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Economists optimistic Arizona economy will continue to grow

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth

Arizona continues to recover, with industries such as business services, educational services, leisure and hospitality leading the way. That was just one of the positive signs that emerged from Economic Outlook 2016, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Cox Communications. Nearly 825 business leaders attended the 33nd annual event at the Arizona… Read More →

Cole Johnson appointed to Department of Labor pilot program council

Cole Johnson, president of Paul Johnson Drywall, was tapped to serve on the business advisory council for a new pilot program called the Employee Misclassification Compliance Assistance Program (EMCAP), which is being initiated by the Department of Labor’s Phoenix District Office of the Wage and Hour Division (DOL). Johnson was asked to serve as a… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Best Hospitality Project

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in… Read More →

AzLTA honors 'Stars of the Industry'

by in Business News | Tourism

The shining stars of the hospitality and tourism industry were celebrated at the annual Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s (AzLTA) Stars of the Industry awards luncheon, held last week at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The Stars of the Industry award was created more than 40 years ago by the American Hotel & Lodging Association… Read More →

HSMAI prepares next generation of hospitality leaders

Restaurant Industry
by in Education | Featured

To create the perfect meal, preparation is key. The same might be said for creating the perfect employee in the hospitality industry. “Though some things like a friendly smile and a well-prepared meal will never change, the hospitality industry has gone through major changes in last few years,” says David R. Landau, program chair for… Read More →

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 →

ASU Experts: Economy Rebounds, But Is Still Years From Full Recovery

recovery sign

Despite positive growth, full economic recovery is still two years away for the nation and at least three years away for Arizona. That message was delivered today by top economists from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The experts spoke at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Economic… Read More →

New Resorts Are Sprouting In The Valley Despite The Shaky Economy

people gambling - AZ Business Magazine Sep/Oct 2010

Arizona touts dozens of breathtaking resorts with countless amenities, but there’s still room for more. The Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler opened its doors in October 2009, and Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale opened this past April. What makes the opening of these two new resorts all the more remarkable is that… Read More →

Local CVBs Sound Off On Boycotts And Why Arizona Is Still A Top Meeting And Travel Destination

Civic Space Park - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

It’s no secret that the meetings industry, and travel in general, has taken quite a few hits in Arizona over the past few years. As a result, local convention and visitors bureaus — the ones who promote travel to and meetings in the state — have had to overcome new obstacles in their quest to… Read More →

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Climbs In August

by in Economy | Workforce

Despite some gains in the governmental sector, the state’s unemployment rate for August rose one-tenth of a percent to 9.7 percent as private sector hiring was flat, according to the Arizona Department of Commerce. Usually, Arizona’s economy generates jobs in August, but last month only 28,000 jobs were created. That was still better than August… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Economic Forecast 2011: “Painfully Slow”

by in Economy | Real Estate

The economy may be better in 2011 than it was in 2010, but the road to full recovery will remain long and full of potholes. But hey, it could be worse. It could be 2009. That’s according to economist Elliott D. Pollack, CEO of Elliot D. Pollack & Company. Pollack was speaking at the Greater… Read More →

Survey: Valley Companies Plan To Hire More Employees This Quarter

Phoenix-area employment picture for the fourth quarter of 2010 appears positive
by in Economy | Featured

The Phoenix-area employment picture for the fourth quarter of 2010 appears positive, as hiring is expected to increase slightly, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today. Between October and December, 15 percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees. For the same period, 9 percent expect to reduce their payrolls.… Read More →

As The Valley And State’s Hospitality Industry Has Grown So Has Its Contribution To The Economy

As The Valley And State’s Hospitality Industry Has Grown So Has Its Contribution To The Economy

Tourism is a vibrant and diverse industry, and I have been fortunate to be part of it for the past 25 years. This exciting industry encompasses culture, history, natural wonders, state parks, sports, resorts, spas, restaurants and shopping. And it’s supported by a variety of other industries such as laundry services, food services and transportation… Read More →

Best of the Best Awards 2009: Tourism

Tourism Honoree Southwest Airlines Best of the Best 2009
by in Events

Tourism Honoree: Airlines Serving Arizona Southwest Airlines It all began on a cocktail napkin more than 38 years ago. Attorney Herb Kelleher and businessman Rollin King sketched Southwest Airlines’ original route structure connecting Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, which officially created the low-fare category in the airline industry. Today, Southwest has become the nation’s largest… Read More →