Nikola Announces Strategic Agreements with Bosch for Fuel-Cell Manufacturing

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and energy infrastructure solutions, today announced agreements with the Bosch Group of companies for Nikola Class 7 and 8 fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) which will enable Nikola to build the Bosch fuel-cell power modules at … [More]

U.S. Jobless Claims Hit Pandemic Low, Employment Strengthening

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending August 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 340,000, a decrease of 14,000 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 1,000 from 353,000 to 354,000. The 4-week moving average was 355,000, a decrease of … [More]

Additional $60 Million to Support Hospital Staffing Announced

Arizona Department of Health Services

Governor Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that $60 million to support staffing at health care facilities that deploy proven techniques to decrease COVID-19 related hospitalizations, including administering monoclonal antibody treatments and offering vaccination at discharge. “Arizona’s health care professionals and all frontline workers are heroes, without a doubt,” said … [More]

Staggering 50% of Small Business Owners Report Job Openings They Can’t Fill, Says Report


Fifty percent of all small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, a record high reading according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. The number of unfilled job openings has remained far above the 48-year historical average of 22%. “Small employers are struggling to fill open positions and find qualified workers resulting in … [More]

Home Loan Co. Launches New Program That Upgrades Home Purchase Offers to Cash


As the housing market continues to set records with low inventory and increasing buyer competition, cash is king. Today, Homie Loans announced Homie CashTM, a new program that allows buyers to make all-cash offers to drastically increase their chances of winning the perfect home. Cash offers are 3 times more likely to win in a competitive bidding war, making it one of the … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board Names Interim President & CEO

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Denise Hart as the interim President & CEO while the board continues its search for a permanent replacement to fill the opening. Denise recently assumed the role of Vice President of Marketing & Programs, after serving as the President & CEO at the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce for two and a half … [More]

San Diego CRE Investment Firm Acquires Two Multifamily Properties Totaling 508 Units in Phoenix

Tower 16 Capital Partners

San Diego-based Tower 16 Capital Partners has acquired two properties across two separate transactions totaling 508 units in Phoenix, Ariz., for a total of $78.5 million. Banyantree Apartments, a 232-unit multifamily property located in Phoenix, Ariz., was acquired for $36.5 million. Banyantree was built in 1973 and has been owned and operated by a private family for nearly 30 … [More]

Putting Business Superpowers to Use in Times of Need

Airbnb saw an opportunity to render support when turmoil spread across Afghanistan as the U.S. announced withdrawal of military forces. The company offered to temporarily house as many as 20,000 Afghan refugees globally, with Airbnb’s chief executive expressing hope that others would be inspired to follow the company’s lead. The move was just one example of how many … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 3 áreas clave que la nueva ley de infraestructura ayudará a las pequeñas empresas

por Edgar R. Olivo

Se está generando entusiasmo en torno al nuevo acuerdo de infraestructura bipartidista que se aprobó en el Senado de los EE. UU. el 10 de agosto de 2021, también conocido como la Ley de Empleos de Inversión en Infraestructura, como parte del plan “Reconstruir mejor” del presidente Biden. Este proyecto de ley asignaría $1.2 billones en nuevos gastos para carreteras, puentes, … [More]

3 Key Areas the New Infrastructure Bill Will Help Small Businesses

by Edgar R. Olivo

Excitement is building around the new bipartisan infrastructure deal that was passed in the U.S. Senate on August 10, 2021, also known as the Infrastructure Investment Jobs Act, as part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. This bill would allocate $1.2 trillion in new spending for roads, bridges, public transportation, electric vehicle charging stations, broadband … [More]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Sep 13 to 15: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Event Schedule for September 13-15   

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit event schedule is set. This annual event, happening September 13-15, 2021, honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity.   SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced National Small Business Week in a news … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 16: Don’t Collect Digital Dust- Understanding the Video Distribution Roadmap

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 186: Thursday - September 16 | 9:00 AM Don’t Collect Digital Dust- Understanding the Video Distribution Roadmap Healthsharing, an approach to manage medical needs, is rising in popularity due to its flexibility and … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 14: Is a Healthshare Right For You and Your Team?

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. SESSION 185: Tuesday - September 14 | 9:00 AM Is a Healthshare Right For You and Your Team? Healthsharing, although not mainstream, is another approach to managing medical needs and rising in popularity due to its … [More]

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