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10 steps to help you avoid the Trump handshake

The Trump handshake has turned into one of the most unique greetings of all time. From the hysterical handshake with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, to the most recent handshake in the headlines with French President Emmanuel Macron. And how can we forget the refusal handshake with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  First impressions mean everything, and the Trump handshake is… Read More →

Arizona Association for Economic Development elects 7 to board

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth, Nation’s Economy

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has elected two new members and re-elected five members to its board of directors.  The new board members representing rural Arizona are:  Bobby Davis, AZED Pro, economic development specialist for the town of Payson, and Casey Rooney, economic development director for the city of Cottonwood. Victor Gonzales, CEcD,… Read More →

Sovereignty and opportunity through tribal land development

Tribal lands
May 16, 2017 by in AZRE Magazine

A July 2016 article by Matthew S. Robinson in “Indian Gaming” magazine identified a 35-percent increase in the construction of spas in Indian Casinos between 2010 and 2016. Indeed, many Indian Tribes are developing their lands with projects that support their casinos, or projects that simply diversify their economy and drive economic development in general. In… Read More →

Collaborative gene impacts Arizona life science sector

On May 12, 2017, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s $9.8 billion 2018-2019 budget which provides bonding authority for $1 billion for investments in University Research Infrastructure.  This investment continues a collaboration between the State of Arizona, industry leaders, philanthropists, and Arizona’s universities that is driving the Arizona life science sector towards its goal of becoming… Read More →

The economic force is with Phoenix Comicon

It took George Lucas years and four drafts before he had a finalized script for “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Writer Jerry Siegel’s early comic submissions of Superman resulted in rejections before eventually being accepted by DC Comics. Producers and audiences initially met iconic sci-fi greats like “Star Trek” and “Dr. Who” with skepticism. What… Read More →

5 questions every female entrepreneur should ask

Do you feel stalled in your career? Do you feel underpaid, overworked, and without flexibility and autonomy over your time? If the answers are yes, then it may be time for you to lean out. Adding to that, if you have a personal passion that you want to turn into your own entrepreneurial venture, then… Read More →

Banner Health and Mayo researchers target Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic are continuing to study how to diagnose early Parkinson’s disease. The research team’s most recent article titled, “Peripheral Synucleinopathy in Early Parkinson’s Disease: Submandibular Gland Needle Biopsy Findings” has been recognized by Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society,… Read More →

Arizona Senate passes $1B boost for university research

At 11:01 p.m. on Thursday May 4, 2017, the Arizona Senate passed HB 2547: university infrastructure capital financing; appropriations paving the way for up to $1 billion in bonds to expand and maintain university research infrastructure at Arizona’s public universities. HB2547 is part of a set of budget bills that make up Arizona’s $9.8 Billion Budget… Read More →

Arizona tech sector takes steps to rise to prominence

When Vivek Kopparthi graduated from Arizona State University and wanted to start his own tech business, he looked no further than Arizona’s tech sector. Kopparthi’s Scottsdale-based company, Neolight, is developing neonatal phototherapy treatment for babies born with jaundice. When it came to get the company up and running and source talent, he relied on his… Read More →

TGen and UNC Lineberger shed light on aggressive brain cancer

Two studies by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC Lineberger) provide insight on the evolution of glioblastoma and how to potentially combat this most aggressive brain tumor. Both studies were published recently in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, and both were funded, in… Read More →

SRP and East Valley Partnership host sustainability forum

Sustainable Energy in Arizona - AB Magazine November/December 2011

Discover just how sustainable our region is, and the impact sustainability has on various sectors of our life and economy, during the 2017 SRP Forum —Sustainability in the PHX East Valley on Tuesday, May 23 at 11:30 a.m., at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to keynote… Read More →

3 recommendations for your next company retreat 

Each company retreat is an opportunity not only to regroup and revitalize an organization but where you go also says something to your employees about the values of your company.  Every destination and property has a unique personality.  It’s fun to find that perfect spot for a working vacation.  If you need a place in… Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation names new board chair

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Trustees voted to elect Maja Wessels as its new board chair during a meeting of the Trustees at Florida Southern College this past weekend. The announcement of Wessels’ new leadership position coincides with the Foundation’s efforts to greatly expand its reach and offerings. With extensive experience in corporate… Read More →

Valley Metro chief: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects

Valley Metro Light Rail

Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday. CEO Scott Smith joined other public transit officials who said the proposed cuts could also hobble the economic development that often accompanies investments in… Read More →

UA researchers land $2.27M grant to study Valley fever

Why are some people barely affected by Valley fever while others are admitted to intensive care? The search for answers to those questions is on, thanks to a $2.27 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to the University of Arizona Valley Fever… Read More →