Greg Stanton Archives

Longtime Phoenix TV personality Dave Munsey joins YMCA

If you’ve ever watched a newscast in Phoenix, you’ve heard the voice of Dave Munsey and his nightly sign-off, “Watch your kids around water.” With nearly a half-century of hearing his mantra after alerting Valley residents of sun, rain, wind, dust storms and flash floods, his voice will echo a similar message but now it’ll… Read More →

Phoenix approves historic Colorado River conservation agreement

Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an agreement with tribal, state, federal and philanthropic leaders to help protect the Colorado River and preserve water levels in Lake Mead.  The agreement with State of Arizona, the Gila River Indian Community, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Walton Family Foundation will save… Read More →

JPMorgan Chase announces $150,000 grant for export assistance

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined Curtis Reed of JPMorgan Chase and other members of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) to announce new export assistance programs, which will be administered by the nonprofit organization, Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI). Curtis Reed also announced that JPMorgan Chase has provided a $150,000 grant to support PEI’s implementation… Read More →

Stanton: Phoenix is writing greatest chapter in its history

Water conservation

Mayor Greg Stanton today said Phoenix is “writing the greatest chapter” in the city’s history through its pivot toward an innovation economy, turnaround on sustainability, improved trade relations with Mexico and transformative investments in transit. At his sixth State of the City address, Stanton reported that the city’s investment in a more innovative economy is… Read More →

Phoenix mayor opens Hermosillo trade office

The City of Phoenix officially opened a Northern Mexico trade office, on Tuesday, in Hermosillo. This is Phoenix’s second trade office in Mexico. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and a business delegation were at the office’s opening. During the ceremony, a Hermosillo-based custom label manufacturing company, Etiquetas e Impresiones de Mexico SA DE CV, announced it… Read More →

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

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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 →