How Will You Move Around the Valley in 20 Years?

Maricopa Association of Governments

What would you want if you could choose how you move around the Valley in the years ahead? It’s not a hypothetical question. Transportation planners are building a long-range transportation plan and they need Valley residents to be part of shaping the Valley’s transportation future. A number of virtual “Pick Your Path” live events are planned to give Valley residents an … [More]

State Sites Have Administered More Than 1.5 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine

Arizona Department of Health Services

The seven state mass-vaccination sites in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff reached another milestone today, having now administered more than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine while helping to protect Arizonans rapidly and efficiently. With vaccine increasingly available at pharmacies, pop-up clinics, doctors’ offices, and other neighborhood … [More]

Small Business Job Openings Reach Record High for Third Straight Month, Says NFIB Report


A new NFIB’s jobs report for April shows a record 44% of all small business owners report having job openings they could not fill, 22 points higher than the 48-year historical average, and two points higher than the 42% figure from March. April is the third consecutive month with a record-high reading of unfilled job openings among small businesses. “The tight … [More]

9 out of 10 Maricopa Community Colleges Officially Recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Maricopa County Community College District

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is proud to announce that nine out of its 10 Colleges are now recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), a designation from the U.S. Department of Education that recognizes accredited, degree-granting higher education institutions with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic and Latinx student … [More]

Employment Rises by 266,000 in April, Unemployment Rate Changes Little at 6.1%

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, other services, and local government education were partially offset by employment declines in temporary help services and in couriers and messengers. … [More]

Walmart Health to Acquire Telehealth Provider MeMD


Walmart Health and MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth provider, today announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart Health to acquire MeMD. This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes. This acquisition will, over the coming months, allow … [More]

Top 5 Sun Belt Markets for Industrial Construction, Phoenix Is No. 3

Following the explosive growth of the industrial sector in 2020, developers continue to move forward, with nearly 370 million square feet of projects underway at the end of April, according to CommercialEdge data. The rapid expansion of e-commerce companies persists in driving demand for modern facilities, as does recovering port traffic volumes. As demand pushes … [More]

WEBINAR – May 12: Overview and Updates on Federal Small Business COVID-19 Relief


Don’t miss out on PPP, ERTC, EIDL, FFCRA, RRF and more! Join this FREE webinar with NFIB hosts Beth Milito and Holly Wade who will provide an overview and update on the federal small business programs that are still available. Join this special webinar to learn all that you need to know about the programs and how to take advantage of them. Paycheck Protection Program … [More]

EnviroServe’s New Phoenix, Arizona Operation Brings Best-in-Class Environmental Services to the Southwest


EnviroServe, a Savage Company, is pleased to announce the opening of a new environmental services operation in Phoenix, AZ, its first location in the state of Arizona and in the Southwest United States. EnviroServe’s “where you need us, when you need us” network provides emergency response, environmental remediation and waste management services across the country, now with 27 … [More]

CFA Introduces the Inaugural Greater Phoenix Workforce Leadership Academy Fellows

Center for the Future of Arizona

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) introduces the inaugural class of the Greater Phoenix Workforce Leadership Academy Fellows who are participating in a new program designed to improve local economic mobility and workforce development efforts and create innovative solutions to the challenges faced by workers and businesses. The Greater Phoenix Workforce Leadership … [More]

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