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Keeping those billions of dollars down on the farm

Posted by   /  February 15, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Joe Gilmore | KTAR University of Arizona researchers learned that the agriculture business in the state contributed $23.3 billion to the economy. The study found that the agriculture industry supported 138,000 full- and part-time jobs, including 58,000 on-farm labor jobs. “Even despite some of the downturns in some other sectors of business, we’ve been […]

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Pollack: Three seemingly unrelated stories

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12th, 2018 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week It was a bad week for the stock market. There was a very brief U.S. Government shutdown. (You probably slept through it……literally.) And, it was a slow week […]

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Committee forwards bill to head off minimum wage increase, paid sick leave

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media via Arizona Daily Sun A Republican-controlled Senate panel voted Monday to ask voters to reconsider a 2016 measure that is set to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Senate Concurrent Resolution 1016 would not entirely rescind the law, which Arizona voters approved by a margin of […]

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WalletHub names Chandler No. 1 place to get job

Posted by   /  February 9, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Brendon Kleen | AZBigMedia This month, Chandler received the No. 1 ranking in WalletHub’s national survey of the best places to find a job in 2018, capping a year of growth for the city and signalling further investment to come. The report gave 180 U.S. cities a ranking based on 26 indicators sorted between two […]

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Meck: Nikola move a ‘huge asset’

Posted by   /  February 8, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Connor Dziawura | West Valley News Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck is looking forward to his partnership with Nikola Motor Company, a hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturer that is moving to the city. “Honestly, I’m thrilled to be working with a cutting-edge company like Nikola Motors,” Meck said. “We have a great working relationship with Nikola already, […]

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Arizona gets best-ever ranking in national survey of prosperity, but still below

Posted by   /  February 7, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Russ Wiles | The Republic Arizona made progress over the past year and achieved its best overall ranking in an annual national study of household financial wellness conducted by the progressive Prosperity Now organization. But economic improvement at the national level isn’t broadly shared by lower-income Arizonans, and the report puts the state among the bottom third nationally, […]

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East Valley’ gets new name — but it’s pretty much the same as old one

Posted by   /  February 7, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Lily Altavena | The Republic The East Valley wants some name recognition. And to get it, they’re getting an assist from their largest neighbor: Phoenix. The East Valley Partnership is now calling the area east of Phoenix the “PHX East Valley” and leaders from the organization are trying to spread the new region’s name far and wide. READ ON:

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A tale of two housing crises, rural and urban

Posted by   /  February 6, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

How one Indigenous family is navigating two very different housing problems. By Julian Brave NoiseCat | High Country News On a July afternoon in 2017, Joe Waukazoo, a tall and athletic 62-year-old, jaywalked across 31st Avenue in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. He paused before the skeleton of the Ghost Ship, a warehouse-turned-artist collective, burned hollow in a blaze that […]

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Pollack: A very good week for economic data

Posted by   /  February 6, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5th, 2018 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week It was a very good week for economic data.  It was so good, in fact, that it was a bad week for the stock market. How does that […]

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Phoenix selected as top emerging industrial market

Posted by   /  February 6, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia Colliers International – one of the leading, global real estate services firms – just released a Top 10 Emerging U.S. Industrial Markets Report, which features Phoenix as a market to watch in 2018. A few key reasons that Phoenix was chosen, as identified by Colliers, include: The Phoenix industrial market continues to post exceptional growth […]

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