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Reconnecting Tucson


While Phoenix is in the throes of commercial recovery, Tucson is, comparably, about 18 to 24 months behind. The city’s proximity to the border is touted as a draw for investors, but the player with the best hand remains the University of Arizona (UA), which is not only the largest employer in southern Arizona but… Read More →

Glendale OKs casino near Westgate


After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant mutual benefits to both communities for years to come. In taking this step, the City of Glendale confirms its full support of the Nation’s project, which will include… Read More →

Pima Community College gets interim director

Virtual Schools, Online Education

The retired president of a New Mexico community college has been named the interim director of a two-year college campus in Arizona. Former Santa Fe Community College President Sheila Ortega said she starts her job at Pima Community College on Monday. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Ortega will be paid $173,000 a year… Read More →

Sundt Awarded Contract Expansion on Pima County Court Complex

by in Construction | In The Spotlight

Sundt Construction, Inc. has begun the second phase of construction on the new Pima County Downtown Court Complex. Originally contracted in February 2012 to complete the core and shell of the 290,000 SF facility, Sundt was recently granted a contract expansion to make tenant improvements, construct a parking structure and complete landscape and hardscape updates.… Read More →

Carlson helps Polsinelli Expand Cybersecurity Capabilities

by in Business News | Legal | Tech

Polsinelli has added attorney Kris Carlson to the firm, where he will focus on cybersecurity matters for corporate clients and law firms. Carlson, formerly with Special Forces, has extensive operational knowledge of cybersecurity that will bring value to the firm’s clients. Carlson counsels corporate clients on compliance matters arising from the duty to protect electronic… Read More →

Valley Forward Exands its horizon

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by in Business News | Green

Timing is everything, even when it comes to Mother Nature. “In 2010, we got an $85,000 grant to look at some federal issues on sustainability,” says Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Valley Forward, which brings business and civic leaders together to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities. “We were asked to target… Read More →

Sundt Begins Work On 1st Of 2 Massive Concrete Pours For Tucson Courthouse Foundation

by in Business News | Construction

Beginning at midnight on Friday, June 8, Sundt Construction executed the first of two massive concrete pours that will form the foundation of the new 290,000 SF courthouse shared by Pima County and the City of Tucson. Construction at the site, located at Toole and Stone avenues in Downtown Tucson, began Feb. 1 and is scheduled for… Read More →