All AZ Counties Now Meet Benchmarks for Safe Reopening of Certain Businesses

Arizona Department of Health Services

Reflecting the continuing decline of COVID-19’s community spread across Arizona, all counties now meet benchmarks for safely reopening businesses such as indoor gyms and fitness centers, bars serving food, and movie theaters. In Thursday’s update of the Arizona Department of Health Services Business Dashboard, Graham County advanced to the moderate transmission stage, … [More]

Small Business Economy Continues to Rebound in September


The small business labor market continues to make improvements in September despite continued state and federal employment regulations related to COVID-19. According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, 10% of owners reported increasing employment an average of 3.2 workers per firm and 16% reported reducing employment an average of 2.0 workers per firm (seasonally … [More]

Carvana Revs up Car Buying in Detroit with Country’s Newest Car Vending Machine


Phoenix-based Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, launched its newest Car Vending Machine in Detroit. The brick and glass structure stands eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering car buyers in the area an entirely New Way To Buy A Car®. In as little as five minutes, customers can shop an inventory of more than 20,000 … [More]

Travel Club Launches Three New Chapters; Phoenix, Santa Barbara, San Diego


Manifest, the exclusive, chapter-based lifestyle and travel club that provides custom-crafted getaways to unique destinations within the U.S. paired with private plane service, announced today the launch of three new chapters in Phoenix, Arizona, Santa Barbara and San Diego, California. Founded by Jeff Potter, former CEO of Frontier Airlines and Exclusive Resorts as well as Los … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Oct 9: Virtual Fireside Chat with Arizona Congressional Members

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry

We want to assure you that as our nation and state take the necessary steps to address COVID-19, the Chamber's work on behalf of Arizona's business community continues.  During this time of uncertainty, we have been steadfast in our approach to navigating the pandemic. After careful consideration, we have decided to transition all our postponed 2020 events to a virtual format … [More]

Rebound in U.S. Apartment Leasing in the Third Quarter

RealPage Inc.

Bouncing back from the limited demand results seen earlier in the year, U.S. rental apartment leasing proved strong in the third quarter, according to real estate technology and analytics firm RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP). The occupied apartment count climbed by 146,517 units on net in the July through September time frame. That product absorption pace is more than … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Slightly Lower Even as Layoffs Continue

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending September 26, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 837,000, a decrease of 36,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 870,000 to 873,000. The 4-week moving average was 867,250, a decrease of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

How to Prevent Political Discussions from Polarizing Your Workplace

Much has been written about political polarization in the U.S. and how a heated political climate has drawn a line in the sand between voters. But heading into the 2020 presidential election, self-censorship also is on the rise – including at the workplace, where some people fear sharing their political views. Nearly a third of employed Americans worry they could lose their … [More]

Many Arizona Cities among the Quickest to Recover from Unemployment


The employment market continued to recover in August, as the latest jobs report shows that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.4%, which is 43% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide more context at the city level, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities Whose August Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most, as a … [More]

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