Economic Development

$36M Tax Break Tied to Tempe Town Lake Land Sale

// Oct 29th, 2014
$36M Tax Break Tied to Tempe Town Lake Land Sale
Construction continues at Tempe Town Lake. The city has offered an estimated $36M tax break for developer TrendEx Holdings LLC to buy and build on 11 acres of land in the area. Photo credit:... 
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Local News

ADOT to Host Nov. 5 DBE, Small Business ‘Expo’

// Oct 27th, 2014
ADOT to Host Nov. 5 DBE, Small Business ‘Expo’
Opportunities to build new relationships, make sales pitches, learn of future projects and visit exhibits will abound at the 2014 DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo on Nov. 5 at the... 
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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

Arizona Voters to Consider $630M in School Bonds, Overrides

// Oct 28th, 2014
Arizona Voters to Consider $630M in School Bonds, Overrides
By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange New schools could be built and more than $630M spent on renovations and upgrades if voters authorize bonds for school districts around Arizona in... 
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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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