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Nonresidential construction spending slips in August

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Nonresidential construction spending fell for a second consecutive month in August, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential spending totaled $686.6 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis for the month, 1.1 percent lower than July’s total of $694.1 billion (revised down from $701 billion) and… Read More →

Arizona poverty rate down, but many still hungry


Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing the official poverty rate had its largest one-year decline since 1968. The U.S. poverty rate fell from 14.8 percent to 13.5 percent. In Arizona, the official poverty rate is now 17.4 percent, down from 18.2 percent the previous year. The child poverty rate is 24.7 percent,… Read More →

Homeownership among Hispanics sees surge


The Hispanic Wealth Project and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) recent report on the State of Hispanic Homeownership shows an increase in Hispanic homeownership rates while overall U.S. homeownership rates have declined for the twelfth consecutive year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic homeownership rate averaged 45.6 percent in 2015, two-tenths of a percent higher than in 2014. In 2015 the increase was much more dramatic surging from 44.5 percent to… Read More →

Goodyear’s population grows by 10,000


The U.S. Census Bureau has wrapped up its mid-decade count of Goodyear’s population and the numbers are near estimates: 74,625 residents live in the city. The city opted to conduct the count – which began Oct. 1 – in an effort to gain more state-shared revenue, a source of income based on a city’s population.… Read More →

Goodyear ranks as 6th fastest-growing city in the U.S.


The city of Goodyear is the sixth fastest-growing city in the United States, according to rankings released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau ranked the top 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. with San Marcos, Texas coming in as No. 1. The town of Gilbert, which came in at No. 12, was the… Read More →

Data Reveal Arizona Women Paid Less Than Men in Nearly Every Congressional District


WASHINGTON, D.C. – An unprecedented analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the gender-based wage gap affects women in nearly every corner of the state. In fact, in all but one district in Arizona, there is a gap between the wages of women and men. This is the first-ever analysis of these data by… Read More →

SBA Loans 101: Funding Small Business Expansion

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Funding expansion of small business creates new jobs: SBA Loans 101 All the talk about the American Job Act has many thinking about how crucial the creation of jobs is to an economic turnaround. The reality is a majority of new jobs will not be a result of hiring by large corporations or government; new… Read More →

Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips In September 2010

Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips In September
by in Economy | Real Estate

While total construction spending edged up in September, private nonresidential construction slipped 1.6 percent, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-over-year basis, private nonresidential construction spending is down 24.6 percent. Meanwhile, total nonresidential construction spending – which includes both privately and publicly financed projects – was flat for the month… Read More →

How To Ensure Your Joint Business Outlives A Failing Marriage

Divorce and Business - AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

‘Til Business Do Us Part How to ensure your joint business outlives a failing marriage By Alexander D. Nirenstein Divorce can be a trying time for individuals faced with income, property and child custody issues, but throw in a joint business venture, and the formula could be detrimental to both couple and business. The phenomena… Read More →

Surging Hispanic Population Growth Creates Opportunity, Challenges

Arizona Majority

Arizona’s Majority Minority Surging Hispanic population growth creates opportunity, challenges   Arizona’s population is changing as fast as its landscape. At present, approximately 1.6 million Hispanics, or one in four Arizonans, call the Grand Canyon State home. Since 40 percent of the state’s population now consists of Hispanic and other minority residents, the U.S. Census… Read More →