Economy Archives

Holiday Shoppers Expected to Buy Local this Holiday Season

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November 22, 2013 by in Economy | Featured

This holiday season, surveys show that holiday shoppers are more inclined to support small, local businesses for their holiday needs this year. The results of the2013 Deluxe Annual Holiday Shopping Survey showed that 35% of consumers plan to support local businesses with their holiday shopping this year. This is a 8% increase from last year’s… Read More →

Deal reached for American, US Airways to merge

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November 12, 2013 by in Business News | Economy

The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at Washington’s Reagan National Airport and in other big cities. In August, the government sued to block the merger,… Read More →

Economy’s Q3 Growth Boosts Local Businesses

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November 9, 2013 by in Economy | Featured

The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter as businesses restocked shelves, and Arizona businesses are noticing the uptick. A 2.8% boost from July to September has Valley business owners optimistic about the holiday season and the first quarter of 2014. Local restaurants, retail, real estate and even purveyors of luxury goods… Read More →

Economy's Q3 Growth Boosts Local Businesses

shopping
November 9, 2013 by in Economy | Featured

The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter as businesses restocked shelves, and Arizona businesses are noticing the uptick. A 2.8% boost from July to September has Valley business owners optimistic about the holiday season and the first quarter of 2014. Local restaurants, retail, real estate and even purveyors of luxury goods… Read More →

UA Study Targets Latinas with Breast Cancer

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November 8, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Healthcare

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas, but patients often have limited access to resources to help them cope psychologically. A research study to evaluate the impact of low cost telephone-delivered counseling on quality of life for Latinas with breast cancer and their supporters is being led by Terry A. Badger, PhD,… Read More →

The problems that small businesses face

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November 5, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Small Biz

Small businesses are the engine that powers the American economy, but that doesn’t mean they are free of problems. From an uncertain economy to the complexity of tax codes, here are a few numbers to illustrate the issues that small business owners face: 103 percent: The cost for small business owners to insure employees has… Read More →

Gilbert Economic Development Receives Gold Award

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October 21, 2013 by in Business News | Economy

he Gilbert, Arizona Office of Real Estate & Economic Development received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its www.Gilbertedi.com website from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).  The Gold Excellence Award recognizes Gilbert’s website in the category of General Purpose Website for communities with populations of 200,000 to 500,000. The honor was presented… Read More →

2013 Global Summit on Negotiation and Trust

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October 21, 2013 by in Economy | Events | Featured

The only professional conference that directly makes the connection between negotiation, trust and achieving a sustainable outcome is the Global Summit on Negotiation and Trust, a three-day event that will take place November 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. This program is designed to help participants become… Read More →

GPEC honors Valley mayors for contributions

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) last night honored Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at its annual dinner, which celebrates GPEC’s successes over the past year and looks ahead to upcoming initiatives. This year’s dinner sold out with an all-time high attendance of approximately 650. Mayor Tibshraeny was presented GPEC’s Outstanding… Read More →

Federal shutdown delays state’s jobless numbers

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October 17, 2013 by in Business News | Economy

There’s another casualty of the federal government partial shutdown: Arizona’s unemployment numbers. The state Department of Administration was scheduled to announce the jobless rate for September on Thursday. But the department’s director of economic analysis says the shutdown in Washington has left her staff without numbers to report. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics didn’t… Read More →

Federal shutdown delays state's jobless numbers

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October 17, 2013 by in Business News | Economy

There’s another casualty of the federal government partial shutdown: Arizona’s unemployment numbers. The state Department of Administration was scheduled to announce the jobless rate for September on Thursday. But the department’s director of economic analysis says the shutdown in Washington has left her staff without numbers to report. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics didn’t… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

Harper wins national economic development award

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today announced that Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper has won a citizen leadership award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The Citizen Leadership Award, part of the IEDC’s annual award series, is presented to a community or business leader who has been involved in economic development for… Read More →

UA Cancer Center Director Earns Title

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October 12, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The title is retroactive to July 1 and will accompany his current title of Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health. Anne Cress, PhD, was… Read More →