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Az Business names Most Influential Women of 2016

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They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016, as selected from a pool of more than 1,000 candidates by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and industries may differ, the women we… Read More →

State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the U.S. and the drop in demand, and prices, for the metal is being felt in the state, where mining jobs are down in recent years.

Arizona’s economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report said the state’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent to reach $294.2 billion in 2015, but that was half the 1.8 percent rate of growth the state… Read More →

Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

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They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event in Washington this week had a common goal – convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them. Officials from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Salt River Project and the cities of Gilbert,… Read More →

Dexcom expands manufacturing operations to Phoenix

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California-based Dexcom announced plans Monday to build a 180,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mesa for the firm’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) business. The facility will add more than 500 jobs over the next several years, as the firm expects initial manufacturing operations to begin at the new facility by second quarter 2017. Dexcom chose Mesa… Read More →

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

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America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds “fortress America,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade. Flake, the keynote speaker at the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, said the strong trade partnership between the U.S. and its southern… Read More →

Cowboys Saloon to hire 100 at job fair

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Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill is looking to hire 100 people at a job fair for its upcoming Peoria location at the Park West Shopping Center near 99th and Northern Avenues.   Photos courtesy of Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill The job fair will take place at its Phoenix location at 5310 E.… Read More →

Humana looks to hire more than 170 in Phoenix

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Humana Inc., one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, today announced plans to add more than 170 Telesales Specialists to its Direct Marketing Services (DMS) Telesales workforce in Phoenix. The jobs will support Humana’s Direct Marketing Services (DMS) call center at 2231 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The company is hosting a Job Fair… Read More →

Kudelski Group will expand HQ to Phoenix

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Digital content distributor and security firm, Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), is opening its second global headquarters in Phoenix. This strategic decision brings several key business functions to the North American market and positions the company to capitalize on growth initiatives,while showcasing the high-quality innovation and engineering of its Swiss teams. The Kudelski Group’s technologies are used in a wide… Read More →

West Valley cities saw some of nation’s fastest growth

West Valley

Two West Valley cities were among the fastest growing in the nation in 2015, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Goodyear and Buckeye finished 14th and 15th, respectively, with each city growing by 4.3 percent between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, the Census said. The additional 3,281 residents in Goodyear brought the… Read More →

AAED honors winners of 2016 EDDE Awards

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards. The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona.  Recipients are selected from a pool… Read More →

Caterpillar expands southern Arizona presence

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Illinois-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. selected Tucson as the new location for the manufacturer’s surface mining and technology offices, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey. This new facility is expected to add 600 new jobs in the state over a five-year period, offering positions in management, engineering, product… Read More →

Arizona regulations, taxes boost economic outlook

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Lower taxes, fewer regulations and right-to-work laws helped push Arizona toward the top of a report this week ranking states on their economic outlook. The annual “Rich States, Poor States” study, released Tuesday by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, put Arizona in fifth place for the second year in a row in its report… Read More →

Top 10 companies hiring in the next month

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Things are looking up for those looking for jobs in Arizona. The state finally matched its pre-recession employment levels in December, even though Arizona took longer than the rest of the nation to catch up. So if you’re looking to get back into the workforce or if you’re looking for a change, here are the… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority hosts competitiveness exchange

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More than 50 high-level officials from 24 countries will come together to participate in the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by the Arizona Commerce Authority April 10 through 13, 2016. Attendees represent a mix of industry, innovation, university and government organizations. ACE is a best practices-focused program that brings together business… Read More →