MAG Joins House America, Sets Housing Goals

For many people experiencing homelessness, finding a way out of shelters and off the streets is tough. A new program and an ambitious goal will help change that. On Wednesday, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council approved a resolution to join House America, a national initiative to address homelessness. In the resolution, MAG set a goal of … [More]

Intensified Challenges Push Business Leaders’ Optimism to Record Lows, Says Survey

As the U.S. economy faces decades-high inflation, soaring interest rates and continued supply chain and labor shortages, midsize business leaders across the country are increasingly cautious in their economic outlooks, according to JPMorgan Chase’s 2022 Business Leaders Outlook Pulse survey released today. More than 1,500 midsize business leaders participated in the survey … [More]

Get to Know: Woman-Owned Small-Business Firm Flexing Its Design Muscle with a Diversity of Projects across Arizona

A church that has been a landmark in Mesa since 1962 blessed with an extensive remodel. A vacant office supply store transformed into a healthy exercise space. Two self-storage facilities that show off imaginative and sophisticated design. On Point Architecture, a woman-owned small-business firm, has recently been flexing its design muscle with a diversity of projects across … [More]

Six Fast-Emerging Trends Impacting the Warehouse Automation Industry

Warehouse and distribution centers (DCs) are grappling with a significant and ongoing labor shortage. Increased wages and benefits haven’t been enough to reverse the trend. Ever-increasing demand for faster delivery, and ongoing macro supply chain disruption add to the challenge. Warehouse safety issues also remain a problem for recruitment and retention of … [More]

The Underdog Effect: 5 Ways to Overcome and Win

by Darren LaCroix

What’s your favorite underdog story? Why did you root for them? Whether it is a small company up against a big company or dynasty sports team against the Bad News Bears, you know the stories. You’ve probably seen countless times in every sports history, from the Pirates defeating the Yankees in 1960 to the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey team. Hollywood even makes movies about the … [More]

City of Phoenix Names Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant Recipients

City of Phoenix

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​The Phoenix City Council approved seven recipients of the Agri-Food Tech Innovation Grant to help them adopt agri-food technologies and innovations into their operations. The grant is part of the ARPA-funded Phoenix Resilient Food System Initiative, which provides for increased local food … [More]

Despite Continued Travel Demand, Phoenix Ranks ‘Best Departure Value’ to Europe has published its latest year-over-year study, analyzing over 24 million flights to Europe to identify how much airfare has changed since this time last year. With inflation impacting travel costs for much of 2022, it is a pleasant surprise that international airfare to Europe is down 15.1% with the lowest average price coming in at $908 as compared to $1,070 last … [More]

Arizona Voters’ Agenda: Voters Want Functioning Border for Commerce and Immigration, Building a Wall Not a Priority

Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) today released its immigration findings as the final topic unveiled on the Arizona Voters' Agenda, which identifies what likely voters in the General Election want to hear about from candidates as they campaign for their votes. Immigration has been one of the most talked-about issues so far in Arizona's Primary Election. … [More]

Law Firm’s Phoenix Office Launches Real Estate Practice

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced that it has formed a four-attorney real estate group in its Phoenix, Arizona, office, led by Partner Ben Thinnes. In addition to Mr. Thinnes, the group includes Of Counsel Brian McNamara and associates Lauren Smith and Tom Whitten, all of whom joined in June 2022. Dorsey opened its Phoenix office in … [More]

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