Economic Development Archives

Glendale adds economic development talent

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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 →

De Rito Partners, Inc. Negotiates Sale of Alameda Crossing Restaurant Building

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by in Brokerage

Agents Paul Serafin and Matt Morrell with De Rito Partners, Inc. negotiated the $1.4M sale of a 6,699 SF restaurant building at Alameda Crossing on the N/NE corner of Dysart & McDowell roads. The buyer was Rangel Enterprises, LLC for Martin & Patricia Rangel, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants and the seller was AR 1733 North, Dysart… Read More →

Sonoqui Wash Flood Control Project Wins Design Award

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by in Construction | In The Spotlight

The Sonoqui Wash Channelization Phase 2 project, a regional flood control channel located in Maricopa County, recently received an Honor Award in the annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC).  The project was designed by Stanley Consultants, a consulting engineering firm located in Phoenix. “This project… Read More →

Project News: Perkins Coie LLP

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by in Architecture | Business News | New to Market

Developer/Building Owner: Phoenix Plaza, PT, LLC General Contractor: Wespac Construction Construction Manager: Cresa Partners, Jason Wery Architect: Evolution Design, Inc., Roberta Thomas, IIDA, ASID Location: 2901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix Size: 89,000 SF Brokerage Firm: Lee & Associates, Craig Coppola Value: WND Estimated start and completion dates: June 2012 to September 2013 Subcontractors: Transact Commercial… Read More →

SRS Real Estate Partners Sells Building at The Park in Chandler to Krispy Kreme

by in Business News

SRS Real Estate Partners announced the sale of a 53,492-square-foot shopping center outparcel which includes a 3,504-square-foot former bank building located at the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Alma School Road in Chandler, Ariz. Alan Houston and Jeff Alba with SRS Real Estate Partners represented the seller, Grossman/Robson Associates in the transaction.  Andy Kroot… Read More →

Sandra Watson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sandra Watson – President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority Watson has more than 20 years of economic development leadership and experience. She and her teams have attracted hundreds of companies to Arizona that have invested billions of dollars in capital and created more than 65,000 quality jobs. Surprising fact: “My career in economic development began… Read More →

Judith Dworkin – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Judith Dworkin – Managing partner, Sacks Tierney Dworkin’s practice is devoted primarily to Indian law and water resources law issues. She also teaches courses in water law and natural resources Law at the ASU College of Law and advises its Indian Law Program. She lectures regularly and publishes on topics relating to economic development on… Read More →

Legislative Session Improves Business Landscape in Arizona

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), the largest trade association in Arizona representing over 11,000 member businesses in all 15 counties, tracked 65 bills during Arizona’s 51st Legislature (Jan. 14 – June 13, 2013), eight of which were Priority Bills. ASBA has announced all eight Priority Bills passed. “We have a strong sense of responsibility… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

12/12/12 Deals At Mane Attraction Salon

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by in Events | Style

One time only, on a day that happens only once every 100 years, Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix is offering the following three specials: Book your next hair appointment for Wednesday, December 12 at Mane Attraction, and receive $12 off — whether it be a haircut, color or style. For those who haven’t booked an… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority gets new CEO

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The Arizona Commerce Authority — the state’s economic development organization — is finally getting a new CEO to replace Don Cardon. The ACA is charged with creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy. The Arizona Commerce Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday to have a board committee negotiate a contract with Sandra Watson, who was chief… Read More →

AAED plans tribal symposium


Arizona Association for Economic Development to Host Symposium: “Rising to New Heights: Tribal Economic Development Impact in Arizona” The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host a symposium, “Rising to New Heights: Tribal Economic Development Impact in Arizona,” Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at… Read More →