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Downtown Phoenix shows cultural, developmental boom


There’s a loud and steady drumbeat in Downtown Phoenix. It’s music from a concert or festival. It’s the clinking of glasses on restaurant patios. It’s the bustle of students trying to make it to class on time. It’s the “beep beep” of construction crews building new and renovating old. It’s the sound of progress. Downtown… Read More →

Tribal lands in Arizona get $19.5M for improvements

Navajo Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $19.5 million in funding to invest in Arizona tribes for environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building.  The announcement was made at the 22nd Annual Regional Tribal Conference in Sacramento, Calif. “The federal government is committed to protecting human health and the environment in Indian Country,”… Read More →

Fox Creek Extends ‘Leaseback’ Option

As construction officially commences at The Ridge, Brookfield Communities’ newest neighborhood at its Fox Creek development along the Colorado River in Bullhead City, a few select homebuyers will be able to participate in a unique “leaseback” program. Here’s how it works: Brookfield sells a home to an individual buyer who agrees to leaseback the home… Read More →

Valley sports venues a slam dunk for developers

USA Place includes a 390-room Omni International hotel, 65KSF events center and exhibit hall, 545 Class-A apartments, 180KSF of street level retail, 240KSF of office space and underground parking. Rendering courtesy of Concord Eastridge.

The Valley is already home to the largest concentration of Major League Baseball fields, used during the Cactus League Spring Training, but even more sporting venues are breaking ground and with them a variety of mixed-use retail, hospitality and multi-family developments. USA Place, Avenue Shoppes at P83 and Riverview Park are such milestone investments in… Read More →

W.P. Carey School of Business Teams With The Rockefeller Group

ASU W.P. Carey School of Business
by in Economic Development | Site Selection

Arizona State University is locating its newest W.P. Carey Evening MBA and Custom Corporate MBA programs at Chandler 101, an executive office park to be developed by The Rockefeller Group in Chandler’s prestigious Price Corridor. This program will be the first of its kind in Chandler, and complement the Price Corridor’s economic development strategy of… Read More →

Phoenix School Of Law Relocating To Downtown Phoenix

by in Legal

The Phoenix School of Law announced today that it will be relocating to Downtown Phoenix in the One North Central building, located at the corner of North Central Avenue  and East Washington Street. In a lease that begins Aug. 1, the school will eventually occupy 205,130 square feet of the building’s 13th-20th floors and a… Read More →

Parga Named Chairman of the Board for Chicanos Por La Causa

Rodolfo “Rudy” Parga Jr. was named chairman of the Board of Directors of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
by in Business News

Rodolfo “Rudy” Parga Jr. was named chairman of the Board of Directors of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Parga, a managing shareholder at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, had previously served as vice chair of the organization. “Rudy has been one of the driving forces behind successful initiatives that have helped Chicanos Por La Causa become… Read More →

Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program Helps GPEC Bring In The Shining Stars Of Solar

A Rioglass solar facility - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

It makes sense that a city with an average of more than 321 days of sunshine a year is taking the lead in solar, thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of the energy source’s biggest crusader in Arizona: the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). “I think if you look at comprehensively the way… Read More →

Speaker: Lori Singleton ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Lori Singleton, Salt River Project (SRP) Lori Singleton is the manager of sustainability initiatives and technologies at Salt River Project. She is a 29-year employee of SRP and 40-year resident of Arizona. She is responsible for design and implementation of SRP’s environmental outreach programs with special focus on renewable energy. Lori’s responsibilities at SRP include… Read More →

Valley Forward Celebrates 30 Years Of Environmental Excellence Awards

Environmental Excellence Awards
by in Executive Lifestyle | Finance | Green

Valley Forward’s focus today is on sustainability. Its mantra is that a community can be great only if it respects its natural and human resources, and adopts practices that will nourish and preserve them. Thirty years ago, when Valley Forward directors launched the Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program, we didn’t talk about sustainability. The word… Read More →

Deloitte LLP Names New Managing Principal Of Its Phoenix Office

Deloitte-Jonas McCormick
by in Finance | Workforce

One of the largest accounting and consulting organizations in Arizona, Deloitte LLP, named a new managing principal of its Phoenix office Nov. 15. Jonas McCormick, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, is now managing principal of Deloitte’s Phoenix office. McCormick succeeds Michelle Kerrick, who was recently appointed managing partner of Deloitte’s Los Angeles office. After graduating from… Read More →

The Canalscape Project Envisions Beautifying The Phoenix-Area’s Many Canals

The Canalscape Project Beautifying The Phoenix-Area Canals
by in Education | Featured | Green | Real Estate

Forget “The Valley of the Sun.” Imagine “The Venice of the Southwest.” It’s an idea that’s hard to fathom now, especially when most Valley residents think of canals as “ugly, smelly and dangerous,” says Nan Ellin, a former Arizona State University professor who conceived Canalscape with her students. Canalscape is a concept that encourages Phoenicians… Read More →

Cardon Named CEO, President Of State’s New Commerce Authority

Arizona Commerce Authority
by in Economy

Don Cardon today was officially named CEO and President of the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority by Gov. Jan Brewer at the ACA board meeting at the Arizona Capitol. Brewer named Cardon Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce in May 2009. On June 29, 2010, Brewer issued an Executive Order establishing the ACA and… Read More →

5 Tips For Creating Cost-Effective Marketing Materials

Cost-Effective Marketing Materials
by in Blogs | Marketing

Don’t work harder: Market smarter It’s time for that marketing brochure to be updated or to create a direct mail campaign to generate new business, but you are questioning the expense. Before you even begin, there are key considerations that will help control your costs and create a greater impact. It is no surprise that… Read More →