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Old 01-13-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Among the "plethora" of new solar/renewable energy companies moving to Phoenix, there is a new player coming to the Valley...

Arizona solar industry lands parts supplier - Phoenix Business Journal:

Among some other good news:

SBA loan count jumps 64% in first fiscal quarter - Phoenix Business Journal:

As many know, small business is a major employment sector in Arizona and Phoenix. This is among the strongest showings in the U.S. A great thing for our economy.

Some international recognition and inflow of cash for the local economy in the future:

Phoenix still in running as soccer cup list narrows - Phoenix Business Journal: The FIFA World Cup (the largest, most popular single sporting event in the world)

Sundt lands $7.8M contract for Avondale sports center - Phoenix Business Journal:

And good news (among much) for educational research and economic output for Arizona:

UA researchers part of $44B biofuel program - Phoenix Business Journal:

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Old 01-14-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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If we win the contract for FIFA, no matter who is playing, there will be a huge gathering. I can't tell you how many parks, i noticed, are filled with adults playing soccer during summer nights.


Its good to hear the other news, but I want more. I'd also like to see something like "we were sick of California's BS and moved to Phoenix."
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Historic Central Phoenix
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Great news, especially about the solar parts supplier. Phoenix needs more manufacturing here so it can have a diversified economy.

Having an economy largely based on new home and subdivision construction, and tourism is not healthy.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I'd like to see more health care industry, geriatric, and bio-pharmalogical research in Phoenix.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I'd like to see more health care industry, geriatric, and bio-pharmalogical research in Phoenix.
All that and more is definately coming; from UofA/ASU Downtown Medical Research Center, the new hospital near Sky Harbor which will be surgical research center, new cancer research centers, expanded Children's Hospitals, and Arizona's bio sector saw gains despite recession | www.azstarnet.com ® (http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/324909 - broken link)

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Arizona made notable gains in its biociences sector in 2008 and 2009 despite the recession and its lingering effects, according to a report issued Tuesday.
But the state saw its federal medical research grants fall 10 percent, and venture capital remained scarce, says an annual update on the state's 10-year biosciences development plan.
Jobs in Arizona's bioscience industry, including hospitals, grew by about 4,900, or 5.8 percent, to 89,674 in 2008, said the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice.
Biosciences growth could slow amid budget cuts - Phoenix Business Journal:

While the recession has and could still slow bioscience growth, it has continued to grow in Arizona despite the slowdown and recent cuts in federal research grants; however, the federal government may payout more as part of the stimulus for such research this year.


AND some more resent Solar Company annoucements:

Amonix announces solar facility, 167 jobs for Arizona - Phoenix Business Journal:

Also some long term Federal Government job growth in Phoenix as well:

http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoen...1/daily59.html

Furthermore, this is one example of the expanding IT sector in Phoenix (very modest but an indicator):

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Hiring in the IT sector is expected to grow this year as businesses reinvest in hardware, software and related services in response to the economy's recovery, analysts say.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...iring0114.html

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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The more that comes, the better. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Historic Central Phoenix
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Here is another firm in Phoenix that will be hiring more people, 100 jobs isn't huge but they are decent paying hourly jobs with medical benefits, it's always nice to hear good news:

Warranty firm hiring 100 for call center in Phoenix
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Here is another firm in Phoenix that will be hiring more people, 100 jobs isn't huge but they are decent paying hourly jobs with medical benefits, it's always nice to hear good news:

Warranty firm hiring 100 for call center in Phoenix
Very true; I have an older aunt who was retired who recently got a "call center" job in North Phoenix around the USAA Business park and is really a "financial assistant" but it is pretty much a call center. All I know is that it offers benefits and pays over $15/hour. She decided to go back to work to supplement her retirement until her savings and investment (took a hit with the stock market) builds back to what it once was.

She said even though her portfolio has built back up since mid-2009, she enjoys her job and the extra pay past retirement...go figure.

My cousin (exactly my age) was a stay at home mom but became bored when her kids head off to school most of the day now so she got a similar type "hourly" job to earn her "shoe and purse" money (and not hear her hubby bit¢h about it)! LOL
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Just some additional things to add; thought I'd just continue this thread instead of starting a new one:

Work begins on professional park

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The first structure to be built is the $57 million, 94,000-square-foot Southwest Orthopedic and Spine Hospital. It’s full speed ahead as soon as the ground dries out from the rain, according to Steven Duncan, managing principal of Clarius.
“I say there’s more dirt-moving equipment there than anywhere in the Valley,” he said.
Work begins on professional park - Phoenix Business Journal:
Recession's bite easing off restaurants

Recession's bite easing off restaurants - Phoenix Business Journal:

Arizona to get 2 of 8 Intel solar projects

Arizona to get 2 of 8 Intel solar projects - Phoenix Business Journal:

Thunderbird tops rankings, emphasizes ethics

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The oath will be unveiled next week during the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The Global Business Oath is a set of global principles to serve as a guide when business leaders face difficult trade-offs and paradoxes while leading their organizations.


The Young Global Leaders began the initiative at last year’s forum, and worked with Cabrera to draft the oath over the past year. The oath is now available online for all managers and executives worldwide to sign voluntarily. By signing this oath, corporate leaders promise to manage their enterprises diligently and in good faith.


Thunderbird debuted in the top 10 on the Financial Times ranking of Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business. It also ranked No. 1 for its MBA program for the fourth year in a row.
Thunderbird tops rankings, emphasizes ethics - Phoenix Business Journal:
SES, Tessera debut new solar plant in Peoria

SES, Tessera debut new solar plant in Peoria - Phoenix Business Journal:
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Just some more to add to the Mix:

Biomedical campus gets $15M stimulus boost


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The Phoenix Biomedical Campus is getting $15 million in stimulus funding to build laboratory support facilities, which will immediately create at least 250 construction jobs.
The federal grant comes directly from the National Institutes of Health to expand the University of Arizona College of Medicine - in partnership with Arizona State University, which is on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.
Biomedical campus gets $15M stimulus boost - Phoenix Business Journal:

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