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Leveling the Tax Break Playing Field

Should municipal governments offer tax breaks to some?  Recently, the Flagstaff City Council turned down a tax incentive proposal for a local car dealer. Scott Baugh, who owns Planet Nissan Subaru Jeep, would have received a four-year tax rebate in exchange for bringing a Chrysler-Dodge dealership back to Flagstaff. Flagstaff Business News asked some experts […]

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Southwest Windpower Opening Office Near Denver

Southwest Windpower, the world’s leading manufacturer of distributed generation wind turbines, announced today the opening of an additional location in Broomfield, Colo., outside of Denver. The Flagstaff, Ariz.-based company is opening the additional facility to focus on development of a wind testing site and commercial sales. The new office is part of the company’s shift […]

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Helping Steer Flagstaff’s Future

Stephanie McKinney is one of those people who, after talking to her for five minutes, you feel you’ve known forever. Effervescent and energetic might be two other ways to describe this dynamic community leader. Her day job is serving as vice president for business development at the National Bank of Arizona, where she helps fit […]

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Sawmill Bringing New Levels of Retail to Flagstaff

Momentum to complete Aspen Place at Sawmill is going strong, although it might have a different look than originally planned. It will still have a vibrant business district, but instead of a residential district of single-family homes, townhouses and condos, there will be a student housing project, called The Grove at Flagstaff. Elaine Averitt, a […]

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Business Neutralizing Rattlesnake and Scorpion Venom

According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona is home to the most dangerous rattlesnakes, spiders, lizards, and scorpions in the nation. So it is appropriate that researcher and veterinarian Dr. Craig Woods of BioVeteria Life Sciences chose Prescott as the home of his new business venture. BioVeteria is a new bioscience company that […]

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Strategies for Success Workshop

Oct. 27   “E-Newsletters – Marketing Magic or a Waste of Time?” presented by Mary Cravets. These educational workshops help in personal and/or professional development and enhancement. Topics vary from month to month. Lunch is included in the cost ($15 for members and $20 for non-members). The program begins at 11:45 a.m. and usually runs until […]

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Solar Power Projects Illuminating Northern Arizona

Last year, Arizonans received 26 percent more megawatt hours of renewable energy than the previous year, reported APS to the Arizona Corporation Commission in May. That was enough to surpass Arizona’s renewable energy goals – set by the Arizona Corporation Commission – for the third straight year. To help reach aggressive future goals, APS is […]

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Presidio Development Moving Forward

At Flagstaff City Council’s noon meeting Tuesday, councilmembers voted to approve the Presidio in the Pines Surety Completion Agreement — an accord with the Phoenix-based American Contractors Indemnity Company (ACIC), which will complete work on the development as promised to the city in 2004. Sized at 91 acres, Presidio in the Pines is a mixed-use […]

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Lack of Pre-Developed Land Thwarting Relocation

Businesses looking to relocate to Flagstaff cannot find developed land that adequately meets their needs. “We are seeing interests out of California. One of the challenges right out of the gate is that we don’t have enough pre-developed land for them,” said Rich Bowen, president and CEO of Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA). “We […]

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County Employee Workforce Practitioner of the Year

Coconino County Career Center Director Carol Curtis is being recognized with the Workforce Practitioner of the Year award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).  Curtis was honored by the AAED at their annual conference in Prescott, Arizona. Curtis has worked for Coconino County for 26 years, with 17 of those years as the […]

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