investment Archives

NAIOP invests in voter education of pro-business legislators

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About 10 years ago, NAIOP Arizona made a concerted effort to engage in public policy advocacy at the state capitol in order to attract and grow more high-paying jobs to our state. During this time, we have had a number of successes in the area of lowering commercial property tax assessment ratios. Where we had… Read More →

GPEC targets international business executives

by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) this week officially launched an international toolkit and forum series, called “Doing Business in Greater Phoenix, U.S.A,” with additional support from the City of Phoenix. The toolkit is designed to assist foreign companies with investment and expansion decisions in the United States and, specifically, the Greater Phoenix region. From… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community Invests $10M in Maricopa

by in Education | Featured

During the May 7 Maricopa City Council meeting, Mayor Christian Price announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community would be making an investment of $10 million in Maricopa. Of the $10 million investment, $2.6 million will support the Maricopa Unified School District and $7.4 million will be allocated to the operation of the City of Maricopa’s… Read More →

BioAccel Challenges Entrepreneurs to Solve Healthcare Problems

Translatinal Accelerator looks to invest in Arizona bioscience companies, 2008

BioAccel, a 501(c)3 non-profit and Arizona’s premier resource for healthcare innovation, is announcing the BioAccel Solutions Challenge to solve medical and health delivery problems in Arizona, stimulate new company formation and increase investment in the industry. BioAccel will publicly release a vetted list of key healthcare problems, or “needs,” identified by industry practitioners and leaders,… Read More →

USAA CEO Named Executive of the Year


Hiring and helping our veterans is as important today as it’s been at any other time in history. USAA’s chief executive officer will discuss how to assist veterans as they transition to civilian life when he’s honored for his achievements on April 25. Ret. Maj. Gen. Josue “Joe” Robles served for 28 years in the… Read More →

First Solar buys S. Calif. power project

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Solar Investments

First Solar said Monday that it has purchased a 150-megawatt power project in Southern California. Construction is expected to start this year and finish in 2014. The Tempe company said that the plant could generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. First Solar Inc. bought the project, which is near El… Read More →

Arizona stops unregistered investments

by in Business News | Energy

The Arizona Corporation Commission has put the brakes on two separate investment endeavors that involved selling securities in wind and gold mining projects. The panel announced Tuesday that it reached settlements with three people and ordered more than $16 million in restitution to be paid to investors. In the first case, Edward Mazur and Ronnie… Read More →

ON Semiconductor Announces Retirement Of Notes Due In 2024


ON Semiconductor Corporation announced the retirement of $96.2 million in aggregate principal amount of its remaining outstanding Zero Coupon Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024, Series B (CUSIP No. 682189AE5) (the “Notes”). ON Semiconductor has redeemed approximately $96.2 million in principal amount of the Notes at par using available liquidity. “We are pleased to announce… Read More →

STEM Education – Making The Grade For Growth

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Arizona Leaders know it’s a problem. “When one of our top employers of scientists and engineers says that if he had the decision to make all over again, he would never bring his business and its thousands of high-wage jobs to Arizona because of the lack of commitment to education, that is a call to… Read More →

GPEC’s Revamped International Leadership Council Looks To Bring Foreign Direct Investment To Arizona

SkySong is a mixed-use development in Scottsdale with a focus on global industries. - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is sharpening its international approach with an aim toward bringing more foreign direct investment to the state. To that end, GPEC has restructured its International Leadership Committee (ILC). “My vision is to put Arizona on the radar,” says Rudy Vetter, senior vice president of international business development at GPEC.… Read More →

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference
by in Education | Events

Arizona Entrepreneurs Hold Fifth Annual Meeting Of The Minds Join in for an exciting opportunity to connect, share ideas and be inspired at the fifth annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference. This year’s conference, which will take place Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010 at the Desert Willow Conference Center, will feature tips and ideas from expert CEOs while… Read More →

Charles Schwab Bringing Hundreds Of Jobs To Phoenix


The investment services company Charles Schwab announced today that it is expanding its operations in Phoenix, which could result in up to 900 new jobs over the next five years. The company’s main Valley location is at 24th Street and Lincoln Drive. Schwab plans to hire 200 new employees by the end of the year,… Read More →

CEO Series: Benito Almanza

Benito Almanza Arizona State President Company: Bank of America - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Benito Almanza Title: Arizona State President Company: Bank of America How would you assess the banking industry’s reactions to the new financial reform law? What are the industry’s biggest concerns, particularly in regards to derivatives and less onerous regulation on small banks? Bank of America has generally supported reforms, including the formation of a new… Read More →

Investors Need Improved Transparency When Dealing With Illiquid Assets

Investors Need Transparency AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Now more than ever, investors and regulators are demanding greater transparency when it comes to hedge funds that invest in illiquid financial instruments. This should come as no surprise given that so many recent defining business failures were related to illiquid assets. For example, AIG’s downfall was caused by investments in structured credit derivatives that… Read More →