The State's economic development efforts are beginning to bear fruit. Sources confirm that First Solar is set to announce a major manufacturing facility in Mesa.
It will be interesting to see how the announcement plays out politically. The Republican party has two major camps--Immigration and the Economy. The race for Jeff Flake's seat will likely feature Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, House Speaker Kirk Adams and Senate President Russell Pearce.
Pearce owns the immigration issue so any news that helps focus voters on the economic issue helps Adams and Smith.