New Study: Trade Supported Over Three Quarters of a Million Arizona Jobs

Business Roundtable

A new study from Business Roundtable finds that international trade supported 783,500 jobs in Arizona in 2018, having represented 1 out of every 5 jobs in the state before the pandemic. Since 1992, before the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the share of jobs tied to trade in Arizona has increased by 85 percent. Additionally, the Grand … [More]

West Valley Leaders Launch Target Industry Spotlight and Virtual Job Matching Series

WESTMARC

Regional leadership including WESTMARC, AZ@Work-Maricopa County, PipelineAZ and Brightworks Consulting have partnered to launch a West Valley Industry Spotlight and Virtual Job Matching series in collaboration with the 15 communities of the West Valley. The series will focus on the 6 industries targeted by the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area for attraction … [More]

DES Partners with ​ID.me​ to Prevent Unemployment Fraud

Arizona Department of Economic Security

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced a partnership with ​ID.me​ to allow unemployment claimants to securely verify their identities online. ID.me is a federally-certified identity verification provider specializing in digital identity protection, and is utilized by several states to address the high volume of unemployment fraud across the nation. In an … [More]

Salesforce Solutions Co. Adds AI Technology to CRM Marketing Solution for Home Builders

ApostleTech

ApostleTech, a leader in Salesforce application implementations and consulting, is the developer of HCP, a CRM solution built on the power of Salesforce and designed specifically for home builders. ApostleTech is now collaborating with AtlasRTX to enhance HCP’s marketing capabilities, adding chatbot tools, which allow users to track and engage leads through the sales … [More]

Latinx Americans are Driving U.S. Homeownership Gains

Zillow

Remarkable growth this half-decade has boosted the share of Latinxi households in the U.S. that own their home to its highest since the housing bustii. While recent signs are encouraging, a new Zillow® analysis reveals remaining roadblocks on the path to equitable housing. Latinx Americans are a massive and diverse group, with more than 200 unique ancestriesiii among the 60 … [More]

Merchant Transaction Volume Steady Despite Anticipated Seasonal Slowdown, Arizona Increased

Shift4 Payments

Shift4 Payments, the leader in integrated payment processing solutions, continues to see improvement in merchant transaction volume across America as businesses adapt to overcome the impacts associated with the coronavirus. In the latest update since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread throughout the US in early 2020, Shift4’s analysis of transaction volume suggest that … [More]

Manufacturing Co. Unveils a Revolutionary Zinc Fiber Microcurrent that Kills Coronavirus

Ion Manufacturing

As global demand for innovative and effective antimicrobial and antiviral wearable materials increases in the wake of the current pandemic, ION Manufacturing is proud to debut ZnTech™ –a proprietary and patented zinc fiber matrix capable of generating microcurrent that is lethal to Coronavirus and other virulent pathogens. Designed for broad-spectrum textile usage, ZnTech™ has … [More]

WEBINAR – Oct 14: Automatic Forgiveness Update and Ask the CPA – Covid-19 Small Biz Tax Tips: PPP and Beyond

NFIB

Presented by: Martin Abo, CPA/ABV/CVA/CFF, Managing Member of Abo and Company, LLC – Certified Public Accountants, Holly Wade, Executive Director, NFIB Research Center, Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, Legal Foundation, NFIB Join special guest CPA and Tax Expert Martin Abo, CPA/ABV/CVA/CFF, as he answers the most urgent tax questions from small businesses: … [More]