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CBRE Secures $33.8M Loan for Encantada Apartments in Tucson

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CBRE’s Capital Markets Debt & Equity Finance Group announced today the successful refinancing of the Encantada at Riverside Crossing, a Class-A apartment community in Tucson. The $33.8M loan was funded through international insurance company AIG, Inc. The financing of Encantada at Riverside Crossing was originated by Jim Sellers, Senior Vice President, Tim Prouty, First Vice… Read More →

Progrexion Announces Phoenix Office, Hundreds of Jobs

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Progrexion, the nation’s leading provider of services in the credit repair industry, today announced it is opening a new office in Phoenix, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the region. “We are excited to enter such a dynamic and high-quality market like Phoenix to meet our growth demands. We acquired 30,000 square feet in North… Read More →

Amazon looks to fill jobs in Arizona

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Amazon.com Inc. is looking to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders. The world’s largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment, a strategy meant to help the… Read More →

Rebound for Arizona and U.S. Slows Down

Arizona Is Losing Economic Grounds To Other Southwestern States, 2008

Jobs, home prices and population growth are all slowly rebounding in Arizona. However, experts from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University say we still have a long way to go, and the automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester aren’t helping our momentum. The experts delivered their forecasts today… Read More →

Stanton pitches Phoenix to Silicon Valley businesses

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants businesses in Silicon Valley to relocate to Arizona. Stanton traveled to California this week to sell Phoenix as a prime location for technology and manufacturing jobs. Stanton says Phoenix needs to proactively attract employers. Stanton’s office would not say what companies he is approaching in California because the meetings are… Read More →

Brewer, GM announce Chandler Innovation Center

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Michigan-based General Motors (GM), together with Governor Jan Brewer, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced today GM has selected Chandler as the site of its fourth Information Technology Innovation Center.  These IT Innovation Centers enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities, strengthening its… Read More →

Arizona considers film tax breaks

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by in Business News | Economy

Arizona lawmakers looking to woo Hollywood are flirting with resurrecting a tax incentives program aimed at competing with New Mexico and other states that have long thrown free cash at production companies that film there. A Senate committee unanimously approved the bill on multimedia production tax credits Wednesday after local film and tourism leaders argued… Read More →

Navajo Nation looks to fill jobs at Flagstaff casino

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The Navajo Nation is looking to fill 800 jobs at its newest casino opening this year near Flagstaff. A job fair is being held Friday through Sunday in Flagstaff to fill accounting, human resources, marketing, hotel administration, food and beverage, training and other positions. Drug screening and background checks are being done on site, and… Read More →

Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Begins on 2 Medical Office Buildings in Mesa

Broadway Health Center, 6550 Broadway, Mesa
by in Business News | Construction

  Renovations have begun on Baywood Health Center and Broadway Health Center, two, 2-story medical office buildings in Mesa across the street from Banner Baywood Hospital. Archway Holdings Corp. of Beverly Hills, Calif., which purchased the properties in February 2012, is implementing significant exterior and interior upgrades. Improvements to the properties include a complete redesign… Read More →

Direct Energy bringing 500 jobs to Valley

From left: Steven Murray, president of Direct Energy; Jim Lundy, chairman of GPEC; Kevin Sullivan and Matt George of the Arizona Commerce Authority. Photo by Huan Vo/Az Business
by in Business News | Economy | Energy

Wednesday marked the official announcement of the expansion into Arizona of Direct Energy, a multibillion-dollar energy company which promises to create about 500 new jobs by the end of this year. Based in Houston and specializing in upstream production and downstream delivery, Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest energy services providers with approximately… Read More →

U.S. adds 155,000 jobs in December

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U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during the tense negotiations to resolve the fiscal cliff. The solid job growth wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained 7.8 percent last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate for November was revised up from an… Read More →

Arizona Could Hit Full Economic Recovery in 3 Years

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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 unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

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Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down again, declining to 8.1 percent in October. September’s rate was 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the previous two months. Department of Administration economists say the state gained 11,900 jobs in October. The increase is lower than the 10-average October increase of 16,900 jobs. Both government and private… Read More →

Miller Dealership Group to Invest More Than $30M in West Valley Reconstruction Project

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Salt Lake City-based Larry H. Miller Dealership Group announced plans for the organization’s more than $30M West Valley dealership reconstruction effort with an estimated completion targeted for 2Q 2013. With this investment, the company expects to make an impact by creating new jobs throughout the construction phase. “After over 30 years we are thrilled to improve our… Read More →