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Arizona Leads Way As Construction Employment Expands In 29 States

Arizona leads nation in Construction Employment
by in Economy | Real Estate

Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October with Arizona leading the way, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. The new figures continue a nearly year-long trend of ups and downs in construction employment as the industry performs stimulus-funded… Read More →

Despite Restoring Some Funds, State Budget Cuts Will Hit Arizona Hospitals

State Budget Cuts Will Hit Arizona Hospitals - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

It was looking pretty grim at 1700 W. Washington St., as Gov. Jan Brewer and a badly splintered Arizona Legislature struggled to cobble together a state budget that would have the appearance of being balanced. Taking a follow-the-money tactic, policymakers targeted programs such as education and health care that annually receive large sums of taxpayer… Read More →

Time Is Running Out To Cash In On Solar Stimulus Funds

Cash In On Solar Stimulus Funds - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Companies and investors across Arizona are deciding whether it’s time to “go solar.” As with any other financial undertaking, moving forward with solar must make economic sense. Despite dramatic strides in technology, solar energy projects are not yet viable without government incentives. Those hoping to maximize incentives for solar should note that a particularly useful… Read More →

Flagstaff Tops The Nation In Percentage of Construction Jobs Lost

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs
by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs between July 2009 and July of this year, as 276 of 337 metro areas nationally saw declines, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Flagstaff lost 700 construction jobs, a 32 percent dip from last year. The Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area lost the most construction jobs — 32,900,… Read More →

Recovery Act Provides New Tax Benefits For Small Businesses

tax day

In response to an economic downturn the likes of which has not been seen since the Great Depression, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as the Recovery Act) into law on Feb. 17. Intended to serve as a stimulus for the U.S. economy, the measures set… 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 →