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Main Street Minute: Software center opens in suburban Phoenix

KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, businesses that are opening and events across the community. Each weekday these stories air on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. More information can be found below.

• A California-based software company has opened a solution center in the Valley. VMware has partnered with Tempe-based Insight to house a demonstration center where customers can learn how the software uses cloud services to work on their desktop and mobile devices. VMware has a number of large accounts in Arizona, including school districts.

• A Florida-based company wants to build a large apartment complex in Tempe. Lennar Corporation has plans for a nearly 400-unit complex east of Arizona State University. The five-story development would be located near Apache Boulevard and McClintock Drive, along the light-rail system. Construction on the $65 million project could start next year.