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Rio Nuevo loses long-serving board member Mark Irvin, adds Port of Tucson CEO Mike Levin

The Downtown Tucson business district Rio Nuevo announced the resignation of Mark Irvin after 12 years with the taxpayer-funded organization. Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers has appointed Port of Tucson CEO Mike Levin in his place. ... Read more»

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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

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»

Edmund Marquez appointed to Rio Nuevo board

The owner of a Tucson insurance agency, Edmund Marquez, was appointed Monday to one of the three empty seats on the Rio Nuevo board. Gov. Doug Ducey named Marquez to fill a seat left vacant when Alberto Moore resigned last November.... 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

Moore resigns Rio Nuevo board seat

Alberto Moore will step down from his seat on the Rio Nuevo board to allow Arizona's incoming governor, Doug Ducey, to appoint his own representative to the downtown Tucson taxing district.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: What tree rings tell us about climate change

An interview with Kevin Dahl, Arizona program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association. Next, Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor, followed by Fletcher McCusker talking about his new venture, Sinfonia Health Care Corporation. Plus, how tree-rings tell the story of climate change. We hear from Dr. Tom Swetnam, director of the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson turns the corner on Downtown renaissance

An interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich (D-Ward 3). Also, the TREO CEO interview series continued with a conversation with Fletcher McCusker of Sinfonia Health Care Corporation and chair of the Rio Nuevo Board. Plus, state Sen. Bob Worsley, (R-District 25) on discussions regarding a major rail yard in central Pinal County.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Kozachik & McCusker on Rio Nuevo

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and Rio Nuevo Board Chair Fletcher McCusker on the cease-fire between the city and Rio Nuveo. Also, Monica Nelson, Amphitheater School District associate superintendent, and Roseanne Lopez, Amphitheater's executive director of elementary education. Plus, Don Loose, Buckmaster legal contributor.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 2013 is decision time for Rio Nuevo

An interview with Fletcher McCusker, chairman of the Rio Nuevo Board. Then, it's the Reporters' Roundtable with Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, and Mari Herreras, staff writer at the Tucson Weekly. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Better days ahead for Rio Nuevo?

The Friday Focus interview is with Fletcher McCusker, head of the Rio Nuevo Board. The Reporters Roundtable features Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. ... Read more»

Got questions about Rio Nuevo?

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will help interview Rio Nuevo board chair and downtown investor Fletcher McCusker on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. If you want to know more about what's up downtown, let us know your questions.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Expect progress on Rio Nuevo projects soon

Terry Dee on the death of William G. Valenzuela; Rio Nuevo Board Chairman Fletcher McCusker; Democratic state House candidate Victoria Steele; U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: McCusker and Rothschild on Rio Nuevo

John C. Scott, whose show is now being archived on TucsonSentinel.com, interviewed new Rio Nuevo board member Fletcher Mccusker, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and "Our Man at City Hall," Richard Studwell, on Monday.... Read more»1

Streetcar closures won't stop Second Saturdays

Second Saturdays will adjust the locations of several stages and vendors in light of Modern Streetcar Project closures.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Kansas City tops San Jose in preseason tune-up

Major League Soccer preseason continued in Tucson on Saturday, with the San Jose Earthquakes falling to Sporting Kansas City, 2-1. Plus: street soccer Downtown for 2nd Saturday. ... Read more»1

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