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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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Tuesday, June 7, Scottsdale City Council passed a $521,090 contract by a 5 to 2 vote with Scottsdale's architectural company, Swaback Partners, to provide programming and schematic design services for the proposed desert tribute facility.
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.
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Scottsdale, located in the Valley of the Sun, has attracted artists and visitors from all over the world because of the wonderful climate and the beautiful Arizona scenery," explained Joan Cawley, owner of the Joan Cawley Gallery, which has made its home on Main Street in Old Scottsdale since 1984 and features a wide selection of southwestern and contemporary art.
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.
The 2014 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity.
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