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Maricopa County leads nation in annual population growth

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Jade Carter | KTAR Maricopa County became the county with the highest annual population growth in the nation in a report released from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. The Census Bureau reported Maricopa County received 222 people a day in 2016. From July 2015 to July 2016, the county added more than 81,000 […]

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How President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could affect Arizona

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Dan Nowicki | The Republic Local officials in Arizona are worried that proposed spending cuts would devastate a variety of programs and projects President Donald Trump’s budget outline, with its proposed cuts to many agencies and programs, could pinch Arizona on everything from jailing undocumented immigrants to funding light-rail construction […]

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Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. Here’s the breakdown.

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Scott Thomas | Phoenix Business Journal Eleven major metropolitan areas — including Phoenix — are growing at a pace of more than 1,000 persons per week, based on population estimates issued this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. The federal agency released July 2016 estimates for 382 metros and 3,142 counties across the nation. […]

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Range of factors combine to keep state on ‘solid’ job growth pace

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News Arizona added 54,700 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017, a 2 percent increase that put it near the top of states for job growth, according to a jobs report released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts point to traditional factors, like the state’s steady population […]

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Phoenix 14th for best metros for investment

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Annalise Lullo | Arizona Builder’s Exchange Source: CBRE The prospect of increased U.S. economic growth combined with less regulation, means that investor sentiment for commercial real estate investment is marginally more positive than last year, despite the potential for rising interest rates, according to the CBRE Americas Investor Intentions Survey 2017. Phoenix advanced to […]

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Economic gains spark confidence in buying, selling

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RISMedia Economic gains have sparked confidence in home-buying and -selling, with 80 percent of those surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey believing now is a good time to buy and 69 percent believing now is a good time to sell—an outlook carried over from optimism about […]

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In Phoenix, you’ll earn enough to cover rent—and then some

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Economy, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RIS Media Reasonable rent and a solid-paying job? Dream on…right? According to a recent analysis by LinkedIn and Zillow, there are dream markets for renters—if their field of choice is finance, healthcare or technology. The analysis identified markets where renters earn in excess of the necessary income to support costs of living, taking into account […]

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Arizona cities are happy, happy, happy

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

WalletHub The pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right of all people. The U.S. Declaration of Independence makes that very clear. But as everyone discovers at some point, happiness is not so easy to achieve — unless, perhaps, you’re in a place where it is not only a state of being but also a way […]

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Jump-starting Glendale Midtown District

Posted by   /  March 17, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Cecilia Chan | Independent Newspapers Glendale Avenue downtown in the 1970s was home to a robust row of auto dealers. Then in the early 2000s, the dealerships began leaving, zapping the corridor of its economic bustle. For years, the city invested time and money to jump-start its decaying downtown but to no avail. Vacancy […]

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Peoria takes new steps in revitalization of Old Town

Posted by   /  March 16, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia City officials are moving forward in revitalizing and branding Old Town Peoria. Planning Director Chris Jacques said next steps will involve two components — a comprehensive look at redevelopment options for the area and a branding and marketing strategy for the Old Town core. A $146,450 contract was finalized […]

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