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Pollack: The economy is expanding

Posted by   /  February 27, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

The Source for Information and Analysis on the Arizona Economy and Real Estate ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27th, 2017   The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the past week Not a lot of economic news last week. But, the data that were released […]

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[EDITORIAL] Dreamport Villages

Posted by   /  February 26, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the developers of this project. Pinal Central Pinal County has been proposed as a site for a number of theme parks over the years, with its strategic location along major transportation corridors. The one announced recently, however, Dreamport Villages, has a significant air of realism attached. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces […]

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San Tan Valley residents see ‘blueprint for growth’

Posted by   /  February 26, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | Pinal Central As part of the first phase of the San Tan Valley Special Area Plan, Pinal County hosted two open house meetings last week to gather input from hundreds of residents. The plan is meant to refresh the direction for officials to follow when it comes to the area’s future […]

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Theme park ideas that never happened in Pinal County

Posted by   /  February 26, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central Pinal County has a history of drawing big ideas that don’t seem to go anywhere. Since the 1980s, there have been a variety of proposals for building an amusement park in the Casa Grande, Eloy, Apache Junction and Florence areas. The ideas have always been grand in scale and […]

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Surprise formalizes international business strategy

Posted by   /  February 25, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Richard Smith / Independent Newsmedia Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s 2017 State of the City Address afternoon focused on recent watershed developments in education and transportation. Just below big-ticket items like Ottawa University Arizona, the West-MEC Northwest campus and the completion of the Bell/Grand interchange is the city’s new moniker for its business strategy — dubbed […]

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West Valley economic developers see bright things in region’s future

Posted by   /  February 25, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Cassidy Trowbridge | Phoenix Business Journal West Valley economic development officials say their communities are on the cusp of breaking out to bring more high-wage jobs to residents and cutting down on the throngs that leave the region for work elsewhere. Related: Why small business leaders are bullish on the Valley’s opportunities “The freeways […]

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Taking stock of a viral story: Dreamport

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Andy Howell | Pinal Central For a journalist, watching a news story go viral on the web is kind of like an investor watching a stock split. While one has a direct financial benefit, the personal rush and satisfaction is the same for both. That is what happened to us when a story we […]

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Job numbers for Intel’s new Chandler plant questioned

Posted by   /  February 24, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Butler | East Valley Tribune East Valley elected officials applauded Intel’s announcement last week that it will invest $7 billion at its Chandler chip factory known as Fab 42 and create 3,000 full-time Intel jobs. The tech company also said the project would create more than 10,000 jobs in Arizona to run and […]

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The backup plan on Trump’s infrastructure package

Posted by   /  February 23, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan | Axios The Capitol Hill calendar is way overstuffed — a Supreme Court nomination, plus Obamacare repeal legislation; tax reform; and budget, spending and debt-ceiling fights, including a possible showdown over a government shutdown. So Republican sources tell us that a backup plan is emerging for one of Trump’s […]

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Pollack: Mixed, but normal

Posted by   /  February 21, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21st, 2017  The Monday Tuesday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week Economic news from last week was mixed.  This is normal for this point in a cycle.  Retail sales were strong, the inventory to sales ratio continues to improve, […]

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