Tucson businesses have spoken out about the business climate in Tucson and Pima County.
WASHINGTON - Defense Department furloughs that took effect Monday will mean about a 20 percent reduction in pay for the rest of this fiscal year for the roughly 8,400 department civilian employees in Arizona.
Optics Valley. The Sunshine Factory. The Baked Apple. What's in a name? Depends on whom you ask.
Perhaps the time has come for Tucson to drop the "Old Pueblo" nickname.
Can a city have high-rise buildings, a freeway, a major university and nearly a million people and still be an Old Pueblo? Some at the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce don't think so, and they are casting about for a new nickname for our town.
" 'Old Pueblo' never surfaced as a consumer perception of Tucson," tourism marketer says.
"The Old Pueblo is part of who we are,"Tucson's mayor says.
ParkWise official says it's time "to move beyond the Old Pueblo."
County administrator "not particularly concerned about what we call ourselves."
president and CEO of Tucson Metro Chamber
On June 25, the Arizona Daily Star published an opinion from Councilman Steve Kozachik wherein he told the Tucson Metro Chamber to "get on board with city's positive economic direction." In the article Kozachik charged that the chamber should be "more helpful" in promoting a stronger local e…
"The glass is half full. Unhelpful rhetoric is just that. Unhelpful. Let's all pull in the same direction."
In a recent Tucson Metro Chamber newsletter, its chairman, Mike Varney, rolled out the now clichéd "Tucson isn't business friendly" mantra. He used some very specific examples to try to make his point. Let me offer some facts to dispel his claims, and suggest that Mr. Varney should be promot…
Snarky labels won't elevate the economy or the community.
Cities and regions will fight for workers, there won't be enough caregivers for retirees, the ranks of the unskilled and unemployed will grow and the region's infrastructure will crumble unless Tucson redefines its economic base.
The longstanding conventional wisdom that widespread annexation or incorporation would be a financial bonanza for the region may not be all that wise - at least as Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry calculates it.
Michigan union members demonstrate loudly at the Capitol in Lansing as legislators consider "right-to-work" legislation. Hundreds of labor supporters packed the rotunda area Wednesday, blowing whistles and chanting slogans. State police and Capitol security officers kept a lid on the situati…
Thirteen local businesses were honored this week with the Tucson Metro Chamber's Copper Cactus Awards, which celebrate "the accomplishments and contributions of our business community."
has played a role in several efforts, including the CAP project.