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(From McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Arizona Daily Star - Tucson, Arizona)
Byline: David Fitzsimmons
Since a group called TREO has been in the news more often than face-eating cannibals, I thought I'd explain its mission. TREO stands for Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities. (I always thought it stood for Tough Real Estate Offer.)
TREO's main task is to lure businesses to Tucson. This involves lying to corporate executives about what an exciting and dynamic boomtown this place is. TREO's big kahuna Joe Snell earns the big bucks because he can do it without collapsing into laughter.
That's a talent that does not come cheap.
City taxpayers gave TREO $400,000 this year to …