TREO, Sierra Vista
group to market region
Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc. has entered into a regional partnership with the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation to help promote southern Arizona and improve the local economy, the group announced Monday.
TREO and the Sierra Vista group will work together on economic development initiatives. One such effort will be to leverage the aerospace and defense strengths in Sierra Vista. They also will work to market the assets of the entire region, including major employers, specialized work force skills, natural resources and its strategic location.
honored by UA center
Eurofresh Farms was honored by the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for developing “economically, ecologically and socially sustainable food.”
The company received the center’s 2009 Mission Award. Each year, a committee selects the award recipient for its contributions to CEAC’s overall mission – finding ways to develop controlled environment agriculture as a sustainable growing option.
Willcox-based Eurofresh filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The company grows tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in greenhouses.
Justice to boost antitrust
probes into big firms
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration warned corporate America on Monday that the government will more aggressively investigate big firms that hurt smaller competitors, contending that lax enforcement by the Bush administration contributed to the current economic troubles.
Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said the Justice Department is abandoning legal guidelines established by George W. Bush’s administration in September 2008. Critics complained that the earlier instructions made it difficult to pursue antitrust cases against big firms.
The move could have serious implications for two corporate giants, Intel Corp. and Google. Intel is already enmeshed in an antitrust case with European Union regulators, and Monday’s change is seen as shifting the U.S. toward the European approach to anti-monopoly enforcement.
By Citizen Staff Report, The Associated Press