Arizona Turbine Technology In the Fast Lane!

Arizona Turbine Technology and Vesco Racing have teamed up in an effort to make the world’s first wheel driven car to exceed 500 MPH. AZTTech, a Tucson company and Tango friend, brings the latest technology to this effort by providing both performance and safety features to the vehicle. Limitations from when the current record was reached should be non-issues thanks in large part to AZTTech’s electronic management system. Check out the full announcement here. Congratulations and good luck to David Crowe and AZTTech!

Shocker: Tucson is Affordable

The results are in, and Tucson is number 1! When it comes to living comfortably on a budget, Tucson tops the list. This article ranked the 10 cities where you can live a comfortable life for under $45,000. According to GOBankingRates research, just $39,966 affords someone a comfortable lifestyle in our beloved city. This is another great reason to start a company in Tucson, in addition to the great weather. Even established companies can benefit greatly by these low costs. But the article subtly touches on a core issue: “The city’s long history as a military center have led to the development of a local high-tech industry…” Local is great, but where are the national or international companies? With such affordable prices, shouldn’t Tucson be a no-brainer for these businesses too? Share your thoughts below.

Startup Bio-Tech Company Leases at Top of Swan

3dbiosurfaces Technologies, LLC, an international bio-tech startup company, has leased office space at Top of Swan Professional Offices, located at the northeast corner of Swan Rd and Skyline Drive in the Catalina Foothills area of Tucson.

Bob Davis, associate broker and partner of Tango Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant in the transaction.

3dbiosurfaces Technologies, LLC is developing a patented, low-cost diagnostic tool, one that will enable improved genetic testing for the healthcare industry.

Davis said, “3dbiosurfaces Technologies, LLC joins the growing bio-tech industry in Southern Arizona, adding to the diagnostics related enterprises establishing a presence in the area due in part to the available talent, support resources and lifestyle opportunities of our region.”

Tango Contributes to the TREND Report

Bob Davis contributed to June’s issue of the TREND Report! He writes, “First quarter 2016 results are in for Tucson’s industrial sector and while they are somewhat conflicting depending on the source, I would generally characterize the market as lethargic, shallow, anemic, and in dire need of wide swaths of demolition. What’s wrong with Tucson’s industrial picture and how do we fix it? Here’s how I see it…” Click here for the full article!

Reprinted with permission from TREND Report, June 2016.

The Canada-Arizona Love Affair

Canadian businesses love Arizona, and for good reasons: lots of sunshine, cheaper cost of living, and less regulations than California. The love goes both ways too. Arizona cities like Surprise are making an effort to draw more companies from Canada. According to this article, city staffers took ten trips in 2015 in order to meet face to face with Canadian companies looking to expand in the United States. The list of other Arizona cities working with the Canada Arizona Business Council includes Mesa, Peoria, Gilbert, and Buckeye. One major city missing from the list: Tucson. So Tucson, where’s the love?