The Rebuilding of Our Economy: Industry Leaders Speak Out on COVID-19

by RaeAnne Marsh

Rebuilding the Economy

Businesses of every size and in every economic sector have been restructuring their operations, their business model and, in many instances, their products and services. On our website and through our In Business Dailies, we’ve shared the stories of individual companies that have put new focus on helping their community — businesses as well as individuals — better survive the unprecedented disruption caused by the pandemic.

For this month’s cover story, we are looking broader, to some of the sectors as a whole. Leaders of industry organizations share how their industry is faring and possibly changing due to COVID-19.

Each industry tells its own story:

SECTOR: BANKING & FINANCE
Banks Are Banking on Innovation (Click to Read)
Paul Hickman
President and CEO of Arizona Bankers Association

 


SECTOR: BIOINDUSTRIES
Demands on Life Sciences (Click to Read)
Joan Koerber-Walker
President and CEO of Arizona Bioindustry Association, Inc.
Chairman of Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation

 


SECTOR: BUSINESS MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
Business Will Need a Hand (Click to Read)
Todd Sanders
President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

 


SECTOR: COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
What’s Developing in Our CRE Market (Click to Read)
Suzanne Kinney
President and CEO of the Arizona Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association

 


SECTOR: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Advancing Economic Development( Click to Read)
Chris Camacho
President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council

 


SECTOR: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
Trends Are Showing (Click to Read)
Mary Roberts, REALTOR®, Associate Broker
President of Arizona Association of REALTORS®

 


SECTOR: RESTAURANTS
Restaurants Pick Up Takeout (Click to Read)
Steve Chucri
President of Arizona Restaurant Association

 


SECTOR: TECHNOLOGY
Count on Tech (Click to Read)
Steven G. Zylstra
President and CEO of Arizona Technology Council

 


SECTOR: TOURISM
Site-Seeing in Sight (Click to Read)
Rachel Sacco
President and CEO of Experience Scottsdale

 


SECTOR: INSURANCE
Insuring Our Future (Click to Read)
Of course, nothing happens any more without insurance. For an in-depth view of the insurance industry, read “In-Depth: A Look at All Types of Insurance during Pandemic” posted online May 18, 2020, ahead of the June edition.

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