economic downturn Archives

The ACULA Has Transformed Over The Decades

credit unions transformation
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Finance

In the 75 years since the formation of the Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates, the organization’s role has changed markedly as its membership soared. Actually, the first credit union law in Arizona was introduced, passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor in 1929. Thus, Arizona became the 29th state to enact a… Read More →

An Analyst’s Look At How Arizona’s Nasdaq-Listed Companies Are Faring This Recession

chart increase, AZ NASDAQ listed companies

Arizona has 52 Nasdaq-listed companies and the performance of those with the most capitalization during this economic downturn has been fairly good. In early June, Stephen Taddie, managing member of Stellar Capital Management in Phoenix, reviewed the top 10 Arizona Nasdaq companies using Thomson Analytics as his data source. Those companies comprise nearly all the… Read More →

Thunderbird School Of Global Management Continues To Deliver In-Demand Education


Managers consumed with maximizing short-term profits and the value of their stock options have destroyed billions of dollars in shareholder and taxpayer money. A culture of greed lies at the root of this economic meltdown that has seen banks collapse, markets tank and unemployment rates soar. The aftershocks of this global disaster continue to claim… Read More →

A Look Back Finds Substantial Changes To Arizona’s Legal Landscape

Law Review - Arizona’s Legal Landscape

Rapid-fire change has become the status quo in the legal and business community over the past 25 years. This change is particularly apparent to me, as my firm, Fennemore Craig, will celebrate its 125-year anniversary in Arizona next year, and I have practiced law for more than three decades. One of the most pronounced and… Read More →

The Economic Recovery Begins In 2009, But It Will Be Slow Going

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The national and state economies are expected to start feeling the effects of a recovery during the last quarter of 2009. However, the recovery over the next year will be slow, with unemployment continuing to rise and economic growth anemic at best. Meanwhile, the state’s expenditures are rising, even as revenue continues to fall, setting… Read More →

Arizona’s Health Care Industry Must Adapt To New Compliance Procedures In 2009

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The current economic downturn and the prospect of dramatic changes to the nation’s health care system under a new administration are making 2009 one of the most challenging years ever for Arizona’s medical industry. If that weren’t enough, however, our state’s hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic and out-patient centers — and the physicians who serve them… Read More →

Jeff Roberts – Vice President Of Real Estate Development At Opus West

Jeff Roberts Opus West

About 10 years after its Phoenix headquarters opened in 1979, Opus West came up against a major recession in the Valley. It survived that test and is weathering today’s economic downturn with the same tactics. A division of the Minneapolis-based Opus Group real estate development company, Opus West is going head-to-head with Arizona’s moribund economy… Read More →