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Az court calls 'moot' in appeal over World View-Pima County deal

State appeals court judges ruled that a suit over Pima County's support for high-altitude balloon firm World View is "moot," because the company's facility was completed years ago.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

World View's return to earth shows the dangers & costs of a sucker's game

Chasing and keeping businesses that are ready to bounce from city to city looking for the best deal has cost us all and given us not a whole bunch.... Read more»1

World View announces CEO shift, grounds co-founder's 'space tourism' dream

Tucson's high-altitude balloon company publicly named a new CEO on Thursday, a move months in the making as World View "retools" toward boosting scientific and communications gear — even as the firm's workforce has fallen short of lofty goals and even its contract with Pima County.... Read more»1

World View jobs falling hundreds short of lofty predictions

Although Pima County invested $15 million in a facility for a high-altitude balloon company, the number of workers there isn't taking off as officials forecast — or even as World View's lease requires. But a new CEO is making changes.... Read more»2

Appeals court OKs Pima County deal with World View

An appeals court ruled that Pima County had the ability under economic development laws to bypass rules for collective bidding. The county was sued over a lease provided to high-altitude balloon company World View.... Read more»1

Pima County to foot bill for World View balloon spaceport

Pima County supervisors agreed Tuesday to front $14.5 million to build a factory and launch facility on the South Side. World View will pay rent for 20 years on the facility on Aerospace Parkway near Tucson International Airport. The company plans to offer space tourism and launch instruments via balloons ascending into the stratosphere.... Read more»