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UA, Phoenix will expand Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Bioscience in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine November 2008

The University of Arizona, the anchor tenant of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and the City of Phoenix have entered into an agreement to expand the university’s presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The agreement approved by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday calls for the university, Banner Health, and any potential development partners, to develop… Read More →

Q & A with Tom Simplot, President and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association

Tom Simplot

Tom Simplot was named president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) in July 2008. The longtime Phoenix resident has served on the Phoenix City Council, president of the Maricopa County Board of Health, Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, as chair of the Phoenix Historic Preservation Committee and was a member of the Phoenix… Read More →

Phoenix eyes Mexico City Trade Office

The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans to partner with the Arizona Commerce Authority to open an Arizona Trade Office in Mexico City. “Phoenix is taking the right steps to become a global city, and we’re ready to open our first trade office in Mexico City,” said Mayor Greg… Read More →

Claude Mattox Continues to Build Financial Support in Mayoral Race

by in Events | Politics

Campaign more than half way to goal of $1 million Bolstered by a successful early morning fundraiser held Wednesday, the Mattox for Mayor campaign has surpassed the $500,000 mark – halfway to its goal of $1 million. “At this still‐early stage, our campaign is not only resonating with voters, but it is also resulting in… Read More →

Loving To Hate Politicians Is An Old Sport

Politicians at Work
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

We love to hate our elected officials.  It seems like the American system of representative-democracy is based off of a cycle where we elect leaders and then become disillusioned with them. There is a logical reason why this happens. A local television station in the Phoenix area has a commercial promoting what their news team… Read More →

Is the City of Phoenix Being Mismanaged?

Downtown Phoenix Skyline
by in Columnist Spotlight | Economy | Politics

These are tough times! Given the rotten economy it isn’t hard to be a pessimist about everything, and government seems to top the list. The November elections saw Congress shift to the Republicans, and yet America as a whole still seems to lack confidence that they are going to make things much better. A recent… Read More →

Business Leaders are Concerned About the Repercussions the State’s Tough, New Immigration Law Will Have on Arizona’s Still Struggling Economy

State’s Tough, New Immigration Law - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Opponents of Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law charge that it is unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling, specifically targeting Hispanics. Supporters counter that the state statute corresponds with federal law and is designed to deal with those who break the law by entering the country illegally. Caught in the crossfire is Arizona’s fragile economy. Regardless… Read More →