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Tesla to name finalists for plant Tucson seeks

Tesla Motors Inc.’s Elon Musk says he is close to naming sites in at least two U.S. states for a planned battery “gigafactory” — which Tucson and Pima County have been vying for.

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Arizona factories, smelters line up for sales-tax break

Arizona factories, smelters line up for sales-tax break

PHOENIX — Arizona manufacturers and smelters are in line for a big tax break not being offered to other companies and individuals.

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Duralar Technologies moves to Marana, will hire 30

A technology company has established its U.S. headquarters in the Tucson area, with plans for a $6 million capital investment and the hiring of 30 people over the next year, TREO announced Wednesday.

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Tucson going after Tesla's 6,500 new jobs

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars.

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Group hopes Arizona drone-testing programs soar

Group hopes Arizona drone-testing programs soar

Undaunted after losing out on a federal drone-testing contract, proponents of the unmanned-aircraft industry in Southern Arizona are launching a private drone-testing site in Sierra Vista.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tech startup looks to create custom weekly grocery ads

Despite a significant move to online ads, printed weekly grocery circulars have remained a mainstay of supermarkets, which spent more than $11 billion on newspaper circulars alone last year.

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Tech group backs measures to spur high-tech investment

The state’s biggest technology organization has unveiled its 2014 legislative agenda, and it looks a lot like last year’s.

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McGuire Center, Tucson tech firm feted for innovation

The University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and a local company that makes mobile surveillance systems were honored at the 2013 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards Thursday night in Phoenix.

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Brewer promotes trade, tourism with India

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer hopes to increase the state’s trade with India, saying the country represents far more to Arizona than customer-support call centers.

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Support growing for Interstate 11 path through Tucson

Support growing for Interstate 11 path through Tucson

City business and political leaders have endorsed the notion of having a new interstate run through the Tucson region, saying they fear the area will become economically irrelevant without it.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson-area exporters registered significant growth last year

Tucson-area exporters registered significant growth last year

FLSmidth Krebs is a Marana-based company that manufactures and exports mining equipment products made with fabricated steel and/or cast-steel parts to companies around the world. Tucson-area exports totaled $2.5 billion in 2012, with the biggest increases in fabricated metal, computer and el…

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Tucson-area exporters registered significant growth last year

Tucson-area exporters registered significant growth last year

While Arizona's biggest metro area did not keep pace with comparable markets in exports last year, Tucson was a bright spot.

August 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Tech: Local firms get grants to take discoveries to market

Tucson Tech: Local firms get grants to take discoveries to market

One Tucson company is developing a new cancer diagnostics platform based on the defensive systems of tumor cells.

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AZ restores binational liaison post in Sonora

The burgeoning economy in Sonora and renewed interest from Arizona businesses to enter the Mexican market has prompted the reinstatement of a state post to promote international trade in the region.

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New firm to offer 100s of local jobs

New firm to offer 100s of local jobs

Aris' Duane Armijo, second from left, made the announcement with Sandra Watson, left, and Supervisors Sharon Bronson and Ramón Valadez.

November 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
New firm to offer 100s of local jobs

New firm to offer 100s of local jobs

The Aris Integration Insulated Panel System combines the strength of steel framing with the thermal properties of rigid cellular insulation.

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New firm to offer 100s of local jobs

New firm to offer 100s of local jobs

Hundreds of new construction jobs are planned for Tucson, but they won't involve swinging a hammer.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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