Wilcox Greenhouse Uses Artificial Intelligence To Grow Tomatoes

  Via science.kjzz.org A huge greenhouse facility north of Willcox is growing tomatoes. But they’re not using traditional methods to produce the crops: they’re using artificial intelligence. This kind of high-tech farming will grow our future food. Walking into tomato company NatureSweet’s greenhouse is like walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The long hall between the growhouses bustles with workers moving tomatoes and shouting directions. The general manager, Gustavo Vera,

AZ Ranked Third Most Favorable State For Aerospace Manufacturing

  Via aviationweek.com The long-term forecast for the aerospace and defense industry looks bright, with the industry having reported a notable increase in both revenues and profits for 2016. Air passenger travel is exceeding expectations and there is demand for increases in aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing. As aerospace companies continue to expand, they will be looking to invest in certain regions. PwC recently released its fourth annual Aerospace Manufacturing

UA Conference Will Inspire Startup Businesses

Via tucsonlocalmedia.com Jen and Eli Crane are the founders of Bottle Breacher, selling American-made bottle openers fashioned from .50 caliber bullets. They’ll be conversing with conference goers at Ideas to Doors on Sept. 15 at Tucson’s Fox Theatre. Scott Hessell Jen and Eli Crane are the founders of Bottle Breacher, selling American-made bottle openers fashioned from .50 caliber bullets. They’ll be conversing with conference goers at Ideas to Doors on

Arizona Firm Moves To Seacoast,Creates 100 Jobs

  Via unionleader.com PORTSMOUTH — A company that develops imaging devices to help physicians detect, track and monitor skin changes relocated to the Seacoast from Arizona, following a meeting between Gov. Chris Sununu and company executives earlier this year. Sununu is scheduled to officially welcome Digital Skin Imaging (DSI Acquisition Inc.), a new high-tech medical device company, to Portsmouth during a 5:30 p.m. reception today at Medtronic, 180 International Drive,

New Industrial Facility Expected To Draw Aerospace, Defense Business To Mesa

Via azbusinessdaily.com The city of Mesa recently broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility in the Falcon Field District, which it hopes will draw significant aerospace and defense businesses. The Longbow Gateway One is slated to be complete by January and anticipated to bring at least 175 new jobs. The facility will be adjacent to Boeing’s 2 million-square-foot manufacturing facility at Falcon Field Airport and the Loop 202. “Longbow

Startup Hurdles Are Turning East Valley Into 'Tech Wasteland'

Via azcentral.com East Valley leaders have touted growth in tech industry jobs, even going as far as calling the area the “Silicon Desert,” but a pair of entrepreneurs are concerned that tech startups face too many barriers when doing business in Arizona. Doug Guilbeau, a Tempe native, and Geoff Mobisson experienced those challenges as they built a Chandler-based software company, Levementum. The two men became friends and later they decided

UA Wins $4.8 Million Grant To Work On Valley Fever Vaccine For Dogs

Via tucson.com The University of Arizona has secured $4.8 million in federal money to fund a canine vaccine against valley fever. The live vaccine was invented by UA fungal geneticist Marc Orbach, is called delta-CPS1. It is a mutant sport that has already protected mice from valley fever. The grant from the National Institutes of Health is for four years and could bring the vaccine to market for dogs in

Maricopa County Taxman Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses

Via azcentral.com Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is cracking down on medical-marijuana businesses he says are evading as much as $1.5 million in property taxes each year by failing to report the value of the equipment they use. Only 11 of 109 medical-marijuana businesses this year submitted itemized lists of their equipment to the Assessor’s Office to be taxed as required by law, he said. And from 2010, when the

Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

Via businessfacilities.com Arizona knows that attracting great minds is easy when you give them the tools and support they need to go faster and further than ever before. Arizona is home to a surging ecosystem of global giants, early stage entrepreneurs and tech-savvy Millennial talent who are breaking new ground across a wide range of industry growth sectors. What’s more, Arizona offers a robust portfolio of programs and resources supporting