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A two-year study to determine the feasibility of Interstate 11 – a corridor connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas and potentially Mexico to Canada – has been completed, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
As threats to national and global security continue to increase, Raytheon Missile Systems president, Taylor Lawrence, said it’s important Southern Arizona’s largest employer continues to have the opportunity to grow.
Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) and surrounding jurisdictions have created a comprehensive blueprint to create 40,000 high-skilled, high-wage jobs in Tucson in the next five years.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last week to realign Hughes Access Road this summer to allow for the expansion of Tucson’s largest private employer, Raytheon Missile Systems.
Approximately 75 people attended the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) public information meeting last week to identify the preferred options for the proposed Interstate 11 corridor through southern Arizona. The public meeting was held in the Albert J. Garcia Auditorium on the Pasqua Yaqui Reservation at 7777 S. Camino Huivism.
The numbers we should all be concerned about: 23% is the largest portion of our workforce in Pima County. This sector works in the service industry. Followed by Government sector at 19%.
The Oro Valley Town Council expressed its faith in the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) and Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau (MTCVB) during the June 20 meeting, but the decision to approve funding for each organization didn’t come without some debate.
Thursday, May 12
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is expected in Oro Valley at 3 p.m. Wednesday to announce the creation of an estimated 500 new jobs in the community.
Joe Snell, TREO's president and chief executive officer, shared "five things we must consider for the future" at the economic development organization's Friday luncheon.
In the next two weeks, a "major announcement" is expected about a new employer bringing an estimated 500 new biotechnology jobs to greater Tucson, according to Joe Snell, president and chief executive officer of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities.
Officials from Cox Communications and the Pima County Board of Supervisors have been chosen to lead a public/private economic development partnership through Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities.
Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a supplier of precision engineered components and aftermarket services and Marana's largest non-retail private employer, has chosen its I-10 location to expand and upgrade in support of current and projected business growth.
Tucson gets praise in biz publication
Tucson has been ranked sixth in America for aerospace and defense manufacturing, according to the publication Business Facilities magazine.
It's farmers market week at two locales
A talented cast of Oro Valley Theatre Group performers ranging from 14 to 80 years of age has been rehearsing more than a month toward four presentations of "The Fantasticks" this week in the black box theater at Ironwood Ridge High School.
An “enterprise zone,” intended to boost capital investment and job creation through lower property taxes and new job tax credits, has been recertified for Tucson and Pima County by the Arizona Department of Commerce.
For the third year, a group of greater Tucson business and community leaders is traveling on a leadership exchange, this time to Albuquerque, N.M., April 1-3.
Nearly 600 Tucson business leaders have shared their priorities for the 2009 Arizona Legislature with Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, the economic development agency for Southern Arizona.
Pointing to “unprecedented times” with a new president, a new Arizona governor and the “significant impacts from the recession,” Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities is seeking views on public policy and economic development to share with new state leadership.
Joe Snell, president and chief executive officer of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, told the crowd at last Thursday’s TREO annual meeting that he has “the solution” to economic hard times.
Nothing like the withholding of cash to get someone’s attention.
December 6, 2006 - Before he came to Tucson, Joe Snell knew little about the area. One thing he had heard: Tucson was a bad region for economic development.
November 23, 2005 - In baseball, home runs are usually what make the crowds cheer and what creep into the ESPN highlight reels. But it's base hits that win games, says Joe Snell, president of Tucson's newest economic development group.