Economy Archives

ASU helps honor ‘Most Accurate Economist’

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth

While many Americans were still pinching every penny and praying for a faster recovery from the Great Recession, John Lonski, chief capital markets economist of Moody’s Analytics, understood what our country really faced in its uphill battle toward an economic comeback. He had the most accurate U.S. forecast among the nation’s top economists for the… Read More →

Topgolf Now Hiring for Second Arizona Location

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Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International, Inc. today announced it has begun hiring associates for its Gilbert location, set to open in December. Approximately 450 new jobs have been posted online at topgolf.com/careers, and auditions will take place throughout the month of October. Available positions range from servers and bartenders to kitchen, maintenance and guest services… Read More →

Navajo will receive $554 million settlement

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The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over allegations of mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe, according to an Associated Press report. Much of the land on the sprawling reservation has been leased for uses such as farming, grazing,… Read More →

Can You Live on $1.28 Per Meal?

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Try buying food for one meal for $1.28. It’s not easy, but more than 1 million Arizona families undergo that decision-making process every day. That is the average amount of money provided for each person per meal in the household through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The Arizona Community… Read More →

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

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Gilbert, Arizona has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country. Time’s Money Magazine has ranked Gilbert as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to… Read More →

‘YOYO’ Economy Creates New Reality

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

With Social Security in its 79th year, and with real concerns about the future of the program, there is a different reality for retirement planning than when the agency started many years ago. Preparing for a secure retirement has changed drastically with today’s Baby Boomers living in what many call a YOYO (You’re On Your… Read More →

7 Business Lessons Learned from Cancer

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I never set out to be a “survivor.” My life’s aspirations were pretty basic: become successful professionally, marry my soul mate, have two beautiful children and perhaps even retire early. Getting cancer certainly wasn’t on the list. But there I was, lying on the operating table the day of my surgery, shivering – not knowing… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise Award Finalists named

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

Arizona is still recovering from the Great Recession, and many local businesses are playing a key role in the comeback. Today, some of the state’s best companies are being recognized as finalists for the 18th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The prestigious awards… Read More →

Leadership Forum: ‘Eyes of the world will be on Arizona’

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The partnership between Starbucks and Arizona State University stirs up the way people can pay for college, have a family, and work at the same time. Today, the 2014 Arizona Leadership Forum started off with the main message of, “We need you to lead us,” specifically speaking to attending business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. For… Read More →

Harmon Solar Making a Solar Power Impact in Rural Arizona

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Driving around the Valley, it’s hard to miss all of the solar panel installations that are taking place at many of the schools around town. What you probably haven’t noticed is this same type of activity is also happening at schools in more rural parts of the state. Through APS’ Solar for Schools and Government… Read More →

Bioscience innovators will pitch at White Hat Investors

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Bioindustry Associations from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region are coming together to present an opportunity for Angels, Venture Capitalists and Strategic Investors to connect with the biotech and healthcare investment opportunities from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest states at White Hat Investors 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17 and 18, 2014. “The West… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

Experts: Slow, steady economic recovery for Arizona

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Our economy continues to slowly improve, with the healthcare and biosciences industry having the most potential for local employment growth. That was just one of the positive signs that came out of last week’s Economic Outlook 2015, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) and Cox Communications. Nearly 800 business leaders attended the… Read More →

Mobile Mini Completes Acquisition in Florida

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Mobile Mini, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:MINI) announced it has completed the purchase of the assets and operations of a portable storage business with operations in Daytona Beach, Florida. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We continue to make acquisitions in growth markets which fit into our strategy of acquiring highly utilized rental assets on… Read More →