Real Estate Investors Buy More, Pay Less Says Report

Investor purchases accounted for 15.4% of all home purchases nationally in Q2 2021 compared with 11.5% in Q2 2020 – a year-over-year increase of 3.9 percentage points – according to a new report released today from RealtyTrac. In addition to the annual increase in investor purchase activity, the Fall 2021 RealtyTrac Investor Purchase Report shows that investors are typically … [More]

NFIB Gives Federal Update: Latest Proposals and Timeline in Congress


September’s deadlines have come and gone with Congress pushing back the tough decisions regarding funding the government and increasing the debt ceiling. NFIB Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman discussed new deadlines to watch and what to expect as negotiations on larger legislative proposals continue. Proposals in the Build Back Better … [More]

Program to Disburse $13M in 1% Interest Loans and Specialized Business Coaching

Maricopa County and Prestamos CDFI, a division of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), come together to provide much needed access to capital combined with personalized business coaching with the launch of the Maricopa County Small Business Resilience Program. The goal is to elevate struggling small businesses in their road to recovery post-pandemic and walk along with business owners … [More]

WEBINAR – Nov 4: #AZBootCamp200: Veterans Business Programs

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 200: Thursday- November 4 | 9:00 AM #AZBootCamp200: Veterans Business Programs What started as a six-week program has now culminated into 200 sessions. Please join the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Small … [More]

WEBINAR – Nov 2: How to Handle Haters

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 199: Tuesday - November 2 | 9:00 AM How to Handle Haters The holidays can be stressful for both small business owners and customers alike. In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn how to handle challenging, … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to New Low since Pandemic Began

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending October 16, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 290,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 3,000 from 293,000 to 296,000. The 4-week moving average was 319,750, a decrease of … [More]

California Co. Empowers Phoenix Cool Pavement Pilot Program, Says Research

Last year, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability teamed up with Arizona State University (ASU) researchers to begin the Cool Pavement Pilot Program, aimed at cooling down neighborhoods and saving energy costs. In a virtual presentation and panel discussion on September 14, the City of Phoenix released the results of the first year of … [More]

Commercial Furniture Co. Gets Another Exclusive through Knoll Deal

Goodmans Interior Structures

Goodmans Interior Structures, a Herman Miller distributor for 53 years, is adding the legendary design brand Knoll to their portfolio, making Goodmans Arizona’s exclusive distributor for both of these iconic design companies. In addition, Goodmans will represent all 19 of their affiliated brands: Colebrook Bosson Saunders, DatesWeiser, DWR, Edelman Leather, Fully, Geiger, HAY, … [More]

Seefried, Crow Holdings Debut 2nd Phase of Phoenix Industrial Park

by Adriana Marinescu

Atlanta-based Seefried Industrial Properties, in partnership with a real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital, has launched construction on 101 at Van Buren, a two-building, 633,321-square-foot distribution center in Avondale, Ariz. Taking shape on a 39-acre parcel at the intersection of 101st Avenue and Van Buren Street within the Southwest Valley submarket, the … [More]

How Recognizing Top Employees Can Cure the Quitting Epidemic

A record 4.3 million workers left their jobs in August, continuing a trend in 2021. Reasons for quitting vary, but as one recent survey shows, a lack of appreciation from employers is a common driver. Appreciation is an especially important factor to a large segment of the workforce – millennials and Gen Z. In a poll taken shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic began, 79% of … [More]

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