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March Economic Development ENEWS

Current News

Café Opportunity at Civil Center Library

Scottsdale is seeking a passionate and experienced vendor to create a welcoming and dynamic café that complements the library’s mission of putting people at the heart of dynamic library services.

The Opportunity:

•  Operate a café within a dedicated space of 600 square feet located in the heart of the Civic Center library at 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd

•  Cater to a diverse clientele averaging 19,000 monthly Civic Center Library visitors, including children, adults, students, professionals, and other community members.

•  Offer a select menu of food and beverages, including healthy choices.

•  Integrate seamlessly into the library environment, fostering a community-oriented atmosphere that encourages interaction and engagement.

Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2024, 5:00pm MST.




Now Open! Caesars Republic – Scottsdale

The highly anticipated luxury hotel promises an unparalleled experience with 11-stories and 265 rooms. Situated on the north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square, the 260,000 square-foot hotel boasts five opulent top-floor penthouse entertainment suites, each exceeding 2,000 square feet.

The new hotel also includes three restaurants, two pools, and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Chef Giada De Laurentiis introduces Luna by Giada and Pronto by Giada, both reflecting her Roman heritage and showcasing her passion for traditional Italian cuisine with California and Mediterranean influences.

Full Press Release 

Top 10 Spring Activities in Scottsdale 

Scottsdale in the spring is a paradise of perfect weather, breathtaking natural landscapes, thrilling outdoor adventures, and captivating cultural events.

From spring training to wildflowers, check out Experience Scottsdale’s list for why everyone loves springtime in Scottsdale.

Full List 


Optima McDowell Mountain Village Construction Underway in North Scottsdale

Optima is partnering with Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. for the development of the first building within Optima McDowell Mountain Village, located on 22-acres on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101 Freeway in North Scottsdale.

With views of the majestic McDowell Mountain range as the backdrop, the community will be the first project in Arizona to be built under both the new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Green Construction Code (IgCC).

Full Article 

Upcoming Events

Scottsdale Thanks Vietnam Veterans

March 29, 2024

11:30 a.m.

Scottsdale Civic Center East Bowl

3839 N Drinkwater Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Join the community in thanking Vietnam Veterans at this free lunchtime event hosted by the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission.

The event includes complimentary lunch for registered guests, a display of classic vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s, a special guest speaker from the Veterans Heritage Project, and information from HonorHealth about their combat medic training program.


Venture Madness Conference

April 3-4, 2024

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Clayton House

3719 N 75th St #110

Scottsdale, Arizona

The Venture Madness Conference by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, is scheduled for April 3-4, 2024 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Venture Madness Conference is Arizona’s longest-standing venture capital and pitch conference where the region’s most promising ventures live-pitch their way to accredited investors at this live event. Companies selected to present from each track receive prize money.


ARTrageous Gala | Cosmic Crescendo

April 6, 2024

Scottsdale Civic Center

3939 N Drinkwater Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This is more than just a gala; it’s a transcendent experience that captures the awe-inspiring essence of a solar eclipse. You’ll witness a harmonious symphony of art forms, where dance, music, and contemporary art merge into a captivating spectacle.

  • Red-Carpet Arrival
  • Immersive Galactic Experiences
  • Live Auction
  • Delicious Culinary Stations and Desserts, plus Much More!

Buy Tickets 

Arizona Good Business Summit 2024

April 16, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MST

Arizona Heritage Center

1300 N College Ave

Tempe, AZ 85288

The Arizona Good Business Summitis an opportunity for locally-owned businesses from across the state to connect and grow as leaders in their communities — working together to form lasting relationships that create meaningful impact for a stronger, more resilient Arizona.

Local First looks forward to providing you with tools you can use to support your business innovations and to create meaningful connections with those in attendance and thought leaders around the state.


OneOrigin is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world; with offices in India, Dubai, and their headquarters strategically located in SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. They have a mission to deliver value through astounding focus and an exceptional innovative mindset.

OneOrigin is empowering the technology shift within the Education sector from a reactive state to a proactive spirit. Dedicated to innovation, OneOrigin designs and delivers cutting-edge products & solutions around Artificial Intelligence, Data & Analytics, Rapid Web Development, Virtual & Mixed Reality, and Cloud Computing. They are guiding the path to a meticulous Digital Transformation for our customers, with State-of-the-Art products like, Sia™ and SpotSearch™. For those who aspire to ignite change, the starting point is unmistakably OneOrigin. Join them in sculpting the future of technology and being part of a digital transformation that doesn’t just adapt, but leads the way.

“In the heart of Skysong, OneOrigin thrives, where our deep connections with customers fuel groundbreaking collaborations. This beacon of innovation has been crucial to our rapid growth, providing a culture that emboldens us to pursue new ideas with vigor. Skysong is more than a location; it’s a catalyst that encourages us to dream and act boldly, transforming challenges into opportunities. Here, alongside our customers, we’re not just growing; we’re redefining the boundaries of what’s possible. Skysong stands as a testament to the power of partnership and innovation, proving that together, we can achieve the extraordinary.” – Abhinand Chincholi, CEO

Learn More About OneOrigin

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Mar 29 2024 - Apr 16 2024


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