Job Creation Archives

Construction Employment Increases in 34 States as Contractors Find Work in More Parts of the Country


    Construction employment expanded in two-thirds of all states in January as the industry showed signs of emerging from a 6-year slump, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials cautioned, however, that the industry’s recovery remains fragile and that current and looming federal budget… Read More →

Construction Begins at Luxury Chandler Apartment Community


    Gilbane Development Company and The P.B. Bell Companies have broken ground and construction has begun at Almeria at Ocotillo, a luxury apartment community in Chandler. Located on the NEC and SEC of Dobson Rd. and Market Place, Almeria at Ocotillo will feature 389 units in 2- and 3-story building configurations. The community is… Read More →

Park Place Equity provides Financing For Topock66 Spa and Resort


  Located on the Colorado River just off of Historic Route 66 and adjacent to Laughlin and Lake Havasu City, two of Nevada and Arizona’s most popular tourist destinations, the former Topock Marina is being re-positioned as a premier resort. Park Place Equity of Scottsdale provided $3.8M in construction funds to develop Topock66 and complete… Read More →

Construction Employment Level Hits 3-Year High as Firms Add 48,000 Jobs


  The construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February, the ninth consecutive month of job growth for the sector, as more people are working in construction than at any point in the past 3 1/2 years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however,… Read More →

Arizona Among Top 10 States in U.S. For Clean Energy, Clean Transportation Jobs in 2012

Clean Energy

Companies and communities across the country announced more than 300 clean energy and clean transportation projects in 2012 that are expected to create 110,000 jobs, according a report released by Environmental Entrepreneurs. In 2012, clean energy projects created jobs in every corner of the country and across both Republican and Democratic communities. California, North Carolina… Read More →

General Motors Selects Chandler as Site of its 4th IT Innovation Center


    General Motors together with Gov. Jan Brewer, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced today GM has selected Chandler as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center. These IT Innovation Centers enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities, strengthening its… Read More →

New Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino Scheduled to Open in July


  Construction continues on pace at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino. The exterior is completely enclosed and work is now focused on the interior and other finishing touches in anticipation of a July opening. Tutor Perini is the general contractor for the 70,000 SF, $135M project. Friedmutter Group is the architect. Restaurants at Vee Quiva… Read More →

With CRE Financing Up 26% in 2012, Rigid Industries Uses Funds for Expansion, Growth

Rigid Industries

  Financing of commercial real estate purchases using SBA loans in Arizona was up 26% in calendar 2012 compared to 2011, according to CDC Small Business Finance, a local leader in SBA lending. For calendar 2012, $176M in financing was approved with 137 SBA-504 loans to help small businesses purchase commercial/industrial buildings. In 2011, $139M… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community Partners with Quail Run Building Materials

  The Ak-Chin Indian Community recently completed a multi-million dollar investment in Phoenix-based Quail Run Building Materials, allowing the two to move forward with plans to construct a manufacturing facility in the Santa Cruz Commerce Center, which is located on the Community’s reservation, near Maricopa. “The Ak-Chin Indian Community is excited to finally bring this… Read More →

Ground Broken For New University of Arizona Cancer Center Clinic in Phoenix

UA President Ann Weaver Hart, Dignity Health Arizona President and CEO Linda Hunt, House Speaker Andy Tobin, Cancer Center Director David S. Alberts, MD, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

  Ground was officially broken on the new University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health outpatient facility in downtown Phoenix. Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus at 625 N. Sixth St., on the NWC of Fillmore and Seventh streets, the center is expected to be open in 2015.… Read More →

$100M UA Cancer Center Scheduled to Break Ground


  Barring inclement weather, the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Downtown Phoenix is scheduled for tomorrow. The new outpatient clinic at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus will go up at 625 N. 6th St., on the NWC of Fillmore and Seventh streets. The… Read More →

Construction Employment, Spending Levels Hit 3-Year High As Firms Add 28,000 Jobs


  Revised government data issued today show the construction industry is contributing substantially to economic and employment growth, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction employment rose for the eighth consecutive month in January, while construction spending in December increased for the ninth month in a… Read More →

New Development Ramps Up on Plaza Del Rio Campus


  The Plaza Del Rio campus in Peoria is experiencing a surge in new development thanks to two significant new projects that recently got underway. Maracay Homes has received approval to build a new residential development called The Preserve at Plaza Del Rio, including 185 new homes on the Plaza Del Rio Campus. The new… Read More →

Construction Employment Increases As Growing Private Sector Demand Boosts Industry


  Construction employment increased in 139 out of 337 metro areas between December 2011 and December 2012, declined in 131 and was stagnant in 65, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that growing private sector demand for new construction projects boosted… Read More →