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Interviews with Californians who moved to greener pastures (like Arizona)

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

‘I felt like I was chased out of my own home state’ By Cathy Grimes | California Globe Everyone is piling on California these days, and for many valid reasons. California is always ranked as one of the worst states in the country in which to run a business, while many other states are ranked […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Arizona’s booming economy continues to receive national recognition

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Sandra Watson Nikola Motors factory hailed as Project of the Year By Sandra Watson, President & CEO Arizona Commerce Authority | Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News I am very proud to share that Arizona’s booming economy continues to receive national recognition! Our state has once again earned the prestigious Gold Shovel Award from Area Development Magazine, which recognizes states […]

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Arizona has higher unemployment than U.S., but for good reasons

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is well above the national level, but for good reasons as its workforce continues to grow, according to the state’s economic number crunchers. Monthly employment figures compiled by Arizona’s Office of Economic Opportunity show the rate held steady at 4.9 percent in June, hovering […]

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Arizona ranked No. 2 in personal income growth to start 2019

Posted by   /  June 28, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Twitter KTAR Arizona ranked second in the nation in personal income growth for the first quarter of 2019, according to federal data released Tuesday. Personal income in the Grand Canyon State for January through March grew by 5.5% over the final quarter of 2018, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates. West Virginia at 5.6% was […]

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Arizona forever young. But not forever

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Featured News  /  No Comments

 Demographers attribute the sharp rise in Arizona’s average age to falling birth rates and a rise in young people moving out and older residents moving in. Arizona is still relatively young compared to other states, but is gaining fast. \/Photo by Ethan Prater/Creative Commons By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Arizona continues to be relatively […]

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Ducey explains why Arizona’s relationship with Mexico is important to the state

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Gov. Doug Ducey is chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. / AZBigMedia AZBigMedia In this exclusive interview with Chamber Business News, Gov. Doug Ducey discusses his role as chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission and why Arizona’s relationship with Mexico is important to the state. Question: Governor, what are your duties as the chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission? Answer: My […]

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Want two bedrooms in AZ? Better work two jobs

Posted by   /  June 19, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Steven Hsiesh | Phoenix New Times Arizonans making the state minimum wage must work two full-time jobs, effectively, to afford a market-value two-bedroom apartment, according to a national report released Tuesday. The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC) on Thursday released its annual study on the gap between rental housing costs and income for […]

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5 of Arizona’s biggest construction projects in 2019

Posted by   /  June 18, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia AZBigMedia 2019 looks to be a packed year for Arizona developers and construction crews, as well as the residents and visitors who get to enjoy the fruits of their labor. With plenty of new and exciting developments to look forward to, you’re probably curious about the biggest construction projects that are ongoing or soon […]

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Study concludes Arizona likely to suffer worst Census undercount, lose congressional seat if citizenship question added

Posted by   /  June 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror A new estimate shows Arizona’s total population could see an undercount of nearly 5% if a controversial citizenship question is added to the 2020 Census – and potentially miss out on adding a congressional seat and Electoral College vote. That’s according to a study from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center […]

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From the Editor: More northern exposure bound to help Arizona business

Posted by   /  June 7, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Calgary, Alberta, skyline with pedestrian bridge spanning the Bow river in the foreground. / Phoenix Business Journal (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) By Greg Barr | Phoenix Business Journal While Arizona businesses sweat about what might happen if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to slap tariffs on Mexico, I […]

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