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Flagstaff Educator Named Instructor of the Year

CollegeAmerica, a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, is announcing the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) named associate professor Cathy Romeo its 2012 Educator of the Year.   Romeo is CollegeAmerica’s Flagstaff campus’s longest employee and began teaching courses in telecommunications, medical billing and coding and insurance at CollegeAmerica in […]

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County Appoints Interim Manager

  The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Mike Townsend to assume the position of Interim County Manager, following the retirement of long-time County Manager Steve Peru.  Peru announced his retirement on October 7, after 32 years with Coconino County.  Townsend will assume the position of Interim County Manager on November 4, 2011, the date […]

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The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Mike Townsend to assume the position of Interim County Manager, following the retirement of long-time County Manager Steve Peru.  Peru announced his retirement on October 7, after 32 years with Coconino County.  Townsend will assume the position of Interim County Manager on November 4, 2011, the date Peru’s […]

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Partnerships Creating Successful Business Models

As Northern Arizona University prepares for a new semester, partnerships continue to play a big role in the campus progress. It is no secret that many public sector organizations are facing challenging financial issues and looking for ways to augment their budgets. Public-private partnerships are one solution that is now being used in a wide […]

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Uranium Mining Tied to Regional Economy

Mining companies and local residents are awaiting Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s final decision to allow or ban hard rock mining for the next 20 years on approximately one million acres on the Arizona Strip north of Grand Canyon National Park. Surges in the price of uranium from about $10 per pound in 2003, […]

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Tax Revenues Up Significantly

Arizona’s Department of Revenue is reporting increases in sales for the past month with collections of sales tax at more than   $3.6 billion.  The ADR’s Elaine Smith tells Flagstaff Business News the figures are a healthy increase from the previous year. Significant gains were reported in car sales and general retail merchandise. MARCH 2011 […]

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Opportunities In Public Private Partnerships

Public-private partnership (PPP) describes a government service or private business venture that is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. A PPP is a contract between a public entity and a private party in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes a […]

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SBE Comments on Latest Employment Numbers

Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement on the February jobs data: “Finally, we have a month in which all of the major jobs numbers moved in a positive direction. The payroll survey showed employment up by 192,000 in February. Particularly interesting, the private […]

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