Greg Stanton Archives

You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events. Being nimble. And thus Arizona leaders and event organizers feel confident they are as prepared as possible to host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four for the first time. As Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton pointed out today, championship events regularly… Read More →

Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

Water conservation
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything “water” except the region’s drought contingency plan – what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called “the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” Stanton, speaking after a panel on the issue at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here, said the federal contingency plan is under… Read More →

$15M First Place-Phoenix breaks ground

by in AZRE Magazine

First Place AZ broke ground Tuesday on First Place-Phoenix, a new $15 million residential property for adults with autism and different abilities. The facility will house apartments, a residential training program and a national leadership institute to advance more independent and community integrated living options. Hardison/Downey construction of Phoenix is the general contractor and RSP Architects of Tempe… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor debuts modernized Terminal 3

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport just became friendlier and more efficient.  On December 5, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council rolled back temporary construction walls to officially open the first phase of the newly modernized Terminal 3.  The updated terminal offers spectacular views, an abundance of natural lighting and a more efficient… Read More →

Fixing the food desert problem in downtown Phoenix

by in AZ Business Magazine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a “food desert” as an area with little to no access to fresh, affordable and healthy food. The USDA has categorized several Phoenix locations as food deserts, one of those being downtown south of Roosevelt Street. There have long been efforts to remedy the problem of food accessibility and… Read More →

Steve Case will showcase Phoenix startups on ‘Rise of the Rest’ tour

Mayor Greg Stanton will join investor and tech pioneer Steve Case on a bus tour to local startup companies and tech hotspots on from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 7 at locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and throughout downtown Phoenix. Immediately following the tour, Case will host a fireside chat and pitch competition between local startups —… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $500K for Phoenix revitalization efforts

Clear Title

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) dulled out a total of $500,000 in donations for seven local nonprofits that will help revitalize Maricopa County neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program. The local grant recipients were identified in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor Greg Stanton. The Wells Fargo Foundation is providing grants to the following… Read More →

Stanton says immigration reform should be a priority

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton told a panel of mayors here that immigration reform needs to be Hillary Clinton’s “No. 1 domestic priority” if she is elected in November. Stanton stressed the importance of “young, bilingual, entrepreneurial” Latinos to Arizona’s economy, saying that comprehensive immigration reform would give the city a boost. “It would be an… Read More →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

Presidential Award

At its annual meeting, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to lead the organization as chair over the coming year. Other officers selected during the MAG Annual Meeting held Wednesday night include Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck as vice chair and Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as treasurer. Helping make businesses export ready is on of… Read More →

Polsinelli earns Export Service Provider of the Year Award

Export service provider

National law firm Polsinelli has been named the recipient of the Mayor’s 2016 Export Services Provider of the Year Award. The firm was recognized at the Sisters Cities 17th Annual Global Links Business Outlook luncheon this past week for its “tireless generosity in supporting every aspect of all export and international related activities in the city… Read More →

Here are the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

IMPACT Businesses of the Year

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 29th annual IMPACT Awards on Wednesday. Danzeisen Dairy and Cox Communications earned accolades as the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award… Read More →

Phoenix earns presidential award for export success

Presidential Award

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Monday presented Mayor Greg Stanton and the City of Phoenix with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Phoenix is only… Read More →

Sky Harbor Airport sets mark for busiest month

America’s Friendliest Airport® continues to break passenger traffic records.  Coming off of a banner year in 2015 with more than 44 million travelers served, March, which is typically Phoenix Sky Harbor’s busiest month, topped the charts with a 1.5 percent increase from last March. Nearly 4.3 million passengers traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor in March… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four countdown clock debuts

NCAA Final Four

With 345 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several other elected officials from the Phoenix Metropolitan area unveiled the official countdown clock Thursday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until… Read More →