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How to protect your intellectual property

technology

The Phoenix startup scene is hot right now, and not just from our months of 100-degree days. According to the founders of Tuft & Needle, who chose Phoenix over Silicon Valley for their startup mattress company, Phoenix is “unusually attractive—and more than a little underrated” for startups due to low costs, access to investors, and,… Read More →

The future of virtual reality in CRE

Virtual reality degree
by in AZRE Magazine

The adoption of virtual reality in commercial real estate is changing the way buildings/units are designed, marketed, leased and sold. International Data Corporation reports worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality market will grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020. Rami Kalla, founder of Point in Time… Read More →

Jim Lundy looks back on his mark on banking industry

Alliance Bank

James H. Lundy’s impact on Arizona’s business community is undeniable. He is the founding CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona and helped grow it from a start-up bank in 2003 into the fourth-largest banking organization in Arizona. Lundy is past chairman and current board member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). He is immediate… Read More →

What’s being done to improve Arizona’s infrastructure

infrastructure
by in AZRE Magazine

Arizona’s infrastructure is the subject of significant debate this legislative session. While infrastructure can be defined in many ways, it is essential for the efficient movement of people, goods and elections. Last fall, a citizen task force studied the issue of transportation funding. Their efforts resulted in several pieces of legislation considered by the Legislature… Read More →

Arizona remains on ‘solid’ job growth pace

Arizona added 54,700 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017, a 2 percent increase that put it near the top of states for job growth, according to a jobs report released this month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Experts point to traditional factors, like the state’s steady population growth and its low-tax, pro-business environment,… Read More →

How Arizona can improve its mental health care

Health Screenings 101

In 2016, Mental Health America’s annual State of Mental Health Report ranked Arizona last in the nation for the state’s high prevalence of mental illness and low access to mental healthcare. The reason cited by Mental Health America for Arizona’s low ranking were high poverty, high toxic chemical release and low high school graduation rates.… Read More →

Flake likely to face challenges from all sides, vows to be ready

Arizona lawmakers

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, begins the 2018 election cycle with $580,000 in the bank, a history of disagreeing with President Donald Trump – and a target on his back. With almost two years until midterm elections, experts say Flake can expect serious opposition in his re-election bid from Republican and Democratic challengers alike. Despite the… Read More →

Capture!PhotoCon offers expert training for photographers

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Some of the Southwest’s most accomplished photographers will expose their techniques and tips to local photogs of all skill levels at Capture!PhotoCon, a new event in Phoenix on March 23-26.   Created by Mesa photographers Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. and Cusi Taylor, the first-time conference will offer hands-on workshops and seminars for beginning to aspiring pro… Read More →

Michele Reagan hopes other officials learn from her rough year

by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

It was a rough year for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who told a national group Friday that after learning the hard way how to deal with election issues, she hoped her experience would keep them from going through the same turmoil. Reagan was the featured speaker at a National Association of Secretaries of… Read More →

CEO Series: Launching Arizona’s aerospace industry

Kjell Stakkestad, KinetX
by in AZ Business Magazine

KinetX Aerospace faced a Herculean challenge when it was asked to develop a navigation system to guide the fastest spacecraft ever launched to the farthest destination ever explored. “We have done navigation to a number of planets, but it was a different kind of challenge going to Pluto,” says Kjell Stakkestad, president and CEO of… Read More →

Arizona Airbnb hosts earned $50.9 million in 2016

Extreme Sport, Arizona Adventures
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced hosts in Arizona using its platform earned a combined $50.9 million in supplemental income, while welcoming 329,000 visitors to the Grand Canyon State in 2016. The 329,000 guest arrivals represent a 152 percent growth over the year before. This comes as Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona have… Read More →

Library coding clubs prepare kids and teens for growing job market

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

PHOENIX – With employment opportunities for software, application and system developers expected to grow, and most schools still not offering computer programming classes, dozens of Arizona libraries are beginning to turn themselves into more than just a place to check out books. “It’s no longer OK to just sit around with books and wait for… Read More →

ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

Obamacare

A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.” Lee McPheters, a research professor of economics, discussed the findings of his January study in a conference call Wednesday. Since 1995, one out of every five new payroll jobs… Read More →

Effort to boost trade with Mexico faces hurdle under Trump administration

Dexcom

Arizona is caught in the middle as President Donald Trump tries to limit foreign trade with Mexico while the state tries to boost cross border business. “What bothers me is that we are really not understanding where we came from and respecting where we are going,” said Jaime Chamberlain, president of J-C Distributing Inc., a… Read More →