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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 →

Roads across Arizona experience growing pains

Mayor Sandy Moriarty is used to getting these messages: frustrated emails from residents blaming Sedona’s traffic problems on tourists, asking the city to stop marketing to them. Occasionally, she’ll pick up an angry call with similar exasperated “rants.” This small town of 10,000 people attracts 2.8 million annual visitors, according to Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

ASU Real Estate Development students put creativity to the test

by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine | Events

The Fourth Annual REIAC/Rockefeller Group Challenge lets teams compete for cash. The 2016 winners presented an outside-the-box proposal for a complicated, 16-acre site located on the northwest corner of Rural Road and University Drive in Tempe known as Fraternity Row. How will this year’s winning team dazzle the judges? Three teams of graduating students from… Read More →

Bagel shop and cocktail bar coming to SkySong this summer

SkySong

The food options at SkySong, ASU’s innovation center in South Scottsdale, just leveled up as two new restaurants will be opening this summer. New York Bagels “N Bialys will move into a 3,213-square-foot restaurant in September, serving breakfast and lunch every day. Bitters, a craft cocktail bar and restaurant, will open its doors from a… Read More →

Arizona remains on ‘solid’ job growth pace

Arizona added 54,700 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017, a 2 percent increase that put it near the top of states for job growth, according to a jobs report released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts point to traditional factors, like the state’s steady population growth and its low-tax, pro-business environment,… Read More →

Arizona in Top 10 for job creation

Researchers at Arizona State University completed an analysis of the latest revised data on 2016 employment growth among states and metro areas. Arizona, in 9th place, moved into the top 10 states for job creation in 2016 for the first time since 2013. The state ranked second in financial job growth and fifth in healthcare.… Read More →

ASU Innovation Open will award $100K to startup

ASU Innovation Open

ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders. The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup. Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will… Read More →

Understanding Ducey’s $1 billion university research infrastructure plan

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Lasting economic impact, the kind that spans generations and creates jobs today and in the future, depends on a series of strategic investments and commitments made by both the public sector and the private sectors. AZBio applauds Governor Doug Ducey for his foresight and commitment to the future of Arizona as demonstrated by his plan… Read More →

Higher education leaders stress degrees as important for Arizona economy

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick on Tuesday stressed the importance of a college degree in obtaining a well-paying job – the types of jobs that it takes to stimulate the economy. But the state lags behind educational achievement. “Arizona needs a prepared workforce,” Harper-Marinick said.… Read More →

New ASU center to research future of transportation

Arizona State University has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that plans to focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. ASU will have a new research center that will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation on improving regional and local transportation systems. Through… Read More →

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently

Millions of adults and thousands of children have been diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite these high numbers, the brain disorder can be difficult to diagnose, and it is estimated that 40 percent of those with epilepsy have not been properly diagnosed. Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta,… Read More →

Building better learning environments for higher education

The design and construction of projects at universities play a critical role in improving learning and teaching environments. Arizona universities are raising the bar for higher education environments with more creative architectural designs and collaborative areas that incorporate new technologies and sustainability features. Newer projects show an increased emphasis on interactivity and creating collaborative environments… Read More →

ULI Arizona earns top National District Council Impact Award

ULI Arizona
by in AZRE Magazine

Urban Land Institute (ULI) has awarded ULI Arizona the top national ULI District Council Impact Award for the Council’s groundbreaking work since 2004 addressing the residential needs and options for adults with autism, through partnership with the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), First Place AZ and Arizona State University (ASU), and culminating in the upcoming groundbreaking for First Place-Phoenix. In… Read More →

Coyotes arena location picked for Tempe

Arizona Coyotes arena
by in AZRE Magazine | Site Selection

Catellus Development Corporation, master developer for the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District, has entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Arizona Coyotes holding company, IceArizona Holdings, to produce a development plan for approximately 58-acres in the district that would include a new arena and commercial development project. The proposed development location is on… Read More →