Tax credit program answers need for affordable housing
Our housing market needs solutions right now. Low income housing tax credit program is ready to go, and we know it works. Let’s hope the Legislature and Gov. Ducey agree and vote to get it done.
Groundwater regulation new conflict in water management
Farmers and Gov. Doug Ducey say they are willing to change their stance against government oversight and regulation to protect the state’s dwindling water supply – and they’re willing to let the largest water users write the rules.
If we build it they will come, but they are already here.
We are now in an age of climate refugees and a large corporations coming to Phoenix because we don't have a lot of the severe natural disasters destroying our City like floods, hurricanes, tropical storms, mudslides, earthquakes, and drought. We are going to continue to be a magnet for people and businesses relocating even though it is getting hotter here than ever before.
State population grows on wave of newcomers
Arizona added enough residents in the 12 months ending July 1 to rank its growth the fifth highest in the nation.
The strategy behind growth in Arizona’s biggest county
I must admit, I was very excited when I read the headline that Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the nation. It’s not because more is always better; it’s because people from across the country are learning what I’ve known since I was a little boy wandering around my family’s car dealership in Mesa. Maricopa County is a uniquely special place to raise a family, run a business[...]
Maricopa County boomed in 2016, but Pinal benefitted from echo
Maricopa County added more people last year than any other county in the nation, but it was neighboring Pinal County that posted the fastest growth rate in the state, a beneficiary of overflow from its neighbor to the north.
Workforce talent pipeline, education funding top Phoenix Chamber’s priorities
Gov. Doug Ducey and myriad pro-business lawmakers are our strong partners in increasing growth, strengthening competitiveness and continuing the success of Arizona’s business community.
Affordable Care Act leads to growth in health care jobs
The state’s jobless rate ticked up one-tenth of a point last month, to 7.0 percent, amid lackluster overall growth of jobs in the private sector and sharp but seasonally expected declines in employment in public education.
All eyes on Arizona as formal energy hearings begin
At the heart of Arizona’s battle over solar net metering systems is whether utilities can balance solar energy with the cost of maintaining the grid that delivers electricity to all users.
State finishes fiscal year with more money than expected
Arizona is poised to end fiscal 2013 in a better position than anticipated.
Survey: Women business owners in Arizona see hiring, growth
Almost half of female business owners surveyed in Arizona expect their companies to grow over the next five years, according to a report released March 8.
State sees robust revenue growth in March
The state posted another robust growth in revenue last month, another sign that the economy is getting healthier. Year-to-date, revenues are 6.7 percent higher, according to a report from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.