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Super Bowl Host Committee announces CEO Forum

Promoting Smart Growth in Down Economy

Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee formally announces the CEO Forum, a cornerstone program that will directly foster Arizona economic growth. The CEO Forum will welcome more than fifty (50) business executives from around the world to participate in a premier policy discussion about opportunities and challenges that will shape our future communities and… Read More →

ASU Chandler Innovation Center Will House Do-It-Yourself TechShop

Chandler Innovation Center

TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide, has reached agreement on terms that will bring TechShop to the ASU Chandler Innovation Center, giving Arizona State University students and Chandler-area makers, entrepreneurs and innovators access to a wide range of machinery, tools and software to turn their ideas into reality. The ASU… Read More →

Sundt Recognized By BestCompaniesAZ For Reshaping State

sundt construction

Sundt Construction, Inc.  is among 100 Arizona companies being honored by BestCompaniesAZ for reshaping the state’s workplaces over the past decade. BestCompaniesAZ, a Mesa, Ariz.-based consulting firm that identifies, develops and promotes outstanding employers, recently released its 100 Best Arizona Companies of the Decade list in celebration of the organization’s 10th anniversary and Arizona’s Centennial.… Read More →

ArtPlace Grant Will Give Roosevelt Row Arts District A New Look

roosevelt row arts district

Roosevelt Row Arts District (RoRo), in the urban core of downtown Phoenix, is a neighborhood on the rise, with unique galleries, restaurants, and shops. A $150,000 grant announced today from ArtPlace will bring an infusion of art and design to the area, defining the neighborhood as a destination for locals and visitors alike. An “A.R.T.S. Village” – consisting… Read More →

8 Earn Economic Development Awards

economic development - 8 honored

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards. The awards were presented during an evening awards dinner at the AAED Spring Conference in Sedona. The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization… Read More →

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Breaking New Ground

man looking at molecular structure model

Arizona’s bioscience roadmap has helped guide the state into the future. A political breakthrough, not a scientific one, may be the biggest spark for the Valley’s burgeoning bioscience industry. “The bioscience industry is critical to our economic future,” says Greg Stanton, who took over as the new mayor of Phoenix in January. “While other industries… Read More →

Understanding The Function, Purpose, Regulation Of Financial Institutions

financial institutions - bank

The functions and regulations of financial institutions have changed since our most recent recession and will likely continue to be governed at a higher level going forward. This is critical for the success of our future economy. Financial institutions help provide opportunity for our economic growth and improve our living standards. They do this by… Read More →

Why The U.S. Will Survive, Thrive Through The Economic Crisis

Economic Crisis
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

There has been an overabundance of media buildup over the past three or four years concerning the economic crisis and condition of the U.S. with many doomsday scenarios. There is no doubt that some of these media concerns and fears expressed, whether blown out of proportion or not, are real. Unfortunately, most people don’t have… Read More →

A Weak Dollar Isn’t Always A Bad Thing For The Economy

Weak dollar

For years, we have experienced a rise or decline of our dollar relative to other major currencies. However, this may not be a huge concern right now, but we must start thinking about it for our future. If we track our dollar over the long term it has been weakening due to several factors. Some… Read More →

Richard Adkerson CEO Freeport-McMoRan Copper And Gold

Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

CEO Richard Adkerson discusses the global Copper market, and how the recent economic recession has affected Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Richard Adkerson Title: CEO Company: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold How did the recession affect Freeport’s global markets? Copper, which is our primary product, but all of our products actually, is sold on the basis of… Read More →

Firms Forecast Fewer Job Cutbacks in 2011

West Coast based companies, were surveyed on their predictions for 2011 in terms of cutbacks and staff reorganization.

After the housing market housing burst in late 2006, the economy has seen its worst years since the Great Depression.  As our country struggled with enormous financial dishonesty, billions in bailout money, an astronomically high national debt, and over 9% unemployment, job security has seemed to be wildly unstable — until now. According to a… Read More →