Workforce Skills in Development

County Working To Guarantee Skilled Workforce Locally Available by Tim Kanavel, Program Manager, Pinal County Economic Development It’s no secret our entire nation is experiencing a severe lack of a skilled workforce at all levels in the private and public sector. The question placed upon us in Pinal County is how to handle this problem? … Read More…

CASA GRANDE NEON SIGN PARK NOW OPEN

by Rina Rien, Director, Casa Grande Main Street Casa Grande Main Street is pleased to announce the April 13 opening of Casa Grande’s Neon Sign Park in Historic Downtown In fall 2017, Casa Grande Main Street placed second in a national online voting campaign to win $144,000 to build the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park. … Read More…

Pinal 40 Gala Reception & Dinner

The 2019 Pinal 40 Gala Reception & Dinner was held May 4th, at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Events Center Ballroom. Each year Pinal 40 is able to provide scholarships and grants within the community thanks to the donations and funds from events such as the Pinal 40 Charity Golf Classic, the Pinal 40 St. Paddy’s Day Party … Read More…

Celebrating 30 Years of CASA

Introduction by Denise Smith, Director Celebrating 30 years of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Pinal County brings back memories for me as a young probation officer. All those years ago with then Judge William “Bill” O’Neil guiding us, our department came to realize that there was a need for this program. Starting … Read More…

Why Maricopa, AZ?

Introduction by John D. Schurz, MEDA Chairman and CEO, & Christian Price, City of Maricopa Mayor We invite you to learn more about Maricopa, Arizona – a New American City just 15 years young in the making but wildly and justifiably ambitious in its aspirations. Located 35 minutes from Downtown Phoenix – the heart of … Read More…

Tourism’s Impact on Pinal County is Impressive

by Tim Kanavel, Program Manager, Pinal County Economic Development Newly released numbers from the Arizona Department of Tourism show that tourists spent over $500 million in Pinal County in 2017. A study conducted by Dean Runyan Associates highlights tourism dollars spent in Arizona and breaks them down by county. Pinal County’s economy realized $691.5 million … Read More…

Pinal County – At a Glance

Stats about Pinal County: Population 445,125 2010 Census 375,768 INCREASE of over 15% since 2010 Pinal County is experiencing a current growth rate of 3.0%, HIGHEST in the State and one of the highest in the nation. Gaining about 13,500 new residents or more each year. Poverty Level Arizona 14.9% Pinal County 12.6%  THE LOWEST … Read More…