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Valley Partnership Former Chairmen Discuss Phoenix Development – Part 1

valley partnership - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Valley Partnership is celebrating 25 years as Metro Phoenix’s premier advocacy group for responsible development. In looking back – and also looking ahead – AZRE magazine brought together six former chairmen to discuss goals the group has successfully achieved and challenges that lie ahead. With the commercial real estate industry making a slow recovery from… Read More →

8 Earn Economic Development Awards

Economic Development , 8 honored

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards. The awards were presented during an evening awards dinner at the AAED Spring Conference in Sedona. The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization… Read More →

CEOs Rank Best, Worst States For Business

business - best and worst

For the eighth year in a row, CEOs rate Texas as the No. 1 state in which to do business, according to Chief Executive magazine’s annual Best & Worst States Survey. Florida rose one spot to take the No. 2 rank, while North Carolina slipped to No. 3. Tennessee remained at No. 4 while Indiana climbed a spot to… Read More →

AAED Conference Will Focus On Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace, Technology

AAED Conference
by in Around Arizona | Calendar | Tech

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its annual Spring Conference, May 9-12 at the Sedona Hilton Resort and Spa in Sedona.  The conference, “Catch Arizona’s Heatwave,” will focus on healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology. Cost for the conference is: $345 for member-practitioners, $395 for member-providers, and $495 for non-members.  The registration fee… Read More →

Legislation to help re-establish Arizona as an economic leader

arizona flag 2011
by in Economy

Gov. Jan Brewer today called the Legislature into Special Session for the consideration of a comprehensive plan to put Arizona back to work. Known as the Arizona Competitiveness Package, the proposal includes a mix of targeted business incentives and broad tax reforms designed to rev the Arizona economy. “The Competitiveness Package will make Arizona a… Read More →

Speaker: Karen Collins ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

Feature Big Green 2011
by in Events | Green

Karen Collins, SRP Karen Collins, the Senior Analyst, Water Sustainability Initiatives, SRP, manages water conservation and water sustainability programs for SRP’s Water Group. Prior to this position, Karen worked in SRP’s Energy Solutions Department, Commercial Customer Services, Economic Development, and she was SRP’s Corporate Economist for 5 years. Karen holds Masters and Bachelors Degrees in… Read More →

The Entrepreneurs Of Today Can Reach High Levels Of Success — And Impact The World

Entrepreneurs Can Reach High Levels Of Success - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

In today’s fluctuating economy, the notions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and entrepreneurial decision-making are receiving increased attention by citizens, academics, managers and politicians on a global basis. The current global financial crisis has put added pressure on creating new ideas and bringing these to the market, resulting in financial fruition, economic development and employment. Being… Read More →

The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Opens Up Business Possibilities In The West Valley

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

At a time when the West Valley could use an economic boost, officials have put the finishing touches on the proposed Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone. Under the administration of WESTMARC, an acronym for Western Maricopa Coalition, this new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is seen as a welcome economic development tool that will spawn jobs… Read More →