Economic Development Archives

West Valley cities saw some of nation’s fastest growth

West Valley

Two West Valley cities were among the fastest growing in the nation in 2015, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Goodyear and Buckeye finished 14th and 15th, respectively, with each city growing by 4.3 percent between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, the Census said. The additional 3,281 residents in Goodyear brought the… Read More →

AAED honors winners of 2016 EDDE Awards

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards. The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona.  Recipients are selected from a pool… Read More →

Caterpillar expands southern Arizona presence

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Illinois-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. selected Tucson as the new location for the manufacturer’s surface mining and technology offices, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey. This new facility is expected to add 600 new jobs in the state over a five-year period, offering positions in management, engineering, product… Read More →

Arizona regulations, taxes boost economic outlook

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Lower taxes, fewer regulations and right-to-work laws helped push Arizona toward the top of a report this week ranking states on their economic outlook. The annual “Rich States, Poor States” study, released Tuesday by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, put Arizona in fifth place for the second year in a row in its report… Read More →

Top 10 companies hiring in the next month

companies hiring

Things are looking up for those looking for jobs in Arizona. The state finally matched its pre-recession employment levels in December, even though Arizona took longer than the rest of the nation to catch up. So if you’re looking to get back into the workforce or if you’re looking for a change, here are the… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority hosts competitiveness exchange

Arizona Commerce Authority

More than 50 high-level officials from 24 countries will come together to participate in the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by the Arizona Commerce Authority April 10 through 13, 2016. Attendees represent a mix of industry, innovation, university and government organizations. ACE is a best practices-focused program that brings together business… Read More →

Arizona bioscience job growth rate outpaces nation

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Arizona’s bioscience industry has sustained its momentum and continues its long-standing trend of impressive job growth and high wages, a new report shows. In addition, risk capital reached its highest figure in four years, and all measures of bioscience tech transfer at Arizona universities are on the rise, with increases in startups, invention disclosures, patents,… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

orbital

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

AAED looks at ‘5 Generations in Today’s Workforce’

Keep Workers Working

“Five Generations in Today’s Workforce” will be discussed during the luncheon keynote at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) 2016 Workforce Symposium, “Success by Design:  What’s Working in Workforce.” It will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. During the luncheon presentation beginning… Read More →

Legoland Discovery Center brings jobs to Valley

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona is set to open on April 22, 2016 in Arizona Mills, and in addition to endless opportunities for model-making fun for the kids, the attraction will bring some jobs to the area. The new location looks to fill about 80 part-time positions within its new, highly anticipated Arizona attraction, and it will… Read More →

Isagenix HQ brings 500+ jobs to Gilbert

Isagenix

The new Isagenix International, LLC World Headquarters is now open in its new location in Gilbert and with it comes more than 500 employees.  The new, 150,000 square foot building right off the Loop 202 Santan Freeway features a sleek architectural design with floor-to-ceiling windows, a large indoor-outdoor ballroom, a training center, a museum and… Read More →

Valley cities’ downtowns turn into hot spots

Downtown

In the past, there have been many reasons to avoid visiting a city’s downtown. There was never anything to do, parking was a nightmare and walking around the area was something to be done only when necessary. In recent years, the Valley’s downtowns have become the hottest places for folks to live, work and play… Read More →

Spring Training boosts some cities while others wait

Spring Training

Building spring training facilities for big-league clubs is considered an investment by Valley cities that will spur development. Some of the 10 Cactus League venues have come through, with one city manager calling March the city’s “second Christmas.” Others are struggling. Here’s a look at how some Cactus League stadiums are doing: Sloan Park, Mesa … Read More →

DoubleDutch will open new office in Phoenix

mobile tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix today join DoubleDutch, a leading global provider of mobile event apps, in announcing the company’s expansion to Phoenix, Arizona. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to this regional office by the end of the year and will use the new location to expand geographic… Read More →