Phoenix Named 2021 Digital Cities Survey Winner

City of Phoenix

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has named the city of Phoenix a 2021 Digital Cities Survey Winner for the '500,000 or More Population Category'. The 21st annual Digital Cities Survey examines the overall technology programs and plans of the city. It focuses on cybersecurity, digitization of services, data transparency, and community … [More]

SBA Is Delivering Support to America’s Small Businesses, Helping Them Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Small Business Administration

While the holidays may still look a little different this year, the U.S. has made significant strides to ensure Americans can safely congregate with their loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday and take part in celebrations to shop local and small on Small Business Saturday. Last year, shoppers came together in full force to support their local communities, and Small Business … [More]

Discount Tire Opens First Store in Maricopa, Siting Demand

Discount Tires

Discount Tire, the world's largest independent retailer of tires and wheels, opened its first location in Maricopa to meet demand for tires and wheels in Pinal County. The new tire store is located at 20240 N John Wayne Pkwy next to the Dutch Bros Coffee. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Discount Tire is closed on … [More]

Maricopa County Ranked No. 1 Again for Talent Attraction

Arizona Commerce Authority

At a time when workers are in high demand across the country, Maricopa County’s efforts to attract skilled talent lead the nation, according to a new report. Labor market analyst EMSI ranked the Phoenix region no. 1 in talent attraction, the second year in a row and 4th time in six years. According to the report, Arizona’s largest county saw the highest increase of working age … [More]

Nonprofit Mathematics Org. Celebrates Anniversary and Release of Complete IM K–12 Math Curriculum

Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics (IM) celebrates two major milestones in 2021: its 10th anniversary and the nationwide release of the complete, standards-aligned IM K–12 Math curriculum certified by Illustrative Mathematics. IM was founded in 2011 at the University of Arizona and has operated as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 2013. IM’s vision is to … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Real Estate Marketplace Platform Closes $170 Million Series B Funding

Lessen, the marketplace platform that unites property owners and service professionals to deliver property services better, faster and cheaper than ever before, today announced that it has closed a $170 million Series B funding round. The funding announcement comes along with a company valuation of over $1 billion. The Series B is being led by Fifth Wall with … [More]

House-Buying Power Exceeds Median House Prices in Most Markets

First American Financial Corporation

First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released the September 2021 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). The RHPI measures the price changes of single-family properties throughout the U.S. adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes on … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 5 formas en que la energía renovable transformará las pequeñas empresas

por Edgar R. Olivo

Se acercan tiempos emocionantes a medida que la energía renovable se convierte en un tema principal en muchos sectores dentro de la economía y las conversaciones cotidianas, todo gracias a la aprobación del nuevo proyecto de ley de infraestructura. A medida que las personas se familiaricen con la idea de aprovechar la energía de las turbinas eólicas y los paneles solares, las … [More]

5 Ways Renewable Energy Will Transform Small Businesses

by Edgar R. Olivo

Exciting times are approaching ahead as renewable energy becomes a mainstream topic across many sectors within the economy and everyday conversations, all thanks to the passing of the new infrastructure bill. As people become familiar with the idea of harnessing energy from wind turbines and solar panels, small businesses also stand to benefit from renewable energy … [More]

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