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Latest Maguire Report examines economic impact of military activities in state 

Governor Katie Hobbs recently released the latest version of the Military Economic Impact Report, also known as the Maguire Report, which assesses the substantial economic benefits that Arizona’s military bases and National Guard activities bring to the state’s economy. The report, backed by the state of Arizona and assisted by the Arizona Department of Emergency …

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Memory of business community and tourism leader Doug Yonko honored at golf tourney

The Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association will honor the memory of an Arizona business community leader at its annual golf tournament this week while also encouraging the next generation of tourism talent.  The Doug Yonko Memorial Golf Tournament honors the longtime Hensley Beverage Co. public affairs executive who passed away in September 2020. Yonko was …

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QuikTrip, Mayor Gallego announce investment in Phoenix nonprofits and public safety

Convenience store and gas retailer QuikTrip announced recently that it is investing more than $3 million in local nonprofits and public safety associations in an effort to partner with the City of Phoenix to address issues such as theft, crime, substance abuse, and homelessness.  The company’s investment will support various first responder organizations across the …

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Valleywise Health Medical Center nears 2024 opening

The Valleywise Health Medical Center is set to open its doors in April 2024, a state-of-the-art medical facility poised to revolutionize healthcare in Phoenix, Arizona. The new facility replaces the venerable, half-century-old legacy hospital currently at 24th Street and Roosevelt. Valleywise Health engaged in a workshop focused on climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation in early …

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Arizona Chamber and CEO Seiden honored by the Common Sense Institute Arizona with Champion of Prosperity Award

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and President and CEO Danny Seiden were recently honored by the Common Sense Institute Arizona with the group’s Champion of Prosperity Award, which signifies a person or organization’s dedication to promoting job creation and economic freedom.  “There is no more effective voice at the Arizona Capitol on behalf …

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Phoenix Sky Harbor tops Wall Street Journal rankings of nation’s best airports

Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport was named the nation’s best airport by the Wall Street Journal in its latest rankings. Perks include a solid variety of flights and airlines, plenty of amenities, and a lack of weather-related flight cancellations. This honor comes from the Wall Street Journal’s annual ranking of the country’s busiest airports. Sky …

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Inaugural Game Changers Summit looks at intersection of sports and business

Hundreds gathered at Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday for the inaugural Game Changers Summit to hear from Arizona sports business leaders and legends about how the evolving sports marketplace is affecting the broader business environment.  Panels examined a wide range of topics, from sports’ positive effect on the Arizona economy, to leadership strategies, …

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New report highlights positive economic impact of Arizona sports industry, room for growth

Since 1996, Arizona has hosted four Super Bowls, two World Series, 27 Phoenix Open golf tournaments, and a litany of other enormous sports events. Beyond these mega-events, however, Arizona hosts a multitude of smaller-scale but nonetheless impactful events which not only contribute to the state’s burgeoning cultural capital, but to the state’s economic output. A …

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Tommy Espinoza honored with Heritage Award by Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Hundreds gathered at the Arizona Biltmore on Tuesday night to honor longtime Arizona Latino leader Tommy Espinoza. Not only was it his birthday, but Espinoza received the Heritage Award, the highest recognition of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  A Phoenix native, Espinoza has committed his professional life to supporting Latino families and individuals …

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Former state Supreme Court justice joins Phoenix office of prominent national firm

Former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould has joined the Phoenix office of Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky and Josefiak PLLC, a nationally recognized law firm specializing in government compliance matters, election law, commercial litigation, and white collar investigations.  Gould, who will be in Holtzman Vogel’s appellate, commercial litigation and constitutional law practices, was a member …

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