[OPINION] More bucks going to Pima economic effort that has produced little

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ACA President and CEO Sandra Watson, Sun Corridor Director Joe Snell and Gov. Doug Ducey celebrate new Comcast call center jobs/ADI
ACA President and CEO Sandra Watson, Sun Corridor Director Joe Snell and Gov. Doug Ducey celebrate new Comcast call center jobs/ADI

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In May of 2015, in an effort to rid itself of its failed past, TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities) announced that it was changing its name to Sun Corrdior Inc. Now, the Pima County Board of Supervisors is considering rewarding the failed enterprise with a bonus tacked on to the existing $441,000 professional services agreement in place for the fiscal year 2015/2016.

The proposed agreement, according to a memo from Pima County administrator Chuck Huckelberry includes an option for the county to increase Sun Corridor’s by another $210,000 “to provide direct support in advancing county-owned properties and facilities for export-based employment and growth opportunities.” In other words, Sun Corridor will receive private business owners’ property tax dollars to help the county compete with private property owners for tenets.

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