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Tribes putting energy into economic development

Posted by   /  April 2, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia AZBigMedia Many tribes are looking for ways to diversify industry in their Nations or Communities. Knowing that the cost of utilities can be a deciding factor in business attraction efforts, some tribes have taken the innovative step of forming their own electrical, water, and/or telecom/broadband utilities. Building utility infrastructure takes substantial capital investment and […]

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U.S. can’t afford to be an infrastructure dropout

Posted by   /  September 28, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

  The price tag to raise America’s grade is more than $2 trillion, but American Society of Civil Engineers’ Executive Director Tom Smith says it’s absolutely doable. By Kim Phelan | Builder College students with a D+ average would be unceremoniously picked up in mom’s SUV and hauled back home in disgrace. Handed out in 2017 by […]

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Infrastructure spending: Which state is falling apart the worst?

Posted by   /  August 13, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall Street | USA Today In the Donald Trump era, the United States appears to be more politically divided than it has been in decades. Still, there are matters of public policy that most Americans can agree on — chief among them is investment in infrastructure. According to a recent non-partisan Gallup […]

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Tax Court rules Pinal County transportation tax is illegal

Posted by   /  August 3, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

  Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county By Jake Kincaid | Arizona City Independent Pinal County might not be getting those roads residents thought they voted for. The tax passed by voters to fund major road projects […]

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Are tolls the only option for infrastructure funding?

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy | AZBEX If we don’t build it – and maintain it, and repair it – they won’t come, and we can’t go. But we can’t build, maintain or repair it if we don’t fund it. If you will forgive a litany of mixed metaphors, this is not a chicken and egg problem. […]

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Here’s how infrastructure propels development forward for Arizona

Posted by   /  November 1, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By David McGlothlin | AZBigMedia This year, America’s overall infrastructure was awarded a D+ grade, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Infrastructure Report Card.” Arizona’s infrastructure may be relatively newer by comparison but it is starting to show signs of wear and tear as indicated by the C grade that it received from […]

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Infrastructure: Arizona among states that are falling apart, says ’24/7 Wall St’

Posted by   /  October 26, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Samuel Stebbins, 24/7 Wall Street | The Republic The U.S. economy is the largest in the world, topping a GDP of $18.6 trillion in 2016. An economic powerhouse as massive and diversified as the United States depends on a network of highways, bridges, airports, and dams to thrive. And while the economy has grown every […]

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Fountain Hills: Development fees, local guidelines explained

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Bob Burns | Fountain Hills Times The Town of Fountain Hills has a development fee structure attached to every dwelling constructed within the community. The recent dispute between Park Place Developer N-Shea group and the Town of Fountain Hills has gotten some residents asking how, exactly, that system works. The system allows the town […]

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