Auto Mall Developer Plans CG Complex

The company that’s built several of the Phoenix area’s large-scale auto parks is getting ready to bring the concept to Pinal County by transforming a former Sam’s Club building into Arizona’s largest indoor showroom. Mullin360 has purchased the 17-acre property at the southeast corner of Interstate 10 and Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande plus 9 … Read More…

Water Study Digs for Data, Solutions

Arizona’s water supplies are coming under greater scrutiny, with a high likelihood of a first-tier shortage being declared on the Colorado River in August due to the historic drought. If that happens, the state will lose more than 500,000 acre-feet of its annual allocation. Pinal County farmers are the first major group of Arizona water … Read More…

County Unveils 3 Facilities, 4th on Way

Pinal County officials opened three new facilities within just over a month, expanding the services available in Districts 2 and 4 and giving San Tan Valley its first public library. The projects were funded by a $63-million bond issue approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2019 to provide local access in the two newest … Read More…

SEED SPOT Supports Superior Businesses

The Town of Superior has been working on economic revitalization for years, supporting historic and modern industries as well as nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of its residents whenever possible. During the last two years, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, SEED SPOT, has become one of the Town’s staunchest supporters and collaborators by making online and face-to-face resources … Read More…

Maricopa Prepares to Open Veterans/Senior Center

The City of Maricopa is remodeling its former library at 46100 W. Smith-Enke Road into a Community Center that will host local veterans’ organizations and senior citizen groups. It is expected to open mid-July. The 8,000-square-foot Maricopa Community Center will have space dedicated to both demographics, plus a central atrium that can be used by … Read More…

2022 County Property Tax Rate OK’d

As a whole, Pinal County property owners will be paying more in property tax next year due to higher land values. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted June 7 to approve the preliminary countywide budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which includes a 6-cent reduction in the primary property tax rate, dropping it to … Read More…

Ducey Tours CAC Training Center at Launch

  Gov. Doug Ducey, automotive industry executives and local officials attended the official March 31 launch of Drive48, the advanced manufacturing training center in Coolidge that can prepare up to 100 students at any one time for jobs building vehicles and other industrial applications. The facility located on Central Arizona College’s (CAC) Signal Peak campus … Read More…

Lucid to Merge, Go Public

  Lucid Motors, currently building pre-production zero-emission vehicles in its factory on the west side of Casa Grande, is merging with a special purpose acquisition company in a deal valued at $11.75 billion, through which it will become a publicly-traded company. Its deal with Churchill Capital IV Corp (CCIV) is expected to raise an initial … Read More…

Gila River Bridge Widening Revived

The widening of Interstate 10’s bridge over the Gila River has been added back to the state’s near-term construction plans with the allocation of $33 million more for the project. It’s one of four projects included in a tentative update to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) five-year transportation facilities construction plan when the availability … Read More…

Nikola Reaches Agreements as Building Coolidge Plant Continues

Nikola Corp. and Rig360 Service Network announced in April they will join forces to provide 65 service centers for Nikola’s heavy-duty zero-emission trucks throughout the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. Additionally, Rig360 will provide a dealer network for Nikola’s BEV (battery-electric vehicle) transport trucks and hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell/electric vehicles and their associated products. Rig360’s existing service … Read More…