Pinal County Archives

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino plans multi-million dollar expansion

Harrah's Ak-Chin Resort

Chairman Louis J. Manuel, Jr., members of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council as well as representatives from the Community recently announced plans for a multi-million dollar expansion at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. With initial work to begin in spring 2016, the expansion is expected to include a spa, a conference center with multi-use ballroom space,… Read More →

Glendale OKs casino near Westgate

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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 →

Second Pinal County Courthouse earns APWA honors

Florence Courthouse, December 2012

The 1891 Second Pinal County Courthouse Restoration and Rehabilitation project has been selected as the 2014 National and Arizona Public Works Project of the Year in the Historical Restoration/Preservation – $5M to $25M category by the American Public Works Association (APWA). In 2012, Pinal County, ARCADIS, Swan Architects, and Concord General Contracting restored, rehabilitated, and… Read More →

JLL leases 200KSF in Casa Grande

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

The Phoenix office of JLL has completed a 201,666-square-foot, five-year warehouse/distribution lease with global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. in Casa Grande. The lease establishes Kuehne & Nagel’s presence in the Central Arizona market—a growing site selection consideration for industrial distribution and logistics users in the Western United States. “For the right users, Pinal… Read More →

Phoenix-area Housing Market Officially in Slowdown

Expect those big price increases we’ve seen for Phoenix-area homes to slow down, possibly even stop or reverse a little this year. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University predicts two-plus years of large gains to come to an end in 2014. The latest data for Maricopa… Read More →

Pinal Land Holdings Closes Largest Acreage Deal Since Recession

Pinal Land Holdings, LLC (PLH) announced Tuesday that it has closed on more than 11,400 acres of land in Pinal County. The land, previously owned by the City of Mesa will be purchased in three phases. This is one of the largest land deals in the history of the City and represents a great economic… Read More →

Innovative Banner program helps cut healthcare costs

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by in Business News | Healthcare

In its first year of performance, Banner Health Network (BHN) was successful in delivering more coordinated care and a considerable savings over traditional fee-for-service Medicare plans as part of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO). BHN leaders are now focusing efforts on the true test of this model– whether it can be sustained and… Read More →

No Housing Bubble for the Phoenix Area?

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Despite dramatic home-price boosts, don’t expect another housing bubble anytime soon in the Phoenix area. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University breaks down what’s happening in the Maricopa and Pinal County housing market, as of April: * The median single-family home price climbed again to $181,399,… Read More →

Behring named Scottsdale’s city manager

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Sterling Award.

The Scottsdale City Council has selected Fritz Behring to be the new city manager. Behring has been Pinal County’s manager and also has been city manager in two Florida cities and one in Nebraska. City officials announced the selection Wednesday. Behring was one of three finalists for the Scottsdale job, which attracted 50 applicants in… Read More →

Behring named Scottsdale's city manager

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious Sterling Award.

The Scottsdale City Council has selected Fritz Behring to be the new city manager. Behring has been Pinal County’s manager and also has been city manager in two Florida cities and one in Nebraska. City officials announced the selection Wednesday. Behring was one of three finalists for the Scottsdale job, which attracted 50 applicants in… Read More →

Phoenix-area Housing Prices Keep Soaring

Home prices continue their upward climb in the Phoenix area, with more momentum expected until at least June. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the latest information about the Maricopa and Pinal County housing market, as of March: The median single-family home price was all… Read More →

Phoenix-area Home Prices, Supply Slowly Inching Up

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Both Phoenix-area home prices and the number of homes available for sale are slowly inching up. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the numbers for Maricopa and Pinal Counties, as of August: > The median single-family home price went up from $149,000 in July to… Read More →