American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Archives

ABA-AGC apprenticeship program to fill talent shortage

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

The house, the cabin, the cars and the company. Dean Lundstrom lost it all when he declared bankruptcy in 2010. Twenty-six employees were out of work. His company had been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. At a point, though, Lundstrom says he knew it was too late to save his business. However, knowing… Read More →

Laws of the land: Navigating development in Indian Country


Anyone who has tried to develop on one of the 22 federally recognized Indian tribes’ land in Arizona has probably encountered the patchwork of land ownership that can sometimes make it difficult to build.

Solar-Power, Eco-Friendly Grand Canyon & More

Grand Canyon
by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Green

With so much happening locally, this week we’ve gathered stories about Arizona’s green endeavors, including a solar-powered plane and the Grand Canyon’s eco-friendly practices, and why a massive lawn is part of the Postal Service’s goal to reduce its energy needs. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured… Read More →

Arizona Awarded $9.5 Million For Energy Projects

Renewable Energy
by in Blogs | Economy | Finance | Green

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that over $354 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being awarded to 22 states to go toward energy efficiency and conservation activities. This money will be used to support state-level energy efficiency priorities as well as fund local conservation projects in smaller cities and counties.… Read More →