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Economic experts expect steady growth, low unemployment for 2017

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Steady, improving employment numbers at both the local and national levels are the highlight of an ongoing, eight-year economic recovery, which saw unemployment as high as 10 percent. With unemployment hovering around 5 percent now, top Valley economists say this is likely “as good as it’s going to get” recovery-wise for the foreseeable future. Economists… Read More →

Cox names Shawn Redfield as 2016 Cox Conserves Hero

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Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land named Shawn Redfield as Arizona’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero. The program is sponsored locally by Desert Botanical Garden, and as Redfield’s nonprofit of choice, Arizona Trail Association, will receive $10,000 on his behalf. The three finalists were chosen by a judging panel and then competed in an online public vote… Read More →

Tina DeNicole named CFO of Fresh Start


Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently added Tina DeNicole as the nonprofit organization’s chief financial officer. Previously, DeNicole served as chief financial officer for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, was vice president, business operations for Cox Communications where she was the financial leader for two different business segments in four different markets for 13 years, and… Read More →

Here are the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

IMPACT Businesses of the Year

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 29th annual IMPACT Awards on Wednesday. Danzeisen Dairy and Cox Communications earned accolades as the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award… Read More →

Survey: Trump more likely to support small business

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A Cox Business Survey of Arizonans, released Wednesday, found that respondents believed Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump would be more likely to support legislation that would provide more opportunity to small businesses than any other presidential candidate. The blind survey asked 153 Arizonans out of a group of 2,094 Cox customers across the country also… Read More →

Mayor: Phoenix will be ‘smart Gigabit community’ Buchachon Petthanya

Today during his State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would be the newest “Smart Gigabit Community”.  Through a three-year private sector grant sponsored by Cox Communications, Phoenix joins 15 other communities nationwide participating in the “Smart Gigabit Communities” project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite in partnership with the National… Read More →

Cox launches effort to close the digital divide

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Cox Communications launched a major investment in its efforts to narrow the digital divide through its support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative. Cox Communications is extending its Connect2Compete low-cost Internet offering to any HUD-assisted household with school-age children within Cox’s 18-state service area. It is the first Internet service provider within the ConnectHome umbrella… Read More →

Nominations sought for Cox Conserves Heroes awards


Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for Arizona’s 5th annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. MT on May 6th at for volunteers… Read More →

The next generation of Contour launches in Arizona

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After the successful completion of customer and employee trials, today, Cox Communications announced the launch of Contour 2 to its customers in Arizona. The new Contour is the latest version of Cox’s premier video product that leverages the X1 platform from Comcast. In addition to the television, the cloud-based interface will be available on a… Read More →

Obama and Cox partner to bridge digital divide

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President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet.  As part of the Wednesday announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families.… Read More →

Economists optimistic Arizona economy will continue to grow

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth, Nation’s Economy

Arizona continues to recover, with industries such as business services, educational services, leisure and hospitality leading the way. That was just one of the positive signs that emerged from Economic Outlook 2016, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Cox Communications. Nearly 825 business leaders attended the 33nd annual event at the Arizona… Read More →

WESTMARC seeks Best of the West nominees

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WESTMARC is seeking nominees for its 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards, celebrating the best of Western Maricopa County, in partnership with Cox Communications, and with support from Gila River Indian Community, Republic Media, APS, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance, Arizona Cardinals, and Sub-Zero. The purpose of the Best of the West Awards program is to recognize… Read More →

MBA students raise taxes in capitol day exercise

Megan Faust, Matt Anderson (second and third from left) and classmates receive guidance from Cox proctors during the executive MBA Business Strategy and Public Policy course.

In a twist of irony, about 40 executive MBA students acting as legislators and advocates voted in a slight increase in taxes to balance a mock state budget on Wednesday, July 22nd. The students, many of whom are employed in Arizona businesses, passed the final vote after two days of learning about policy making and… Read More →

Cox doubles internet speeds for Arizona customers Tetiana Vitsenko

Cox Communications has announced that customers who subscribe to Cox High Speed Internet Ultimate will benefit from even faster speeds beginning in September.  This latest surge in maximum download speeds from 150 Mbps to 300 Mbps is the most recent in a series of speed increases in Arizona. Earlier this year, the company made the… Read More →