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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


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

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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 →

Convention Center welcomes millionth delegate

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, second from left, joined city leaders March 14 at the American Animal Hospital Association’s annual conference to celebrate the millionth delegate to visit the Phoenix Convention Center since its $650 million expansion in January 2009. The millionth delegate, veterinarian Monique Weldon of Aurora, Colo., accepted a donation in her honor to the Rescue Operation for the Animals of the Reservation (ROAR). Pictured from left are Phoenix Convention Center Director Debbie Cotton, Mayor Stanton, AHAA President Mark Russak, ROAR spokeswoman Helen Oliff, Greater Phoenix CVB President Steve Moore, Weldon, and Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos.
by in Business News | Featured

A huge milestone at the Phoenix Convention Center arrived last week in the form of a petite veterinarian from Colorado. Dr. Monique Weldon, owner of Loving Family Animal Hospital in Aurora, Colo., was the one millionth delegate to visit the Phoenix Convention Center since it emerged four years ago from a $600 million expansion. Weldon,… Read More →

Brewer, GM announce Chandler Innovation Center

Jan Brewer

Michigan-based General Motors (GM), together with Governor Jan Brewer, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced today GM has selected Chandler as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center.  These IT Innovation Centers enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities, strengthening its… Read More →

GPEC analyzes impact of potential defense cuts

by in Economy | Featured | Tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today released findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a two-phase initiative that took an in-depth look at the region’s aerospace and defense companies to determine their strengths, weaknesses and readiness for the sequestration, federally-mandated automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1 unless… Read More →

Wells Fargo grants $1 million to six area nonprofits

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by in Banking | Featured | Nonprofit

Wells Fargo & Company, one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, announced the company will make donations totaling $1 million shared across six Arizona nonprofits to help further strengthen and stabilize Arizona communities. The local grant recipients were identified in close collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor… Read More →

Dignity names new West Valley hospital

Sun Health
by in Featured | Healthcare

Dignity Health announced that “St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center” will be the name of its new West Valley hospital during an official groundbreaking at the planned 35-acre medical campus near the Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue. The $44 million Dignity Health facility is scheduled to open in early 2014 and will provide West Valley residents… Read More →

SkySong sparks economic revitalization along McDowell Road Corridor

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by in Economy | Education | Featured | Tech

No one would guessed that a catalyst of innovation could rise from the ruins of a vacant shopping mall. And certainly no one could imagine that happening in the middle of a crippling economic downturn that affected the entire world. But that’s what’s happened in Scottsdale. “It is hard to think of a business attraction… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →