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West Valley quality of life helps WESTMARC market region

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“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world,” Louis Armstrong sang. If you replace the red roses with cactus in the famous Louis Armstrong serenade, “What a Wonderful World,” you’ve captured the essence of the West Valley. Don’t be… Read More →

WESTMARC says new data showcases West Valley’s skilled workforce

If the West Valley could speak for itself, it would confidently articulate that in addition to compromising 15 unique communities with more than 50,000 businesses, it also houses a population of 1.5 million people. With equal tenacity, the West Valley would share about “her” ever-growing robust workforce that includes Banner Health, Luke Air Force Base,… Read More →

Glendale library to open assistance center for innovators, entrepreneurs

Business innovators, entrepreneurs and job seekers will soon have a new place to connect, collaborate and find resources when the Glendale Innovation Development and Entrepreneurial Assistance (IDEA) Center officially opens early next spring. The new IDEA Center, located within Glendale’s Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Ave., will provide a space where business people, entrepreneurs, innovators and networkers can… Read More →

Glendale adds economic development talent

The City of Glendale Office of Economic Development has a new talented team member to tout: Kristen Stephenson has joined the city as an Economic Development Specialist. Stephenson spent 12 years with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), where she provided crucial economic and competitive analyses, including tax policy, incentive analysis and economic impact modeling… Read More →

Terminix Bringing 300 Jobs to Glendale

iStar Financial announced today that Terminix, the world’s largest pest control provider, will open a new customer care center at Westgate Entertainment District in October that will bring as many as 300 jobs to Arizona and help invigorate activity within the office buildings of the Entertainment District. At 32,800 square feet, the deal is the… Read More →