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GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge finalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in the Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition that awards talented entrepreneurs who are solving today’s most challenging problems with technology-based solutions. Each year in the spring and fall, the ACA awards to the most qualified, innovative startups and early stage… Read More →

REIAC Forms Alliance with MRED Program at W. P. Carey School of Business

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February 6, 2014 by in Associations | Business News

The Southwest Chapter of REIAC, an organization of real estate executives involved in developing, acquiring and/or financing real estate, has formed a partnership with Arizona State University’s Masters of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at the W. P. Carey School of Business. REIAC has provided $5,000 in scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year and recently… Read More →

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Experts predict slow recovery leading to better 2015

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In the ’90s, the joke was that the state bird was a construction crane, says AAED’s Executive Director Joyce Grossman. She motions out the window of her downtown Phoenix office and says, “You look around here, and you see cranes in the air. That means jobs.” Arizona isn’t seeing the growth it did in the… Read More →

Christine Jones Talks to American Subcontractors Association Panel

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On Tuesday, the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona hosted a gubernatorial candidate panel to discuss policies vital to economic development and improvement of the business environment for the construction industry. Former Go Daddy Executive Vice President Christine Jones, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and State Senator Al Melvin participated in the… Read More →

Economic development groups are bullish on Arizona

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They are our sales representatives, those intrepid souls knocking on doors in California, China, Germany and New York. They are the smiling faces standing behind CEOs, mayors and the governor when a new business arrival is announced. They are the economic development organizations of Arizona. It’s an alphabet soup of agencies, but they are working… Read More →

Confidence Builds: Developers see aggressive optimism in marketplace

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Investing in spec buildings may – or may not – be an anomaly in the marketplace. Dan Withers, president of D.L. Withers Construction says he’s seeing risk-taking entrepreneurs coming back into the market. “It’s been difficult for people to assess the timing in this recession,” he says. “There is enough optimism out there that we… Read More →

Utilities aim to provide infrastructure to meet Arizona’s continued growth and ensure a vibrant economy

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When economic developers head into the marketplace to sell Arizona’s benefits to interested relocation prospects, one item on that list is plentiful: reliable and well-priced utilities. While some cities deliver electric power in addition to sewer and water, the power grid is essentially divided between Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project and Tucson Power &… Read More →

The Voice of Development: Joyce Grossman, AAED

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Joyce Grossman became executive director of AAED in 2011. She has a B.A. from the University of California-Davis and a M.P.A. from California State University, Sacramento. Prior to joining AAED, Grossman was a deputy director with the City of Phoenix. She helped in attracting the International Genomics Consortium/Translational Genomics Research Institute to Phoenix. AZRE caught… Read More →

AAED Member Profiles 2014

Grenee Celuch Director of marketing and business development Concord General Contracting Years with Concord: 6.5 years Years with AAED: 2 years Impact of membership in AAED: Part of Concord’s long-term goals are to be a more active player in the municipal market sector. AAED has been a valuable resource by connecting me to economic developers… Read More →

Pillars for the Future: AAED’s strategic plan strengthens its economic development role

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Hear the word “pillars” and you envision strength, tall and straight. There have been three pillars standing on the foundation of the Arizona Association for Economic Development. The association starts its next 40 years with a new strategic plan minted early last month by its board of directors. The timing meshes with Arizona’s exit from… Read More →

Valley Partnership: President's Message

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25 Years of Commitment Beginning at the end of 2011, I was charged with the responsibility of reviewing the 25-year history of Valley Partnership in anticipation of the yearlong celebration of our Silver Anniversary. The only records kept by a small organization with a historically small staff were the binders of corporate minutes (required by… Read More →

Valley Partnership's Extreme Backyard Makeover

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Valley Partnership’s annual community project transforms a Maggie’s Place facility with a backyard makeover. If there is one thing that every house should have it’s a dream backyard. Even on a rainy November morning, Valley Partnership volunteers came together for their annual community project to bring the potential for an ideal backyard to fruition. The… Read More →

Valley Partnership: Partners 2012

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Six partners tell why they chose to be involved with Valley Partnership and why they stay. Markham Contracting Mike Markham Jr., vice president and chief operating officer at Markham Contracting, isn’t involved in many trade organizations. “But I’ve chosen to stay in Valley Partnership because of the value it brings,” Markham says. “It goes beyond… Read More →