Phoenix Tops Nation in April Small Business Wage Gains, Arizona Is Third

By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom

P​hoenix topped the nation with a 5.67 percent hourly wage hike, based on one-month annualized wage growth data, in small businesses compared to a year ago, according to the monthly Small Business Employment Watch from Paychex IHS Markit. The average metro area small business is currently paying wages of $28.26 per hour. The U.S. average is $29.09, increasing only 2.84 … [More]

Millennials Propel Home Buying: Strong Demand and Short Supply Push U.S. Home Prices Higher in March


CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ for March 2021. As consumer confidence rebounds and the job market picks back up, the 2021 spring homebuying season is on track to outpace trends seen in 2019 and 2018. Millennials lead the homebuying charge … [More]

Survey: Small Business Recovery Working toward Pre-Crisis Levels


The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses. This survey is NFIB’s 17th survey in the series. Included in this edition is an update on small business SBA programs, paid sick or family leave, supply chain disruptions, sales levels, and more. “Many small businesses have taken advantage of the SBA … [More]

Scottsdale-Headquartered Water Co. Launches White Aluminum Bottle Nationwide

The Alkaline Water Company

The Alkaline Water Company Inc., the country’s largest independent alkaline water company, is pleased to announce the launch of its fully recyclable white aluminum bottle. The product is already being sold in over 2,700 retail locations in the USA. “Loyal consumers are finding more Alkaline88® products on the shelves of many of their favorite retailers. The white aluminum … [More]

Governor Ducey Signs Bill to Offer Four-Year Degrees for Community College Students

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees, paving the way for Arizona’s current and future workforces and expanding opportunities for populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education. “Arizona’s community colleges play a critical role in supporting students of all ages and equipping our workforce … [More]

LiveRamp Selects Greater Phoenix for U.S. Office Expansion


LiveRamp, the leading data connectivity platform, today announced plans to open a new office in Greater Phoenix. Recently awarded by Fortune as one of the Best Workplaces in Technology™ 2021, LiveRamp will build a permanent new workplace for highly-skilled, full-time roles. Starting in summer 2021, the tech company will position several executive leaders in the Phoenix … [More]

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