley outside Cornville. The 10-acre property includes a vineyard, tasting room and… Read More →

Macerich upgrading Arrowhead Towne Center

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Macerich today announced details of key updates planned for Arrowhead Towne Center, its dominant West Valley retail property that also will welcome a new, 25,000-square-foot H&M. Up-to-the-moment, technology-focused new amenities are a major focus of the interior and exterior renovation at Arrowhead Towne Center that starts this spring and will be complete by late 2015.… Read More →