HealthPlanOne, one of the nation’s leading Medicare and under-65 health insurance sales and customer acquisition companies, has announced plans to open a new location in Phoenix. With plans to hire 175 people this year, the new office will support the company’s brokerage business and its growing number of insurance carrier clients.
The Arizona Commerce Authority has selected 18 recipients for AZ Fast Grant, a highly competitive grant program that provides qualified Arizona-based, early stage technology companies with intensive training and technical assistance to commercialize their innovations, grow their businesses and create quality jobs.
AZ Tech Beat • 06.25.2014
Twice a year the Arizona Commerce Authority awards grant funding capital to a group of startups to help them grow their business and fuel innovation.
Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the ACA said, “This round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge demonstrates why Arizona continues to be recognized as a hub of innovation and technology.”
USA Today • 06.23.2014
The "Silicon Desert," as locals call it, is thriving, with start-ups taking advantage of the lower cost of living, tight-knit community and talent from one of the nation's largest schools — Arizona State University — to help sprout new tech ideas.
Weebly, a global service that lets everyone create a high-quality website, has signed a 25,000-square-foot office lease in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the company’s North American customer operations headquarters. Weebly plans to bring more than 250 new positions to the city over the next three years.
Arizona General Hospital announced it will open a boutique, full-service health care facility in early 2015 in Laveen, Ariz. The 39,000-square-foot hospital will provide Phoenix-area residents 24/7 access to emergency medical care. Arizona General Hospital also plans to bring 300 new jobs and invest $75 million over the next three years.
AZCentral.com • 06.3.2014
Prosper Marketplace, America’s fastest growing peer-to-peer lending company, today announced the opening of a new office in Phoenix – the first office outside the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
AZCentral.com • 05.28.2014
The Phoenix metro area ranks ninth on a new Forbes list of American cities with the fastest-growing information sectors. Close to 2 percent of the jobs in the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale area are information jobs, according to the list.
AZCentral.com • 04.9.2014
The Pro Bowl game will be played Jan. 25, 2015, a week before Arizona hosts the Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.
AZCentral.com • 04.8.2014
Arizona's bioscience industry generates $36 billion in annual revenue, according to a study released Tuesday in Phoenix. The report from the Flinn Foundation identified 106,846 jobs in the bioscience sector.
The Mac Observer • 03.5.2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook told shareholders that the project the company has going on in Arizona will create thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs...and would lead to an ecosystem that creates "tens of thousands of jobs."
The Next Silicon Valley • 02.4.2014
At the IEDC annual conference in Philadelphia, USA, last October, I participated in a panel entitled, “Transforming Economies: Economic Development 21.0”. The premise of the debate was based on how technology is transforming economic development in the 21st century, with global competition being oblivious to boundaries.