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Downtown Phoenix development shows need for walkable streets

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Downtown Phoenix streets, once scattered with vacant lots and modest housing, are now abuzz with the ceaseless sounds of cranes, backhoes and tractors. More than 20 apartment and condo buildings are rising, a boom that will add more than 2,000 living spaces by 2017. Expectations also are rising. City officials and residents say walkable, lively… Read More →

Phoenix Public Market boosts micro-businesses

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Micro businesses may be small, but they pack a big punch. Though defined as businesses with less than five employees, www.microexec.com reports that micro firms “represent a staggering 99.7percent of all the employer firms in the country.”  That means more than half of all private-sector employees work for micro firms which pay “44 percent of… Read More →