Hobby Lobby Opening Two Tucson stores And A Third In Nogales

Via Hobby Lobby has one location in Tucson now, on the northeast corner of East Broadway and North Craycroft Road. Construction continues at West Irvington Road and Interstate 19. Announced last year by developer Bourn Cos., The Landing has attracted several tenants including Hobby Lobby, T-Mobile, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Southern Arizona Urgent Care, Chipotle, and Oregano’s. Hobby Lobby has one location in Tucson now, on the northeast corner of

Improved Border Safety Brings More Arizona Business

Via PHOENIX – Just a year after beginning a study to determine how to improve efficiency and consistency at Arizona’s three primary international ports of entry, Arizona Department of Transportation officials already are seeing improvements that make the state a more attractive route for commercial carriers. “While safety remains our No. 1 goal, we want to be as efficient as possible at helping commerce move across the border and

Arizona Farmer Testifies Regulators Hinder, More Than Help, Organics

Via WASHINGTON (CRONKITE) – An Arizona organic farmer told lawmakers Thursday that an advisory panel that is supposed to help the Agriculture Department develop standards is instead creating a sense of “uncertainty” in the future of the organic market. Theojary Crisantes Jr. said in testimony for the Senate Agriculture Committee that the National Organic Standards Board has become a “driving force behind specific standards deemed appropriate, or in my

U.S. Companies In Sonora Give Shape to Economic Ties

Via In the San Carlos Industrial Park in Nogales, Sonora, an American company building parts south of the border affords a view into what ties Arizona to Mexico economically. One doesn’t have to go far to get to the park. Ten minutes south of the border with Arizona, it is home to multiple companies from the U.S., Europe and Asia. Magnetic Metals discovered a healthy work force when it

State Agricultural Inspectors In Nogales Demand Better Work Conditions

Via Produce inspectors with the Arizona Department of Agriculture stage a work stoppage on Monday, June 5 in protest of what they describe as unfair working conditions. State agricultural inspectors in Nogales staged a work stoppage on Monday outside the Arizona Department of Agriculture building on Grand Avenue in protest of what they described as long working hours and poor conditions in some of the local produce warehouses. The

Nogales Company First Farm In The US to Receive Fair Trade USA Certification

Via Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come. The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial priorities include subsidizing transportation, recreation areas and medical insurance. Located just north of the Mexican border, the family-owned Wholesum Harvest is the first farm

Mexicans' Easter Break Is Big Business In Southern Arizona

Via All eight gas pumps at the Circle K on bustling Mariposa Street here were occupied Tuesday night, with lines four-vehicles deep. Nearly all the cars and SUVs had Mexican license plates from the neighboring state of Sonora. It has become a nearly nightly ritual on the U.S. side of the border as drivers, their vehicles packed with suitcases and passengers, prepare to return to Mexico after a day

Payless ShoeSource Will Close 7 Of Its Arizona Stores

Via Payless ShoeSource will close seven of its Arizona locations as it restructures nationwide operations after filing for bankruptcy. Last week, the shoe sales store announced the decision to close 400 shops across the country. “This is a difficult but necessary decision driven by the continued challenges of the retail environment, which will only intensify,” said Payless CEO Paul Jones. “We will build a stronger Payless for our customers, vendors

As Arizona Senators Jeff Flake (R) and John McCain (R) work to speed up the hiring process for Customs and Border Protection agents with the Boots on the Border Act, some business owners see this new piece of legislation as a step in the right direction and hope it will ease up the long lines to cross the border, which in turn will get more people in the U.S. to spend money.

The Sonoran Corridor Should Bring $32B in Regional Revenue

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Although Pima County voters put the brakes on a major road project linking I-10 and 19 in last year’s bond election, Southern Arizona officials are still intent on reaping the benefits of the economic development initiative. Via The Sonoran Corridor a multi-faceted plan that could create 200,000 full-time jobs and generate $32 billion in yearly regional revenue, according to the Sonoran Corridor Economic