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city (1990 pop. 130,069), Maricopa co., central Ariz.; settled in 1895 by Winfield Scott, inc. 1951. It is a resort and retirement center in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Manufacturing includes electronic and transportation equipment, chemicals, plastic products, pharmaceuticals, and furniture. Agriculture is important to the surrounding area, which is watered by canals of the Salt River project (see Salt River valleySalt River valley,
irrigated region around the lower course of the Salt River, which rises in mountain streams near the Mogollon Rim of the Mogollon Plateau and flows southwest to join the Gila River in S central Arizona. Phoenix is the main city of the latter Ariz. region.
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). Scottsdale was one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities in the late 20th cent.; its population more than doubled between 1980 and 2000. The Heard Museum North, a contemporary art museum, and numerous galleries are there, and the city hosts many cultural events. The San Francisco Giants have spring training facilities in the city. Taliesin West, an architectural school and community founded by Frank Lloyd WrightWright, Frank Lloyd,
1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd Joneses). Wright is widely considered the greatest American architect.
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4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- To give drivers a chance to experience the complete lineup of 2015 Mercedes-Benz models, Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale is hosting an open house this Saturday at the dealership lot in Scottsdale.
Every year, the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program selects small businesses that they have considered to have achieved exceptional marketing success in their community and sector to win the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award.
As one of the nation's fastest-growing recruitment and career-advancement firms, they were impressed with Galleria's high ceilings, modern amenities and proximity to the greater Scottsdale and Phoenix business communities.
Scottsdale might be better-known for its resort diversions -- golf, tennis, spa treatments -- but it has a wealth of cooking classes, demonstrations, even opportunities to step behind the scenes and assist in the kitchen of a top-flight restaurant.
Years ago, Scottsdale answered the challenge to finding a home for daycare-center coverage after the spate of lawsuits alleging child abuse made this coverage scarce.
Having our own vehicles increases our options for preserving and improving quality of life for our residents," says Diane Mockbee, activities director at Scottsdale Village Square.
Scottsdale Healthcare and its joint venture partner, Sovereign Healthcare (Sovereign) have completed a transaction, acquiring majority ownership of Biltmore Surgical Center, an outpatient surgery center in Phoenix located on Highland Avenue and 22nd Street.
17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- British artist Bruce Munro is taking his talents across the pond this year to delight and excite Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) visitors with light-based art installations as part of a Valley-wide art series called Desert Radiance.
For the 2012 Fair, valley high schools students will be able to compete for a $300 donation towards their school's prom fund via The Scottsdale College Fair's '$300 Prom Competition' when they attend the event.
On Saturday, December 11, 2010, downtown Scottsdale witnessed history in the making at the noon dedication of Paolo Soleri's first completed bridge.
July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is an extremely versatile compact SUV and is available for sale now at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Public Art is honoring the renowned Italian artist, architect, and philosopher who is celebrated worldwide for his forward-thinking concept of arcology on Saturday, December 11 at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

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