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Chef Cecy Arosemena (left) and Marisol Flores-Aguirre, director of the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona. The WBC is housed at the YWCA and serves more than a thousand clients a year -- the majority are food entrepreneurs.

Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy

Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, but launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe.

Downtown Rebound: A Tale of Two Tucson Businesses

Part 5: As downtown rediscovers its place, some businesses move in, others depart.

Golden Eagle Distributors Sold to Phoenix-Based Company

Tucson beverage distributor will be part of state's largest distributor, Hensley Beverage Co.

Business Report: Startups Are About More Than Latest Tech

While tech companies are synonymous with startup scene, other businesses involved, too.

Can Landmark Tucson Eatery Reopen in Better Times?

La Fuente resisted closure, but eventually couldn't survive; owner still has hopes for it.

Grocery Chain Haggen to Shut its Last Tucson Location

Washington state-based company will close in Arizona, Nevada, California.

Residents in Ajo are making an effort to increase the amount of healthy foods in their community and encourage more exercise by getting people to participate in gardening projects throughout the town.

Community Food Bank Expands in Southeastern Arizona

Facility in Willcox provides additional cooling and warehouse space.

Oranges glow in the Arizona sunshine.

Citrus-Killing Bacteria Not Affecting Arizona's Industry

Hot weather appears to make state's $37 million crop off limits to disease rampant in other places.

Iraqi refugee Hussein Alhamka, who with his wife Shreena and their 12 children, grow more than 20 types of fruits and vegetables for sale.

Fleeing Homelands and Finding Refuge in Familiar Foods

Expanding program helps newcomers adjust to change with sustenance they know.

Arizona Food Prices Down, Despite Spike in Egg Cost

Quarterly survey shows a slight rise since beginning of the year, drop compared to 2014

Tech Contributes to Growth of Arizona Produce Imports

Keeping product fresh longer and speeding up wait times at border are key, industry workers say.

Reduced Migrant Farm Workforce Drives Technology

Robotic lettuce thinner in Yuma's winter fields can do work of 60-member crew in one day.

beer glass

Business Report: Arizona's Beer Industry is Growing

Looking at the state's growing craft brewing industry and legislation that could soon be affecting it.

Insect Forces Expanded Arizona Citrus Quarantine

Tiny bug psyllid can carry 'citrus greening disease,' and has devastated parts of Florida's crop.

Girl Scout Cookie Season Gets Under Way

Sales force 5,000 strong ready to fan out in Tucson, Southern Arizona Starting Saturday morning.

Natural Food Outlets Coming to Tucson

Denver-based chain will open four shops in next 18 months, featuring organic produce, natural meats.

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