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2017 AZRE Forum recap

by in AZRE Magazine

Last night, AZRE magazine hosted the AZRE Forum at the Camby, where three panelists of commercial real estate experts discussed the hottest trends and topics for 2017. The mid-year market update was informative, as panelists talked about how Arizona’s multifamily, retail, office and industrial sectors are performing. Click on slideshow to view photos in full… Read More →

Don’t miss the inside scoop on CRE at tomorrow’s AZRE Forum

AZRE Forum
by in AZRE Magazine

With more than half of 2017 behind us, it’s time for AZRE’s commercial real estate mid-year market update and forecast, AZRE Forum. The forum will be held at the Camby, along the Camelback Corridor, on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased directly online. Three panels at the AZRE… Read More →

Meet AZRE Forum panelist: Sandra Watson

Sandra Watson
by in AZRE Magazine

The AZRE Forum will be held on Aug. 3 at the Camby and Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, will sit on one of the three feature panels. The first two panels will focus on the multifamily, retail, office and industrial commercial real estate sectors in Arizona. The final panel will give an update on… Read More →

Walgreens bringing nearly 500 jobs to Chandler

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Walgreens today announced it will bring nearly 500 jobs, including 191 new positions, to Chandler, Arizona as part of the relocation of its Tempe pharmacy operations support center.  The current facility in Tempe will remain open as a pharmacy mail services support facility to allow for future growth. In addition to the 191 new quality… Read More →

Niagara Bottling will add 450,000-square-foot facility in Mesa

Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest, private-label bottled water supplier in the U.S., announced today it will establish a 450,000-square-foot, highly automated manufacturing and bottling operation in the City of Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor. “The investment that Niagara Bottling is making in Mesa is a very significant one and I could not be happier that… Read More →

Hexagon Mining selects Downtown Tucson for headquarters

Today, Hexagon Mining, an information technology provider of planning, operations and safety solutions for the mining industry, announced the relocation and expansion of its North American headquarters in Tucson to Downtown Tucson. Hexagon Mining selected City Park at 40 E. Congress Street in Tucson as its new North American headquarters. The company will lease 26,000 square feet on the… Read More →

Hexagon Mining selects downtown Tucson for headquarters

Hexagon Mining, an information technology provider of planning, operations and safety solutions for the mining industry, today announces the relocation and expansion of its Tucson, AZ-based North American headquarters to downtown Tucson. Hexagon Mining employs 140 people in Tucson and plans to add 120 jobs over the next five years. Hexagon Mining employs 580 people worldwide and is committed… Read More →

Clean Router wins 2017 Venture Madness

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After weeks of fierce competition, Clean Router won the 2017 Venture Madness startup competition on the final day of fast pitches at the Hotel Valley Ho on Friday. Clean Router took home a $10,000 prize as the Venture Madness champions. Clean Router allows parents to manage devices within their home to stop children from accessing internet pornography.… Read More →

Education and health services showed most job growth in Arizona in 2016

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Arizona has shown job growth in a majority of its employment areas in the past year, which experts hope will continue through 2017. The Office of Economic Opportunity’s latest jobs report indicated six of the 11 employment sectors gained jobs over the year. Nonfarm employment gained about 32,000 jobs over the year, according to the… Read More →

How Casa Grande secured the Lucid Motors manufacturing facility

Lucid Motors

Arizona beat out 12 other states competing for the location of a proposed $700 million electric car manufacturing plant. In late November, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Lucid Motors, a Silicon Valley luxury electric car startup, plans to build its manufacturing center on 500-acres in Casa Grande next year. Lucid Motors, formally Atieva, narrowed down… Read More →

32 startups advance to next round of Venture Madness

The top 32 startups have been picked to advance to the next round of Venture Madness by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Now, the selection panel will narrow down the list to 16 finalists to present at the bracket-style head-to-head live event on March 8 through 10 at the Hotel Valley Ho.… Read More →

64 startups picked for 2017 Venture Madness competition

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This year’s startup lineup has been picked by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority for the 2017 Venture Madness competition. On Jan. 25, the top 64 companies picked this year will be narrowed down to 32, and then by Feb. 3, 16 finalists will be chosen to move to the live, bracket-style head-to-head competition… Read More →

Joint efforts help create economic development

by in AZRE Magazine

When a company relocates to a region, it creates a lot of benefits that spin off to the entire broader region, county and state as a whole. Mayors, city officials, economic development teams and groups are working together to facilitate more economic development opportunities throughout the state by finding the right locations that best serve… Read More →

Elevating Arizona’s tech sector for faster growth

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

There are many encouraging signs for Arizona’s technology sector. Jobs are on the rise, our education system is more focused on STEM initiatives and Arizona has become a desirable place to move to for high-tech companies from innovation hotbeds such as California. The outlook for 2017 is even stronger. It may, in fact, be our… Read More →