2018 Lyft Economic Impact Report finds Lyft passengers generated $59M in additional spending for Phoenix area businesses

 Lyft | Jan. 17, 2018

The 2018 Economic Impact Report released today by Lyft highlights that the Phoenix economy saw an additional $59M in 2017 thanks to the growing accessibility of Lyft rides. Coming off a breakout 2017 for the company in which it expanded operations to 95% of the US population (from 54% at the beginning of the year),… [More]

SkyBridge Arizona Marks New Era in Cross-Border Commerce

Arizona Commerce Authority | Jan. 5, 2018

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizona will be home to SkyBridge Arizona, the nation’s first international air cargo hub to house both Mexican and United States customs. The first-of-its-kind service, which will be operated out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, will enable E-commerce companies, manufacturers and other commercial interests conducting business in Mexico and throughout… [More]

Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness Announces 2018 Finalists and Conference Speakers

Invest Southwest | January 4, 2018

Invest Southwest, in partnership with theArizona Commerce Authority,  today announced the final list of companies scheduled to present at the2018 Venture Madness Conference. Formatting for the annual conference has changed for this year resulting in a new, one-day format of a live pitch competition from companies representing four categories: Saas Launch, SaaS Scale, Hardware Tech… [More]

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge Awardees

Arizona Commerce Authority | Dec. 21, 2017

The Fall round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced six awardees in its semi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage companies. Each company revieves up to $250,000 in capital to grow their… [More]

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Officially Becomes Desert Financial Credit Union, Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration

Desert Financial Credit Union | Dec. 14, 2017

In a press conference Wednesday morning, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has officially announced that it will change its name to Desert Financial Credit Union. Founded in 1939 as a way to serve area teachers, Desert Schools expanded its charter in 1996 to serve anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Maricopa, Pinal… [More]

CBRE Opens State-of-the-Art Workplace360 Office in Phoenix

CBRE | Dec. 14, 2017

CBRE announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art office at the mixed-use campus The Esplanade in Phoenix. The new office is part of CBRE’s global “Workplace360” initiative, the company’s leading-edge approach to workplace strategy designed to promote flexibility, mobility and productivity through technology-enabled, 100 percent free-address and paperless offices. The Phoenix office is CBRE’s largest Workplace360… [More]

Downtown Spotlight Video Series Launches, Featuring Five Downtown Scottsdale Businesses

City of Scottsdale | Dec. 14, 2017

 The program details were unveiled at the quarterly Downtown Small Business Gathering event held Oct. 18, 2017 at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West in downtown Scottsdale. The video series was created to bring more value and awareness of local small businesses in the community in 90 second video promotions. More than 40… [More]

Tucson is Expected to Regain Momentum Next Year

University of Arizona Eller College of Management | Dec. 13, 2017

Tucson’s economy will regain momentum next year after a somewhat sluggish performance this year. That was one of the key takeaways from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management annual Economic Outlook Luncheon at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. More than 500 people packed the room on Dec. 8 to hear presenters… [More]

Lyft Drivers in Phoenix Metro Now Eligible for a New Education Program that Includes a Personal Education Advisor and Discounts

Lyft | Dec. 12, 2017

Guild Education, the leading education benefits company, and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., today announced a partnership that will offer Lyft drivers in Phoenix the opportunity to further their education. This is a first-of-its-kind program designed specifically for the sharing economy. Drena Kusari, Lyft Regional General Manager said, “We know many… [More]

Great Clips Announces Partnership with Arizona Department of Child Safety

Great Clips, Inc. | Dec. 8, 2017

Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest hair salon brand, announced a partnership with the Arizona Department of Child Safety to help support children in foster & group home care. The partnership kicked off December 2 with an in-salon fundraising event that took place at all Great Clips locations in Arizona. Through the in-salon fundraiser, Great… [More]