Economic Development Archives

Businesses in Roosevelt Row may get a boost

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A group of business and property owners are collaborating to implement a $375,000 business improvement district in the Roosevelt Row/Evans Churchill area of downtown Phoenix by next year.  According to the business improvement plan newsletter, a Business Improvement District is a plan that allows property owners to gather resources and provide services beyond those provided… Read More →

ACA announces spring Innovation Challenge winners

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The Spring 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge culminated today as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six winning companies. These grant recipients represent early-stage Arizona companies that are creating innovative technological solutions with the potential for significant economic impact.  The Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: • CampusLogic – Gilbert, AZ… Read More →

Pros and cons of conducting business south of the border

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Conducting business overseas presents its own set of challenges and risks, but with a proactive plan you can decrease the risks and build valuable resources that can lead to a favorable result.. This is especially true when it comes to doing business south of the border. One of the biggest growth areas for U.S. companies… Read More →

VincentBenjamin creates 40 new jobs in Phoenix

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VincentBenjamin Group (VB), a leading provider of professional recruiting, staffing and project consulting services headquartered in Phoenix, today announced that they have completed their expansion to move into new headquarters located in the Esplanade. The move increases VincentBenjamin’s Phoenix footprint to 12,000 square feet and allows the company to execute on its plan to add… Read More →

Arizona trade mission builds confidence with Mexico

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President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Chris Camacho, joined Governor Doug Ducey in Mexico City for an important trade mission last week, with more than 40 business, university and government leaders – including GPEC board members Sharon Harper of The Plaza Companies, David Rousseau of SRP and University of Arizona President… Read More →

ACA names finalists for Innovation Challenge

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The Spring 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) continues as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 10 finalists in its bi-annual business plan competition, which awards $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 early-stage companies.… Read More →

PayPal adds 150 jobs to Phoenix market

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PayPal, one of the world’s largest e-commerce firms, is planning to add 150 new employees to its Chandler location this summer. PayPal’s Arizona facility was voted the Best Place to Work in 2014. Arizonans interested in exploring a career with PayPal are invited to the PayPal Job Fair next week, where recruiters will accept resumes… Read More →

Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

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Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

Mt. Baker Vapor relocates to Mesa

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Mt. Baker Vapor has officially announced their plans to relocate their operations from Bellingham, Wash. to Mesa after the introduction of legislation seeking taxation on the sale of their products, ultimately impacting Mt. Baker Vapor’s operations. Founded in March 2011, Mt. Baker Vapor has grown rapidly alongside the burgeoning vaping movement. They have the distinction… Read More →

Metromile opens office in Tempe, adds 130 jobs

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Metromile, a pioneer in pay-per-mile car insurance in the United States, announced Wednesday that it will open its third office in Tempe. The office is located at 1150 West Washington, near the Priest Drive and Washington Light Rail Station. “We are really excited to be in Tempe,” said Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile. “We looked… Read More →

Tech Council reports shows strong results for sector

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Recapping a year of strong results, the Arizona Technology Council has issued an inaugural annual report detailing its role as the state’s voice for technology and the driving force behind the effort to make Arizona the fastest growing tech hub in the nation. The full report can be viewed or downloaded at www.aztechcouncil.org. “This report… Read More →

Wells Fargo grants $500,000 to help revitalize Tucson

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, today announced donations totaling $500,000 to seven local nonprofits to help strengthen and revitalize Tucson neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program. The local grant recipients were identified in close collaboration with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild to… Read More →

Booker expands tech operations to Scottsdale

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Booker, the leading platform for service commerce, announces plans to expand their operations to Scottsdale. With headquarters in New York City, and offices in Orange County, Calif. and Singapore, Booker’s decision to grow into Scottsdale at SkySong is a great addition to the companies who have already selected SkySong to grow. Booker’s platform allows services… Read More →

FirstBank expands with North Scottsdale branch

FirstBank opened a new branch at the corner ofScottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak on May 13th and will host aribbon cutting on May 28

FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with multiple banking locations throughout Arizona, announced the opening of its newest branch in north Scottsdale at 23399 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. E101, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.  The major cross streets are Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak.  The 4,000 square-foot location officially opened on May 13th and marks FirstBank’s 16th… Read More →