job creation

Oct 18, 2018

Arizona’s jobless rate ticks upward

The state's jobless rate is up a tenth of a point and stands exactly where it did a year ago.

Feb 24, 2016

House gives preliminary approval to ‘Small Business Job Creation Act’

The state House is asking Arizona voters to lower property taxes -- but not for themselves. In fact, HCR 2031, given preliminary approval on Wednesday, actually could mean higher taxes for homeowners.

Jan 15, 2016

Bill aims to eliminate unnecessary regulations, licenses

Gov. Doug Ducey called on lawmakers Jan. 11 to send him legislation allowing state agencies to wipe out unnecessary regulations that restrain job creation.

Jan 15, 2016

Clear economic sailing in 2016, but experts urge caution

As Arizona fully emerges from what has been a long and dark economic winter, economists warn of potential headwinds and the possibility of another recession this decade.

Apr 23, 2015

Did lawmakers kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) bolster the economy, not just in Arizona, but across the nation. Premier career and technical education (CTE) programs improve high school student achievement, dramatically reduce drop-out rates, and create skilled workers who are prepared to fill almost half the jobs in this country that are middle-skill positions.

Apr 22, 2015

Rapid growth in bioscience industry in peril

From 2002 to 2011, Arizona bioscience sector played a major role in boosting the state’s economic development. Jobs increased by 45 percent, adding more than 30,700 to the market and sweeping the new industry into Arizona like a wave.

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Feb 23, 2014

Calls multiply for veto of ‘religious freedom’ bill from GOP, business groups

Gov. Jan Brewer returns to work Tuesday to face a rising chorus of Republican and business voices urging her to quickly quash SB1062.

Oct 29, 2013

Stanton: Cities can’t wait for federal help for transportation projects

Cities can’t wait for new federal funding and updated policies needed to advance transportation projects, Mayor Greg Stanton told officials from around the country Monday.

Sep 19, 2013

Hallman exits governor’s race for treasurer campaign

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman is bowing out of the governor’s race and running instead for state treasurer.

Feb 12, 2013

Some Arizonans to be State of the Union guests

The White House says first lady Michelle Obama's guests for the State of the Union address Tuesday evening include two Arizonans : Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers and 12-year-old Haile Thomas of Tucson.

Aug 31, 2012

The 4 big worries facing the U.S. economy

We’re in the midst of one of the most critical presidential and congressional elections in recent history — certainly the most important since 1980. Of course, we have heard and will continue to hear a great deal about the importance of this year’s vote from those actually running for office. But it’s always crucial to […]

Aug 31, 2012

Intel expansion shows GOP leads the way for job creation

You’ve probably heard lawmakers exclaiming that their priorities are “jobs, jobs and jobs.” No matter what the issue of the day happens to be, leaders on both sides of the aisle will say the focus must be on jobs and the economy.