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Progrexion Announces Phoenix Office, Hundreds of Jobs

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Progrexion, the nation’s leading provider of services in the credit repair industry, today announced it is opening a new office in Phoenix, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the region. “We are excited to enter such a dynamic and high-quality market like Phoenix to meet our growth demands. We acquired 30,000 square feet in North… Read More →

How hirable are you?

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In a dreary economy, any job might seem like a good fit but many careers (i.e.: IT) require specific skills.  The career experts at Computer Systems Institute did some digging and found interesting stats on reasons career-specific training makes you the best hire. For instance, they found: •   43% of people with licenses or certifications… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Moves Toward ‘Normal’

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The Phoenix-area housing market – hit especially hard during the recession — appears to be starting its slow march back to normal. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the latest data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of July: * The median single-family-home price rose again to $194,150, up… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Moves Toward 'Normal'

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September 12, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Real Estate

The Phoenix-area housing market – hit especially hard during the recession — appears to be starting its slow march back to normal. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals the latest data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of July: * The median single-family-home price rose again to $194,150, up… Read More →

Employers post fewer jobs, but hire more

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U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market. Job openings fell 180,000 in July to 3.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s down from 3.9 million the previous month, which was revised lower. Overall hiring increased to 4.4 million,… Read More →

TREO Luncheon features university presidents

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Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO) will feature state university presidents, Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, of the University of Arizona and Dr. Michael M. Crow, of Arizona State University, at its 8th Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, September 25th at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Strong economies are defined by well-paying jobs, held by… Read More →

80 Years Ago, Arizona Voted to Repeal Prohibition

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September 4, 2013 by in Dining | Economy | Featured

Eighty years ago, September 5, 1933, Arizona approved ratification of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ultimately repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition. Today, the state’s wine and spirits industry supports a multi-million dollar economy, employs thousands of workers, and provides millions of dollars in tax revenue to the state and federal governments.… Read More →

Connextions adding about 500 Jobs in Phoenix

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Connextions, part of the Optum™ health services business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), announced it will fill approximately 500 new jobs in Phoenix in the next 60 days. Connextions, which helps carriers enroll, retain and provide service to their members, has already begun hiring people to work in its new solution center in Phoenix. These… Read More →

Phoenix ranked Top 10 for foreign direct investment

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August 19, 2013 by in Economy | Featured

Greater Phoenix was named one of fDi Magazine’s top 10 “American Cities of the Future” for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy in 2013/14. Greater Phoenix ranked sixth among overall North and South American cities, and second in the United States behind Chicago. “One of GPEC’s primary objectives has always been an international presence and strong… Read More →

Study reveals Arizonans’ chances of climbing economic ladder

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August 18, 2013 by in Economy | Featured

Location matters when it comes to the chances that a child born into poverty in Arizona will move up the economic ladder during his lifetime, a recent study shows. The study, by researchers at Harvard and the University of California, Berkley, found that a child born into a Phoenix family in the bottom fifth of… Read More →

State’s jobless rate remains unchanged at 8 percent

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Arizona’s unemployment rate remained at 8 percent in July as the state’s economy lost jobs in both government and private business. Job losses in July totaled 5,500 jobs in the private sector and 9,600 in government, with the most losses recorded in education in government and in leisure and hospitality in the private sector. The… Read More →

State's jobless rate remains unchanged at 8 percent

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Arizona’s unemployment rate remained at 8 percent in July as the state’s economy lost jobs in both government and private business. Job losses in July totaled 5,500 jobs in the private sector and 9,600 in government, with the most losses recorded in education in government and in leisure and hospitality in the private sector. The… Read More →

Insight Forms Group to Facilitate American-Chinese Business

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Tim and Eric Crown, Arizona brothers who founded Insight Enterprises, have formed a partnership with Robert Parker, the former Insight Vice President of Financial Services.  Insight Enterprises is a Fortune 500 computer services company with sales in excess of $5 billion in 2012.  Together they formed the Crown Parker Advisory Group, a successful business development… Read More →

GAME Named Manufacturer of the Year in Arizona

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Great American Merchandise and Events (GAME) has been named Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Manufacturers Council. GAME President Eric Schechter accepted the award at the AMC’s signature event recognizing the achievements and contributions of Arizona manufacturers. “Our factories are getting very good at designing unique circuitry and LED lighting,” Schechter said,… Read More →