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Census: Much of the Sun Belt isn’t as booming as it once was

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Phoenix business district /Brian Stablyk / Getty Images By Mike Maciag | Governing As the San Francisco Bay area exploded earlier this decade, Alameda County gained a lot of new people. The county, which includes Oakland, welcomed more than 15,000 new residents annually for several years. But Alameda’s growth has slowed down significantly. Last year, […]

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Could population growth propel Phoenix and Tucson to merge?

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Phoenix / File photo By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic Phoenix and Tucson may still merge by 2040. A 2005 prediction for the cities with downtowns separated by 120 miles didn’t seem far fetched when proclaimed by growth experts during the housing boom. But when the bust started in 2007 and stretched to 2011, such a […]

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Pinal population continues steady growth

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Maricopa Montior Maricopa County garnered all the headlines this week with its booming population numbers, but its neighbor to the south is quietly chugging along at a steady rate. The U.S. Census released estimates on Thursday that ranked Maricopa County as the fastest growing county in the country. Over 81,000 new residents are […]

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Maricopa County named fastest-growing county

Posted by   /  April 19, 2019  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic More people moved to Maricopa County than any other county in the nation last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday. This is the third year in a row that the county led in growth. Maricopa County added 81,244 people between July 2017 and July 2018. That’s up […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Decision blindsides Facebook, New Mexico officials warn

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

A circuit board Zia symbol is one of the murals on the walls of the new Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas. /Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal By Kevin Robinson-Avila/Albuquerque Journal A state Public Regulation Commission decision Tuesday requiring PNM to bill Facebook for nearly half the cost of a new, $85 million transmission line could reverberate […]

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Hemp in, spinach out as investors throw money at newly legal CBD

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Cannabis, Economy  /  No Comments

Mile High Labs has developed a new extraction system it says will boost CBD production. Source: Mile High Labs / Bloomberg By Hema Parmar and Craig Giammona | Bloomberg When Patrick Horsman’s small private equity firm purchased 10,000 acres in Yuma County, Arizona, in 2016, organic spinach and lettuce were on the menu. Then the […]

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See the zero-emissions heavy trucks that Nikola will build in Arizona — and that could revolutionize the industry

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic Nikola Corp. unveiled its new lineup of zero-emissions vehicles amid an electrically charged, rock concert-like atmosphere this week in Scottsdale. The Budweiser Clydesdales posed for photos at the event, Gov. Doug Ducey championed Arizona’s commitment to economic growth and other speakers extolled the vision of a pollution-free future as […]

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Arizona city ranks 12th among “The Most Successful Small Cities in America”

Posted by   /  April 17, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Look familiar? By Kris Reyes | Work + Money Steeped in history and culture, even with a population of just over 40,000, this metro in the central part of the state boasts a vibrant, tourist-friendly downtown. Its economy revolves around its large retirement community, with jobs concentrated in tourism and health care. While the average […]

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Pollack: Economy moving forward

Posted by   /  April 16, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

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ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15th, 2019 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week The economy continues to move forward but at a slower rate. This was expected. According to the national Blue Chip Economic Indicators panel, the economy is expected to […]

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Ducey signs bill for state to recognize out-of-state license

Posted by   /  April 11, 2019  /  Economy, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Using the fender of a U-Haul truck as a prop to represent people moving to Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey signs legislation Wednesday to permit people with professional licenses from other states to work here. \/Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey […]

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