Economy Archives

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 →

Educators say executives can increase workplace value

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October 12, 2013 by in Careers | Economy | Education | Featured

Despite signs of what most people view as a recovering economy, more than half of Arizona’s workforce stresses over job security. A recent University of Phoenix survey revealed that 61 percent of working adults worry about losing their jobs in the current economic climate and 20 percent anguish over it at least once a week.… Read More →

Arizona gasoline prices continue to drop

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the third consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.28 a gallon. That’s more than 3 cents lower than last week. This week’s national average is at $3.35 per gallon, down by nearly… Read More →

MJ Insurance reports record revenue

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October 9, 2013 by in Business News | Economy

MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s largest privately-held insurance agencies, has reported double digit year-over-year growth with an 11 percent increase across all business lines. The agency also reported record all-time high revenues of $25 million. MJ’s fiscal year runs from September to September and for fiscal 2013, MJ saw solid growth in both employee… Read More →

Phoenix-area Housing Supply Increasing

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Over the past two years, the tight supply of homes for sale in the Phoenix area has helped to dramatically drive up prices. However, a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows change on the horizon. The data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of August, reveals:… Read More →