Economic Development Archives

11 new companies coming to High Street

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Just in time for the new year, High Street in Phoenix is welcoming 11 new companies to their family of tenants. Vacant spaces at High Street will soon be filled with an array of new businesses, including a vacation rental office, nail spa, tea shop and creative studio. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination located… Read More →

UA’s Phoenix campus has nearly $1 billion economic Impact

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University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton today announced that the economic impact of the UA’s downtown Phoenix academic medical center in 2013 was $961 million, according to a report released by nationally recognized consultants Tripp Umbach. “Our College of Medicine and the academic medical center have become key generators… Read More →

KEASY sweeps winning prize at SEED SPOT Demo Day

Meghan Martinez, Founder of KEASY, a keyless, digital lock that provides safe and efficient access to rental homes.

Move over, Silicon Valley – Arizona is becoming quite the hotbed for startups. Just ask the 800+ people who attended SEED SPOT’s fourth Demo Day event in Phoenix, designed to highlight local, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their successful and inspiring new ventures. SEED SPOT, an incubator for socially-minded entrepreneurs, entertained a sell-out crowd at its Demo… Read More →

CEO leads Banner Health through healthcare ‘re-invention’

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Around the first of the year, Phoenix-based Banner Health is expected to close on a nearly $1 billion deal to acquire the University of Arizona Health Network and its subsidiaries. The deal will make Banner the largest private employer in the state, will pump least $500 million of spending on capital projects into the state’s… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber appoints new VP of public affairs

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of Mike Huckins as Vice President of Public Affairs. Huckins will spearhead the Chamber’s lobbying efforts at the Capitol, oversee the Chamber’s public affairs and seven issue committees, as well as provide leadership for the Chamber’s internal public affairs team. “We are thrilled to welcome… Read More →

UMB Bank opens Biltmore location

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In the back of a large, architecturally beautiful, glass building on Camelback and 28th Street resides the newest bank to the Biltmore area, UMB Bank. UMB Bank, a previous resident to the Biltmore area, has returned and brought with them hopes of improving their community. “We want to become focused and help the community. Most… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge semifinalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 semifinalists in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition awarding $3 million annually to talented entrepreneurs. Each year, the ACA awards – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage… Read More →

Klein creates Seed Spot to help innovators blossom

As co-founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, Courtney Klein has created a culture and environment that is unique and empowering for entrepreneurs in the Phoenix community. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Entrepreneurs move fast in all directions and for Courtney Klein, it’s no different. From presenting to boards to attending festivals to competing in triathlons to being a full-time CEO, Klein is entrepreneurial in all facets of life. A few years ago, Klein was spending endless nights and weekends at local coffee shops talking to college… Read More →

Alliance Bank boosts Valley development, bottom line

ED ZITO: “We feel like we are all owners,” said the president of Alliance Bank of Arizona. “We like to preach to our newest members of the team, ‘run it like you own it.’ If you have than mentality from the get-go, that is the hallmark that has made us the largest headquartered bank in Arizona.” Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Ed Zito began his financial career with the United States Treasure Department. As president of Alliance Bank of Arizona, a subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation, Zito helped the financial institution cross the $10 billion mark in June, obtain a $2 billion market cap for its stock and grow into the 67th-largest publicly traded bank-holding company… Read More →

Scottsdale hosts second Cure Corridor Event

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Scottsdale economic development will be hosting the second annual Cure Corridor Event at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event features a significant lineup of Cure Corridor partners sharing their insight into the future of the Cure Corridor and Bio-Life Sciences Industry. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Holmes – founder… Read More →

Goodyear hires Rider as economic development director

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The city of Goodyear has named Michelle Rider as the city’s new economic development director, Goodyear City Manager Brian Dalke announced earlier this week. Rider was selected out of a field of more than 40 candidates and four finalists after a nationwide search. “I’m excited to add Michelle to our team,” said Dalke, who was… Read More →

NB|AZ partners with Super Bowl Host Committee

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces a new partnership with National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ). The partnership is a fully integrated program providing Official Sponsor designation, a custom media plan with traditional, digital and social elements, business development assets, as well as Presenting Partner status of the CEO Forum. The recently announced CEO Forum… Read More →

DISH Network plans to hire 150 in Phoenix

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DISH is now hiring 150 customer service representatives at its Customer Care Center in Phoenix. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates as well as those with solid work experience to advance their careers. Job seekers are invited to learn about the company and our open career opportunities at our open house. WHO: DISH… Read More →

Proposed EPA water rule is all wet

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If you need further evidence of the sometimes cartoonish level of ham-fisted management of environmental regulatory matters by the federal government, consider the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to change the definition of “navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act. A coalition of over 30 business organizations led by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce… Read More →