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Exporting Key to Region’s Economic Improvement

One way to strengthen Northern Arizona’s economy is to look to international markets. That’s where Export University comes in. Held last month in Flagstaff, Export University was a day-long training with government and industry extolling the benefits of international expansion. It’s like learning to ride a bike, says Andy Kruse, who is passionate about exporting. […]

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AZ Bio Educational Day

Aug 29. 11:a.m. and 5:30 Join AZBio and NACET of an Opportunity Double Header. At Lunch Time – Get an edge on your completion with a great educational workshop, Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to Compete in the New Economy An AZBio BizPath Educational Work Shop Presented by Charles Loew, President of Maset, LLC Then […]

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Supreme Court Sides with AZ’s Plans to Cut Medicaid

State Prevails on Proposition 204 Litigation. Governor’s Statement.   “I applaud the Superior Court today for its ruling regarding the State of Arizona’s Medicaid Reform Plan. This ruling ensures that elected officials maintain their authority to make difficult financial decisions on behalf of the State of Arizona. “I don’t take lightly the Medicaid reforms we’ve […]

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Buyers Signing Contracts but Closings are Few

Lots of info packed into last week’s video from National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. He covers the continued uptick of pending home sales in June and the dissappointing closing results following a similar uptick in May. Yun also covers the impact the gridlock in Washington has had on the economy and real […]

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Cardinals Training Camp Underway in Flagstaff

The Arizona Cardinals football team is back in Flagstaff, preparing for their upcoming season by training at high altitude.  The Flagstaff training, where team members use the facilities at Northern Arizona University, is a favorite for many fans, who enjoy the up-close contact with players. Many  businesses also enjoy  the Flagstaff training camp, which generates […]

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USGS Bringing Millions to Flagstaff Economy

The Flagstaff Science Campus (FSC) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has played an integral part in scientific research as a training hub for moon-bound astronauts since its beginnings in the early 1960s. While the FSC has moved into more diversified fields of study, it remains a vital part of Flagstaff’s economy and of […]

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Moratorium on Uranium Mining Extended

The federal government today extended a moratorium on new mining claims at the Grand Canyon.  The extension will be in place for six months, said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Interior Secretary cited concerns about water, air quality and scenery for the moratorium.  Salazar has said he and the Obama administration prefer a 20 year […]

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ABOR Supporting Flagstaff Economy

The Arizona Board of Regents will wrap up a two-day meeting in Flagstaff this afternoon.  After yesterday’s meeting, one of the regents told FBN, the governing body is continuing to support the community as an economic driver for the region.  He also talked about the Health and Learning Center with construction wrapping up this summer. […]

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Locals Welcoming Farmer’s Market

Heavy gusts of wind swept through Flagstaff, blowing away signs and whipping hair into faces as people made their purchases at the first Flagstaff Community Market gathering of the season. “The primary purpose of the [Flagstaff Community] Market is to support small- and medium-sized independent growers and producers by providing citizens with a local alternative […]

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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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