Economic Development Archives

Arizona drops from Top 10 for job growth

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We’re still slowly recovering from the staggering loss of jobs during the Great Recession, but some cities and states are rebounding faster than others. The job-growth numbers for the first three quarters of 2014 are now out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides rankings… Read More →

Arizona economy rising, report shows

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Phoenix and the broader Arizona economy are expanding again after an extremely difficult recession, although growth will be more modest than the boom times of a decade ago, according to a report released today by BMO Economics. The labor market is a bright spot, with the city remaining consistent in its job growth performance.  “The… Read More →

Lanning Receives Economic Development Leadership Award

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Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona, was awarded the Citizen Leadership Award by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her extraordinary commitment in promoting economic development.  The honor was presented on Tuesday, October 21, during IEDC’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX. “The Citizen Leadership Award celebrates a community or business leader,… Read More →

GPEC honors Stanton’s development efforts

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Mayor Greg Stanton was honored by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) with its Outstanding Regional Contribution award for his continuing efforts to promote regional economic development a priority. “Mayor Stanton has been a tremendous advocate for the greater Phoenix region, and an active voice at the economic development table,” said GPEC President and CEO… Read More →

Independent shops create Coffee Culture in Phoenix

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It doesn’t take an investigative panel to notice the smattering of new coffee shops in Phoenix. In the past few years, vacant lots and empty buildings have transformed into Cartel Coffee Lab, Songbird Tea and Coffeehouse, JoBot Coffee and Nami. The culture of local shops have more to offer to Phoenix than a just a… Read More →

Cox Arizona hiring more than 150

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Cox Communications is recruiting for multiple full time sales and customer care positions as well as part time collections positions for its Phoenix locations. Additionally, Cox is hiring several bilingual sales and retention employees for the Phoenix area’s national Cox Spanish Center of Excellence. Interested candidates can apply online now at the Cox website’s Careers… 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 →

WESTMARC Creates United Front To Boost West Valley

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“You can’t just say you ‘support regionalism,’ you have to believe it.” Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott is talking about attitude in the West Valley. Thirty minutes earlier in a separate conversation, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord made nearly the same comment. “We believe in regionalism and we put it into practice,” she says. “On this side… Read More →

Manufacturers Find Business-Friendly Environment In Arizona

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Gov. Jan Brewer has done a lot to make Arizona more competitive for manufacturing, economic development leaders say. “The repeal of the energy sales tax on gas and electricity is very big for us,” says Mark Dobbins, co-chairman of the Arizona Manufacturing Partnership at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We have a business… Read More →

Glendale OKs casino near Westgate

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After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant mutual benefits to both communities for years to come. In taking this step, the City of Glendale confirms its full support of the Nation’s project, which will include… Read More →

Glendale supports tribe’s casino plan

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The Glendale City Council has approved a resolution to support the Tohono O’Odham Nation’s proposal to build a casino near the city’s sports and entertainment district. The council voted 4-3 Tuesday to back the plan that the tribe projects will have a $300 million annual economic impact. The Tohono O’Odham has been pushing a proposal… Read More →

DOI decision keeps Glendale casino plan alive

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The Tohono O’odham Nation says the U.S. Department of the Interior has reaffirmed its decision that the tribe’s property lies within unincorporated Maricopa County. Tribal officials say that’s a key requirement for taking the land into trust. They still hope to build a massive resort and casino on the edge of Glendale and have been… Read More →

Goodwill holds job fair in Tempe

Report Show Private Sector Shed 23,000 Jobs In March

Goodwill of Central Arizona is holding a job fair on Thursday, June 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 4400 S. Rural Road in Tempe. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. with over 40 employers and nearly 1,400 available positions. Companies such as State Farm, Banner Health, Safety Services, Mobile… Read More →

Chandler hosts virtual nursing career fair

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center will be holding a virtual nursing career fair to support its expansion with a 96-bed tower expected to open in the fall. Nurses will be able to “chat on-line” from home with Chandler Regional’s recruiters and directors. The virtual nursing career fair will take place Wednesday, May 21 from… Read More →