Arizona’s Economic Outlook Ranking Falls, Says Report


The latest annual Rich States, Poor States report released today had some sobering news for Arizona, which came in 13th place in the report’s economic outlook ranking. “While we slipped three places in the ranking, are no longer in the top ten, and are approaching what could be a crisis of competitiveness, hope still remains that we can correct course,” said Chad Heinrich, … [More]

Maricopa County #1, Greater Phoenix #2 Fastest U.S. Metro Growth in 2020

City of Phoenix

When the news gets out that Greater Phoenix is one of the top places in the nation to find a new job opportunity, people start heading to Arizona. Late in 2018 and early in 2019, that news started getting out in ranking after ranking. Job opportunities await and a new population follows. The jobs available today are filling roles in the expanding knowledge economy, and … [More]

Bracelet Program Launched to Communicate Vaccination Status to Public

COVID Verified

With three successful COVID-19 vaccines currently in distribution worldwide, health experts say the end of the pandemic is finally within reach. COVID Verified is a new program that aims to be a 'shot in the arm' in support of global vaccination efforts by offering an easily identifiable way for vaccinated people to voluntarily share their vaccine status and show their support … [More]

EV Manufacturer Breaks Ground on U.S. Assembly and Engineering Technical Center in Mesa

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, commemorated the start of construction for its new U.S. Assembly and Engineering Technical Center with a groundbreaking ceremony held yesterday in Mesa, AZ. In attendance were more than 50 invited guests, Company Board Members and local dignitaries, including Arizona Commerce Authority … [More]

WEBINAR – May 26: Get SMaRT- 11 Essential Building Blocks to Stress Management and Resilience Training

JB Partners

From BS excuses to "HOLY SH*T!" moments, this stress management and resilience training workshop gives you exactly the information you need to Know-Assess-Reduce Your Stress. With eleven, fundamental categories to their Get SMaRT program, Jen with JB Partners walks you through the importance of understanding how each component either increases or decreases your stress levels … [More]

State Sites Ready to Vaccinate Ages 12 to 15 Thursday, May 13, Subject to CDC Approval

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona-run vaccination sites in the Phoenix area, Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff are ready to begin vaccinating children 12 to 15 years old on Thursday, May 13, following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free ‒ and they’re our best shot to end this pandemic and return to the things we’ve … [More] Collaborates with ASU and Project N95 to Streamline Access to COVID-19 Tests announced today a new collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) and Project N95 that will help organizations meet the challenge of safely remaining open or resuming physical operations, and easily acquire COVID-19 diagnostic tests in small or large quantities from approved, vetted suppliers. ASU College of Health Solutions’ Testing Commons program … [More]

Consumer Price Index Rises 4.2%, Largest Increase since 2008

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 4.2 percent before seasonal adjustment. This is the largest 12-month increase since a 4.9-percent increase for the … [More]

DAUM Commercial Breaks Ground on Phoenix-Mesa Airport Project


DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services has broken ground on Gateway Executive Airpark, a three-hangar project at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz. Gateway Executive Airpark will comprise 185,500 square feet of space, which is now leasing and will be available for occupancy starting in the fourth quarter. Located at 5559 S. Sossaman Road, the facility is located … [More]

Marwest Breaks Ground on 1 MSF Mesa Industrial Project


Marwest Enterprises has broken ground on Elliot 202, a two-building, 1.1-million-square-foot speculative industrial campus in Mesa, Ariz., according to Phoenix Business Journal. With Willmeng Construction serving as the project’s general contractor and Ware Malcomb as architect, completion is expected in the first quarter of 2022. Elliot 202 is the largest speculative … [More]

5 Reasons to Take the Entrepreneurial Leap

Entrepreneurs of Success

In 2005, Gallup conducted a poll to see how many people would like to start their own business. The results showed that nearly 60% of adults would like to be an entrepreneur. In all likelihood, most of them never took the leap, but they should have, and may live with those regrets. There are a lot of good reasons to start a business, and the more people know about them, and how … [More]

Close on Final Sale at Chandler Airport Commerce Park, a 68-Acre Light Industrial Development

Ryan Companies

Ryan Companies US, Inc., a national developer, designer, builder and property manager offering full-service commercial real estate solutions, along with joint venture partner Allstate Investments, is announcing the final building sale at Chandler Airport Commerce Park. This sale caps off a two-phase, 68-acre light industrial development totaling 538,000 square feet, including a … [More]

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