Economic Development Archives

$3.5 billion manufacturer relocating headquarters to Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

Carlisle Companies Inc., a $3.5 billion global diversified manufacturer, will relocate its Corporate Headquarters to Phoenix beginning in the second quarter of this year. Founded in 1917, Carlisle’s current Corporate Office is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carlisle manufactures a broad range of products including commercial roofing, interconnected products, fluid handling technologies, brake and friction systems,… Read More →

Marriott to hire 100 across Valley

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Marriott hotels is gearing up for one of its busiest seasons in Arizona. Valley locations of Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott, the brand’s signature business travel hotels, are seeking service-loving professionals of all levels to join its teams as Marriott prepares for the influx of visitors to the state. Those who pride themselves on… Read More →

Two firms opening Phoenix offices, plan to hire 850

Phoenix Offices

Two firms are opening offices in Phoenix, and will be hiring 850 employees between both firms. Michigan-based Peckham Inc., and Georgia-based HealthPort Technologies are leasing space at the Metro North Corporate Park near Thunderbird Road and 30th Avenue. HealthPort Technologies, a healthcare records firm, signed a 55,000 square-foot lease, and plans to hire 500 employees. Peckham,… Read More →

Why it’s good business to hire veterans

123rf.com: Oleg Dudko

No more excuses – hiring veterans is good for your business. More than half of U.S. businesses don’t have formal programs in place to hire military veterans, and unemployment among veterans is still higher than in the general population. That’s an opportunity for savvy employers who need to grow their teams, and understand that hiring… Read More →

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

123rf.com: Oleg Dudko

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

Jackrabbit Trail

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

Career Change Tips, Brown Mackie College, Phoenix

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

AAED

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 →