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Ducey sees strong future for Arizona-Mexico trade

Gov. Doug Ducey spoke on development and border management recently at the Border Trade Alliance’s fourth annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border conference in Washington, D.C.

AICCAZ launches ‘Rapid Fiire’ lunch talks

A recent American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAZ) luncheon featured a local tribal-owned company and introduced its new “Rapid Fire” program, a way to allow members to give short promotional presentations.

City of Maricopa to honor veterans at July 4 event

Veterans will receive a special recognition at this year’s Great American 4th Celebration by the city of Maricopa.

Arizona Commerce Authority CEO credits state's focus on innovation for tech boom

Technology companies have been moving to Arizona because of the state’s willingness to embrace new business models, according to the president and CEO of Arizona Commerce Authority.

Arizona homeless employment program growing

An Arizona program that offers work to homeless individuals has plans to expand.

Virtual reality rolled out to boost Arizona tourism numbers

Arizona Office of Tourism has started using virtual reality in an effort to attract visitors to the state.

Valley Metro RPTA, Metro Rail name new officers

Fiscal 2017-18 ushered in new officers for both the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) and Valley Metro Rail’s board of directors, with Scottsdale’s Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp named RPTA chair.

Bullhead City Police Department recruits youth for Explorer Program

Young adults in Bullhead City have a chance to work alongside local law enforcement personnel as the jurisdiction’s police department activates its new Explorer Program for residents between the ages of 16 and 20.

Pima County considers allowing chickens in residential zones

Residents in Pima County may soon be able to raise chickens in their backyards.

Summer travelers prefer to stay connected with mobile devices, survey reports

More than half of registered voters feel the need to have their device with them on vacation is more important than potential cybersecurity risks, according to a recent survey.

Two Nevada properties join Phoenix’s Best Western

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower and the Aquarius Casino Resort will become part of Phoenix-based Best Western’s brand BW Premier Collection as the biggest deal in the hotel group's 70 years. provides location-branded email option

Attaining a successful online identity can be as simple as landing the perfect name — and is delivering that service to local businesses with individualized @Identity email addresses in partnership with 10 Day Media.

LED signage saves money for ADOT

The overhead signs along Arizona highways each save the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) approximately $1,000 annually since employees came up with replacing halogen with LED lighting.

Arizona Realtors head north for higher learning

A recent five-day trip took three Arizona Realtors beyond U.S. borders as they attended an industry event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, learning about global transaction matters and networking with neighbors to the north.

Marcus & Millichap closes five properties yielding over $217 million

Two Marcus & Millichap senior managing directors of the Institutional Properties Advisors division closed five property transactions totaling $217 million and 1,699 units.

GPCC to manage Arizona Chamber Executives

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) embarked on an agreement with the Arizona Chamber Executives (ACE) to help the 60-member association meet its business goals.

El Capitan reveals precious metals sales contract, slates Scottsdale meeting

El Capitan Precious Metals Inc., a mining company based in Scottsdale, will sell precious metals to a refinery in an agreement with PFL Bullion Consultants, a Canadian metals broker.

Mesa’s Eastmark ranked No. 1 in Arizona master-planned community sales

The Eastmark community in Mesa, which averages 82 home sales monthly, has been named among the nation’s top 20 best-selling master-planned areas.

Maricopa’s Bueras received advanced certification status

Maricopa Clerk Vanessa Bueras recently received the Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Inc.

Roderique named Buckeye's economic development director

David Roderique has joined Buckeye, Phoenix’s westernmost suburb, as its new economic development director, bringing a background in strategic planning, analysis, marketing and implementation to his position.

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