Chamber Celebrates Arrival of Caterpillar in Tucson

Chamber Celebrates Arrival of Caterpillar in Tucson You have undoubtedly already heard the news about the decision by Caterpillar, Inc. to locate its Surface Mining and Technology Division to Tucson.  However, the importance of this decision is worthy of continued celebration on several fronts. THE PROCESS Congratulations to the principal parties who made this decision possible.  First, we must congratulate …

Tucson Metro Chamber Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson Metro Chamber Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors Tucson, AZ (May 6, 2016) – The Tucson Metro Chamber announces the election of the 2016-17 chairman of the board, the appointment of five new board members and the full slate of board members for 2016-17. The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors elected Robert Ramirez, president and CEO …

Vote YES on Proposition 123

Vote YES on Proposition 123 The Tucson Metro Chamber encourages you and your employees to vote YES on Proposition 123 at the May 17, 2016 Special Election. Arizona has an education funding problem – we all know it. Proposition 123 is a positive step to increase funding for Arizona schools. If passed, Proposition 123 will: Generate $3.5 billion over 10 …

Chamber Congratulates Congresswoman Martha McSally for Work on 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

Chamber Congratulates Congresswoman Martha McSally for Work on 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Representatives of the Tucson Metro Chamber and 12 local business leaders were in Washington, DC for four days last week working with federal elected officials and officials at the Pentagon on a variety of issues. On Thursday, April 28, the House Armed Services Committee passed the 2017 …

Chamber Congratulates City Council on Advancing Broadway Blvd. Improvements

Chamber Congratulates City Council on Advancing Broadway Blvd. Improvements The Tucson City Council did something last night that bureaucracies sometimes struggle to do: they acted. The Tucson Metro Chamber congratulates Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and four members of the City Council for adopting two measures on their agenda last night that authorized long-awaited and voter-approved improvements to E. Broadway Blvd. between …

Let’s Capture the World View Opportunity

Let’s Capture the World View Opportunity After months of planning and negotiating, Pima County and World View Enterprises, Inc. were able to strike an agreement that keeps this high-tech aerospace company headquartered here in Tucson.  Arrangements made by Pima County call for the County to help construct a manufacturing and administrative facility and a space port in the area designated …

Nominations Being Accepted for Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nominations Being Accepted for Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards Tucson, AZ (March 29, 2016) – Nominations are now being accepted for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards presented by Wells Fargo.  Nomination deadline is Friday, April 15.  To nominate a Southern Arizona small business or charitable non-profit business visit TucsonChamber.org/CopperCactus. The Tucson Metro Chamber Copper …

Council Advances New Retail Center

Council Advances New Retail Center A vote was taken at last night’s Tucson City Council meeting regarding the future of a proposed retail development at the corner of Houghton Rd. and E. 22nd St.  The $30 million retail center will be anchored by a Fry’s supermarket and will include a number of small business storefronts.  The vote was about allowing …

Barbi Reuter Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barbi Reuter Joins Tucson Metro Chamber Board of Directors Tucson, AZ (February 22, 2016) –The Tucson Metro Chamber board of directors has elected Barbi Reuter, principal and chief operating officer for Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR to its board of directors.  Ms. Reuter has been a strong supporter of the Tucson Metro Chamber, participating in the Project …

Chamber Commends Legislators for JTED Funding Restoration

Chamber Commends Legislators for JTED Funding Restoration Yet another Tucson Metro Chamber advocacy effort on the part of our state’s Joint Technical Education District (JTED) program and the students the program serves has met with success. On Thursday, February 18, the Arizona House and Senate voted 87-0 to restore $29 million of the $30 million the legislature cut from JTED …