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  • Jeff Gardner
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With all the forward-thinking locals, there’s a lot of science and technology news coming out of the Greater Tucson Metro Area. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of all the wonderful advancements, so our sister paper Inside Tucson Business is rolling out Tech Talk. This new section will…

  • Jeff Gardner
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There is a big wave coming as the Baby Boomer generation hits their 60s and 70s and the nation faces a retirement and assisted living surge the likes of which it has never seen before. According to the American Medical Student Association, the population of individuals over the age of 65 wil…

  • Amber Smith, Special to Tucson Local Media
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More than 70 percent of the Tucson Metro Chamber’s membership are companies with fewer than 50 employees. While the U.S. Small Business Administration classifies small businesses as those with 500 or fewer employees, the Chamber recognizes that many of our local businesses have far fewer emp…

  • Michael Peel, Special to Tucson Local Media
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The Save 4th Avenue group has been making progress on advocating for beneficial “smart growth” options to support locally owned independent businesses in response to the planned Union on 6th project, a seven-story apartment building with ground floor retail space under contract with Educatio…

  • Michael Bond
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The recent Inside Tucson Business interview with former Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius doubles down on most of the nonsense and half-truths spread about the ACA. What we actually know about the law’s impacts is far more negative. First, the law is primarily just an expansion of…

  • Michael Coretz, Special to Tucson Local Media
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Accurately figuring out how much Tucson space to lease for your business is important. You want to be sure you are paying only for the space you will actually be using.

  • Lee Allen, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Thirteen is proving to be a lucky number for everyone connected with Mercado San Agustín—with 13 vendors in the initial site and another 13 in the Annex, a new (and unique-for-Tucson) shopping center that will hold an official grand opening the weekend of May 4.

  • Danyelle Khmara
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A high rise apartment building on Fourth Avenue is closer to sealing the deal after the Tucson City Council unanimously approved the development at their April 17 meeting. Maloney’s Tavern and the two buildings behind it will be demolished to make way for the controversial development. 

  • Jim Nintzel
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Rio Nuevo Board Chair Fletcher McCusker has a lot to celebrate: Earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation extending the life of the district for an additional decade, meaning that Rio Nuevo will be able to keep a portion of the sales tax generated inside its boundaries through 2…

  • Lisa Lovallo, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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April is National Volunteer Month, and the perfect opportunity to encourage employee volunteerism. Studies show that volunteering helps boost employee engagement and morale, leading to greater productivity and profitability. Cox employees donate their time and funds to support local communit…

  • Vanessa Barchfield, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress. They move between colorful racks of secondhand western shirts and J.Crew blouses from last steason. There’s a room for women’s shoes with a healthy selection of Stetsons; an activewear…

  • Jim Nintzel
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Longtime readers will notice that with this issue, Inside Tucson Business is sporting a new look. This redesign is just another step in our ongoing effort to keep improving the paper for our readers. A big round of applause for production team members Christa Madrid and Chelo Grubb for shepa…

  • Michael Peel, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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April is an important month for the mission of Local First Arizona to strengthen local economies as we hold our Community Banking Month annually. At Local First Arizona, we believe in more local ownership and local decision making because greater investment here in Arizona creates more oppor…

  • Danyelle Khmara
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The Southern Arizona Women’s Foundation is raising awareness and money for issues affecting women and girls at its 25th annual luncheon, on April 18. For 28 years, the Women’s Foundation has affected change in local communities by funding research, advocacy, grant making and leadership development.

  • Lisa Lovallo, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Businesses can create value and demonstrate leadership to customers and employees by developing a conservation strategy that considers how its operations affect the environment. At Cox, we’re proud to have recycled 100,000 tons of materials since 2013 and achieved zero waste to landfill stat…

  • Jim Nintzel
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The twisted political avenues of Pima County road repair with Supervisor Sharon Bronson

The University of Arizona has earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education for its success in the enrollment of Hispanic students and in providing educational opportunities to them. The HSI designation opens new opportunities to boost supplemen…

CoStar Group recently announced this year’s Power Broker Award recipients, recognizing professionals who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leads in their respective markets. The CoStar Power Broker Awards also recognizes lease firms and sale firms and ind…

  • Inside Tucson Business Staff Report
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Tucson’s Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facility District scored a big win last week when Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would extend the life of the downtown redevelopment agency for another decade.

