22 Ways Phoenix Has Grown Since Its Last World Series


The home of Super Bowl LVII, the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four, and the WNBA All-Star Game is now proud to host the Fall Classic as Phoenicians watch their Arizona Diamondbacks continue their historic run to win a second World Series trophy. The City of Phoenix is proud to support its hometown team, while providing a safe, fun experience for those with tickets to the game or those … [More]

Governor Hobbs Announces Arizona Families Tax Rebate


Governor Katie Hobbs officially announced the deployment of the Arizona Families Tax Rebate, which will put money back in the pockets of nearly 750,000 Arizona families. The first rebate of its kind, these funds were made possible by Governor Hobbs’ bipartisan budget, which received supermajority support in both chambers. Eligible families will have an opportunity to receive up … [More]

The Macroeconomy Has Impacted Small Business Owners and Their Access to Business Financing, Says Report

The last several years have left a considerable impact on business owners who need financing access to grow their business


Credibly, the data science-driven fintech lending platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) conducted a survey with over 100 small business owners in the U.S. to gain a deeper understanding of how the current macroeconomic environment is impacting their businesses. The survey found that only one-third of small business owners reported feeling optimistic about the … [More]

Almost a Third of Homes for Sale Are New Construction – the Highest Share of Any Third Quarter on Record

New builds are taking up a growing share of the pie as builders attract buyers with concessions, and surging mortgage rates prevent existing homeowners from selling


Nationwide, 30.6% of U.S. single-family homes for sale in the third quarter were new construction, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s the highest share of any third quarter on record and up from 28.9% one year earlier and 25% two years earlier. Newly built homes have taken up a growing share of for-sale housing … [More]

WEBINAR – Nov. 14: The Importance of Knowing What your Business Is Worth

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS' Join us for an Arizona Small Business Boot Camp! Did you miss last Tuesday's webinar? Watch it here: Small Business Intelligence - SizeUp 101 The Importance of Knowing What your Business is Worth 11/14/2023 | 9:00 AM This session will dive into how business valuation plays in effective succession, retirement, and estate planning … [More]

Ten Ways to Start Building Your Favor Bank (and Growing Your Network)


“Networking” is a misunderstood concept. We tend to think of it in terms of small talk, faked enthusiasm, and self-serving schmoozing. Great networkers, we assume, are aggressive movers and shakers with a knack for selling themselves. Actually, says Robert L. Dilenschneider, they are heartfelt helpers who understand how the favor bank works. “The most successful people I … [More]

T.W. Lewis Foundation Announces New Executive Director


T.W. Lewis Foundation recently hired Steve Smith, former Arizona Senator, to lead the organization as its new executive director. In this role, Smith manages grant distribution, non-profit assessments and activities to enhance the foundation’s overall core program areas. “Steve is an energetic and entrepreneurial leader with significant experience in the public sector and … [More]

Glendale-Based Commercial Lender Rebrands


  AVANA Companies, a comprehensive lending and asset management ecosystem, announces AVANA CUSO, a Credit Union Service Organization designed to meet the evolving needs of credit unions. AVANA CUSO is a premier provider of a wide range of lending products and services, including exceptional expertise in commercial loan origination, underwriting, and comprehensive loan … [More]

Mesa Gains New Dealership as Courtesy Nissan of Mesa Opens

Rick McCartney

Courtesy Automotive Group acquires East Valley Nissan creating Courtesy Nissan of Mesa on Test Drive off Superstition Springs Blvd and US 60. The acquisition expands the family-owned Courtesy Automotive Group’s East Valley footprint that currently includes Courtesy KIA, Courtesy Chrysler Dodge Ram, and Courtesy Jeep. Along with these brands, Courtesy Nissan of Mesa will join … [More]

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