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Pinal Alliance panel discusses economy, prospects

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — Leaders in the economic development arena say Pinal County is primed for growth. A panel speaking before members of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth said Pinal County communities should be ready for site selectors long before representatives from major companies get to town. Susan Dumon, vice president

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, economic growth, jobs

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Northwest subdivisions will be Florence’s new population base

Sat, May 11, 2013

Pinal County

The town would increase its “civilian” population by more than half with a pair of annexations that would take Magic Ranch, Crestfield Manor and Wild Horse Estates into the town of Florence.When these annexations are complete in six months to one year, they would comprise the town’s biggest civilian population

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Tags: Pinal County, Florence, population growth, annexation

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-Phoenix area's edge suburbs drive redistricting

Fri, Aug 5, 2011

Redistricting

The Arizona Republic Arizona's population made its sharpest gains in the past decade at opposite ends of the Valley.In both the West Valley and in the southeast, the San Tan Valley area and Pinal County, subdivisions exploded and homebuyers flooded in.

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Tags: Arizona, Redistricting, Population growth, Pinal County

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Obama’s Trade Strategy Runs Into Stiff Resistance

Sat, Nov 13, 2010

Economy

New York TimesBy Sewell Chan, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and David E. Sanger SEOUL, South Korea — President Obama’s hopes of emerging from his Asia trip with the twin victories of a free trade agreement with South Korea and a unified approach to spurring economic growth around the world ran into resistance

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Tags: U.S. Trade Policy, Eoomic Growth, South Korea, G20

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Report: Redistricting to benefit Maricopa, Pinal counties

Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Development

Arizona RepublicAssociated Press PHOENIX - Uneven population growth in Arizona during the past decade means Maricopa and Pinal counties are poised to gain additional congressional and legislative representation at the expense of the state's other 13 counties, a redistricting consulting firm reports.Boundaries for U.S. House districts and Arizona legislative districts are

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Tags: Census, Growth, Arizona, Redistricting

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Uncertainties cloud Pinal County's vision for Superstition Vistas

Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Pinal County

Arizona RepublicBy Gary Nelson Like an ever-elusive desert horizon, Arizona's vision for Superstition Vistas is a moving target.The 275-square-mile chunk of state land in northern Pinal County is still being framed as the possible site of one or more ecofriendly cities in coming decades, with population estimates ranging up to

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Tags: Superstition Vistas, Land Development, Sustainable Growth

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Pinal's task: build economic base

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Pinal County

Arizona Daily StarBy Josh BrodeskyPhony growth.Those are the words Arizona State University professor Jay Q. Butler uses to describe what happened in Pinal County during the boom and bust. Rooftops went up, but jobs didn't follow. Instead of sustainable growth, Pinal became a hotbed of flippers, out-of-state investors and lotteries

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Tags: Economic growth, Arizona State University,

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Utah's grass-roots effort a model Ariz. can follow

Sun, Feb 7, 2010

Economy

Arizona RepublicBy Casey NewtonWhen Arizonans look at their elected leaders, they see people with priorities far different from their own.Residents say they care deeply about the state's natural beauty, but budget cuts by lawmakers will force two-thirds of state parks to close.Residents want a diverse economy, yet the state continues

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Tags: Utah, Arizona, Growth, Housing Industry

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Aughts were a lost decade for U.S. economy, workers

Sat, Jan 2, 2010

Economy

Washington PostBy Neil IrwinFor most of the past 70 years, the U.S. economy has grown at a steady clip, generating perpetually higher incomes and wealth for American households. But since 2000, the story is starkly different.The past decade was the worst for the U.S. economy in modern times, a sharp

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Tags: Aughts, growth, American houshold Income

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Getting it right for community colleges and the nation's workforce

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

Education

Stateline.orgBy David ShafferPresident Obama’s proposed $12 billion program for the states’ community colleges comes as good news in a tough time for the nation’s two-year schools, which are facing budget cuts — even as the recession and a phalanx of laid-off workers needing retraining have sent their enrollments soaring.But the

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Tags: Barack Obama, Community colleges, Retraining, Economic growth, Aspen Institute

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