  • Lee Allen, Special to Tucson Local Media
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April 15 cometh, and with it cometh new, confusing and in some cases, very unsettling changes in the form of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, approved along strict party lines and signed into law just before Santa unloaded his sleigh with 2017 goodies. Some feel that when the newly-enacted tax law…

  • Jim Nintzel
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Kathleen Sebelius served as governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, and then as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2014. Today, she’s the CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC. She spoke with Inside Tucson Business last week about the stat…

  • Emily Dieckman, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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A recent court ruling in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which covers the states of Connecticut, New York and Vermont, found that it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation under Title VII regulations. Title …

  • Logan Burtch-Buus
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This summer, Tucson Local Media and Inside Tucson Business will host the fourth annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards, an event that shines a light on the innovative and critical work performed every day by members of the health care industry.

  • Alex Winkelman, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Does your company use email, text messages, websites or software? If so, when your company is sued and you’re forced to turn over portions of this data in a lawsuit, you’ll pay roughly $18,000 per gigabyte of data eventually produced. This does not include the cost of paying your lawyer to a…

  • Lisa Lovallo, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Managing your company’s finances can be cumbersome, but it is crucial for avoiding unforeseen business debt and for growing a small business to new heights. Prior to my career at Cox Communications, I ran a family business and learned a lot about finances. Get a head start on boosting your c…

Soaring Heights Communities and WinnResidential Military Housing Services, the firm providing property management and maintenance for Lendlease’s Department of Defense Communities portfolio, has been recognized as a 2017 Resident Satisfaction Property award winner by SatisFacts. More than 85…

The University of Arizona Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building has received two awards for best new educational building. Engineering News-Record, a weekly magazine for the construction industry, named it the “Best of the Best Higher Education/Research Project.” The competition identifie…

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona announces the launch of new specialty master’s programs directly addressing the needs of the fourth industrial revolution. The STEM-designated Master of Science in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics provides a foundation in an…

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Earlier this month, the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a pair of lease agreements with Visit Tucson and the University of Arizona Mineral Museum to occupy spaces in the iconic county courthouse. 

  • Adriane J. Hofmeyr, Quarles & Brady LLP
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My business is in a regulated industry, requiring a license from a government agency. Is there anything I can do if the agency takes action that negatively impacts my license or business?

  • Lee Allen, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America with some 84,000 miles of pipeline, is making its increased presence known in Southern Arizona—to the tune of pretty close to $100 million dollars in on-going and planned projects.

  • Dave Perry, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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You can learn some things about your community by standing on a street corner in a Girl Scout cookie costume, holding a sign to lure motorists toward free coffee and pastries.

  • Francisco J. Melero, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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How long has it been since you read a business book, participated in a workshop, or attended a networking event? Yes, yes, I can anticipate most of your answers: “I’m too busy,” “I don’t have time” or something similar. Of course, on occasion, I do learn of a great book someone is reading or…

  • Staff Report, Inside Tucson Business
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Alpha Wave Investors, a private equity investment firm specializing in opportunistic and value-add multifamily and hospitality assets in the Western U.S., has announced the sale of Sycamore Cove, a 67-unit apartment property in the Oak Flower neighborhood. The firm, which acquired the asset …

  • Lisa Lovallo, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Sincere recognition motivates employees to keep up the good work. At Cox, we applaud our employees’ good work in a multitude of ways, from our Arizona “Volunteer of the Quarter,” which recognizes good work in the community and grants a donation to their favorite charity, to our “Gold Standar…

  • Michael Coretz, Commerical Real Estate Group of Tucson
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Your contract to lease Tucson commercial space will guide the use of your space for years. Be sure you understand and agree to these terms before you officially accept that contract.

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have received a five-year, $2.98 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to reduce exposures to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

  • Jeff Gardner, Tucson Local Media
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Beating out two other big names in the Tucson non-profit world, Mary Miller, executive director of the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance, took home the award for Non-Profit Champion at 2018’s Women of Influence awards.