Feb 4, 2021

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.

Jan 12, 2020

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.

Aug 15, 2019

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.

Dec 20, 2017

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.

Apr 20, 2017

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[...]

Apr 7, 2017

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.

Jan 12, 2017

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.

Aug 25, 2014

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.

Nov 11, 2013

Solar storm

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.

SRP panel gives final approval to $1M donation
Aug 21, 2013

State finishes fiscal year with more money than expected

Arizona is poised to end fiscal 2013 in a better position than anticipated.

Mar 18, 2013

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.

Apr 23, 2012

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.