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David McGlothlin named AZRE’s associate editor

David McGlothlin
June 16, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

AZ Big Media has named David McGlothlin as associate editor for AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine. Intro/outro music by: cdk – Sunday by cdk (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/53755 McGlothlin graduated from the University of Arizona in May with a journalism degree. During college, he served as an editorial… Read More →

Arizona heats things up at BIO 2016

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It’s probably irritating to many of my Arizona colleagues but I roll my eyes every time someone in economic development says it. “The collaborative gene.” Apparently Arizona has it. They love to throw this term out when discussing Biotech in Arizona, like this is the thing that sets us apart and makes better than all… Read More →

ACA announces 2016 Arizona Innovation Challenge winners

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The Spring 2016 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six awardees in its bi-annual business plan competition on Tuesday. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups… Read More →

10 class of Helios Scholars at TGen starts today

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Tiffanie Cappello Lee didn’t know what she wanted to study in college when, as a high school student, she applied to the Helios Scholars at TGen summer biomedical internship program. She had no background in cancer research, let alone biology, when she landed last summer in the lab of one of the nation’s most noted experts in… Read More →

Metrocenter rezoning approved by city

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June 3, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

The Phoenix City Council has unanimously approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application for 130 acres in and around the iconic Metrocenter Mall development, located on Interstate 17 between Peoria and Dunlap roads in Phoenix. The new zoning allows for multiple new uses besides retail, such as office, senior housing, multifamily housing and healthcare. It also allows… Read More →

Kudelski Group will expand HQ to Phoenix

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Digital content distributor and security firm, Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), is opening its second global headquarters in Phoenix. This strategic decision brings several key business functions to the North American market and positions the company to capitalize on growth initiatives,while showcasing the high-quality innovation and engineering of its Swiss teams. The Kudelski Group’s technologies are used in a wide… Read More →

‘Me Before You’ raises level of romantic movies

Me Before You

Few genres have built-in audiences like romantic movies do. I could write an essay on how Me Before You is the most horrifyingly awful piece of trash to poison the art of filmmaking since The Room (it’s not); I could write a scientific proof on how viewing the movie will leave you blind and deaf… Read More →

New York-based Oscar Health expands into Tempe

The Circuit

Oscar, a New York-based health insurance company, is expanding its Oscar Concierge team into Tempe at The Circuit, an adaptive re-use development near the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeways. Oscar is a new kind of health insurance company designed to put people first. Through a high-tech, data-driven approach, easy-to-understand language and a unique set… Read More →

TGen studies threat posed by fungus

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A fungal infection associated with a high percentage of deaths among HIV and other immune-compromised patients is more diverse than previously known and likely spread around the world by bats. A global assessment of the fungus Histoplasma by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) found that the pathogen is actually divided among six species, and that its spread and… Read More →

Oportun brings small dollar credit to Arizona

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Oportun, a mission-driven financial services company that provides small dollar credit to Latinos and others with limited credit history, opened its first location in Phoenix. Oportun’s proprietary system – which leverages alternative data, advanced analytics, and ten years of insights gained from serving customers – determines every loan applicant’s ability to repay and then approves… Read More →

Tucson official says airports need more input on TSA staffing

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, and Tucson International Airport President Bonnie Allin speak after a hearing on problems with Transportation Security Administration performance at airport security checkpoints. (Photo by Emily Zentner/Cronkite News)

Wait times at Tucson International Airport security checkpoints have grown steadily even as the number of passengers has fallen, an executive of the airport told a House panel Thursday. Tucson Airport Authority President and CEO Bonnie Allin said a large part of the problem comes from a shortage of Transportation Security Administration staff during peak… Read More →

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec will speak in Phoenix

Angela Cody-Rouget, owner of Major Mom, is on the set of the ABC show Shark Tank. 
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Shark Tank star and Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group Robert Herjavec will be the keynote speaker at a local tech firm’s first annual conference. Herjavec will speak at sales platform provider Allbound’s first annual CO:LLABORRATE Conference, a two-day conference focused on digital innovation and disruption in channel sales and marketing will be held November 2-3, 2016 at… Read More →

Factors to consider as companies look to grow globally

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Going global. It’s a phase uttered often in the business world. But how do business leaders know when it’s time to take a company global? “Regardless of size, Arizona businesses should take a serious look at expanding into the global marketplace,” says Tony Braida, vice president of global banking for Bankers Trust. “With more than… Read More →

Ducey signs tax bill affecting business incentives

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law legislation to improve one of Arizona’s main tax incentives administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. House Bill 2666, sponsored by Representative Karen Fann, includes amendments and reorganizations that affect Arizona’s business incentives. Highlights of the bill include: Office of Economic Opportunity: Establishes the Governor’s Office of Economic… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →