PPP Milestone: In Less Than Two Months, One Million Borrowers Apply for Direct Forgiveness

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reached a major milestone today as its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal recorded its one millionth PPP loan forgiveness application for borrowers seeking forgiveness for loans of $150,000 or less. “We are committed to delivering against the promise of forgiveness for our eligible PPP borrowers. … [More]

Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) Announces AZBizCon Expo on Sept. 30

Arizona Small Business Association

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) proudly presents our second AZBizCon Expo of 2021, an in-person event on September 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Paradise Village Office Park in Phoenix, AZ. Registration is available for free here. Hosted at Paradise Village Office Park, this half-day event will feature a trade show packed full of Arizona’s most dynamic … [More]

SRP Signs Contract for Its Largest Solar Power Plant in Arizona


On the heels of announcing signed agreements for three new solar power plants in Arizona, SRP today announced its largest standalone solar power plant to soon be under development northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. The solar plant, “CO Bar Solar,” is scheduled to be commercially operational in 2024 and will deliver a total of 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy to SRP … [More]

Federal Funds Approved to Support Phoenix Workforce and Families

City of Phoenix

The Phoenix City Council approved spending millions of dollars in America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support training and education programs, support for mental health services and a new vaccination incentive for underserved communities. “My goal is to get people into jobs – it is one of the most effective things we can do to get families back on their feet," said … [More]

Cybersecurity Solutions Leader Continues Its Expansion to the Southwest

GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, today announced its continued expansion. Following this spring’s expansion into TOLA, GuidePoint is now helping customers locally in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii to improve their security posture. To lead the expansion into these new … [More]

ASU Launches Global Sustainability Solutions Science Fair to Recognize Youth Innovators


The 2021 Sustainability Solutions Science Fair is a virtual opportunity open to researchers, innovators and engineers age 12-18 from around the world who are creating sustainability solutions for local area communities and for the planet. Applications are open now through October 4, 2021, to new projects as well as those that have previously been submitted to other fairs and … [More]

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