Order Advances Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” This new Executive Order affirmed that “[e]qual opportunity is the bedrock of American democracy and our diversity in one of our country’s greatest strengths.” As part of the order, President Biden revoked … [More]

Protecting Data is Key to Staying in Business 

Woz U

In today’s work-from-home, shop-online, remote-schooling, internet-centric world, cybersecurity should be paramount for every business. Employees may be working from home, sharing an internet-connected computer or workstation with multiple family members, or conducting business from multiple devices. On January 28, Data Privacy Day, Woz U cybersecurity experts are sharing tips … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 2 and 4: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

  UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 116: TUESDAY - February 2 | 9:00 AM The 10 Steps to Starting a Business in Arizona Join us for an informative session that will break down the step-by-step process of starting a … [More]

Development Firm Expands Operations with 4.5M SF of Projects Under Construction

BH DevCo

BH DevCo, a real estate development company specializing in build-to-suit delivery for national tenants in the e-commerce, distribution and fulfillment industries, announced today the firm has experienced strong growth in its first year of operation with a new office location in Phoenix, the addition of two key industry executives to the team, five projects under construction, … [More]

GoDaddy Unveils New Company Logo the ‘GO’: Expands Mission to Empower the Everyday Entrepreneur


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today revealed its new logo that captures the company's unique ability to enable, connect and champion millions of people around the world who are making their own way as entrepreneurs. GoDaddy's new logo, called the "GO," is a joyful reflection of how GoDaddy celebrates everyday entrepreneurs from all walks of … [More]

ASU Announces Innovative New Partnership to Expand Access for In-Demand Advanced Skills Programs

Arizona State University

Individuals looking to jumpstart careers in the growing fields of data science, software engineering, and website and app design, are now able to take advantage of a new online training program through Arizona State University and Chegg, Inc.’s career accelerator, Thinkful. Learners who enroll in one of the training programs can choose to study either full-time or … [More]

Pandemic Leads to Sharp Pullback in Commercial and Multifamily Construction Starts in 2020, Only Phoenix Up (by 32%)

Dodge Data & Analytics

The value of commercial and multifamily construction starts in the top 20 metropolitan areas of the U.S. lost 23% in 2020, falling to $111.1 billion according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Nationally, commercial and multifamily starts tumbled 20% over the year to $193.4 billion. Commercial and multifamily construction starts in the top 10 metro areas dropped 23% during the … [More]

Kids Earn Over $7 Million through BusyKid


2020 was the kind of year everyone would like to forget, but kids around the United States used the BusyKid app to turn a world health crisis into money, and lots of it. BusyKid is the chore and allowance app that helps kids earn, save, share, spend and invest allowance, and last year, kids earned $7.1 million, more than double the earnings in the app's first … [More]

Ducey Issues Advisory to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine where Best Distributed

Rick McCartney

Governor Doug Ducey issued an advisory to accelerate the statewide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and move doses of vaccine to where they can be rapidly administered to the Arizonans. “The COVID-19 vaccination is our best shot at returning to life as it should be. Over the last two weeks, the COVID-19 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium has become a national model … [More]

SBA Takes Steps to Improve First Draw PPP Loan Review

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking steps to improve the First Draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review so that small businesses have as much time as possible to access much needed PPP funds. The Biden-Harris Administration is focused on ensuring small businesses receive the support they need to keep their doors open and continue to employ millions of Americans … [More]

Teaming Up for Takeoff: 6 Teamwork Strategies that Are Out of this World

by Dr. Rhea Seddon

Six men and I sat atop four and a half million pounds of explosives waiting for the fuse to be lit to begin our flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery. We knew that for the next seven days our lives would depend on our acting synergistically. If anything went awry during the flight, if we didn’t work together, we might not make it home safely. How did we come to that moment … [More]

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