Despite Growing Healthcare and Economic Concerns, Education Remains Top Priority among Arizona Voters

Expect More Arizona

Education remains the number one issue among Arizona voters for the sixth consecutive year, according to a recent poll of 600 likely voters. The survey was conducted Dec. 8-12, 2020 by HighGround, Inc. on behalf of Expect More Arizona. Education issues (28%) topped Healthcare (18%) and Jobs/Economy (16%) as the top issue facing our state, even among those respondents without … [More]

Addictions Recovery Co. Makes Newsweek’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers List

Scottsdale Recovery Center

Scottsdale Recovery Center (SRC), locally owned and operated, was recently featured in Newsweek’s 2020 iteration of the Best Addiction Treatment Centers list. The list was made in partnership with Statista Inc., a research firm. Newsweek’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers list was created using a variety of criteria. Among the criteria were quality of service, reputation, and … [More]

Development Co. Gets $325,000 to Help Underserved Families Become Homeowners in Metro Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase announced $325,000 in philanthropic capital for Newtown Community Development Corp., based in Tempe, in support of their Community Land Trust that provides homeownership to low- to moderate-income and underserved families who are priced out of the market in metro Phoenix. A part of the firm’s broader neighborhood development work in underserved communities, … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Jan 13: Governor Ducey in Conversation with the West Valley

WESTMARC

WESTMARC will be hosting Governor Doug Ducey for a virtual discussion on his legislative priorities as they relate to the West Valley. The discussion moderated by WESTMARC President and CEO, Sintra Hoffman will be interactive addressing YOUR questions on how we move forward together in 2021. The Governor will take questions, so please send your inquiries to Sintra Hoffman in … [More]

Planning amid Uncertainty: Tax Considerations Business Owners Should Keep in Mind as 2021 Begins

by Kris Yamano

Businesses, no doubt, are eager to leave behind the uncertainty of 2020 for a much more stable 2021. But the truth is that many of 2020’s uncertainties will hang over into the new year. That is why now is the right time to get a jumpstart on 2021 tax planning. Here are several key considerations businesses should weigh as they prepare their 2020 taxes and plot out their tax … [More]

Global Water Resources to Provide Water Services to Nikola’s New Zero-Emission Semi-Truck Manufacturing Plant

Nikola Corporation

Global Water Resources, Inc., a pure-play water resource management company, has entered into a master utility agreement with Nikola Corporation to provide water and wastewater services to Nikola’s new manufacturing plant in Coolidge, Arizona adjacent to Inland Port Arizona. Nikola broke ground on its manufacturing facility where it plans to make hydrogen-powered and … [More]

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Slightly, as New Year Begins

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending January 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 787,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 787,000 to 790,000. The 4-week moving average was 818,750, a decrease of 18,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up … [More]

Tech-Powered Real Estate Brokerage Expands to Phoenix

Redfin

RedfinNow announced it has launched in the Phoenix metro area, giving homeowners a convenient new way to sell. RedfinNow is the iBuying service from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Sellers can request a cash offer for their home directly from RedfinNow and sell without the hassle of fixing up their homes or clearing out for open houses and private … [More]