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Mesa mayor leads US Conference of Mayors

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has been sworn in as 71st president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The outgoing USCM president is Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Nutter appointed Smith as head of the nonpartisan organization during its 81st annual meeting Monday in Las Vegas. More than 200 mayors met to discuss a broad range… Read More →

Volaris will fly out of Sky Harbor

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Photo: Flickr, flavouz

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is welcoming a new airline that will operate direct flights to two cities in Mexico. Officials say Volaris, the largest Mexican low-cost airline, will fly nonstop, three times a week from Phoenix to Mexico City and Phoenix to Guadalajara beginning later this year. Details on exact days and times have… 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 →

Banner Health Center preview on June 29

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

West Valley residents can tour the new Banner Health Center in Goodyear from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.The Center is designed to support high quality, convenient health care for the entire family. Attendees will hear remarks by Banner Medical Group CEO Jim Brannon and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at 8:30 a.m., followed… Read More →

Tempe lands state’s largest office development deal

Tempe Town Lake July 4th Festival

The City of Tempe announced today that Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings will develop a site owned by Arizona State University adjacent to Tempe Town Lake, subject to City Council approval of development agreement details in the coming month. State Farm will lease office space and anchor the multi-use development. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Tempe lands state's largest office development deal

Tempe Town Lake July 4th Festival

The City of Tempe announced today that Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings will develop a site owned by Arizona State University adjacent to Tempe Town Lake, subject to City Council approval of development agreement details in the coming month. State Farm will lease office space and anchor the multi-use development. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Ryan Companies US, Sunbelt Holdings To Co-Develop 2 MSF Multi-Use Office Development In Tempe

The City of Tempe announced today that Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings will develop a site owned by Arizona State University adjacent to Tempe Town Lake, subject to City Council approval of development agreement details in the coming month. State Farm will lease office space and anchor the multi-use development. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Direct Energy Opens Phoenix Area Call Center

Direct Energy today officially opened its Phoenix area call center in Tempe symbolizing the company’s dedication to grow long-term in the Phoenix community. As part of the grand opening festivities, Direct Energy announced that the company and its employees would commit to volunteering a minimum of 2,000 hours over the next year among several different… Read More →

Stanton eyes more spending on bike projects

Valley Metro - Bike Equals One Less Car

Phoenix would spend $1.5 million of its state transportation funding on making the city more bicycle friendly if Mayor Greg Stanton gets his way. Stanton is proposing that the money be used to add more bike lanes, launch a bike-share program and prepare a citywide bicycle plan. The Arizona Republic reports that Stanton’s proposals are… Read More →

Mesquite Solar facility ready for business

by in Business News | Energy | Green

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck today joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power officials and community leaders to dedicate the 150-megawatt (MW) first phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar facility. Located in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix, Mesquite… 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 →

Stanton pitches Phoenix to Silicon Valley businesses

Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants businesses in Silicon Valley to relocate to Arizona. Stanton traveled to California this week to sell Phoenix as a prime location for technology and manufacturing jobs. Stanton says Phoenix needs to proactively attract employers. Stanton’s office would not say what companies he is approaching in California because the meetings are… Read More →

Andrew Thomas will run for governor

Runoff Election, Early Voting Phoenix Mayor, Council

Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s planning to run for Arizona governor in 2014. Thomas served as county attorney from 2005 until he resigned in 2010 to unsuccessfully run for Arizona attorney general. A three-member disciplinary panel of the Arizona courts disbarred Thomas about a year ago for failed corruption investigations that he… Read More →

ZocDoc will bring 600 jobs to Valley

A New York company that helps patients connect with doctors through an online service is opening a Scottsdale office and will hire more than 600 workers in the next three years. ZocDoc is a free service for patients that also lets them book appointments online. Gov. Jan Brewer and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced the… Read More →