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Scottsdale’s Bell Lexus Brings 95 jobs, Projects $90M in First-Year Sales


A new luxury car dealership on Scottsdale Road south of Loop 101 will open Monday, Sept. 30. Bell Lexus North Scottsdale, a new 103,000-square-foot facility at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Mayo Boulevard, is expected to employ 95 people. The dealer is projecting $90 million in sales its first year. “This is a crucial… Read More →

Tumbleweed Center Relocates Phoenix Headquarters

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by in In The Spotlight

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development will expand and relocate its headquarters from Downtown Phoenix to Siete Square II, 3707 N. 7th St. in Midtown, according to Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. Tumbleweed was established in 1972 with a mission to provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in the community… Read More →

Wells Fargo Plans 410,000 SF Expansion in Chandler

by in Business News | In The Spotlight

By Eric Jay Toll, Senior Correspondent for Arizona Builder’s Exchange | Special to Arizona Commercial Real Estate magazine   Wells Fargo unveiled its 410,000-square-foot Chandler campus expansion to a neighborhood meeting in the East Valley September 16. Arizona Builder’s Exchange broke the story Monday night that the bank filed a rezoning application with the city… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise Award Finalists Boast Job Creation, Charity Work, Innovation


Despite the slow economic recovery, Arizona already has many businesses showing impressive growth and even job creation. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is recognizing 10 of the state’s biggest achievers as finalists for this year’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. The awards, now in their 16th year, honor firms… Read More →

Congress, Europe Must Stem Economic Crisis, Obama Says

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President Barack Obama speaks on what he believes must be done in Congress and overseas to stem an economic crisis. The economy at risk, President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of pursuing policies that would weaken the U.S. recovery. He simultaneously urged Europe’s leaders to prevent an overseas debt crisis from dragging down the… Read More →

Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index Reports Growing Confidence In Economy

Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index

Each year, Grant Thornton works with business leaders nationwide to gauge their optimism in the U.S. economy. This project, titled the Grant Thornton Business Optimism Index, was started in 2002 with three key measures over time: U.S. economy: Business leaders’ perceptions of whether the U.S. economy will improve, remain the same or deteriorate in the… Read More →

To Create Phoenix Jobs, Resuscitate IPOs

by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Job creation in Phoenix is a critical issue that threatens our hope for a sustained economic recovery. While we have heard many suggestions for creating Phoenix jobs, we have yet to hear of the positive role that resuscitating the initial public offering (IPO) market can play on job creation. By taking a look back at… Read More →

Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate Commercial Real Estate Issues

Phoenix Mayoral Debate, Real Estate
by in Economy | Politics

Filling existing vacant commercial buildings, impact fees and economic development incentives were some of the issues discussed by the six City of Phoenix mayoral candidates Friday at Valley Partnership’s monthly breakfast meeting. Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton and Jennifer Wright answered questions and made their pitch why they should be… Read More →

Legislation to help re-establish Arizona as an economic leader

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by in Economy

Gov. Jan Brewer today called the Legislature into Special Session for the consideration of a comprehensive plan to put Arizona back to work. Known as the Arizona Competitiveness Package, the proposal includes a mix of targeted business incentives and broad tax reforms designed to rev the Arizona economy. “The Competitiveness Package will make Arizona a… Read More →

Economic Forecast Calls For Another Year Of Slow Recovery In 2011

Economic forecast
by in Economy | Featured

Arizona’s economic recovery will continue to move at a glacial speed in 2011 — but at least it’s moving. The coming new year will see an increase in job creation, a rise in population and even a modest increase in single-family home permits. However, the consensus among economists at today’s 47th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon,… Read More →

How To Grow Green Jobs

How To Grow Green Jobs
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

I’m no economist but Nancy Folbre’s post on the Economix blog from the NY Times sure makes a lot of sense to me. Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and offers a compelling argument for growing green jobs. She questions why a major public program hasn’t gotten any traction in… Read More →