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Sports leaders say commission, state fund could help Arizona with mega events

Leaders in the Valley’s sports community say Arizona could benefit from a central sports commission and state fund to recruit and produce mega events like the Super Bowl and the Final Four.

University of Phoenix Stadium

After Super Bowl XLIX, what is next for city of Glendale?

In 2008, millions converged on Glendale as the place to be for Super Bowl XLII. The NFL Experience was there. The game was there.

Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale saw a big boost in business with the Super Bowl, but business owners say not having the NFL Experience there hurt their profits. (Photo by Zach Holland)

Leaders launch Phoenix Forward to encourage business growth

Phoenix officials said local business expansion makes up 80 percent of new jobs. City leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched Wednesday.

Phoenix Forward

Arizona’s missile, space industry may turn to space tourism

Experts say the state's guided missile and space vehicle industry, which contributes an estimated $15 billion annually to the state’s gross domestic product, needs to diversify its client base. And the commercial space and space tourism looks promising.


Arizona enjoying three-year run as country’s sports mecca

It’s impossible to watch a nationally televised sporting event played in Arizona without scenic shots of a sunset behind a saguaro or the Grand Canyon in the middle of the day. The shots, ready-made for television, almost become cliché, but every big game has them.

Super Bowl Central

Purse and sword: Seized assets mean big money for law enforcement

Arizona law enforcement agencies have spent more than $57 million since 2008 through a federal program granting money and other property seized from those suspected of crimes, a Cronkite News review found.

Assets Tank

MLB’s pace of play changes won’t affect concession sales

During the fourth inning of the Diamondbacks game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 10, the line for the infamous Churro Dog ran only four deep.

Baseball concessions

Arizona tourism sees “moderate” post-Recession improvement

Arizona's Office of Tourism escaped initial plans to cut $4.5 million from next year's budget, a move lobbyist Barry Aarons called a "big victory for the industry."


Arizona wine industry matures, experts foresee potential gains

CORNVILLE – The back roads near Cornville look like many others in Yavapai County, until you turn a corner and find rolling hills filled with vines, tasting rooms and homes that are more Tuscan than Southwestern.

Javelina Leap Winery

Scottsdale exec launches effort to support reproductive health

[caption id="attachment_912" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Peter Ax, founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Phoenix Capital Management launched PRJKT RUBY to allow women in the United States to purchase affordable birth control and generate proceeds for women’s health in Third World countries. Peter Ax, founder and managing partner of Scottsdale-based Phoenix Capital Management launched PRJKT RUBY to allow women in the United States to purchase affordable birth control and generate proceeds for women’s health in Third World countries.[/caption]After his teenage daughters visited Africa and Asia, the head of a venture capital firm decided to start offering affordable birth control in the U.S. and putting the proceeds toward reproductive health in the Third World.


It’s not your imagination: Airline performance fell in 2014, report says

WASHINGTON – Two of the biggest airlines serving Arizona saw a decline in their service last year – but they were not alone.