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Light Rail a Catalyst for Mesa Growth

Source: Lavidge The first extension of metro Phoenix’s Valley Metro light rail system will arrive in downtown Mesa Aug. 22, six months ahead of schedule and setting a BEX

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

I-11 Crucial to Sun Corridor Development

By Kevin Reagan for Casa Grande Dispatch There are 11 regions in the United States currently defined as megapolitan. The Arizona Sun Corridor, stretching from Phoenix to BEX

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Light Rail Drives $8.2B in Development

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Phoenix Metro area has received more than $8.2B in private and public development along the 20 miles of light rail since BEX

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

UA Expands in Downtown Phoenix

By Stephanie Innes for Arizona Daily Star The University of Arizona has a large and expanding health and science presence worth nearly $1B per year on prime property in BEX

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Roosevelt Row Businesses May Get a Boost

Source: AZRE A group of business and property owners are collaborating to implement a $375K business improvement district in the Roosevelt Row/Evans Churchill area of BEX

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Surprise Loses Fight for Downtown Land

By Garrett Mitchell for The Arizona Republic The possibility of a lengthy, expensive court fight over vacant land envisioned as the future downtown of Surprise has been BEX

July 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Plan Asks Voters to Envision PHX’s Future

By Brenna Goth at The Arizona Republic The Phoenix of today might be unrecognizable over the next few decades, as a generation yet to be born relies on walking to work, BEX

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Uber Expands in Phoenix with New Center

By Jesse A. Millard for Phoenix Business Journal Ride-sharing company Uber opened a second Phoenix office in downtown Phoenix Thursday, where it will create hundreds of jobs. BEX

June 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

Chandler to Lay Out Economic Incentives

By Chris Coppola for The Arizona Republic Chandler is preparing to pay more than $2M in taxpayer funds to two corporate giants as part of an agreement that promised the BEX

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Avondale OKs $2M Impact Fee Incentive

Source: City of Avondale The Avondale City Council has approved the creation of a development impact fee incentive program that would be used to help spur residential BEX

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

PHX EDV Office Launches New Website

Source: City of Phoenix Experience the Community & Economic Development Department’s (CED) new branded online presence. CED’s newly launched website BEX

May 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comcast to Add 1,125 Jobs in Tucson

By Gabriela Rico for Arizona Daily Star Calling it a “huge economic win for Arizona,” Gov. Doug Ducey praised the addition of 1,125 new jobs in Tucson announced May 21 by BEX

May 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Arizona Gets a ‘C’ on Its Infrastructure

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Recently, the Arizona section of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the statewide report card for BEX

May 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Healthcare Part of Metrocenter Redux

Photo courtesy of GPE Commercial Advisors By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Once a national flagship for retail space in city environments, Metrocenter in BEX

May 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Warehouse District Becomes Salvage Yard

By Laura Burnett for AZRE The downtown Phoenix Warehouse District is no longer just for storage. The area from Jefferson to Grant streets, between 7th Avenue and 7th Street, BEX

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

TREO, Eloy Establish New Pinal County FTZ

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO), in partnership with the City of Eloy, announced that the United States BEX

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

McDowell Corridor Continues Resurgence

By Beth Duckett for The Arizona Republic Scottsdale has ramped up efforts to spur revitalization in the 8-square-mile corridor south of Osborn Road, which includes BEX

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cities Fight Blight on Grand Avenue

By Whitney M. Woodworth for The Arizona Republic Once a lively thoroughfare welcoming commuters and visitors to the Valley, Grand Avenue has struggled with blight and growing BEX

April 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Report: PHX Real Estate Market Expanding

By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Commercial real estate experts in Phoenix say that the market is expanding, and they are confident that the expansion will BEX

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Peoria Launches Old Town Revitalization

Map credit: City of Peoria Source: City of Peoria The City of Peoria recently developed a Commercial Revitalization Program encompassing a targeted area in Old Town Peoria. BEX

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Officials Promote Transportation Funding

By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Officials rode in a large-vehicle parade from Margaret T. Hance Park to Civic Space Park on April 9 in downtown Phoenix, a BEX

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

ADOT Drives AZ Economic Engine

By Joey Hancock & John Guzzon for ENR Southwest Arizona’s road authority, the Arizona Department of Transportation, helps propel the Southwest economy. While the BEX

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rail Extension Will Revive Downtown Mesa

By Maria Polletta for The Arizona Republic As officials and residents gathered to celebrate progress on the city’s 3.1-mile central Mesa light-rail extension March 23, BEX

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Carefree Town Center a Top Priority

By Beth Duckett for The Arizona Republic Carefree will continue its efforts to create a more vibrant town center and other goals under new leadership. Former Vice Mayor Les BEX

March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

WV Needs Options for Young Workers

By Jeff Gibbs for The Arizona Republic The Phoenix area can expect to see more than 8,000 new apartment units constructed during 2015, ranking seventh among U.S. metro areas, BEX

March 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

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