WEBINAR – Jan 5 and 7: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the first round of Boot Camp sessions in 2021. ​​​​​ If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 108: TUESDAY - January 5 | 9:00 AM Building Your Mindset For A Successful 2021 Set the tone for a successful 2021 and join us for a discussion focused on goal-setting, led by Sandler … [More]

Mandatory Electronic Filing for Arizona Corporate Taxpayers Kicks Off in 2021

Arizona Department of Revenue

  Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) continues its commitment to enhancing efficiencies for its customers by taking another step forward in expanding electronic filing for corporate taxpayers. Introduced in tax year 2019, a corporation or partnership can electronically file its income tax return to ADOR. Legislation signed into law in 2017 makes it mandatory for … [More]

1 in 2 Arizona Young Adults Consider Career Change during Pandemic, Says Poll

Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

According to a new public opinion poll, approximately 52% of Arizonans surveyed say they have considered changing careers during the past six months, and 71% don’t believe all office jobs will return even after the pandemic is over. Nearly half of Arizonans surveyed have recently “considered going into a career in the skilled trades,” including automotive, diesel, welding … [More]

Completion on Apartments is Nearing through Unique Partnership


FSL (Foundation for Senior Living) is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for leasing at Spectrum Courtyard Apartments, a new affordable living/multi-family project, located at 21st and Missouri Avenues will be completed in early 2021. The property consists of 25 one-and two-bedroom apartment units and includes a partnership between FSL and First Place … [More]

Governor Announces Healthcare Workers Receiving Vaccine, Additional Funding

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today toured the vaccine distribution site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds and announced ten Arizona health care frontline workers who will be among the first Arizonans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. After the tour, the Governor also announced the state is distributing $15 million in additional funding to the Arizona Department of Health Services … [More]

WESTMARC Launches West Valley Hot Topics Event Series


WESTMARC is set to launch West Valley Hot Topics series sponsored by Salt River Project (SRP).  The series will launch in January 2021 with a focus on key issues that drive business attraction and economic development for the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix Metro area. “SRP is proud to be a sponsor of the WESTMARC West Valley Hot Topics Series, which will bring together … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Increase Again Following Record Rise of COVID-19 Cases

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending December 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 885,000, an increase of 23,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 9,000 from 853,000 to 862,000. The 4-week moving average was 812,500, an increase of 34,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

WEBINAR – Jan 7: ACG Arizona Young Dealmakers “M&A 101” Lunch and Learn Series January 2021

Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona

Join ACG Arizona for a new series of events designed to educate and inform about the M&A marketplace. Our new “M&A 101” series will bring together experts from across the industry to provide an overview of the key topics that drive deal flow and shape the overall market. The second of these events will be on Thursday, January 7th at 11:30 a.m. MST and will feature … [More]

What Every Savvy Business Owner Should Know about Holiday Marketing

by Lamar Tyler

You should be selling during the holidays. When I say selling, I mean you should really be selling a lot of your products and services because people are ready to buy! Many retail businesses make the bulk of their revenue during the fourth quarter and this is largely propelled by holiday spending. Even if you’re not in a retail niche, the opportunity for you to get your … [More]

How the Economic ‘Reset’ Can Work in Your Favor


While news of vaccines on the horizon signal hope, some analysts think a sizable chunk of the U.S. economy has been damaged permanently by COVID-19, with more layoffs and business closures still to come in 2021. But to others, the future of a “new economy” in the post-COVID world is bright, opening doors for entrepreneurs, working professionals and small-to-medium business … [More]

Salary Budget Increases Projected for 2021 on Par with Those Recorded for 2020, Says Survey


The median projected percentage change for total salary budgets from 2020 to 2021 is an increase of 3.0%, according to XpertHR's 2021 Salary Budget Survey of 460 US employers. This increase matches the actual median percentage change for total salary budgets from 2019 to 2020. In fact, when looking at the median percentage changes in salary budgets for individual employee … [More]

Local Nonprofit Offers Sustainable Option to Divert Materials from the Landfill

by Karen Jayne

Each year, more than 500 million tons of remodeling materials go to waste in landfills according to the Environmental Protection Agency. However, much of the building supplies are in usable condition. Those materials could have been salvaged, creating green jobs, reducing the content of landfills and supporting sustainability in the community. Stardust, the only locally … [More]