Tucson businesses have spoken out about the business climate in Tucson and Pima County. And for many, it stinks. At least that was the consensus among 129 large employers (those with 100 employees or more) surveyed by the Tucson Metro Chamber between July 2012 and November 2013. The chamber released the results on Thursday. Respondent after respondent cited crumbling roads, underperforming schools and a poorly trained workforce as major problems of doing business in Southern Arizona. Other common complaints mentioned from business leaders: •We’re not Phoenix: Many respondents lamented that governments in Maricopa County get business right while their counterparts in Southern Arizona continue to flounder. •No creativity: While the city has put business incentives in place over the past year, many said they don’t go far enough or only apply to a select few, such as to businesses in the downtown district. •Over-regulated: Many said regulations are byzantine. One respondent said regulators at state and local levels “are great at providing citations and collecting revenue, but poor at facilitating solutions.” •Aversion to progress: Some said local officials acquiesce too quickly when neighbors object to any type of progress near their homes. One stated: “Neighborhoods wield far too much power and there is rarely thought about the greater good. If one person/group disagrees, progress is stopped.” •Dilapidated infrastructure and urban blight: One respondent said, “This town is dirty and ugly. I am ashamed to bring clients, customers and recruits from the airport to my business.”
A Terrible Place To Live
I started this Blog to help travelers and people in tucson see what I have seen over the past 10 years, All I could find on the internet were Pictures of Mt Lemon( which is partially burnt down), The desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Neighborhoods North of River, and Saguaro National Monument. This only represents 10% of Tucson, The majority of this town is completely run down, crime ridden, and down right disgusting.
I was born and raised here, over the past 10 years I have watched the town I once loved change astronomically, It is a terrible place to live, and an even worse town to try and raise a family.
It is a great place to live if you enjoy carrying a gun in your waist, dealing drugs, and robbing innocent people, if this is the lifestyle you choose to live than you will feel right at home here in Tucson.
The Summers are unbearable it gets to be 120 at times, with very few activities for relief, there are some resort pools to cool off at, if you can get a room, if you do they are discounted so much in the summer that the pool is filled with low life's and drunks.
There is truly no relief from the heat you are a prisoner in your own home during the day time hours, you are forced to go out at night when it is cooler, needless to say this is when the majority of thugs, gang bangers, and drug addicts roam the streets.
We do not have any sports teams to watch, everyone down here makes a huge deal about a college football team (The Wildcats) a total joke! They tailgate down by the U of A before games, it is sad to watch this town try and do it like the big boys (AZ Cardinals) up in PHX.
Tucson has a terrible problem with the homeless population, they are not like trendy homeless kids they are like, scary, drug addict mentally ill homeless people. They flock here due to the dry climate and warm winters, in the dead of summer they move into Psychiatric facilities and shelters, in the winter they roam the streets and stand on traffic islands panhandling.
If you are thinking of moving here "DO NOT DO IT" If you live here and are thinking of leaving, get out before it gets worse, or you end up dead. I will be leaving here real soon and never coming back.