Making Relocation Easy

Posted on July 27, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Mindy Riesenberg

When a company relocates from one state to another, there’s more to the story than just dollars and cents. The company’s employees and their families are also relocating, causing stress and anxiety over moving to an unfamiliar location.

Sun Corridor Inc., an economic development organization for Southern Arizona, has developed a unique offering among economic development groups nationwide – the Soft Landing Program.

“We have learned over many years that our clients…

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Carlisle Companies Relocates to Phoenix

Posted on July 25, 2016 • Category: Job Creation

By Zackary Moran-Norris

Carlisle Companies, a $3.5 billion global manufacturing company, announced earlier this year that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Phoenix by the end of 2016. 

Phoenix was able to recruit the company from North Carolina thanks to a collaborative effort between Governor Doug Ducey, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and the Arizona Commerce Authority. 

Susan E. Marie, the vice president of marketing and communications at Arizona Commerce Authority, says that Arizona is becoming…

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Student Vote Coalition

Posted on July 20, 2016 • Category: Citizen Engagement

By Nick LaTona

Inspiring youth to vote is a uniform issue across the United States. Every election cycle spawns a slew of campaign tactics based around acquiring high school and college aged support—a plan of action that seldom yields drastic results.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 roughly 38 percent of people aged 18 to 24 voted in the presidential election, down from 44.3 percent in the 2008 election. Arizona’s general elections in 2014…

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