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Which Valley City is an All-America City Award finalist?

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The National Civic League announced today that City of Avondale, Arizona is a finalist for the 2016 All-America City Award (AAC). The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges. The finalists represent the… Read More →

Construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Unusually mild weather in much of the country continued into the first part of January, but ended for the East near the end of the month with the brutal storm dubbed “Snowzilla.” The storm did not hit until after the reference week used for surveying employment and unemployment. This undoubtedly helped to temper the normal… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

Carlson Creek Vineyard releases first Grenache

Carlson Creek Vineyard

While Carlson Creek Vineyard has been planting Grenache since 2010, it has always gone towards their flag-ship wine Rule of Three, which is a Grenache Syrah Mouvedre (GSM) blend. For the first time ever, the Arizona vineyard’s Grenache grapes yielded more than expected, allowing them to create a 100 percent Grenache. “Having a Grenache was something that… Read More →

Bank 34 parent company going fully public

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Alamogordo Financial Corp., the parent company for Bank 34 (the “Bank”), announced today that its Board of Directors, together with the Boards of Directors of AF Mutual Holding Company and the Bank, have unanimously adopted a Plan of Conversion and Reorganization (the “Plan of Conversion”). Pursuant to the Plan of Conversion, the MHC will sell… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures partners with NoteBowl

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After exploring various learning management systems for the Wasabi Ventures Academy, venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures has selected social learning platform NoteBowl to assist the academy students in learning about the startup world. The early-stage venture capital firm is excited to support and partner with an Arizona education technology startup for its startup education program.… Read More →

Arizona casino revenue grows for fourth year

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Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report. Casino City’s Indian Gaming Report, released Thursday, said gaming revenues at Arizona casinos grew a modest 0.6 percent, or about $11 million, from 2013… Read More →

KB Home will build homes in Estrella

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Newland Communities announced that KB Home (NYSE:KBH) closed on 67, 60 feet x 120 feet wide lots in Estrella. The builder is set to break ground on its “Stone Canyon” neighborhood in the Montecito community in spring of 2016. The builder plans to introduce six single-story home plans ranging in size from from 1,576 –… Read More →

Arizona ranks ninth in the country for identity theft

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona ranked No. 9 in the nation for identity theft in 2014, with 96 identity theft complaints for every 100,000 people, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The threat of identity theft has grown by about 26 percent in 10 years, with a national total of 332,646 complaints in 2014. This growing risk for identity… Read More →

DoubleDutch will open new office in Phoenix

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and the City of Phoenix today join DoubleDutch, a leading global provider of mobile event apps, in announcing the company’s expansion to Phoenix, Arizona. DoubleDutch plans to add 30 employees to this regional office by the end of the year and will use the new location to expand geographic… Read More →

New support to protect 1.7M acres at Grand Canyon

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

Backers of a bill that would create a new national monument on 1.7 million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon touted a new survey Thursday that they said shows broad support for the plan. The telephone survey of likely voters across the state found 80 percent of respondents said they somewhat supported or… Read More →

Woodside Homes unveils ‘Inspiration Gallery’

Inspiration Gallery
by in Creative Designer

Woodside Homes announced the opening of its “Inspiration Gallery,” a one of a kind home-customization experience for buyers as part of the company’s esteemed “Better by Design” program. The 3,700 square-foot facility is equipped with two full kitchens, a bathroom vignette with a tub and shower, as well as style choices and finishings including plumbing… Read More →

Arizona draws more than 1 million Canadian tourists

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Record breaking is simply the best way to describe Arizona’s unique relationship with Canada as the state celebrates Canada Week.  For the first time ever, 2015 brought more than one million recorded Canadian tourists to explore and enjoy communities across all of Arizona. “Arizona enjoys a long standing friendship with our Canadian neighbors who bring… Read More →

Arizona offers breathtaking road trip options

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Arizonans live for the spring and fall months, the short window of respite from the heat of the summer. This year, why not take advantage of the weather with a road trip through some of the state’s most iconic locations as well as some of the less-known locations. Northern Arizona can be just the right… Read More →