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Kitchell Tops Off UA Health Sciences Building

 

Via azbigmedia.com

The commemorative last steel beam was put into place recently at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building project in Tucson, a world-class center designed to be the vanguard for inter-professional health professions education in the United States.

“We have experienced a tremendous evolution in the types of facilities we are building to accommodate today’s complex healthcare climate,” said Kitchell Contractors President Steve Whitworth. “Working on this facility extends our experience on hospitals and community health clinics to higher education, and we couldn’t be more pleased about contributing to the changing landscape on the University of Arizona campus.” Kitchell is the project’s general contractor.

The $165 million facility broke ground last year. Designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects with Tucson-based Swaim Architects, the 10-story, 220,000-square-foot building is located on the west side of the Arizona Health Sciences Campus, north of the Bio5 building off East Helen Street and North Cherry Avenue. The project is envisioned to foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams of students and faculty in all four colleges: medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Classrooms can accommodate as many as 150 people in a flexible “flipped classroom” format, which prioritizes group work over lectures. The building also includes a special events space that allows for more than 1,000 people.

 

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Arizona Courts Rule In Favor Of Pima County And World View Enterprises

 

Via insidetucsonbusiness.com

Pima County’s deal with space balloon company World View Enterprises can move forward after the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the lease agreement, overturning the lower court’s February ruling.

The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank, sued the county in April, saying the deal with World View didn’t follow the competitive bidding process required when leasing property.

Pima signed a 20-year lease with World View in April 2016, which included the county promising a $15 million investment on a launch pad and 135,000 square-foot facility on county-owned land.

 

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Pet Supply Giant Chewy Brings 700 Jobs To Goodyear

 

Via azbigmedia.com

Online pet products retailer Chewy, Inc. has committed to bringing 700 new full-time jobs to Goodyear as part of its latest expansion into the southwestern United States.

The 49-acre site that the company selected for its 802,671 square foot e-commerce facility is located south of Van Buren Street on 143rd Avenue in the Airport Gateway Development, a 230-acre master planned business park. Construction of the facility began in November in anticipation of taking occupancy in the second quarter of 2018.

Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord welcomed the city’s latest investor saying “We are thrilled to announce that Chewy, Inc. has chosen Goodyear as the location for their internet fulfillment center. E-commerce will continue to be a significant driver of our nation’s economy and Goodyear is proud to be home to an innovative company like Chewy, Inc.”

 

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Economic Buzz About Tucson May Be Right, Despite Lackluster Numbers

 

Via tucson.com

That was the unexpected message UA economist George Hammond delivered in his 2018 economic forecast.

An economist telling us to ignore data and trust our feelings?! Well, it wasn’t that simple, but Hammond noted that the preliminary survey data delivered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and used by state of Arizona in its employment reports don’t seem to add up. For some of the months in late 2017, they’ve shown job losses in the Tucson area compared to the same time last year, at a time when we were supposed to be growing steadily.

“Before you get too concerned about that, I think that those estimates are way too pessimistic,” Hammond told us Friday during a luncheon at the Westin La Paloma. “I think that data, which is preliminary data, is going to be revised up significantly. Once it is revised up, that’s going to square a lot better with the buzz around town about how Tucson is doing.”

 

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Kingman To Get 60,000 sqft Manufacturing Facility

 

Via plasticsnews.com

Valencia Pipe Co. expects to begin production of ABS pipe at a new 60,000-square-foot facility in Kingman, Ariz., on Feb. 1.

The Valencia, Calif.-based company is building a manufacturing plant with 10 extrusion lines on a 13-acre site that has room for expanding capacity, according to a news release.

VPC will produce ABS pipe in diameters of 1½ inches to 6 inches for drain, waste and vent applications as well as underground medium density polyethylene gas pipe.

 

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New Institute For Congestive Heart Failure Helps Keep Patients Out Of Hospital

 

Via azcapitoltimes.com

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital has opened its new Institute for Congestive Heart Failure that is being touted as one of the nation’s first of its kind for its comprehensive, patient-centered care.

