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Agritourism flourishes in the Valley of the Sun

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In a time when fresh, organic eating is on the forefront of many consumers’ minds, a handful of farmers in the valley are working to bring interest to the process behind the produce that ends up in kitchens nationwide. Local favorites like Schnepf Farms, the Queen Creek Olive Mill and The Farm at Agritopia invite… Read More →

Uptime Magazine recognizes CAP’s maintenance program

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Uptime Magazine and ReliabilityWeb.com, a global leader in maintenance and reliability, recently recognized Central Arizona Project with its Uptime Award for “Best Leadership for Reliability Program.” The Uptime Award recognizes organizations that have achieved high levels of performance in maintenance reliability and encourages other organizations to adopt the practices of these high-performance programs. “This award is… Read More →

Legislative Update: digging deep for water

Colorado River Lake Meade

By Cheryl L. Lombard, President and CEO of Valley Partnership   A balanced compromise has been found with Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council to remove street car from the city’s final development impact program. In the July/August Legislative Update, Valley Partnership mentioned our concern of street car being included in the final program.… Read More →

Groundwater pumping is changing Phoenix’s surface


The ground level in portions of the metro Phoenix area is dropping at an annual rate of nearly two centimeters, or almost an inch a year. This is caused by the pumping of groundwater from subsurface aquifers, say two Arizona State University scientists. Apache Junction, at the east end of the valley, is seeing the… Read More →

Drought causes major problems for Arizona agriculture


The Central Arizona Project gave a state-one shortage declaration due to the water levels of Lake Mead. If a water shortage was to impact the state, it would mean Arizona agriculture wouldn’t be as financially viable, and farmers may have to get out of the business or move somewhere else.

CAP has $1 Trillion Impact on Arizona Economy

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

Key players in Arizona’s water supply gathered today at the GPEC Ambassador Event to discuss the future of water in greater Phoenix at Renaissance Square in Downtown Phoenix. The event featured a panel consisted of David Modeer, general manager at Central Arizona Project, Grady Gammage Jr., an Attorney at Gammage & Burnham, Dave Roberts, the… Read More →

Centennial Series: Arizona’s History Impacts The Way We Live Our Lives

Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

100 Years of Change: From ‘Sesame Street’ to scientific breakthroughs, Arizona’s history impacts the way we live our lives During Arizona’s first century, every elementary school student in the state learned about the five Cs that drove Arizona’s economy — copper, cotton, cattle, citrus and climate. There is a chance that if you ask Arizona… Read More →

Centennial Series: Significant Infrastructure In Arizona History

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011
by in Construction

AZRE’s Centennial Series for this issue focuses on 100 years of infrastructure. Find out what is ranked as the most significant infrastructure in Arizona history: INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM Construction completed for the I-10: 1956-58, I-17: 1954, I-40: 1961-84 I-10: A major East-West interstate highway, it runs from California, enters Arizona, continues through Phoenix and Tucson and exits… Read More →

Valley Forward Hosts Panel On Uncertainties Of Climate Change

Uncertainties of Climate Change
by in Blogs | Green

On March 24, Valley Forward hosted a luncheon for its members at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. But this wasn’t an ordinary luncheon. It featured a panel discussing a topic that relates to us all: the uncertainties of climate change. The panel — moderated by Grady Gammage, Jr., of Gammage & Burnham — was made up… Read More →