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Mayor Jonathan Rothschild cuts a ribbon at an event announcing TuSimple's plans in Tucson, along with company co-founder Xiaodi Hou, County Supervisor Sharon Bronson, TEP's Dave Hutchen and, at left, Joe Snell of Sun Corridor.

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»

TuSimple's system includes nine video cameras and three sets of millimeter-wave radars, the company said.

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»

A launch of an SM-3 missile manufactured by Raytheon.

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»

A rendering of a World View balloon.

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»

Golden shovels await the symbolic groundbreaking of the Aviation Parkway south of Raytheon and TIA in March 2015.

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»

Megachurch evangelists and political pundits see even more chaos ahead in 2017, after the Chicago Cubs' four-game sweep in the World Series. So the world, indeed, seems on the brink. So as we toast Auld Lang Syne-style to the passing of 2016, let's see what the new year seems to hold for Tucson and Arizona. Read more»

The bad news about Comcast's new call center is that it remains good news after a quarter-century of failed economic development. When are we going to stop making excuses and coming up with plans to make plans to study things? It's time to get angry. Read more» 1

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

A study by Pima County suggests that the proposed Interstate 11 connecting Las Vegas with the Phoenix area and the border bypass Tucson through Avra Valley.

Interstate 11, a proposed commerce and trade route from Las Vegas to the Mexican border, could be built in Avra Valley, just west of the Tucson Mountains. Read more» 2

The candidates in the LD10 state Senate race, Frank Antenori (R) and David Bradley (D), square off in a face-to-face interview. Also, TREO head Joe Snell on changes at the economic development agency, and Randy Serraglio of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity. Read more»

Accelr8, a biotech company that's developing a rapid pathogen diagnostic instrument, is moving its headquarters from Denver to Tucson, officials announced Thursday. Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, Joe Snell, of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc., and Dennis Hoffman, Arizona State University economist. Read more»

We've got newsmaker interviews with Joe Snell of TREO and Kathy Arnold of Rosemont Copper. Read more»