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 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

Downtown Tucson's Former Hotel Arizona Could Reopen By 2019

Via tucson.com The former Hotel Arizona, right, could be reopened under one of Hilton’s full-service brands. An artist’s rendering of the hotel’s entrance after the proposed renovation of the former Hotel Arizona downtown. The former Hotel Arizona, right, could be reopened under one of Hilton’s full-service brands. The long-vacant Hotel Arizona in downtown Tucson may reopen under a $20 million plan approved by the Rio Nuevo District board Tuesday. After

Navajo Solar Plant Breaks New Ground

Via azdailysun.com In May of this year, in the shadows of sandstone towers near Monument Valley, an array of 120,000 photovoltaic solar panels fired up for the first time. In doing so, the Kayenta Solar Facility became the first utility-scale solar project to go operational on the Navajo Nation, producing enough electricity to power about 13,000 Navajo homes. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, which owns the solar plant, touted the project

Three Women Brewing Great Arizona Beer

Via phoenixnewtimes.com Leah Huss, co-owner, Huss Brewing 1520 W. Mineral Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283 480-264-7611 www.hussbrewing.com After nearly 15 years co-owning Papago Brewing in Scottsdale (7107 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257; 480-425-7439; papagobrewing.com), Leah Huss and her husband, Jeff, launched Huss Brewing in 2013. Many regard Papago as one of the pioneers of Arizona’s brewery world. Founded in 2001 as a bottle shop and homebrew supply store, Papago is to beer

Arizona Lawmakers And Business Leaders On Trade Mission To Mexico

Via kjzz.org A group of Arizona lawmakers and business leaders is on its way to Mexico this morning. They’re part of a bipartisan trade delegation that’ll spend the week meeting with some of their counterparts in Mexico. State Rep. Tony Rivero, a Peoria Republican, is helping lead the Arizona contingent. I caught up with him at the airport just before taking off and asked him what his goal is with

Chinese Company Develops Autonomous Truck Technology In Tucson

Via azbigmedia.com “TuSimple’s new office in Tucson has two missions: to develop the world’s first autonomous truck fleet in Tucson, and to accelerate local economic growth with the adaptation of autonomous driving,” stated Xiaodi Hou, chief technology officer and co-founder of TuSimple. “These ambitious missions would not be possible without the kind support from the State of Arizona, Pima County and City of Tucson, as well as local companies such as Sun

Via businesswire.com CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arizona Bioindustry Association will honor Laurence Hurley, PhD, of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy as the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year at the 2017 AZBio Awards. Arizona life science and business leaders, as well as guests from across the nation, will recognize Dr. Hurley for his legacy of work that has made a significant clinical impact to improve patients’ lives. Hurley is

Brothers Launch Mission To Help Veterans Through Mesa Cider Business

Via abc15.com MESA, AZ – Jason Duren has been through more than most of us can fathom. While serving as a Marine Sergeant in Afghanistan, he hit two IEDs, suffering two traumatic brain injuries in five days. “When I came back life was obviously a little bit different,” he said. Duren was medically discharged. Through his intensive speech and cognitive processing treatment, he found a hobby making hard apple cider