ASU Announces International Tech Leader As New Chief Information Officer

Via Arizona State University has selected Lev Gonick, an internationally recognized leader in innovative technology strategies and solutions, to serve as chief information officer (CIO) starting Nov. 1. Gonick will lead the University Technology Office (UTO), responsible for providing technology services and support to ASU’s more than 72,000 on-campus students, 28,000 online students and 15,000 faculty and staff. Gonick will report to Mark Searle, executive vice president and university

Phoenix Doesn't Have Enough Apartments short-term Either

Via Despite delivering 22,952 new apartment units from 2011 to 2016, demand vastly exceeded supply by approximately 7,100 units; if based on 2016/17 population estimates which saw Maricopa rank No. 1 in the country in population growth, the deficit rises to approximately 12,000 now and 18,000 by 2020. In fact, if Medium Range Growth Projections are used, a more likely scenario given Maricopa’s status as fastest growing county in the

Art, Plants And Time Turn a P.V. Horse Property Into A Private Nature Retreat

Via The backyard to Rick and Barbara Rosenberg’s cool home is part outdoor museum, part botanical garden and part arty natural preserve Wide gravel pathways meander between Texas ebony and ironwood trees and cacti of all shapes and sizes. Spiny lizards and Gambel’s quail scatter underneath thorny shrubs. Shaded benches invite visitors to relax and commune with nature, but those who keep walking will discover more than a dozen

Arizona's Firm Buys One Of Metro Denver's Largest Real Estate Brokerages

Via DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL – Colorado residential real estate brokerage Cherry Creek Properties has been acquired by an Arizona firm, HomeSmart International. Greenwood Village-based Cherry Creek Properties posted $1.15 billion in 2015 sales volume and $49 million in revenue last year. It ranked as metro Denver’s seventh-largest Denver-area residential brokerage in 2016, according to DBJ Book of Lists research. According to HomeSmart, Cherry Creek Properties has 1,514 agents. The

Phoenix v. Arizona Lawsuit: Roosevelt Row BID Nullified After months of controversy, there’s a ruling in the Phoenix v. Arizona lawsuit over the Roosevelt Row arts district. It nullifies years of work by downtown Phoenix community organizers. On Monday, July 24, Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley ruled in favor of the state. The case stemmed from efforts to create a Roosevelt business improvement district (or BID) that would tax property owners in the Roosevelt Row neighborhood to

SAP Opens New Regional Technology Hub In Arizona

Via SAP SE(NYSE: SAP), a global leader in enabling digital business, today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art office at a new tech park built on the 58-acre-large Grand at Papago Park Center in Tempe, Arizona, in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The presence of SAP, who is a massive, global enterprise software provider in Tempe, further establishes the region as a rapidly developing technology hub, akin

ASU Given Nearly $1M To Explore Food Waste Solutions

Via PHOENIX — Even if you finish everything on your plate, food in your house may still be getting wasted. Consumers often overbuy resulting in perishable items being thrown out, and food they don’t buy that just sits at a store gets wasted as well. To explore solutions to food waste, Arizona State University is getting nearly $1 million from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. “In Arizona and

Via 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

Merger Shows Medical Marijuana Growth In Arizona

Via Harvest, a national medical marijuana operator, has merged with Modern Flower, a leading Arizona cultivator and wholesale cannabis supplier, making it the largest cannabis supply operation in the state. The merger gives the company more dispensary licenses and cultivation facilities than any other provider in Arizona. Americans for Safe Access is working to make cannabis available to all who need it as medicine. Harvest is one of only

Arizona DOT Strengthens Two Bridges In Phoenix With Composites

Via The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently announced it has used carbon fiber strips that are “coated and strengthened with a reinforcing polymer” to fix girders on state highway bridges in Phoenix. According to ADOT, one of those bridges is no longer listed as structurally deficient as a result. As ADOT explains, the term “structurally deficient” doesn’t mean a bridge is unsafe to use. It means certain repair