Archive for the 'Tucson' Category

Renowned Astronomer Refocusing From Arizona’s Night Skies to Solar Energy

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June 25, 2009 TUCSON, Ariz. – A world-famous University of Arizona astronomer is shifting his focus from the faintest stars in the night sky to the brightest daylight star at the center of the solar system. Roger Angel and other researchers at UA and at Arizona State University hope to harness energy from the sun. […]

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New Economic Partnership Forged to Promote Southern Arizona

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May 22, 2009 TUCSON, Ariz. – Two economic groups are combining their efforts to promote development initiatives in southern Arizona. The Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc., called TREO, today announced a new regional partnership with the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation, or SVEDF. “During this time of economic recession, it’s important to band together with […]

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Tucson-based Biotech Receives More Than $2 Million Venture Capital Funding

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March 16, 2009 TUCSON, Ariz. – SalutarisMD, a startup medical devices company in Tucson, has received $1.5 million in financing from Translational Accelerator LLC, or TRAC, an Arizona-based $20 million bioscience venture capital group. Also investing in SalutarisMD is Desert Angels, bringing the total start up investment to more than $2 million. Desert Angels is […]

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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’s housing crisis to be spotlighted in statewide public forums

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Jan. 10, 2009 Arizonans’ thoughts and opinions about the state’s housing crisis will be welcome during a series of public meetings across the state over the next three months. Arizona Town Hall is hosting nine community outreach programs in metro Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Kingman, Sierra Vista and Douglas. The discussions will focus on the recommendations […]

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Copper shining on ASU’s newest downtown Phoenix building

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Jan. 3, 2009 The newest building establishing its presence in downtown Phoenix is ready to turn as shiny as a new penny. Work on Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation is at the halfway point, and much of the exterior of the elegant glass building – designed by the Phoenix office of […]

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Troubled Arizona teens learn leadership, journalism skills from Voices Inc.

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Dec. 23, 2008 When Ruwaida’s father and stepmother brought her to the United States from Saudi Arabia in early 2001, she was a wide-eyed 13-year-old. She anticipated a bright future in a nation with freedoms for women as well as for men. She dreamed about becoming a teacher. Or maybe a journalist for The New […]

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Tempe’s Apache Boulevard group disbanding; says its work is done

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Dec. 8, 2008 After 12 years of working with city planners to reverse the decline of a key street in Tempe, a citizens group has decided to disband. The Apache Boulevard Project Area Committee was formed in September 1996 out of concern about deteriorating businesses along the street. The boulevard in Tempe once was part […]

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Honors for The Plaza Companies and CEO Sharon Harper

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Dec. 2, 2008 This year’s holiday season holds a little more sparkle for Sharon Harper, chief executive at The Plaza Companies in Peoria. Just before Thanksgiving, the Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council gave Harper the 2008 Building New Futures Good Scout Award. According to the Grand Canyon Council, previous recipients include Ross Farnsworth, […]

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