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Diagnostics: A new economic development strategy for the Tucson region

  
  
  
TREO Diagnostics

Guest post from Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO), on the launch of a new economic development strategy focused on the strengths of southern Arizona diagnostics.

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Redefining Relevance for Brick and Mortar Retail Stores

  
  
  
Michael Lagazo Commercial Real Estate Retail PICOR

Evolving consumer expectations, ubiquitous connectivity, and the growing adoption of mobile technologies are rapidly transforming the retail environment. The retail store once held the position as the primary and most tangible means for a customer to encounter a brand and remains the principal channel for the merchant and shoppers to connect. Stores have since become only one component of a broader, more interconnected shopping experience. Retailers need a strategy beyond becoming a destination in order to attract the loyalty and a larger share of the consumer wallet. 

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Tucson's Dynamic Medical Office Market

  
  
  
Tucson Medical Center West Pavilion

The Tucson medical space market has been dynamic through the economic recession, perhaps more so than any other sector of the commercial real estate market. Recent activity has shifted from the heady days of 2003 through 2008, when the purchase of medical office buildings was all the rage, to the currently more conservative world of leasing office space.  To be sure, all activity, sale or lease, has occurred at significantly lower price levels, with prices and rents down 10 to 15% in medical properties,  albeit significantly less than declines in the market for general office space. 

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UA Tech Park's significant economic impact on the region

  
  
  
UA Tech Park Tucson

The University of Arizona Office of University Research Parks (OURP) has released a new study documenting the economic impact of the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park (UA Tech Park) and its significant contribution to Pima County’s economy.  

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Solar Research: Exploring Storage Technologies

  
  
  
Solar research Solon

The Solar Zone, located within Tucson's UATechPark, continues to grow its solar research capabilities. The recent announcement by Solon Corp. and AzRISE Director, Joe Simmons to undergo research into improved methods of energy storage demonstrate innovation with practical applications.

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Arizona Solar Commercial Property: The Solar Zone

  
  
  
TEP Arrays at the Solar Zone

For those considering solar commercial property in Arizona, Tucson's Solar Zone, a 250-acre park established within the University of Arizona's Science and Technology Park, is a leading hub for solar power generation, distribution, research and development. In working to recruit solar energy companies worldwide, the team is generating synergies and working to position the site at the industry's leading edge. Read more in this article, which first appeared in TechConnect Magazine:

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