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  • SPRING2016COVER

    BizTUCSON Spring 2016 Issue
    in FEATURES, FROM THE PUBLISHER, SPRING 2016

    From the Publisher BizTUCSON Spring 2016 Issue  – For nearly nine decades, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has been a cornerstone of our region. Estimates place the local economic impact of D-M at $1.5 billion in 2014. David Pittman provides in-depth coverage of recent developments at D-M. An interview with Col. James Meger gives us insight…

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    Bob Shelton Transformed Old Tucson
    in FEATURES, SPRING 2016

    By April Bourie – John Wayne Handshake Seals the Deal “I have an old pocket knife, an old Cadillac and a wife who plays a good game of bridge.” Those were the first words that Robert “Bob” Shelton uttered to John Wayne. Shelton was somewhat shocked to find his movie idol standing in the middle…

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  • VENTANA

    Ventana Medical Systems Improves Cancer Diagnostic ...
    in FEATURES, Research & Innovation, SPRING 2016

    By Dan Sorenson – Demand Exceeds Expectations Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., has developed another milestone product to aid in the diagnosis of cancer – good news indeed for patients, pathologists and lab technicians around the globe as well as for the Tucson economy. The new, automated diagnostic tool, the VENTANA HE 600 system, is said…

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  • DM

    A Reprieve for the ‘Warthog’
    in FEATURES, SPRING 2016

    By David Pittman – Pentagon Delays A-10 Retirement But Phaseout On The Horizon Arizona congressional leaders, top-ranking Tucson and Pima County political officials and Southern Arizona business interests all rejoiced over a decision by the Pentagon in February to delay the planned retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet aircraft until 2022. But a recent announcement that…

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  • CYVERSE

    Global Leader in Big-Data Science
    in FEATURES, SPRING 2016

    By Eric Swedlund – UA Earns Second $50 Million Grant What began as iPlant at the University of Arizona in 2008 as a computing tool for plant science has expanded into an invaluable platform for research of all sorts – earning a second $50 million grant and positioning the university as an international leader in…

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  • Gastronomy

    Tucson Gains International Food Fame
    in FEATURES, SPRING 2016

    By Edie Jarolim – First UNESCO City of Gastronomy in U.S. Tucson has been in the international spotlight since December, when it became the first and only city in the United States to be designated a City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Tucson got the nod not only for…

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  • SOLOWAY

    Building Dreams Listening to Clients
    in FEATURES, SPRING 2016

    By Valerie Vinyard – Marc Soloway is a savant when it comes to designing a dream home. In the morning, the owner and architect of Soloway Designs might be working on a bathroom addition. In the afternoon, he’ll be designing a 15,000-square-foot custom house. On his website, www.soloway-designs.com, you can gaze at photos of homes …

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  • ELLER

    FedEx Entrepreneur Fred Smith
    in FEATURES, SPRING 2016

    By Romi Carrell Wittman – UA Executive of the Year One of the most recognized and admired brands in the United States – FedEx – started with, of all things, a term paper. As an undergraduate at Yale, Frederick W. Smith wrote a paper outlining a system specifically designed to accommodate time-sensitive shipments like medicine,…

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