Stuart McDanielCity Grill

Stuart McDaniel
Vice President of Government Affairs
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Growth is happening in numerous sectors, McDaniel says, adding that Flagstaff’s skiing and recreation opportunities along with proximity to Phoenix and the Grand Canyon are always a competitive advantage. “There are cranes everywhere,” he says, referring to the northern Arizona town’s development, including several new hotels. Commercial and residential projects were down after the 2008 recession, but pentup demand has nurtured growth, he says. “We’re seeing a lot of new retail centers come on line, along with new restaurants.”

Firm in Focus

Kinney Construction Services Inc.
121 E. Birch Ave., Flagstaff, Ariz.
CEO: Tim Kinney
Founded: 1999
What's New: The firm is renovating both the Cliff Castle Casino Kitchen and Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. It is also building an addition to the Coconino County Fort Tuthill Historic Quad.