Archive for February, 2009

2,200 jobs in southern Arizona to be filled in next 12 months

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Feb. 25, 2009 TUCSON, Ariz. – Nearly 100 companies in southern Arizona plan to fill more than 2,200 open positions over the next year, according to a new survey. The positive news in the current economic downturn came to light during a survey conducted by Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc. (TREO), an economic development agency. […]

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Despite progress, Arizona falling behind other states in technology, report says

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Feb. 25, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona is advancing in the technology arena, but it is unable to keep pace with greater achievements in other states, according to a new report from a leading international research organization. The analysis, released today by Battelle, shows that Arizona employment in technology-based industries is declining faster than the […]

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Arizona Aerospace Institute proposed for former auto test site in east Mesa

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Feb. 20, 2009 MESA, Ariz. – An aerospace institute pumping 1,300 jobs and $72 million into the state economy is proposed for the old General Motors Proving Grounds in southeast Mesa. Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams today, in prepared statements, announced the appointment of a 17-member advisory board to determine how best to assemble the […]

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Photos show SkySong spreading its wings, week by week, in Scottsdale

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Feb. 19, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The iconic sails symbol of one of Arizona’s newest high-tech centers is largely complete, and it gives a new look to a once-tired commercial corner in southern Scottsdale. The soaring white sails are the architectural symbol of SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center at the southeast corner of McDowell […]

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Renovated condos and restored classic cars are favorites in Tempe

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Feb. 17, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – If you appreciate redeveloped residential properties and restored American classic cars, check out what’s happening in downtown Tempe this month. The new condos are the Regency Condominiums, a renovation of a mid-20th Century apartment complex designed to meet the need of today’s students. The work by Miravista Holdings includes […]

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Phoenix furniture wholesaler doubling its leased space; CBRE inks deal

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Feb. 16, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – CB Richard Ellis has negotiated a full-building lease for the Valley West Distribution Center, a 323,345-square-foot warehouse at 601 N. 75th Ave. in southwest Phoenix. Bill Bayless and Andrew Brigham of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the tenant, Furniture Values International LLC of Phoenix in the seven-year lease. The landlord, Myron […]

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Hayden Ferry Lakeside attracts an upscale market-deli and a Segway dealership

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Feb. 16, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – An upscale convenience store and a company selling two-wheeled electric vehicles are the newest tenants of Hayden Ferry Lakeside in Tempe. City Market and Deli and Segway of Tempe are moving into the high-end office, residential and commercial development on the south bank of Tempe Town Lake. The leases […]

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Arizona’s housing industry, gloomy economics and $15K tax credits

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Feb. 11, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona’s housing industry is expected to hit bottom sometime in the second quarter, after which a gradual recovery is expected, according to an international economic and financial consulting group. The forecast was part of a recent economic webcast by IHS Global Insight. The analysis of the housing industry across […]

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Scottsdale couple opening vintage clothing store near downtown Phoenix

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Feb. 8, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A husband-and-wife team’s passion for business, which was successful in their first venture in Chicago, is ready to soar again. This time, they will open their doors on Valentine’s Day in their restored warehouse south of downtown Phoenix. Their first business was a home run. Steve and Andi Rosenstein […]

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Although young, Arizona bioscience industry gaining clout, report says

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Feb. 6, 2009 Among the waves of challenging economic news hitting Arizona and the nation every day, there are some positive developments. Following are several key points Robert Atwell highlighted in his Feb. 3 letter to the membership of the Phoenix Community Alliance Health and Bioscience Committee. Atwell, senior vice president of AON Risk Services […]

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