Experts: Arizona economy could be hit hard if default is in our stars
If the U.S. defaults on its debt, it would not be good news for anyone, but economists say it would be particularly bad news for Arizona.
Arizona’s ‘super season’ gives state financial shot of adrenaline
In the first few months of this year, Arizona was a hot spot for the collision between sports and tourism, creating a “super season” that gave the state a financial blast from the combined efforts of Super Bowl 57, spring training and the WM Phoenix Open.
Grand Canyon delays opening of North Rim due to snowfall
The public will have to wait a little longer to visit the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park this year.
Grand Canyon National Park planning a $208M waterline repair
A $208 million multi-year repair is planned for the Transcanyon Waterline that supplies water for the local community and millions of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park.
Hospitality, tourism, sports industries fight human trafficking
It’s a Penalty, an organization working to prevent abuse, human trafficking and exploitation worldwide, campaigns around major sporting events year-round with the goal of eradicating exploitation, abuse and human trafficking by 2030. That organization, as well as the tourism, sporting and hospitality industries are working together to fight human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
Environmental groups sue US over Puerto Rico dredging plan
The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. government, accusing it of endangering wildlife and humans as it prepares to dredge and expand Puerto Rico's biggest bay to accommodate massive tankers that will serve a new liquid natural gas terminal.
Tourism taxing districts could be coming soon
Twin bills with bipartisan support to jumpstart Arizona tourism appear dead in the Senate, but they may reappear this year or next as the concept has gained support nationally and here.
Trump imposes tariffs on Mexico
"I prioritize national security and a solution to our humanitarian crisis at the border above commerce." - Gov. Doug Ducey.
Arizona tourist spending hits all time high
Tourists visiting Arizona spent a record $21.2 billion in the state last year. And they would have spent more if gasoline had been more expensive.
Arizona’s hidden gems
Arizona boasts of little-known gems and beautiful, hidden nooks that add just a touch of “wow” to a state prominent for its wide spaces and panoramic vistas. Here’s a selection of the best as chosen by the staff of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Arizona lifestyle most attractive to businesses, rebranding study finds
A study commissioned by the Ducey administration has concluded that's while low taxes and cheap labor are factors, that's not what ultimately sells Arizona to businesses and tourists. What closes the deal is the Arizona lifestyle.