With a goal of keeping patients out of the hospital, the Institute for Congestive Heart Failure encompasses everything from prevention and early detection using new diagnostics to an array of treatment options, including optimized medications and revolutionary, minimally invasive procedures that help the heart work better.

As the institute’s new medical director, Dr. Kris Vijay leads a multi-disciplinary team of caregivers – from nurses and pharmacists to dietitians and nephrologists (specialists in treating kidney disease).

 

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Downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Continues To Attract Developers, Businesses

 

Via azcentral.com

Boarded-up buildings and weed-filled vacant lots were the norm in metro Phoenix’s oldest historic neighborhood not too long ago.

Now, the 100-plus-year-old Roosevelt District in downtown Phoenix has evolved before our eyes into Roosevelt Row, one of the most popular neighborhoods in not only metro Phoenix but the U.S.

The bustling Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street hub of Roosevelt Row was recently voted the sixth most popular metro Phoenix intersection by Urban Land Institute Arizona. The area didn’t even make the list 10 years ago.

 

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OnTrac Ranked 12th Fastest Growing Company And Privately Held Company In Arizona

 

Via businessinsider.com

CHANDLER, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OnTrac, a logistics company specializing in delivery services in the Western United States, received the high honor as the 12th Fastest Growing Company as well as the 12th Ranked Privately Held Company. Both distinctions were part of the annual Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) awards put on by the Phoenix Business Journal. The recognition event took place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. The event brought together the largest private companies in Arizona that together generate revenues of over $15 billion per year, employ over 40,000 employees throughout the state, and over 56,000 employees worldwide.

The ACE awards is a nomination-based program that ranks by 2016 revenue and further company information such as the number of local and companywide employees, a company profile, professional bio for the top local executive and the year that company was founded locally. Based on this information along with company interviews and further research by accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, the top private companies list is created. The goal of the ACE awards is to develop a sense of knowledge-sharing and community among private companies in Arizona and provide a means for executives at all levels to expand their professional networks.

In additional to receiving recognition at the 2017 ACE awards, OnTrac has received two additional awards this fall. Transport Topics ranks the 100 largest for-hire carriers in North America, which OnTrac ranked number 5 among the top package/courier carriers and tied for number 56 for all sectors. Companies operating in the United States and Canada are ranked on the basis of annual revenue. Additionally, OnTrac was ranked as 41 at the 2017 Chandler 100 event, which ranks the top 100 business located in Chandler, Arizona.

 

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Willcox Chamber Reports Economic Impact To City Council

 

Via willcoxrangenews.com

The Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture gave its report to City Council recently on its activities for the last few months in 2017.

Chamber Executive Director Alan Baker talked about the period from June through October 2017.

A sheet of financial information Baker distributed indicated that the chamber received $57,516 in bed tax from the city, out of the total $234,000 the city collected.

In terms of expenses, the total cost to operate the Visitors Center was $90,304.51, events cost $121,652 and advertising $54,260.

The chamber contributed $4,365 to the city’s Quail Drive Park, and conferences cost $575.

 

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Digital Mattress Company Goes Brick-n-Mortar

 

Via azfamily.com

PHOENIX – It’s a Saturday morning in downtown Gilbert, and, for September, temperatures are still sweltering. The sun beats down as a local farmer’s market sells homemade jams and families walk their dogs. The buzz of couples chattering over brunch can be heard from the sidewalk. But, tucked just behind the restaurants that line Gilbert’s Heritage Square, people line up to be one of the first 100 customers to claim a free Tuft & Needle pillow at the grand opening of its fourth brick-and-mortar location.

Suburban Gilbert doesn’t resemble the hoodie-clad, tech-savvy millennials that fill Tuft & Needle’s headquarters, located about 20 miles away in downtown Phoenix. The crowd is a congregation of middle aged and grey haired people, accompanied by children playing as they wait for their turn to enter the new storefront.

The majority of Tuft & Needle’s marketing is encompassed by defiance of traditional norms in mattress sales, including high pricing and use of materials deemed unnecessary. In addition, its self-proclaimed “disrupt” of the mattress industry was initiated by a unique and unseen business model: online exclusivity.

 

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