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$100 million on table from Tucson-based venture capital funds

Within the past year, three investment funds have sprung up in metro Tucson to offer a total of about $100 million to local entrepreneurs with marketable ideas. And that has the economic development community salivating over the prospects of more jobs.... Read more»3

Tucson biz leaders blast Goldwater suit over World View

The heads of local business groups are calling on a rightwing lobbying group, the Goldwater Institute, to drop a lawsuit against Pima County over support for World View, the high-altitude technology company. That includes the leaders of the Metro Chamber, Sun Corridor, SALC and Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.... Read more»

Brewer nominates SALC's Shoopman to Board of Regents

Ron Shoopman, the president of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, was nominated by Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday to the Arizona Board of Regents. The former Air Force brigadier general would succeed Dennis DeConcini, whose ABOR term expired in January.... Read more»

Pima Community College

PCC holding public forums with chancellor candidates

The four candidates for permanent leader of Pima Community College will meet with the public this week in evening forums.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Tucson gives pay hike to workers

Interviews with TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Ron Shoopman, president of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council.... Read more»

Pima Community College

Biz leaders to Pima board: Resign or face recall

Members of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, a private group of local business leaders, plan to push the resignation of Pima College board members, and would back a recall effort if the longtime Governing Board members remain in office. The SALC joined PCC faculty and staff groups last week in asking the board to halt a search for a permanent chancellor for the school.... Read more»1