Northern Arizona University: EDA University Center’s 2012-2013 Press Releases

Posted: Thursday, May 9th 2013 at 1:26 PM

The Northern Arizona University's Alliance Bank Business Outreach Center (web site HERE) is an Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center for Entrepreneurship. To follow is a listing of their 2012–2013 press releases:

1. “Arizona’s National park Service sites saw overall visitor decline in 2012,” Cronkite News

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Gerald Bourguet at: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/04/national-park-service-sites-saw-overall-visitor-decline-in-2012/

Since peaking in the 1990s, total visitorship to 21 National Park Service sites in Arizona is down 22 percent. For 2012, the visitor count declined by 1.5 percent overall. An exception is Grand Canyon National Park, which drew more than 4 million people, up 2.9 percent.

2. “With economy improving, groups out to sell Arizona as tourist destination,” Cronkite News

Monday, April 8, 2013, by Julia Tylor at: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/04/with-economy-improving-groups-aggressively-marketing-arizona-as-tourist-destination/

The Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau recently turned New York City subway cars into the image of Old West saloons. The Arizona Office of Tourism is coming off a major national advertising campaign. Both are signs that tourism is up and that Arizona wants its share of it.

3. “Arizona touted in national tourism ads,” Tucson Sentinel

April 8, 2013, by Julia Tylor at: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/040813_az_tourism/arizona-touted-national-tourism-ads/

4. “In presentation at Capitol, universities promote their economic impact,” Cronkite News

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, by Lauren Saria at:  http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/03/in-presentation-at-capitol-universities-promote-their-economic-impact/

Representatives from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona briefed state lawmakers on their schools' impact on Arizona's economy. They said programs teaming students with industry are especially important.

5. “Dip in Arizona national parks visits attributed to Europe’s sour economy,” KJZZ National Public Radio

04/17/2013 , Story by Steve Shadley at:   http://www.kjzz.org/content/1304/dip-arizona-national-parks-visits-attributed-europes-sour-economy

The state saw a drop in visits last year.  Cheryl Cothran is director of the Arizona Hospitality Research and Resource Center at Northern Arizona University.

6. “Arizona national-park sites see visitor decline for 3rd year,” Arizona Republic.

Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:52 AM at:   http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20130410arizona-national-parks-visitor-decline-3rd-year-cns.html

7. “Mesa group works to preserve neon history along Main Street,” Cronkite News

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, By Melanie Yamaguchi at: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at: http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2012/09/mesa-group-works-to-preserve-neon-history-along-main-street/

Hoping to save what's left of a long-lost era, the Mesa Preservation Foundation seeks to preserve historic neon signs around the city. Its first goal is to raise $65,000 to repair Starlite Motel's 78-foot diving lady sign, a Main Street icon damaged in a 2010 hailstorm

8. “Schultz: Three years after,” Arizona Daily Sun

April 30, 2013 5:10 am, by Cindy Cole at:  http://azdailysun.com/news/local/schultz-three-years-after/article_43cd86fc-6bb3-53f6-9067-a7335010a332.html

9. “Flagstaff moves forward on the Watershed Protection Project,” Arizona Daily Sun.

 April 30, 2013 11:48 am by Clark Mindock at: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/flagstaff-moves-forward-on-the-watershed-protection-project/article_80695e24-b1c6-11e2-b3e9-001a4bcf887a.html

10. “Glendale predicts it will reap windfall,” Arizona Daily Sun.

March 06, 2013 5:10 am, by Joe Ferguson  at: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/glendale-predicts-it-will-reap-windfall/article_69908568-8621-11e2-a2e7-001a4bcf887a.html

11. “Cards offered 15-year deal by Glendale?” Arizona Daily Sun

March 05, 2013 5:00 am by Joe Ferguson at: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/cards-offered--year-deal-by-glendale/article_b50a2b39-e04e-5614-b68d-537f1206fb9c.html

12. “Prescott bids for Cardinals camp,” in Arizona Daily Sun

December 11, 2012 5:10 am by Joe Ferguson at: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/cards-offered--year-deal-by-glendale/article_b50a2b39-e04e-5614-b68d-537f1206fb9c.html

13. “Unmet expectations,” Arizona Daily Sun

March 09, 2012 9:00 am by Joe Ferguson at:  http://azdailysun.com/news/local/unmet-expectations/article_73479391-3f59-5aa3-a58a-75f665dc894f.html

14. “Cardinals, fans and Flagstaff have much to be thankful for,” Arizona Daily Sun

July 25, 2012 5:05 am by Daily Sun Editorial at: http://azdailysun.com/news/opinion/editorial/cardinals-fans-and-flagstaff-have-much-to-be-thankful-for/article_c84759fc-45a4-5f81-85dc-fc6041e95c05.html


The Alliance Bank Business Outreach Center: An Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center for Entrepreneurship

The FCB houses several agencies committed to serving the greater Flagstaff and larger Arizona communities, all under the Alliance Bank Business Outreach Center (ABBOC). ABBOC provides high-quality business-related training, education, consulting, and information resources to business, non-profit organizations, tribes, and government agencies throughout Arizona's rural and northern communities.



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