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Thunderbird hosts global trade finance seminar

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In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, a coalition of business, trade, and educational organizations will host The Global Connect: Arizona Trade Finance Seminar on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Thunderbird School of Global Management. The seminar brings together trade finance experts from both the public and private sectors to discuss the resources available… Read More →

GPEC, ASU earn Department of Commerce Grant

Manufacturing Companies

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) and Arizona State University (ASU) this week were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The initiative, called the “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” (IMCP) seeks to accelerate manufacturing sectors and job creation in cities across the country. The funds will be used to develop a… Read More →

Creative Financing: Innovative Options For Funding Business

Creative Financing: Options for Funding Business

Whether you are just formulating a business plan for launch or you already have a company that is in need of a cash infusion, bank loans are often unattainable if you don’t meet the proper requirements. Fortunately, there are a variety of creative ways to fund the growth. If your banker turns you down, instead… Read More →

The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Opens Up Business Possibilities In The West Valley

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

At a time when the West Valley could use an economic boost, officials have put the finishing touches on the proposed Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone. Under the administration of WESTMARC, an acronym for Western Maricopa Coalition, this new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is seen as a welcome economic development tool that will spawn jobs… Read More →

New Group Aims To Boost International Business Growth In Arizona

Globe, International Business Growth in Arizona


Local Arizona Firms Benefit From Federally Funded Chamber Program


By Don Harris Thanks in no small part to the efforts of the Arizona Minority Business Enterprise Center, three Arizona firms are among the many that have benefited from a federally funded program. Operated by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the center is opening doors to market opportunities and much-needed capital. A nonprofit organization,… Read More →

Pension Reform Act To Impact Your Investment

In Invest We Trust- AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

In Invest We Trust Pension Reform Act to impact your investment By David Bernard A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force. This basic law of physics can be applied to most people’s retirement planning—risking too much or… Read More →