Nearly $100 Million For Child Care Programs, Small Business Relief Announced

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey announced $98 million in new resources to help workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Provided by the CARES Act, $88 million will go toward supporting child care programs throughout the state. Less than half of state licensed and certified child care providers have managed to remain open through the pandemic. These dollars will support the reopening … [More]

Arizona Companies Launch Inaugural COVID-19 Consortium

The AZ COVID-19 Consortium

The AZ COVID-19 Consortium, a private sector collaborative of Phoenix-based companies, each holding an intervention to combat the spread of coronavirus, have come together by combining their ingenuity and solution-driven passion to serve to test a comprehensive solution to slow and stop the spread of coronavirus.  The Consortium prioritized their initial efforts in partnership … [More]

International Mattress Manufacturer Enters Phoenix Market

Colliers International

MLILY, the retail brand of Healthcare Arizona LLC, a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., has leased 643,798 square feet of industrial space in Goodyear to be used as a manufacturing facility for its creation of memory foam products. The company leased space at First Park @PV|303, located at 3350 N. Cotton Ln. in Goodyear. To be completed in late 2020, this new … [More]

The Two Types of ROI: Return on Investment vs. Return on Influence

by Christopher Tompkins

In the marketing world, many businesses focus on ROI (return on investment). However, when they don’t get the immediate monetary results they desire, they begin to pull away from social media marketing. But there is another side of the coin: ROI 2.0 (return on influence). Many businesses have begun investing more time and money into individuals or organizations who can … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Just Under a Million, First Time in 21 Weeks

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending August 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 963,000, a decrease of 228,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 5,000 from 1,186,000 to 1,191,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,252,750, a decrease of 86,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

Charting New Path to Recovery for Phoenix Convention Business

Phoenix Convention Center

As the meetings industry continues to struggle amid the ripple effects of global pandemic Covid-19, the Phoenix Convention Center with partner Visit Phoenix paves a new path for recovery. Bookings into the Future As the primary booking agent for the Phoenix Convention Center, Visit Phoenix works with the facility along with downtown hotels to book conventions into the … [More]

Fitness Co. Believes Industry Is Being Overlooked, Files ‘Contempt’ Motion

Mountainside Fitness

Mountainside Fitness has filed a “Motion of Contempt” against Governor Doug Ducey in another attempt to get the governor and the state to follow Arizona Superior Court JudgeTimothy J. Thomason’s order and provide health clubs an avenue for re-opening. Mountainside Fitness’ court filing comes after Governor Ducey defied the Judge Thomason’s order and once again failed to give … [More]

Small Business Contracting Goals Exceeded by Awarding Record-Breaking $132.9B to Small Businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 26.50 percent or $132.9 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, over $12 billion increase from the previous fiscal year.  Additionally, the Fiscal Year 2019 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard marks the second time … [More]