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Tucson Metro Chamber

Survey confuses Pima County with Arizona town

A recent Tucson Metro Chamber survey critical of the region’s business climate mistook Pima County for a bucolic Arizona town with a similar name.

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Business climate infuriates Tucson-area employers, survey finds

Business climate infuriates Tucson-area employers, survey finds

Tucson businesses have spoken out about the business climate in Tucson and Pima County.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Furloughs slam 84,000 defense workers in Ariz.

WASHINGTON - Defense Department furloughs that took effect Monday will mean about a 20 percent reduction in pay for the rest of this fiscal year for the roughly 8,400 department civilian employees in Arizona.

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'Old Pueblo' speaks of who we are as a city

Optics Valley. The Sunshine Factory. The Baked Apple. What's in a name? Depends on whom you ask.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Can a city have high-rise buildings, a freeway, a major university and nearly a million people and still be an Old Pueblo? Some at the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce don't think so, and they are casting about for a new nickname for our town.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

" 'Old Pueblo' never surfaced as a consumer perception of Tucson," tourism marketer says.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

"The Old Pueblo is part of who we are,"Tucson's mayor says.

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

ParkWise official says it's time "to move beyond the Old Pueblo."

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Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

Chamber of Commerce thinks 'Old Pueblo' is old hat, wants a new nickname for Tucson

County administrator "not particularly concerned about what we call ourselves."

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Guest Column: Grand Canyon U blunder suggests Kozachik's clueless about local economy

Guest Column: Grand Canyon U blunder suggests Kozachik's clueless about local economy

president and CEO of Tucson Metro Chamber

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Guest Column: Grand Canyon U blunder suggests Kozachik's clueless about local economy

Guest Column: Grand Canyon U blunder suggests Kozachik's clueless about local economy

On June 25, the Arizona Daily Star published an opinion from Councilman Steve Kozachik wherein he told the Tucson Metro Chamber to "get on board with city's positive economic direction." In the article Kozachik charged that the chamber should be "more helpful" in promoting a stronger local e…

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Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

"The glass is half full. Unhelpful rhetoric is just that. Unhelpful. Let's all pull in the same direction."

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Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

Guest Column: Chamber needs to get on board with city's positive economic direction

In a recent Tucson Metro Chamber newsletter, its chairman, Mike Varney, rolled out the now clichéd "Tucson isn't business friendly" mantra. He used some very specific examples to try to make his point. Let me offer some facts to dispel his claims, and suggest that Mr. Varney should be promot…

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Time to stop moping about Tucson economy

Snarky labels won't elevate the economy or the community.

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Grim picture of Tucson painted without leaders' 'awakening'

Cities and regions will fight for workers, there won't be enough caregivers for retirees, the ranks of the unskilled and unemployed will grow and the region's infrastructure will crumble unless Tucson redefines its economic base.

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Benefits of incorporation 'exaggerated'

The longstanding conventional wisdom that widespread annexation or incorporation would be a financial bonanza for the region may not be all that wise - at least as Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry calculates it.

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Business briefs

Business briefs

Michigan union members demonstrate loudly at the Capitol in Lansing as legislators consider "right-to-work" legislation. Hundreds of labor supporters packed the rotunda area Wednesday, blowing whistles and chanting slogans. State police and Capitol security officers kept a lid on the situati…

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Business briefs

Business briefs

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13 local firms receive honors

Thirteen local businesses were honored this week with the Tucson Metro Chamber's Copper Cactus Awards, which celebrate "the accomplishments and contributions of our business community."

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