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Canadian firm acquires GPE companies

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Canadian-based real estate services firm, Avison Young, acquired Phoenix-based GPE Management Services, and the newly merged firm is opening up offices here in Phoenix. Avison Young’s new Phoenix office is located in downtown Phoenix at 2777 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 230. The new offices will be Avison Young’s first location in Arizona, and 52nd office in the U.S., and is another… 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 →

Canadians help heat up Arizona economy

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured

Canadians love escaping the cold and traveling south to soak up the Arizona sun, but Arizona is becoming more than just a vacation destination for Canadians. Arizona’s economic climate offers Canadian companies a great place to enter the U.S. market, and Canadian companies are taking advantage of Arizona’s favorable business climate. More than 350 Canadian… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan sells stake in Chilean mine for $1.8B

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is selling 80 percent of its stake in a copper and gold mine in Chile for at least $1.8 billion. The mining company announced the sale agreement Monday for the Candelaria-Ojos del Salado mine with Lundin Mining Corp. of Canada. In addition to $1.8 billion in cash, Freeport-McMoRan also said it will receive… Read More →

Record 82,000 students choose ASU

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While college enrollments may have slowed in recent years, Arizona State University continues to draw record numbers of academically qualified students who are eager to learn and embark on their journey to a better life. As the fall 2014 semester gets under way Aug. 21, the university anticipates an enrollment of more than 82,000 undergraduate… Read More →

ASU ranks among ‘best buy’ public colleges

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Arizona State University has been named a “best buy” among public colleges and universities for 2015, according to Fiske Guide to Colleges. ASU is among 22 public colleges in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom selected for their demonstrated commitment to quality academics and affordability. According to Fiske, ASU is a place “where… Read More →

TGen study finds origin of lung fungus

Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global “public health vigilance,” according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was… Read More →

UNS Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Fortis

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Shareholders of UNS Energy Corporation voted overwhelmingly today to approve the proposed acquisition of the company by a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. The votes were tabulated at today’s special meeting for shareholders at UNS Energy’s Corporate Headquarters in Tucson. Approximately 97 percent of the ballots cast supported the company’s acquisition by Fortis, the largest investor-owned… Read More →

Maracle Named SCNM’s Director of Development

Samantha Maracle

Samantha Maracle, CFRE, brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising management to her new position as Director of Development at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Most recently, Maracle handled responsibilities as a Development Analyst with the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.  Previously, she was Arizona Director of Development at the Devereaux Foundation.  Her experience… Read More →

Maracle Named SCNM's Director of Development

Samantha Maracle

Samantha Maracle, CFRE, brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising management to her new position as Director of Development at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Most recently, Maracle handled responsibilities as a Development Analyst with the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.  Previously, she was Arizona Director of Development at the Devereaux Foundation.  Her experience… Read More →

GPEC hosts forum with 4 new companies

by in Business News | Economy | Events

On May 29, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) will host a forum featuring some of its locates, or businesses that GPEC and its partners have assisted in expanding or relocating to the Greater Phoenix region. The companies, who have relocated or expanded from Minnesota, New York, Canada and the Netherlands, will discuss their decision… Read More →

GPEC boosts state’s economy by attracting more foreign direct investment

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by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s California 50 program — which aimed to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to Phoenix for an opportunity to tour and explore the region’s business-friendly environment — proved to be so popular that they expanded it to 100 a week after its launch. But it may be GPEC’s pitch to CEOs… Read More →

Scottsdale Launches Warm-Weather Campaign

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by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is promoting Scottsdale as a warm-weather destination in New York, Canada, and other top markets with the launch of its 2013 warm-weather marketing campaign. During February 2013, New Yorkers riding the 42nd Street subway will find themselves soaking up the sun in the Sonoran Desert, relaxing in a Scottsdale… Read More →