Neighborhood Hub for People 55 and Older Opens in Mesa

In line with its bold mission to help people live healthier lives, Optum Arizona officially opened its doors October 31 to a new community center designed to be a neighborhood hub for people 55 and older in Mesa. The new Mesa Optum Community Center joins four other centers located across the greater Phoenix area, along with one in Tucson. Each center welcomes local seniors … [More]

Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corp. Awarded $45M to Promote Economic Development

Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation (PCDIC) was recently awarded a $45 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). This marks the third consecutive year that PCDIC has received NMTC funding following last year’s allocation of $55 million and a … [More]

Phoenix-Based Health and Safety Tech Startup Secures Seed Funding

GoX Labs, the Phoenix-based startup developing a predictive injury prevention solution called Boost, has raised an undisclosed round of seed funding from SeAH Global, Inc., a US-entity of SeAH Besteel Holdings Corp. This round of financing will enable investment in the areas of sales and marketing, customer service, and partner success. GoX Labs is expecting an increased … [More]

$100M Committed to Enhance Arizona Semiconductor Ecosystem

A historic $100 million investment in Arizona’s fast-growing semiconductor industry was announced to spur greater growth in a critical sector of the state’s economy. “Arizona has earned a place as one of the world’s leading destinations for chip design, manufacturing and innovation,” said Governor Ducey. “With historic opportunities before us, this funding ensures we make … [More]

58 Percent of Teens Would Start a Business to Address a Societal Need, Even If It Meant Making Less Money, Says Survey

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and EY shows that most teens (58%) would be likely to start a business that addresses a societal need, even if it meant making less money. In total, three-in-four teens (75%) would be likely to consider becoming an entrepreneur. However, more than half (55%) say they would need more information on how to be successful, and nearly a third … [More]

Changes in Joint Employment Relations under NLRB

by Joshua Becker

On September 6, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the definition of joint-employment relationships under the National Labor Relations Act. The proposed rule would relax the standard for determining when a joint-employment relationship exists, thus allowing more workers to claim an employment relationship with their direct … [More]

Grocer Partners to Launch On-Demand Delivery in Phoenix

Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States, is now available on the DoorDash marketplace in the Phoenix-metro area, for on-demand grocery delivery. Customers will be able to order thousands of fresh, natural, and organic products from Sprouts by simply visiting the DoorDash mobile … [More]

Arizona Teachers Receive $1M Annual Traditional Gift Celebrating Educators

Continuing the Fiesta Bowl Organization’s annual tradition of honoring, supporting and celebrating educators throughout Arizona, Fiesta Bowl Charities granted 400 teachers with $2,500 each through the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers Draft Day presented by SRP. The wishes were spread throughout the state this year with 72 cities and towns represented … [More]

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