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Elitism UnmaskedPosted on July 22, 2005 | Type: Blog
Despite the sweltering heat, there's much to love about Phoenix. It's the 16th best place in the country to do business, boasts some of the nation's most affordable housing, and has an unemployment rate well below the national average. But there's a naysayer in every crowd, and Phoenix is no exception.
Standard InnovationPosted on June 15, 2005 | Type: Blog
How much power should Arizona electric companies generate from renewable sources?
Biotech's Dangerous DancePosted on June 08, 2005 | Type: Blog
Some public officials in Arizona have pinned the state's economic future on the hope of a big biotech payoff. Just last month, Governor Napolitano signed a bill creating a tax credit to subsidize investment in certain bioscience companies. But the industry's track record does little to inspire confidence.
An Economic PowerhousePosted on April 25, 2005 | Type: Blog
In one of his regular email correspondences, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon wrote Friday, "I said that in order to be a GREAT city, THIS city needs to excel in three areas: Education, Public Safety and Jobs."
On Biotech and Business SensePosted on April 20, 2005 | Type: Blog
As state governments get into the biotech race, how likely is it to pay off?