Leading for Business in 2021/22

by Craig McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande Leadership is linked to personality styles; they vary between the glass is half empty to the glass is half full. My style has always been the glass is half full, or more succinctly, a positive approach when dealing with people. Over the past years, I have had … Read More…

Coolidge is Ever Growing and Improving Services

by Jon Thompson, Mayor, City of Coolidge Coolidge had some amazing transformations recently that benefit not only the citizens but the surrounding community. The newly constructed Coolidge Aquatic Center has been open since May, and demand has remained hot over the summer months. This 1-acre facility in downtown contains some of the best water features … Read More…

Hill Skydiving Business Leads Worldwide

by Micah Powell, Mayor, Eloy As this edition of the Golden Corridor LIVING is titled Leaders in Business, I can’t think of anyone or any family that has done more for Eloy than the Hill Family. They have single-handedly put Eloy on the skydiving map, not only in the U.S. but internationally. In 1986, Larry … Read More…

Superior Business Leaders Pave Our Way

by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior On Sept. 7, 2021, Superior will mark its 45th anniversary of incorporation. To celebrate this milestone, we will kick off a month-long celebration that includes recognizing our business community but specifically recognizing those businesses who were operating in 1976 and remain in business 45 years later! Our local … Read More…

Maricopa Growth Spurs CEDO Promotion to Serve Businesses, Developers

by City of Maricopa Communications Department Former Economic and Community Development Director Nathan Steele recently was promoted to Chief Economic Development Officer (CEDO) for the City of Maricopa, a transition due in large part to the city’s recent considerable growth. As CEDO, Steele plays a critical role in guiding Maricopa’s economic development and communicating its … Read More…

Maricopa Welcomes Second MUSD High School

by City of Maricopa Economic and Community Development Department The last few years have been extremely kind to one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. The City of Maricopa has seen a boom in its recent housing development, approving approximately 300 new housing permits every month over the last year and with it, an … Read More…

Grateful to Survive the Telegraph Fire

by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior Our small community of Superior has been experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime renaissance, an exciting time of transition and improvement, and one that I am honored to help lead. We entered the month of June knowing that fire danger would be extreme and temperatures would be higher than normal. What … Read More…

Eloy Schools Offer Great Opportunities

Dear fellow residents, Thank you parents, teachers and especially students as we have made it through the first half of 2021, culminating with a return to a more normal high school graduation season. We are ready to face a new school year with many students who will experience a hybrid attendance system — even if … Read More…

Our Community Provides Good Start to School Year

by Jon Thompson, Mayor, City of Coolidge As our students head back to school, the City of Coolidge and partners work to keep our children’s safety and well-being in mind. Today’s students are our future leaders. They will step into an ever-increasing technological workforce, become active members of society and help their community and future … Read More…

Casa Grande Welcomes Return to Life as COVID Abates

by Craig McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people worldwide and remains the worst public health crisis faced in the United States in over a century. More than 33 million Americans contracted COVID-19 with 882,691 cases landing in Arizona. Over 590,000 Americans have lost their lives including 17,653 Arizonans. Nearly … Read More…