UA-Caterpillar Partnership Celebrates 1st Year

Via uanews.arizona.edu The first 12 professionals to complete a new executive training program at the University of Arizona have received their certificates, and a second cohort is on the way in only two weeks. The inaugural class of the Mining 360 Program met on campus Wednesday to present its capstone projects and participate in an awards ceremony attended by UA President Robert C. Robbins, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Juan

Vector Launches Rocket From Spaceport Camden, Georgia

Via aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com Tucson, Arizona-based Vector – a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch, and VMware – has made a successful suborbital flight of its B0.002 test vehicle, a full-scale prototype of the company’s Vector-R launch vehicle. The two-stage Vector-R (shown above in January 2017) is 12m tall, 1.1m in diameter, weighs 6,000kg, and can

Northwest Side Apartment Complex Fetches $37.6M

Via tucson.com Tucson’s apartment market continues its hot streak with the recent $37.6 million sale of Mission Palms complex on the northwest side. Art Wadlund and Clint Wadlund, of Berkadia, represented both the buyer, ROC Senior Living, and the seller, Stoneweg US LLC. “We’ve seen strong apartment demand across the Tucson market all year,” Art Wadlund said. “Mission Palms was a great investment opportunity due to the quality of the

Tech Launch Arizona Continues Upward Trajectory

Via tucson.com A bench-scale test reactor runs an electrodeposition process using molten salt at MetOxs, a Tech Launch Arizona offshoot. The University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm posted across-the-board increases in startup companies, license agreements and other measures in fiscal 2017. The results for the fiscal year ended June 30 mark five years of continual year-to-year improvements in nearly all areas since Tech Launch Arizona was formed in 2013. The

Tucson Airport Loses Its Only Flight To Mexico

Via tucson.com Less than a year after entering the Tucson market, Mexican airline Aeromar abruptly announced the cancellation of service to Hermosillo, Mexico, on Monday. Flights between Tucson and Hermosillo began in October four times a week; Aeromar added a fifth day in May. But opportunities to pick up regional routes in Mexico led the airline away. “The Tucson Airport Authority is disappointed but understands Aeromar’s decision to refocus its

Companies Sign On For Planned Sahuarita Tech Center

Via azpm.org “Economic development” is a catchphrase in Arizona, but the town of Sahuarita plans to construct a tech center to put a foundation behind the idea. The town will build the $4 million Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, called SAMTEC, on vacant land. It has already attracted two companies to occupy the center on a lease, beginning in 2019. It will rely on a $3 million grant from

Electric Cars And More Solar For Pima County Government

  Via tucson.com The county government intends to increase its renewable energy supplies from 21 percent to 40 percent. Above, solar panels at Pima County’s Fleet Services facility. Solar panels at Pima County Fleet Services, 1291 S. Mission Road, provide the facility with most of its electrical needs. The county government intends to increase its renewable energy supplies from 21 percent to 40 percent. Above, solar panels at Pima County’s

Technology Allows Buyers To Purchase Tucson Homes Without Stepping Foot Inside

A “dollhouse” view from above gives potential buyers a quick view of rooms’ relative sizes. Some discouraged sellers are turning to the 3-D technology to get their properties moving. Via tucson.com Tucson-area homebuyers are purchasing properties without physically stepping foot in them using a new technology that some are calling a game-changer in the real estate market. RE/Max Excalibur real estate agency in Tucson partners with Matterport, an immersive media

Improved Border Safety Brings More Arizona Business

Via prescottenews.com 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 azfamily.com 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