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Building Achievements Turned Arizona From Frontier Outpost To Thriving Haven

Hoover Dam Construction, 1933-1936, Building Achievements

In 1912, when it became the nation’s 48th state, Arizona was a challenging place to live. It was sparsely populated with small communities scattered hither and yon. Travel between towns was grueling. The lower desert was unbearably hot in the summer, and water was scarce and unreliable. Arizona would have had a dim future if… Read More →

Valley Partnership: Advocates And Allies

Valley Partnership Advocates and Allies, AZRE May/June 2011
by in Associations

As Arizona emerges from a grueling global recession, business and civic leaders are focusing on creating jobs and jump-starting our economy. Valley Partnership, as the state’s only grass-roots organization devoted to promoting responsible development, is poised to play an important role in that process. “Our goal is to help stimulate the local economy by our actions,”… Read More →

New Solar Installations At The University Of Arizona And Luke Air Force Base, Strange Global Weather Patterns And More

Solar Installations
by in Blogs | Green

There’s so much going on in sustainability, it’s hard to narrow down the news to share. This week we’ve gathered stories about new solar installations at the University of Arizona and Luke Air Force Base, weird global weather patterns bringing to mind global warming, falling worldwide carbon dioxide levels and others. Arizona Gets Two New… Read More →

Ready For Take Off: Luke’s Future In The West Valley Is Assured

Luke’s Future In The West Valley Is Assured - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010
by in Economy | Featured | Tech

Luke Air Force Base has landed the coveted mission of training pilots for the next generation F-35 fighter jets. Luke was on the Defense Department’s short list, competing with Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, for the F-35. Actually, Luke was shooting for becoming a secondary site… Read More →

Cover Story – Into the Blue

Photography by Cassandra Tomei
by in AZ Business Magazine | Blogs | Featured

Into the Blue Decades later Luke Air Force Base continues its mission   Most would agree they get a thrill watching jets take off and perform maneuvers with Kenny Loggins’ vocals in the background, right out of a movie like Top Gun. Arizonans can experience that thrill first-hand just by driving to the West Valley.… Read More →