Long before musicians recorded in Tucson, the dust was here. But ever since locals began fusing folk, mariachi, rock and tejano music onto tapes and vinyl records, that same dust has had the chance to (quite literally) become part of the music. 

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With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Rebranding can range from a new logo or packaging design, to an entirely new philosophy of the company depending on your goals and needs. Cox Communications recently launched a new logo and tagline that highlights our mission to help customers connect and create meaningful moments. The follo…

Your United Way set some ambitious impact goals for the 2018-2019 campaign year.  But it’s that ambition that drives our work every day at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. That ambition is required for the level of accountability that we assume as stewards of the financial resource…

A new Tucson Cooperative Network has formed recently in Southern Arizona and Local First Arizona is a partner in these important efforts to develop more worker cooperatives in the region and throughout Arizona in which workers share in management and ownership. 

From the building layout to the student seats, most everything at the Marana Unified School District’s new computer science school is built with the future in mind. The Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School, located at 5650 W. Moore Road in Marana, is nearing completion, and set to open for the fir…

A capacity crowd turned out to the company headquarters of PPEP Microbusiness & Housing Corporation on Thursday, June 6, to celebrate a major award: The company was named the U.S. Small Business Association’s Microlender of the Year. 

Every day, Dr. Sheldon Marks, founder of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal, receives pictures of babies from his patients. The small mementos serve as confirmation of a successful career and business dedicated to a single task. 

LeAnn Richards put herself through college and had a dream of becoming a teacher. But when her in-laws (who owned two McDonald’s restaurants in Southern Arizona) decided to retire, she quit her new teaching job and decided to take the reins.

After months of neighborhood meetings and several modifications from the Oro Valley Town Council, a local landowner has received the green light to build 77 residential homes near North Oracle Road and West Pusch View Lane.

Early in the morning of Tuesday, May 28, the Arizona Legislature officially wrapped up its work, capping an extraordinary 135 days of legislating that produced some of the biggest policies in recent years. Most notably was the passage of the Drought Contingency Plan, completed against a dead…

With the rise of the Internet of Things, more and more devices in the home are becoming “smart” and powered by the internet to make our lives easier. Follow these steps to choose the right Internet speed level for your home and be better prepared for the future of automated devices.

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Sometimes the best advice a business can take is the direction they would provide their clients—secure a robust financial future by thinking long-term. A recent partnership among three Arizona-based financial firms aims to protect the success of both proprietor and customer. 

Arizona lawmakers, business officials and experts Friday blasted President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a tariff on Mexican goods in hopes of cutting immigration, calling his plan everything from “terribly damaging” to “unhinged.”

To keep up with a shrinking labor market, the Town of Marana recently adopted a new policy to provide two weeks of paid parental leave to all town employees.

On Aug. 10, 2018, a semi-truck drove between Tucson and Phoenix without any human intervention. That truck will grow into a fleet of 50 vehicles by June. 

Money can run tight when you’re still getting your business off the ground and growing your customer base. Prior to my career at Cox Communications, I ran a family business and learned a lot about finances and how to make the most of funds. Additionally, our Cox Business teams work directly …

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson supported legislation that supported the creation of community health centers across the nation, with El Rio Community Health Center being one of the first.  A successful partnership between various westside neighborhoods and the University of Ar…

New buildings seem to be popping up all over the place downtown, and today construction started on the new Tucson Convention Center Hotel: A DoubleTree by Hilton. 

Students at Ironwood Ridge High School have the unique opportunity to work at Nighthawk Biotechnology, Inc. The company tackles real-world science, teaches students about the biotech industry and even offers university and career connections. 

With more than 25,000 employees, Tucson is eight times more concentrated in the aerospace industry as compared to other metropolitan areas in the country. Last year alone, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base contributed an impact of $1.5 billion to the overall Tucson economy. 

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

My mom owned a shop that carried greeting cards, balloons and flowers in Tucson at Fort Lowell and Campbell for six years. I helped by managing the accounts receivable and payable, as well as making balloon deliveries across our great city. My main takeaway, and this statement will come as a…

We all know the familiar feeling of exhaustion after a long, unproductive meeting about something that could have been said in an email. As a leader in your company, it’s important to be respectful of your employees’ time so they are not swamped with work after a day full of meetings. Follow…

The summer in Tucson can be a slow time for local businesses as many in the community escape the heat. However, the slow-down of the season can be an ideal time to do something new to grow your business. Local First Arizona has partnered with BRINK creative group on an exciting new venture l…

In 1744, that old contrarian Mary used silver bells and cockle shells to make her garden grow. Some 275 years later, it’s Chef Ken Harvey who’s transposing that cadence to aquaponics and hydroponics for gardening success.

Rep. Kristen Engel is a Democrat in her second term representing central Tucson in the Arizona House of Representatives. The UA law professor recently appeared on Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel, a weekly radio show that airs at 4 p.m. Sundays on KXCI community radio, 91.3 FM. This Q&A ha…

Ina is open. These words alone are enough to excite residents and businesses of northwest Tucson. For more than two years, from February 2017 to last Tuesday, April 16, access from Interstate 10 to West Ina Road was closed for construction. While Ina Road itself was never completely shut dow…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Hiring a team with diverse backgrounds is essential to foster creativity and innovation, even more important is to reflect the communities that you serve. Cox celebrates the diversity in our company many ways such as our employee driven Diversity Council, highlighting the impact many Latino …

Practicing sustainability in your company can yield higher profits, a stronger connection to consumers and more engaged employees. Studies show that employees are far more engaged when their employers allow them an opportunity to make a positive difference. Sustainably programs in the workpl…

International Women’s Day was recently upon us and we celebrated Women’s History Month with tributes all over, including Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business’ own signature event, the Women of Influence Awards. Hats off to the 210 nominees, 58 finalists and top 20 cohort of 2019 sel…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Two years after work began, relief is on the horizon for commuters in northwest Tucson. Interstate-10 at West Ina Road will re-open next week.