News about Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)

Via flagstaffbusinessnews.com It is an exciting time for economic growth and business in Arizona. The national media is taking notice of Arizona’s business competitiveness. Site Selection magazine recently ranked Arizona as the most competitive state in the mountain region. Area Development magazine recognized Arizona for being the top state in economic development in the population category of 5 million to 8 million. Recently, Governor Ducey approved legislation that makes Arizona the first state

SCA To Close Flagstaff Plant

Steam rises above the SCA Tissue plant on East Butler Avenue in Flagstaff in this file photo. The company announced the plant will close in June 2017. The Flagstaff SCA tissue production plant will halt operations Thursday and close later this month, company officials announced Wednesday. The Bellemont plant will remain open. Amy Bellcourt, the vice president of communications for SCA, said the plant employs 78 people who were notified

With ABOR Approval, NAU's New Honors Residence Hall One Step Closer To Completion

Via news.nau.edu The Arizona Board of Regents approved construction of Northern Arizona University’s Honors College Living and Learning Community at its meeting in Tucson last week. The 204,656-square-foot building, which is going up at University Drive and Knoles Drive, includes bedrooms, classrooms, a student advising center and study areas. It is a state-of-the-art building designed to be a place where Honors College students can live, study, congregate and collaborate with

Texting and Driving

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is renewing enforcement of distracted drivers, focusing on violations such as speeding, following another vehicle too closely and failing to use a turn signal when changing lanes. Via ktar.com “One of the things we have done over the last year is to better track those violations as a result of distracted driving so we can evaluate those numbers to better guide our enforcement efforts,”

AZ Wildflowers

Washington, D.C. may be known for its cherry blossoms in the spring, but you do not need to go that far to see vibrant colors right now! Via azfamily.com Wildflower season is in full swing right here in our own Arizona backyard. Festivals and spring training are hugely popular in the valley this time of year, but the colors of the desert are calling your name. “You have everything from fuchsia,

AZ Hyperloop

Over 100 Arizona students are working together to compete in SpaceX’sworldwide Hyperloop pod competition to bring high-speed mass transportation to the state. Via bizjournals.com AZLoop is the state’s competition team comprised of students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona State University in Tempe, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, said Lynne Nethken, AZLoop’s project co-lead. “We’re working our way through several qualifier

State Route 89A Restricted for Repairs

The State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff will be restricted to one lane through Friday to allow for pavement repairs, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Via ktar.com The freeway will be reduced to one lane between Grasshopper Point, milepost 376, and Pine Flats Campground, milepost 387, from 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 2 p.m. on Friday. Transportation officials said crews will be repairing roadway conditions “following an active winter storm season.”

24/7 On-demand delivery service to start alcohol sales in June

Philadelphia-based convenience store delivery app goPuff is now delivering 24 hours a day, seven days a week in its east Phoenix metro and Tucson delivery areas. Via bizjournals.com The on-demand service also finally knows when it will start delivering alcohol. GoPuff delivers a wide range of products from its local warehouses of close to 4,000 items. GoPuff delivers basically anything you can get from a grocery store, promised within 30

Collaboration drives development in Flagstaff

ECNoA, an economic development organization supported by 16 regional agencies in Northern Arizona, works collaboratively across public and private sectors to cultivate economic growth through leveraging regional economic development resources. Via azbigmedia.com The organization markets the region as an inspirational live/work/play environment with more rapidly emerging opportunities through innovation and entrepreneurism. “The largest factors in a company deciding to locate in Northern Arizona include workforce, infrastructure, education and quality of

SenesTech Inc. is Arizona's newest public company

SenesTech Inc. is Arizona’s newest public company after it started trading on the Nasdaq stock market Dec. 8. Source: SenesTech Inc. is Arizona’s newest public company – Phoenix Business Journal The Flagstaff-based company that makes rat fertility bait opened for trading at $8.25 after pricing its initial public offering at $8 a share. Enlarge Loretta Mayer is a co-founder of SenesTech, a Flagstaff-based company that developed… more PROVIDED BY SENESTECH