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Arizona Could Hit Full Economic Recovery in 3 Years


We’re finally on the path to full economic recovery, and Arizona may get there in about three years. That’s the main message from experts who spoke today at the 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. About 1,000 people attended the event at… Read More →

Arizona jobless rate dips in September

by in Business News | Economy | Workforce

Arizona’s September unemployment dipped to 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the two previous months. Department of Administration economists report that the state added 30,000 jobs, mostly in government due to seasonal hiring by schools. The department says seven of the 11 major economic sectors added jobs in September while four lost jobs. The biggest… Read More →

Can the Savings Rate Save America?

by in Columnist Spotlight | Economy | Finance

The financial norms of our society have changed considerably over the past five years. Assumptions surrounding retirement, investment returns and job security have all changed 180 degrees. Perhaps this recession has been so monumental that it will permanently change the old norms and embrace a new realistic standard. Will this crisis create a new generation… Read More →

Arizona Businesses That Are Succeeding Despite The Recession Offer Lessons And Hope

Arizona Businesses Succeeding
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Economists are the uncomfortable bearers of bad news. In recent weeks, they have been unhappily explaining that these are dark days indeed for Arizona’s business community. But don’t tell that to businesspeople who have uplifting stories to tell amid the downdraft of Arizona’s recession. While it’s true that Arizona’s economy is out for the count,… Read More →