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What the Devil won't tell you

Google Assistant coming for thousands of Tucson jobs

Artificial intelligence is an economic asteroid we can all see coming, so voters must question our civic leaders right now about that issue as the bot industry draws one of its first beads on a leading Tucson industry.... Read more»

Amazon confirms massive Tucson warehouse plans

Amazon has confirmed a TucsonSentinel.com report from March that the company is building a giant distribution center on the Southeast Side. The company will hire about 1,500 workers here.... Read more»5

What the Devil won't tell you

Rothschild lacks urgency in State of the City address

If a mayor is going to discuss the condition of his fair city, he should discuss its actual condition. Rothschild didn't do that, instead opting for a "huzzah," cheering on his own stewardship. Leadership would have meant owning our city's sorry economic reality.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

No one safe from our Devilish year-end major awards

I'm going to cop to the charge that I'm pandering to my base journalistic instincts and hand out awards for dubious distinction to local leaders and yours truly.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Wooing Amazon not the answer to Tucson's economic troubles

Strong Start Tucson may not pass but it's the sort of self-starter approach that may show the way forward as we tackle our economic challenges. Being supplicants to megacorporations like Amazon isn't the fix.... Read more»

China's TuSimple taps Tucson as test site for self-driving trucks

A bit of written serendipity led TuSimple to pick Tucson as a testing site for its planned fleet of driverless commercial trucks — the Chinese characters for the company's name are the exactly the same as for the name of our city.... Read more»

Chinese company TuSimple to develop self-driving trucks in Tucson

A Chinese company with more than $20 million in recent backing will bring as many as 100 engineering jobs to Tucson as it develops driverless trucks. Beijing-based TuSimple, which tested a vehicle in Arizona in June, is set to announce Monday that it's setting up shop here.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Border tax ideas could hit Arizona businesses where they live

If Trump embraces the House's "border adjusted" tax to pay for his wall, then only establishment Republicans, Mexican globalism and the president's grace in defeat will save us from global trade war, with billions at stake just here in Arizona. We've seen little evidence any of them have any authority over anything. ... Read more»

Raytheon confirms plans to add 2,000 Tucson jobs

Expansion plans at Raytheon will mean 2,000 additional jobs over five years and a doubling of the property tax base at the Southern Arizona missile factory. Pima County will lower taxes on the plant for a decade and restrict development next to the expanded facility.... Read more»

Development officials: Caterpillar could haul more companies to Tucson

Caterpillar Inc.'s move to Tucson is creating a lot of buzz. Since the manufacturer announced plans in May to move a major division and about 600 jobs to Tucson, about 10 other companies have begun looking at locating here too, officials said.... Read more»

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Welcome to the Boomtown: Caterpillar deal just part of Tucson's resurgence

Caterpillar jobs pay well — the kind of well that Tucson isn't used to. After 14 months of calling BS left, right and center that has left me at times feeling like the elderly Muppet Show hecklers, I figured I would explain how Tucson's economy seems to be blossoming in its own right. Good things are afoot here.... Read more»

Eco dev group TREO rebranding as Sun Corridor Inc.

Southern Arizona's economic development partnership, TREO, announced Tuesday that it is rebranding as "Sun Corridor Inc." and moving from its downtown Tucson offices. The organization's change "will expand its footprint across Southern Arizona," according to a press release.... Read more»3

Rogue Columnist

Dog days for Arizona

If all I knew was, as Will Rogers said, what I read in the papers, I'd be pretty depressed. This is ironic considering in Arizona their mission is to most of the time be the cheerleaders for the Everything's Fine! propaganda ministry.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: The new world of aging — living beyond 100

Today on Buckmaster — We kick off the show with a newsmaker interview with UA College of Science Dean Joaquin Ruiz. Also, Arizona State University Vice President Virgil Renzulli talks about the "Sun Corridor" economic development concept. Plus, Downtown Tucson Advocate Fletcher McCusker looks ahead to next month's Tucson centennial celebration. ... Read more»