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Ducey talks business in Casa Grande campaign stop

Posted by   /  June 22, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

  By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Gov. Doug Ducey made a campaign stop in Casa Grande Thursday, speaking with business and civic leaders trying to understand how his administration could continue to help Pinal County thrive. Meeting with a handful of leaders at the Hexcel Corporation plant, Ducey heard from Hexcel Group Product […]

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Pinal County struggles to keep up with affordable housing demand

Posted by   /  June 21, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch The options for affordable housing in Pinal County are drying up. The pool of available low-income housing is shrinking as rents rise, leaving the Pinal County Housing Department and affordable housing complexes with a demand that has outgrown the supply. This year, the Housing Department was able […]

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Pending change would retain Pinal farm water credits

Posted by   /  June 20, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

  By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Pinal County farmers will now be able to retain their water rights for future development thanks to a change at the state level. A rule change is set to go into effect in October that will allow farmers to retain their water credits — essentially the amount of […]

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Pinal officials, developers try to get answers on water permit delays

Posted by   /  June 14, 2018  /  Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch A state representative has been joined by other Pinal County officials in expressing frustration over the slow approval process for water permits in the county. The Arizona Department of Water Resources has been holding a group of applications for certificates of assured water supply for an unusually long […]

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New economic specialist says Eloy deserves to be successful

Posted by   /  June 6, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Caela Fox | Eloy Enterprise With construction of the new City Hall and talk about what the future holds for the community, Jeff Fairman, a long time Pinal County resident, has come onboard as Eloy’s economic development specialist. Fairman worked in Eloy and Pinal County in the 1990s, later transitioned to other employment, but […]

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Another big San Tan home development approved

Posted by   /  June 6, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  1 Comment

By Jake Kincaid | San Tan Valley Sentinel Yet another development has been approved in what appears to be a flood of new housing in San Tan Valley. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously and without discussion on a recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone 472 acres to accommodate the […]

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Economic Development conference recognizes Pinal County, Millman for workplace excellence

Posted by   /  May 31, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent Pinal County Government and Joel Millman were two winners of the Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence Awards at the biannual conference of the Arizona Association for Economic Development. According to a press release, Pinal County won for Medium Organization of the Year and Mr. Millman won for Workforce Practitioner of the […]

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Representative Cook announces plans to tackle Pinal County water issues

Posted by   /  May 30, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

SanTanValley.com Representative David Cook (R-8) today announced his intention to introduce legislation next session to boost Pinal County’s economic development by addressing concerns with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). Pinal County has an estimated 14 assured water supply permit applications that have been pending at ADWR for several years. “Something has got to […]

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New promotional video showcases Pinal County attractions

Posted by   /  May 21, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch A new video promoting Pinal County as a tourist destination and an attractive place to live was unveiled to a round of applause and praise from the Board of Supervisors last week. “My first reaction that just came bursting out of me was ‘I wanna live there,’” said […]

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Pinal organizers say first State of the County was a success

Posted by   /  May 21, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Bethany Blundell | Casa Grande Dispatch Dignitaries from across Pinal County filled Elements Event Center Thursday evening for the first ever State of the County address. The event, hosted and organized by the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce, was a way to talk about current and future projects in Pinal County and what representatives are doing […]

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