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Unhappy 10th anniversary, Great Recession. You still hurt us

Posted by   /  December 15, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Marilyn Geewax | NPR Ten years ago this month, you may not have noticed the cracking and crumbling under you. At the time, you may have had a job, a home and rising retirement savings. Sure, the housing market was hurting a lot, but stock prices were still holding up and Federal Reserve policymakers […]

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A woman’s place is . . . on the farm

Posted by   /  December 15, 2017  /  Economy, Featured News  /  No Comments

About 45 percent of the farmers in Arizona are women By Shayla Hyde | Cronkite News Sine Kerr cultivated her love for farming as a girl in rural Buckeye, participating in her local 4-H group and playing at friends’ houses whose families had farms and ranches. “At the age of 18 I became a farmer,” […]

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Goodyear approves incentives for Chewy center, 700 jobs

Posted by   /  December 13, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Goodyear City Council approved a $910,000 incentive package yesterday for a 700-job distribution center for Chewy Inc. Chewy is an online pet product retailer that is locating a 802,671-square-foot distribution center in Goodyear. Chewy is owned by Phoenix-based PetSmart. READ ON:

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Pollack: The economy is white hot

Posted by   /  December 12, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11th, 2017 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week In relative terms, the economy is white hot. It is running on all cylinders. And, the imbalances that usually result from this strength in economic activity, with one […]

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A cotton tale

Posted by   /  December 11, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Could farmers use less water or transition to other crops? Yes, and they are. Written by Keridwen Cornelius         | Phoenix Magazine In June 2015, businesspeople, conservationists and reporters gathered at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and glanced worryingly at their water glasses. Lake Mead, which supplies water to 25 million people across Arizona, California and Nevada, […]

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Small business feel-good for Arizona economy

Posted by   /  December 11, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Thumbtack Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey has surveyed thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business. It is the largest continuous study of small business perceptions of government policy in the United States. In 2017, more than 13,000 U.S. […]

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Lots of promise in the Pinal County pipeline, says analyst

Posted by   /  December 9, 2017  /  Economy, Featured News  /  No Comments

Economist Pollack said Pinal has been the “star of the state in terms of economic recovery” By Jake Kincaid | Pinal Central Economic analyst Elliott Pollack predicts that growth and expansion will continue in Pinal County. Pollack gave his annual economic forecast at a Pinal Partnership breakfast Friday at Rawhide, saying that he is more […]

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Impact of the Canadian lumber duties on the U.S. economy in 2018

Posted by   /  December 8, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Paul Emrath | Eye on Housing On November 2, 2017, the Commerce Department announced its final decision to impose duties averaging 20.83 percent on Canadian softwood lumber shipments into the U.S. The impacts of these duties on the U.S. economy next year will include increased production by U.S. sawmills, reduced imports from Canada, and […]

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How Gov. Ducey’s $1 billion bonding bill will be spent

Posted by   /  December 7, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By David McGlothlin | AZBigMedia Strategic investments by both the public and private sectors over the years has proven to be successful in creating new jobs and innovations, producing meaningful and lasting economic development impacts that will span generations.  For instance, a $500 million strategic investment in 2003 by the state for university infrastructure began an […]

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Pollack: Positives substantially outweigh the negatives

Posted by   /  December 5, 2017  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4th, 2017 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week And the beat goes on. It was another good week for the economy. The stock market continues to set new highs. The Senate passed tax cuts along party […]

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