Economic Development

Goodyear Seeks Leader for New Economic Development Department

// Oct 23rd, 2014
Goodyear Seeks Leader for New Economic Development Department
City Manager Brian Dalke thinks improvements to the Loop 303 will increase economic development activity in Goodyear. Pictured, construction of the Loop 303/I-10 interchange. Photo credit: ADOT By... 
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Local News

GT Advanced Allowed to Wind Down after Deal with Apple

// Oct 24th, 2014
GT Advanced Allowed to Wind Down after Deal with Apple
By Dawn McCarty for Bloomberg GT Advanced Technologies Inc. won court permission to wind down its sapphire manufacturing operations after lawyers reached a settlement with Apple Inc. over contract... 
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Trends

East Valley Cities See Increase in Residential Permits

// Oct 24th, 2014
East Valley Cities See Increase in Residential Permits
A realtor at TH Ranch, a subdivision owned by Blandford Homes, shows a work-in-progress in Gilbert. Of the 13 lots at TH Ranch, all but one have been sold, according to Haycraft. Photo credit:... 
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Budgets and Funding

Phoenix Planning $5M Water Resiliency Fund

// Oct 22nd, 2014
Phoenix Planning $5M Water Resiliency Fund
The Central Arizona Project canal. Photo credit: Phoenix Business Journal By Eric Jay Toll for Phoenix Business Journal The Phoenix City Council could authorize around $5M a year to fund the... 
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Legislation issues

State Delays Sales Tax Payment Portal for Contractors, Developers

// Oct 17th, 2014
State Delays Sales Tax Payment Portal for Contractors, Developers
By Mike Sunnucks for Phoenix Business Journal The state of Arizona needs an extra year to roll out a new portal centralizing how contractors and other businesses pay their sales taxes. A new... 
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Green / Renewable Energy

Abandoned Mines Spill Orange Sludge in Arizona

// Oct 17th, 2014
Abandoned Mines Spill Orange Sludge in Arizona
This undated photo shows orange sludge leaking from the Trench Camp Mine near Patagonia, Ariz. Heavy rain from Hurricane Odile has caused the two abandoned mines to spill orange sludge into waterways... 
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Local Projects

Arizona Projects 10-21-14

// Oct 24th, 2014
Arizona Projects 10-21-14
Awards & Accolades 1. The International Economic Development Council announced its 2014 Excellence in Economic Development Awards recipients this week. Among those honored was the City of... 
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National News

Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits

// Jun 24th, 2014
Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits
By Kristena Hansen for Phoenix Business Journal Proposed height limitations on buildings near airports could impact developments surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Photo credit:... 
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People on the Move

Industry Professional 10-21-14

Industry Professional 10-21-14

Giving Back 1. Speedie & Associates, Inc. celebrated 20 years in Flagstaff with a charity BBQ for clients, vendors and employees.... 

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