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‘Brain drain’ persists in Arizona

Tucson is known for its syrupy sweet Eegee’s slushies, superior Mexican food and for many years, it’s been haunted by stories of “brain drain” – that is, University of Arizona graduates leaving to work elsewhere after they get their degrees.... Read more»

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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»

Cities turning to streetcars to spur economic development

While only two of the eight cars that will be used to ferry passengers every 10 minutes have arrived, and operations will not start until next year, Tucson business leaders say the streetcar has already revived the center of this sprawling, artsy city. Nationwide, light rail (including streetcars) is by far the fastest-growing mode of transit, carrying 2.5 times as many passengers as in 1990.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 24th Annual All Souls Procession this Sunday

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, talk show host Emil Franzi, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Shutdown debate continues

Interviews with: Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, Councilman Paul Cunningham, Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans, RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Running for Congress, McSally talks gov't shutdown

GOP congressional candidate Martha McSally, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, developer Richard Studwell, and Glenn Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

The DL: Tucson awash with new downtown biz

New investment finds a home downtown: A new wine bar is opening in downtown. No, not Good Oak Bar; that opened at the beginning of the month. This newest place is Unplugged, opening Saturday 118 E. Congress, joining the more than 150 new businesses that have opened downtown in the last 60 months. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Sustaining Downtown Tucson's turnaround

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, then a Downtown Tucson update from Craig Sumberg, executive director of The Fox Tucson Theatre, and Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Group seeks recall of Sunnyside school board

Jim Rounds, economist and VP of Elliott D. Pollack and Co.; artist Diana Madaras, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Richard Hernandez, chair of the Sunnyside school board recall effort.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Sunnyside's Isqueirdo facing opposition

Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal on producing the play "8," plus Sunnyside Governing School Board member Buck Crouch, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Az House panel kills Medicaid expansion ... for now

Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, Ken Strobeck of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Kieth, Republican strategist Sam Stone, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Are we there yet? A Downtown roundtable

Shelly Fishman hosts a Downtown Tucson roundtable discussion with Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership, and Craig Sumberg, executive director of the Fox Tucson Theater Foundation. Plus, a special call-in from Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. ... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Restaurants get cookin' Downtown

Sami Hamed of the National Federation of the Blind, PCC alum Kelly Ponzio and student Joe McGrath, Carlos de Leon of the city Department of Transportation, developer Richard Studwell, Downtown Tucson Partnership's Michael Keith, and Prof. Stephen Zunes.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown

Weekend events, new restaurants cookin' Downtown

New restaurants moving in - and a weekend roundup of Downtown events. In the new Downtown Lowdown column, the Downtown Tucson Partnership's Caitlin Jensen keeps you up to date with the latest business moves and things to do in Tucson's city center.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Downtown Tucson progress update

An interview with Michael Keith, CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable with Linda Valdez, columnist and editorial writer for the Arizona Republic, and Mari Herreras, staff writer for the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

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