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Crossing a different border: California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  April 20, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Micah Alise Bledsoe | Cronkite News ORANGE COUNTY, California – A company that manufactures workbenches and lab furniture is relocating to Goodyear to save money, while creating 30 new jobs in Arizona. Matt McConnell, director of sales and marketing for IAC Industries, said the move will increase the stability and longevity of his business. […]

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Economic Summit to give insight into Maricopa market

Posted by   /  April 17, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Bethany Blundell | Maricopa Monitor Denyse Airheart, director of economic development with the city, said the trend in communities across the nation is to support entrepreneurs and small businesses. And that is also the trend Maricopa is supporting with their upcoming economic summit. This summit — consisting of a keynote speaker and a panel […]

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Pollack: Quiet economic week — thank goodness!

Posted by   /  April 17, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16th, 2018 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week It was a slow news week from an economic standpoint. The consensus forecast for 2019 real GDP was marked up slightly.  This suggests that the consensus believes that […]

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Achieve Pinal tells Eloy Chamber 7th-graders are the future

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

By Caela Fox | Eloy Enterprise The Eloy Chamber of Commerce April luncheon featured a progress report on education from Judee Jackson with Achieve Pinal, and she said seventh grade is a crucial area. Jackson told what Achieve Pinal is doing to help improve education in Pinal County. The program is run by Pinal Alliance […]

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First-ever evictions database shows: ‘We’re in the middle of a housing crisis’

Posted by   /  April 13, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Terry Gross | NPR For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. “Eviction isn’t just a condition of poverty; it’s a cause of poverty,” Desmond says. “Eviction […]

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Cities where women are most successful

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

Builder Where are women most sucessful? SmartAsset decided to find out. And here’s what it found: SmartAsset looked at percent of women with bachelor’s degrees, median earnings for full-time working women, percent of businesses owned by women, women’s unemployment rate, average housing cost as a percent of a full-time working woman’s income and percent of […]

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Phoenix makes big jump in ranking of best places to live in the U.S.

Posted by   /  April 11, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Russ Wiles | The Republic The Phoenix metro area cracked the top 20 in the latest measure of best places to live in the United States, helped by an influx of new residents. Phoenix made significant progress, jumping to 19th place from 44th place last year in the study by U.S. News & World Report. Metro Phoenix […]

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Florence poised for quality growth, professionals say

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder Real estate professionals say Florence is in a pretty good place right now. “Robust and dynamic growth for Florence looks inevitable,” real estate agent Jeril Benedict said. “Economics are driving people this way. It’s refreshing to see such a (town) staff and a community of people that are studying […]

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Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose on: Gov. Ducey to select 168 areas to become economic ‘opportunity zones’

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  Economy, Featured News, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Tucson.com A select group of census tracts around Arizona is going to get what could be a crucial economic boost later this month. A provision buried deep in the new federal tax law allows governors to designate some areas as eligible to become “opportunity zones.” What’s significant […]

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Pollack: Strong economic activity continues

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  Economy  /  No Comments

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9th, 2018 The Monday Morning Quarterback A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week The volatility in the stock market continues as the “trade war” drumbeat continues to be pushed by the media. Whether a trade war occurs or this is just […]

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