Maricopa Association of Governments Archives

4 big ideas shaking up Arizona-Mexico trade

Trucks CrossingBorderat Nogales

While all of us have no doubt been busy getting enlightened by the endless stream of political TV ads, there have been lots of exciting things happening to grow Arizona’s cross-border trade profile with our neighbor Mexico. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match Dennis Smith and the team at the Maricopa Association of Governments deserve… Read More →

Summer Heat Relief Campaign Kicks off May 1

heat relief network - hot sun
by in Featured | Nonprofit

Scorching temperatures are a health hazard to the Valley’s homeless and elderly shut-ins, and one non-profit organization is mobilizing to prevent heat-related deaths and illnesses among this vulnerable, growing population. Phoenix Rescue Mission is partnering with several municipalities and businesses to launch its new “Code Red: Summer Heat Relief Campaign” on Wed., May 1. While… Read More →

Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

Traffic Congestion, Metromile,
by in Business News | Travel

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley. MAG has worked in partnership over the past year with the cities of Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, the town… Read More →

Arizona Forward hopes to guide Arizona’s transportation systems

federal transportation bill
by in Economy | Featured | Travel

As Valley Forward transitions to Arizona Forward to encompass a statewide focus, it’s only fitting that the association with a 43-year history of success tackling environmental issues — including land use, water management, air quality and energy — turns its attention to an issue that impacts every resident and every business in Arizona. Transportation. “Valley… Read More →

Mayor Elaine Scruggs Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Mayor Elaine Scruggs

Mayor Elaine Scruggs is the recipient of the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for regional planning in Maricopa County. Scruggs received the award from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) during its recently held 2012 Desert Peaks Awards ceremony in recognition for her 22 years of service exemplifying regional cooperation. “It has been my joy and… Read More →

Centennial Series: Arizona’s History Impacts The Way We Live Our Lives

Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

100 Years of Change: From ‘Sesame Street’ to scientific breakthroughs, Arizona’s history impacts the way we live our lives During Arizona’s first century, every elementary school student in the state learned about the five Cs that drove Arizona’s economy — copper, cotton, cattle, citrus and climate. There is a chance that if you ask Arizona… Read More →

Building Achievements Turned Arizona From Frontier Outpost To Thriving Haven

Hoover Dam Construction, 1933-1936 - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

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 →

Ahwatukee Residents See Ray Of Hope For South Mtn Freeway Alignment

Ahwatukee Residents See Hope for South Mtn Freeway Alignment
by in Blogs | Real Estate

Phoenix (December 10, 2010) – Ahwatukee residents are not enamored with the current Loop 202 plan in which a freeway cuts through their community and South Mountain. Those plans can change if the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) Tribal Council decides in January to recommend a possible extension of Loop 202 on reservation land south of Ahwatukee Foothills.

Six Ways The Valley's Redefining Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in Building Green

The Sustainable Six: Redefining Sustainable Living in the Valley It’s been a little more than a year since representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development and Department of Transportation announced they were teaming up to bolster community and economic development nationwide. Like a band of caped crusaders, members of… Read More →