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Phoenix Housing Market in Low Gear Until Next Year


The Phoenix-area housing market is unlikely to see a significant boost until next year. That’s according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of the new report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of September: • The median single-family-home sales price… Read More →

ASU law school to break ground next week

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

The official groundbreaking for Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Center for Law and Society, is set for Nov. 13. The ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of Taylor and First streets starting at 8 a.m. Attending the ceremony will be ASU President Michael M.… Read More →

Arizona drops from Top 10 for job growth


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 →

ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape


Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating… Read More →

Could Looser Lending Standards Boost Phoenix Market?


Will banks start to drop their standards and let people with slightly lower credit scores and much lower down payments buy homes? That’s the big question, after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other agencies voted to approve new, looser lending rules this week. A well-known expert from the W. P. Carey School of… Read More →

GoDaddy Opens Global Technology Center in Tempe


Ryan Companies today joined Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, GoDaddy executives, Arizona State University, government and economic development officials and local business leaders to celebrate the opening of the GoDaddy Global Technology Center at ASU Research Park. Ryan Companies is the developer for the project and provided design/build services along with its partner, the Smith Group.… Read More →

More than 1,000 enrolled for Starbucks tuition program


Starbucks says more than 1,000 of its workers have enrolled for an upcoming fall semester at Arizona State University to take advantage of a program that helps pay for their tuition. That’s from about 4,000 workers who started the application process, 2,000 who completed it, and 1,800 who were accepted by the school, according to… Read More →

Experts say quality education equals quality jobs for Arizona


The formula is simple: W = $. A well-qualified, educated workforce equals high-paying, deeply entrenched Arizona jobs and statewide economic growth. “There are too many buzzwords and not enough solutions,” muses Rick Heumann, Chandler’s vice-mayor and a passionate education advocate. “If we don’t do something now, we’re going to lose an entire generation. The legislature… Read More →

Entrepreneur uses ASU grant to jump-start business

Jeff Kunowski, the founder of Illumin8, a Scottsdale-based company that provides innovative LED signage products, had 12 internships while he was a student at ASU.

Not many people look at sign flippers or signs posted along the road and think they know how to improve those companies’ advertising. Jeff Kunowski went a step further and made it happen in a bright and eco-friendly way. Kunowski graduated from ASU in 2011 and received the ASU Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative grant, which… Read More →

ASU helps honor ‘Most Accurate Economist’

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth

While many Americans were still pinching every penny and praying for a faster recovery from the Great Recession, John Lonski, chief capital markets economist of Moody’s Analytics, understood what our country really faced in its uphill battle toward an economic comeback. He had the most accurate U.S. forecast among the nation’s top economists for the… Read More →

Adaptive reuse of Phoenix post office wins architecture award

Post Office, WEB

Holly Street Studio Architects’ Diane Jacob’s infusion of Arizona State University’s 30KSF student center at a historic United States federal building in downtown Phoenix recently won a Crescordia award for historic preservation. Caliente Construction handled construction of the project. Since the center’s opening in early 2013, students, faculty and the community at large have used the… Read More →

Postino opens newest location in 1950s art studio next month

Postino Annex, Upward Projects

Next Wednesday, Oct. 1, the latest Postino WineCafé location, Postino Annex (615 S. College Avenue) will open in Tempe inside a revamped former art studio just steps away from the ASU campus. Tucked into the historic ASU Art Annex building, this fourth Valley Postino location will help serve as a new gateway to ASU’s main… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise Award Finalists named

Arizona is still recovering from the Great Recession, and many local businesses are playing a key role in the comeback. Today, some of the state’s best companies are being recognized as finalists for the 18th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The prestigious awards… Read More →

Leadership Forum: ‘Eyes of the world will be on Arizona’


The partnership between Starbucks and Arizona State University stirs up the way people can pay for college, have a family, and work at the same time. Today, the 2014 Arizona Leadership Forum started off with the main message of, “We need you to lead us,” specifically speaking to attending business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. For… Read More →