Phoenix-area residents might catch a glimpse of Google’s self-driving vehicles being tested on local roadways if they keep an eye out. Just watch for Lexus SUVs with odd-looking equipment attached to the roof that are driving extra courteous.
The PHX East Valley region of Arizona continues to experience significant growth fueled by emerging local business and national corporate relocations. Much of the region’s success is attributed to the investment in infrastructure and the accompanying development.
The first extension of metro Phoenix’s Valley Metro light rail system will arrive in downtown Mesa Aug. 22, six months ahead of schedule and setting a revitalization process in motion, spurring both residential and commercial development activity.
To analyze the patenting strengths of Illinois, this Policy Update looks beyond a more typical analysis of aggregate number or per-capita utility patents, known as "patents for inventions," to examine the considerations that inventors and businesses face when seeking patents. Although most patent analyses focus on broad trends, patenting is not equally important or advantageous across all industries or types of inventions. Inventors face a complex set of decisions when deciding whether to patent their work.
One of the key factors in Metropolitan Chicago's economic success is its unparalleled freight assets -- seven interstate highways, six of North America's seven Class I railroads, the nation's fourth busiest cargo airport, and access to the St. Lawrence Waterway.
Metropolitan Chicago's ability to move goods quickly and efficiently has never been more important than in today's globalized economy. Intermediate and finished goods now must move great distances. Since the end of the recession, U.S. imports and exports increased by 36 and 38 percent respectively.
Decades of aviation investment and planning in Arizona’s Phoenix (PHX) East Valley has provided the optimal landscape for aerospace, defense and aviation, and high-tech industries to thrive and grow. These industries also support cargo and R&D, and maintenance and repair business development. With this array of aviation and aerospace assets, including two commercial service airports and two of the busiest general aviation airports in the country, the region has become a key point of commerce in the Southwest.