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By road, air and sea: Tucson's future as a distribution hub

  
  
  
Tucson Distribution Hub

Geography, cost and a new attitude. Those three ingredients have put Tucson in the national spotlight for companies looking for markets with distribution hubs, a new report shows. Tucson is one of the least expensive cities in which to operate a distribution warehouse and its proximity to key U.S. and international markets makes it attractive to companies looking to expand or relocate, says the report by The Boyd Co. Inc. of Princeton, N.J.

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Positive Tucson Economic Development News Comes in Threes

  
  
  

We hopped onto Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities' (TREO) website this week and found that three positive Tucson economic development and employment stories came rapid fire, within a week of each other.

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The World (or Nation) According to Elliott

  
  
  
Arizona Economy

We like a concise weekly snapshot of economic activity that hits both the national and regional scenes, and thought we would share Elliott Pollack & Company's latest with you. This week, Elliott Pollack & Co. weigh in on some positive national indicators and sequestration's impact on Arizona. 

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Retail Trends: Anchored Centers vs Mid-block Strip Centers

  
  
  
Tucson shopping center vacancy rates

As the recovery slowly continues and the dust settles, we are seeing some clear and notable patterns. While overall Tucson vacancy rates have climbed from an all-time low of 3.1% in 4Q 2005 to a high of 8.8% in 1Q 2011, not all properties have fared equally. As landlord requirements on credit have loosened and occupancies see a shift from national to local tenants, a consistent “flight to quality” has occurred. Tenants are moving from mid-block, unanchored shopping centers to anchored--largely corner--properties, creating a dichotomy in occupancies and lease rates for these two distinct types of centers.

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