WEBINAR – Dec 9: The Basics of Bookkeeping

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 207: Thursday - December 9 | 9:00 AM The Basics of Bookkeeping Bookkeeping is the core of business growth, extending beyond simply staying organized. Join industry experts from Northern Pioneer College, Coconino … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 7: Small Business Checklist: End of 2021

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 206: Tuesday - December 7 | 9:00 AM Small Business Checklist: End of 2021 The end of the year is fast approaching. Is your business ready for 2022? Join a panel of experts from Northern Pioneer College, Coconino … [More]

Federal Officials Sign Grant Agreement for Northwest Extension II


Federal and local dignitaries gathered Friday to celebrate the signing of a $158 million full funding grant agreement for the Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II (NWEII). The extension adds 1.6 miles of track, three stations and a multimodal transit center to the existing 28-mile light rail system. The event culminated an exciting week for transportation with the … [More]

FedEx Opens Phoenix-Area Facility

by Adriana Marinescu

FedEx Ground, the subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has opened its sixth facility in the Phoenix area. The 425,000-square-foot regional sortation center in Goodyear, Ariz., will employ a total of 150 workers. The move is part of the firm’s expansion program to add up to 14.4 million square feet of sortation capacity in time for this holiday season. Investments include a new hub, … [More]

Partnership Introduces $100,000 Grant Program for Women Entering STEM Fields Now Accepting Applications

Universal Technical Institute

As announced earlier this year, as part of its effort to diversify the workforce and increase recruitment of women into the skilled trades, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. teamed up with Ignite Worldwide to provide $100,000 in tuition grants for female and female-identifying students interested in pursuing a technical education at UTI and careers in STEM-related … [More]

AZ Inno: A New National Effort Wants to Focus on the Long Game for Microchips


Amid high demand for microchips, there is a new, national effort to chart the future of the U.S. semiconductor industry — and it runs right through Arizona. The National Semiconductor Economic Roadmap, known as NSER (pronounced like “answer”), launched on September 28, 2021, with a mission to “boost U.S. semiconductor competitiveness through a focus on the workforce, … [More]

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available to Everyone 18 and Older

Arizona Department of Health Services

Expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to everyone 18 and older is welcome news as the holiday season nears in Arizona. Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today recommended booster doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for all adults who are at least six months past their second … [More]

Billions Still Available: Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID EIDL

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced updated guidance for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program applicants to better serve small business owners in need, while funding remains available. Since its inception, the COVID EIDL program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from … [More]

Arizona’s Main Streets Could Still Use the Help


The state’s leading small-business association today encouraged all Arizonans to reserve some of their holiday shopping time and money for Small Business Saturday, November 27, the day after Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday. “Shopping at small businesses helps the Arizona economy,” said Chad Heinrich, Arizona state director for the National Federation of … [More]

Did Your Customers Disappear? How to Get Them Back in 2022


Perhaps orders are down, in-store traffic has hardly rebounded, revenues are frustratingly slow to return and employee spirits are in the tank as well. When customers go away and don’t come back, business owners and CEOs are left to scratch their heads as they try to figure out why. A probable culprit is that the business failed to maintain authentic customer and employee … [More]

Their Take: Arizona Technology Council Commends U.S. House for Passing BBBA

Arizona Technology Council

The US House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBBA), heavily supported by the Arizona Technology Council, sending the jobs and climate measures to the U.S. Senate. The BBBA is the most significant investment in clean energy and remedies to counteract climate change in U.S. history. This vote is a major step on the path toward reducing the carbon pollution that … [More]

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