Governor Ducey Rescinds Order to Require Masks in Schools

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

In alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services today rescinded orders that direct K-12 schools to require masks. “Nearly 2 million Arizonans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with many teachers and school faculty now fully vaccinated after being some of the first in line for … [More]

University of Phoenix to Hold In-Person Commencement at Chase Field

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix will hold an in-person commencement ceremony, Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., MST at Phoenix’s Chase Field. Featured speakers will be University of Phoenix President Peter Cohen, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. John Woods, and football great and alumnus Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald graduated from the university in 2016 with a Bachelor of … [More]

Cold Storage Facility Announced in Glendale to Meet Demand

Cold Summit Development

Cold Summit Development has launched its second project and first in the Phoenix metro area, a 357,000-square-foot multi-tenant speculative cold storage facility (“Cold Summit PHX”), expandable to 485,000 square feet. Sitework and construction is anticipated to start immediately with completion by December 2021. The project follows Cold Summit Dallas, launched in December … [More]

SBA Announces Official Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application and Guidelines

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The restaurant industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan, … [More]

Governor Ducey Bans Vaccine Passports in Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order banning "vaccine passports" and preventing state and local governments from requiring Arizonans to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status to receive service or enter an area. “The residents of our state should not be required by the government to share their private medical information,” said Governor Ducey. “While we … [More]

Phoenix and Greater Los Angeles Expected to Outperform National Hotel Occupancy Levels

CBRE Hotels Research

The continued rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and additional stimulus funds have strengthened the foundation for the recovery of the U.S. lodging industry.  According to the February 2021 edition of Hotel Horizons®, CBRE Hotels Research is forecasting an average national occupancy level of 43% during the first half of 2021, accelerating to 55.1% in the second half of the … [More]

New Health Center Breaks Ground for Sunnyslope Community in Phoenix


The Desert Mission Health Center in the Phoenix Sunnyslope neighborhood began serving the health needs of the community 94 years ago. This week, the community will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new, comprehensive, state-of-the-art healthcare facility to serve a growing number of individuals and families in the area. Desert Mission Health Center became part of … [More]

WEBINAR – May 18: Construction Fall Protection: 3 Overlooked Takeaways That Can Reduce Worker Injury

Holmes Murphy

For the 10th year running, Fall Protection has occupied the number one spot on the OSHA Top 10 Most Commonly Cited Safety Violations list. Fatalities caused by falls from the elevation continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, but we can change it. In this webinar we will discuss: Unique risk exposures with tools and equipment Job-specific … [More]

Builder Opens 136 New Homes in Goodyear Community

Landsea Homes

Landsea Homes Corporation, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, today announced that 136 new homes are now selling in its Centerra community in Goodyear, Arizona. This is the second phase of homes to open in the one-of-a-kind community of Centerra, which offers homes with seven different floor plans and ranging from three to four bedrooms, with an option for six … [More]

Arizona Cannabis Co. Contracts $25.1M Deal with Real Estate Capital Co.

The Mint

The Mint, a national cannabis operator headquartered in Arizona, has entered into a strategic business contract with NewLake Capital Partners, a Chicago-based provider of real estate capital to cannabis operators. The partnership will allow the Mint to introduce its brand to more states across the U.S., including Massachusetts, while also further cementing its footprint in … [More]

Health Network Selected to Produce High-Quality Care for Medicare Patients

Apricus Health

Apricus Health, an innovative healthcare company created by a group of prominent physicians, today announced it is one of only 53 entities in the U.S. to be selected by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to participate as a Direct Contracting Entity (DCE). This cutting-edge value-based care model that began April 1, 2021 adds benefit enhancements for beneficiaries of … [More]

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