Mayor Archives

Opus plans speculative industrial project in Longbow Business Park

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Industrial

The Opus Group (Opus) announced today plans to build a speculative industrial project in the Longbow Business Park and Golf Club in Mesa. Construction on the 147,672-square-foot project, named Longbow Gateway One, is slated to begin this month, with project completion scheduled for January 2018.  “We are excited to develop this project in the Southeast… Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Fry’s plans to open store in downtown Phoenix

by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

Fry’s Food Stores and RED Development today announced the popular grocer will open downtown Phoenix’s first full-service grocery store. Fry’s preferred location to build the new 55,000 square-foot grocery store would be on the surface parking lot bordered between Washington Street and Jefferson Avenue, located between CityScape Phoenix and Collier Center. The downtown grocer would… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

Wells Fargo commits $5M to boost Valley homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, NeighborWorks America and its network member Trellis, today announced the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program will expand to Maricopa County with a $5 million commitment by Wells Fargo  to help boost local homeownership.  Interested homebuyers can register for the free homebuyer event scheduled on Jan. 15-16 when eligibility will be determined for an opportunity… Read More →

Gilbert mayor will lead East Valley Partnership

After conducting a thorough search over the last four months that drew candidates from across the country, East Valley Partnership has named Gilbert Mayor John Lewis President and CEO. Lewis succeeds Roc Arnett, who served as President and CEO of East Valley Partnership for the past 13 years. Formed in 1982, East Valley Partnership is… Read More →

Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

by in Blogs

Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →

Tempe advances plan to increase renewable energy

Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council motioned to approve a 20-year agreement with SolarCity that will put Tempe on the map as an energy efficient city. “I so move to approve this,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby, sporting a big smile. Mitchell and the council hope the approval will advance the city’s plan to… Read More →

Goodyear defense contractor gets Air Force research grant

Prime Solutions Group, an aerospace and defense consulting contractor located at the West Valley Technology Center near the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, has received a prestigious Small Business Innovative Research grant from the United States Air Force. Joseph Marvin, president of the 17-employee firm, said the Phase I grant is a major accomplishment that will allow his… Read More →

Sky Harbor unveils football championship countdown clock

With 195 days and counting until the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Arizona Organizing Committee (AOC) and several Valley mayors and city leaders, unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona shines on center stage with the kick-off of the big… Read More →