Chandler Incubator Program Supports Young Inventors

Chandler Innovations, the city's business incubation, and entrepreneurial development program, is once again running its Jr. Track for high school students working on STEM-based projects. The program was started in 2019 in collaboration with Rachna Nath, a science educator with Arizona College Prep, Erie Campus. "My students are working on projects that … [More]

GCU and Arizona Partner to Cover 100% of Tuition, Fees, Room and Board for Foster Children

Arizona foster children will receive a full scholarship at Grand Canyon University thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Arizona Department of Child Safety. The Fostering Futures Scholarships college pathway program covers 100% of the costs for tuition, fees, and year-round room and board for qualified Arizona foster children by combining GCU's … [More]

Seven Arizona Bioscience Startups to Watch in 2022

A regenerative treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a respiratory-assist device to improve COPD patient care, a blood-based test for colorectal cancer, and a treatment to solve bad dog breath are some of the transformative advances of the 2022 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program participants. The seven Arizona-based, early-stage companies competitively … [More]

Goodwill Launches High-Quality Clothing & Accessories Online Thrift Store

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona has launched an online thrift store called Reclaimed Fashion featuring high-quality secondhand clothing and accessories for women, men, and children. The new site is live today and shoppers will receive free shipping over orders of $75. “Online fashion thrift is growing and our consumers have been asking for a way to shop … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall amid Tight Labor Market

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending February 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 232,000, a decrease of 17,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 1,000 from 248,000 to 249,000. The 4-week moving average was 236,250, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised … [More]

More Than 75,000 Jobs Supported by Short-Term Rentals in Arizona, Says Report

Airbnb and Expedia Group released a new report—the Economic Impact of Short-Term Rentals in Arizona—by Rounds Consulting Group, Inc. (RCG). This new report was commissioned by Airbnb and Expedia Group to better understand how short-term rentals support cities, towns, and the state. The study finds that short-term rentals are an integral part of the Arizona economy, with visitor … [More]

How to Build Leadership Programs for Women in Your Organization

The percentage of women who hold leadership roles in business, higher education and government grows with each passing year – sometimes dramatically, sometimes incrementally. But every gain holds the promise of more gains, as young girls see opportunities previous generations didn’t. “Each of us stands on the shoulders of all the women in our chosen professions who have … [More]

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