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Arts & Culture is a West Valley Key Asset

November 26, 2019 |

Author: Erin Thorburn, WESTMARC “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” — John F. Kennedy Whether you happen to be an artist, admirer of the arts, or both, the West Valley awaits you. Host to a robust skilled workforce, employment opportunities, high-end housing and dining experiences, the West Valley has another key asset. Arts and culture. Both of…

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West Valley Extends a Manufacturing Legacy

November 26, 2019 |

Gov. Ducey extends a personal invitation to manufacturers to join Arizona’s booming growth, a majority of which is taking place in the West Valley.

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WESTMARC Best of the West Finalists Announced

October 15, 2019 |

Honoring the West Valley’s best, WESTMARC has selected the finalists for its Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner.

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West Valley Post-Secondary Educational Pipeline, Second to None

August 28, 2019 |

Home to over 25 post-secondary schools, the West Valley maintains one of the most collaborative and unique workforce strategy pipelines in the nation.

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2019 WESTMARC AZ Business Supplement Promo Video

July 31, 2019 |
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Goodbye California, Hello West Valley!

July 29, 2019 |

A conveniently placed and well-established infrastructure with access to California and Mexico make the West Valley the perfect hub and home.

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GMFTZ Projected for $795 million in FTZ-based Investment for West Valley

June 24, 2019 |

The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) has come a long way since it’s inception in 2010. Designed to foster economic development and attract new businesses to the West Valley, the GMFTZ offers…

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West Valley and Luke Air Force Base

May 30, 2019 |

Residents of the West Valley, often hear “the sounds of freedom” emanating from above. The audible and visible signs of F-35 training missions represent the ongoing legacy of Luke Air Force Base. In addition to being home to F-35s, Luke AFB also houses F-16s, 4,300 active military personnel, 1,300 reserves, and 1,300 civilians.

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WESTMARC’s Hoffman Receives 2019 Heroes of Education Honor and Recognition for securing EMCC with $31 million for capital improvements

April 19, 2019 |

WESTMARC President and CEO Sintra Hoffman was recently recognized by Estrella Mountain Community College as their 2019 Education Hero.

Hoffman’s recognition was the result of her involvement and efforts in the WESTMARC led workforce development strategy “West Valley Pipeline.” This initiative helped EMCC secure $31 million in funds for capital improvements that will create more space for nursing programs and reduce the current wait list.

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West Valley Hosts a Hive of Ready-Made Finance and Insurance Talent

April 18, 2019 |

Honey bees typically travel 1.3 miles to collect the necessary resources to bring back to the bee hive. For the last few decades, the majority of West Valley finance and insurance workers have had to commute significantly farther than the average honey bee.

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