Washington Is the Best State. Arizona, Not So Much.

U.S. News & World Report

Washington is the Best State in the country, according to the 2021 U.S. News Best States rankings. U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, evaluated all 50 states across a range of categories to capture how states best serve their citizens. Washington is among the top 10 states in the infrastructure, education, economy, fiscal … [More]

Nearly 40% of Millennials Are Comfortable Buying a Home Online


Tech-savvy millennials are not only driving the Zillow surfing trend, they could change the way we shop for and buy homes. A new Zillow survey1 finds the largest generation of first-time home buyers overwhelmingly want digital tools available during the home shopping process, and many are comfortable purchasing their biggest financial asset online.   Nearly 40% of … [More]

Valley-Based Cyber Safety Co. Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

NortonLifeLock Inc.

NortonLifeLock, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, today announced it has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. NortonLifeLock named to Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2021. (Graphic: Business Wire) The list honors the businesses that have not only found a … [More]

Phoenix Suns Team Up to Host Sports Marketing Workshop, Applications Open

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns announced the launch of their collaboration with the Marcus Graham Project (MGP) to host the spring 2021 iCR8 Sports Marketing Workshop. A Dallas-based nonprofit, MGP is a national network of diverse professionals that works to identify, expose, mentor and train ethnically diverse men and women in all aspects of the marketing and media industry. MGP was … [More]

Their Take: NFIB Denounces House’s Passage of PRO Act of 2021


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman in response to the United States House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021. The legislation would … [More]

Fact Sheet: Changes to PPP Increase Equitable Access to Relief

U.S. Small Business Administration

Two weeks ago, the Biden-Harris Administration made several reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to further ensure small businesses get the help they need, especially Mom-and-Pop businesses in underserved communities. Putting equity at the center of its policies and programs, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a comprehensive plan to engage small … [More]

Phoenix Puts Gateway Area Mid-Century Bank Building on the Market

City of Phoenix

Wrapped on by three arterial streets, a trio of bus routes and two light rail stations, the mid-century First National Bank building is being offered for sale by the city of Phoenix for adaptive reuse and redevelopment. Located on the corner of 1 S. 24th Street, between Washington and Jefferson streets, the iconic mid-century bank building is a crossroad entrance to the … [More]

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise 0.4% in February, as Expected

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment. The gasoline index continued to increase, rising 6.4 percent … [More]

NYC Investor Buys 139 Acres for Major Phoenix Mixed-Use

Keystone Equities

New York City-based Keystone Equities LLC has acquired some 139 acres in Goodyear, Ariz., for the development of Innovation Centre. The 224-acre master-planned project was designed to encompass light-industrial and office space, as well as areas for other commercial, retail and entertainment uses. Public records show Roles Inn of America sold the land for $16.5 million. … [More]

Public Input Sought for Development of Subterranean Arts Space in Central Phoenix

Rick McCartney

Artlink, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting stakeholders of the arts and culture community, invites the public to participate in the transformation of a nearly 20,000 square foot basement space at Phoenix’s Park Central into a multidisciplinary arts space for Arizona artists. In partnership with Park Central, and with support from the Flinn Foundation and the … [More]

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