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West Valley Place To Be In Future

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Carolyn Dryer

Peoria Times

Businesses that have made the move to the West Valley spoke to an enthusiastic crowd last week at the annual economic development summit sponsored by WESTMARC (Western Maricopa Coalition). Those businesses that talked about why they chose the West Valley represented the aerospace and defense industry, education, health care, manufacturing and renewable/clean technologies.

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US Land Gets More Expensive

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Robbie Whelan

The Wall Street Journal

A year ago, Nate Nathan, an Arizona land broker, struggled in vain to sell several hundred home sites in Vistancia, a new-home community about 15 miles from downtown Phoenix. He listed the lots for $54,000 apiece, but no buyers would offer more than $45,000.

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Mesa Expects Freeway To Drive Development

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Gary Nelson

The Republic

Like a modern Stonehenge, rows of massive pillars guard swaths of as-yet-undeveloped desert in southeast Mesa. 

Adorned with rebar and the hieroglyphics of freeway artistry, the towers soon will be topped with what planners see as a literal roadway to the future.


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Dignity Health Building $44 Million Hospital in Glendale

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Angela Gonzales

Phoenix Business Journal

San Francisco-based Dignity Health has started construction on a $44 million hospital in Glendale.

The new hospital will be called St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. It will be built on a 35-acre campus near Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, and is scheduled to open in early 2014. 

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Arizona’s Economic Recovery Predicted As Slow

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Josh Brodesky

To get a glimpse of the future for Arizona’s economy, there’s no need for a crystal ball.

Just take a look around.

The outlook for 2013 is essentially more of the same, economists said: slow and steady growth on the long road to recovery. Unless the “fiscal cliff” changes the picture.

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Phoenix Construction Sector Adds More Than 5,000 Jobs in 2012

Monday, October 20, 2014

By Kristena Hansen

Phoenix Business Journal

The metro Phoenix construction industry finished 2012 on a high note, posting the seventh-biggest jump in employment in the nation last month, according to a report Monday released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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