Posts Tagged ‘Arizona economic development’

Resource Report Identifies Potash in Real AZ Corridor

Friday, September 28th, 2012

A resource report released this week identified potash resources in the Holbrook Basin that were deemed to pursue further testing.

It summarized: ‘In the opinion of the authors, the investigated part of the PASSPORT Property con-tains sufficient resources to start work on a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). Furthermore, the results justify further expenditures of funds to expand the resource.

It is also the opinion of the authors that it is reasonable to conclude that the potash mineralization as identified in the drill holes may extend to the central eastern part of the property and the Fitzgerald Trust Land, where further drilling and seismic survey-ing can be conducted. In order to form a continuous area of higher classified resources as well as to con-firm the continuity of the deposit, ERCOSPLAN recommends drilling as well as as-saying of five to six drill holes while the PEA is being prepared. The focus should be on the “West Block”, which is part of a potential area for a later mine.’

The Real AZ Corridor has the potential to become the largest source of potash in the world. Three global companies have test drilling underway, or are in the permitting stage.

Read the full report on the Real AZ Corridor website HERE

Industry Group Educates On Algae’s Economic Potential

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Algae and other biosciences are high-potential growth sectors in the Real AZ Corridor, thanks to the ready availability of high-saline water, abundant sunshine and ‘near-perfect conditions’ for algae growing and harvesting. Snowflake-based Algae Biosciences Inc. and other companies like it are breaking new ground in developing processes that utilize algae as a source of food additives, nutricicals including Omega-3, and for use in manufacturing pharmaceuticals.  

Algae cultivation also utilizes CO2 and produces carbon offset credits that make it an ideal companion industry for power plants and manufacturing companies.

The Algal Biomass Organization recently engaged a Washington D.C. lobbying firm to educate policymakers on the algae industry’s ‘huge potential for job creation, domestic fuel production and economic development across the country’.

According to a release issued today:

‘The firm will help ABO in its efforts to educate federal policy makers about the growing potential for algae biofuels and the role they will play in U.S. energy production, national security and economic development, and to advocate for legislation that helps create parity for algae-derived fuels among the various regulatory and tax incentives available to other types of biofuels.

The investment by ABO comes as at a critical time for the industry, as fuels that can be derived from algae, such as gasoline, biodiesel and aviation fuel, are moving out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

Algae-based products and biofuels can be produced on land that is not used for agriculture, with water sources that are otherwise unusable, and at per-acre yields that vastly exceed other crops used for fuel production. As the demand for liquid fossil fuels grows faster than new supplies can be brought to market, the algae industry has been working to develop a range of fuels that can fill the gap, stimulate economic development in virtually any state, and provide a source of sustainable, domestically produced fuels that enhances U.S. energy security.’

You can read the entire press release HERE.

Asset Inventory Highlights Real AZ Corridor

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

An all-new, full-color Regional Asset Inventory for the Real AZ Corridor is now online. You can learn about Arizona’s Energy and Economic Development Corridor, in detail, HERE.

The document includes 2010 Census data, ESRI and Claritas site selection market estimates and information on key sectors for economic growth: Forestry, Mining, Energy, Biosciences and more. It is a ‘living document’ that will be updated regularly … and expanded as new data is released.

Also onboard: The latest information on economic development incentives offered by the Arizona Commerce Authority through Arizona’s new Competitiveness Package. You’ll find the Asset Inventory, all of this information and more on the Real AZ Corridor website at www.realazcorridor.com  .

 

Support Small Business Saturday in the Real AZ Corridor

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The Real AZ Corridor encourages everyone to support Small Business Saturday on November 26. The event is sponsored by American Express OPEN and dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Shop Small at your favorite Real AZ Corridor local business and help fuel the small business economy and support entrepreneurship.

Learn more about Small Business Saturday and how we each can make a difference by shopping at a local business next week at http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/ 

Small business owners: Check out the event site for FREE marketing and social media tools that you can use to promote your local business.

Entrepreneurship and small business development are VERY important to the success of the Real AZ Corridor. A vibrant small business community demonstrates that opportunity exists at every level of the economy in northeastern Arizona.

Potash Projects Hold Big Potential For Corridor

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Real AZ Corridor is Arizona’s energy and economic development corridor. It may also turn out to be America’s potash corridor, with multiple potash market development projects at work in the Holbrook area. It is becoming apparent that the Real AZ Corridor could become one of the world’s leading, long-term producers of potash. That could mean hundreds of construction and mining jobs in the Corridor  — and not just now, but for many years to come.

Learn about Passport Potash’s Holbrook Basin project by watching this informative video HERE.

Learn about the American West Potash project, which is also located in the Holbrook Basin, through this company presentation HERE.

Potash is only one of the many resources that put the ‘R’ in the REAL AZ Corridor, where REAL stands for Resources, Energy, Access and Lifestyle.

The Real AZ Corridor is the Gateway to America’s Energy Future

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Arizona’s energy and economic development corridor is also the gateway to America’s renewable energy future.

And you can get there from here.

Few regions offer access to transportation assets and natural resources. The Real AZ Corridor offers Interstate access and frontage, a strong state highway network and a location that is within four hours of Phoenix and Albuquerque, within easy reach of the energy-hungry California and Nevada markets and less than eight hours from the Mexican border.

Commercial rail service via the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway connects the Real AZ Corridor with national markets. Passenger rail service serves the region, with an Amtrak station in Winslow.

Nine public airports serve the Real AZ Corridor, including daily commercial passenger service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport from Show Low Regional Airport.

The Real AZ Corridor is a gateway that also serves the regional shopping needs of the adjoining Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache Tribe Nations.

Learn more about ACCESS to and from the Real AZ Corridor HERE.

Real AZ Corridor Wins Governors Award and Continues To Move Forward

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Real AZ Development Council  and the Real AZ Corridor won the Governor’s Excellence Award for Innovative Economic Development at last year’s Regional Development Conference in Flagstaff. Since that time, the Corridor has continued to move forward, adding new partners and increasing its visibility across the country.   

The Real AZ Corridor is an exceptional example of the effectiveness of emphasizing Collaboration versus Competition. The Real AZ Development Council includes two Arizona counties (Navajo and Apache) and nine communities (Winslow, Holbrook, Snowflake, Taylor, Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Eagar, Springerville and St. Johns). A gateway regional website leads to the Corridor at www.RealAZCorridor.com      

Collaboration is THE Game-Changer when it comes to Regionalism … and to productive economic development. Communities that work together as a Region make it easier for developers, business owners and investors to bring beneficial projects — and jobs — to their area. When civic leaders, business owners and decision makers choose to work together for the entire Region, everyone wins.

The Real AZ Corridor is Arizona’s Energy and Economic Development corridor. Arizona’s energy future will be built here — and it is already at work!