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COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase Of Business And Safety Protocols

Occupancy Limits Expire, Distancing And Mask Protocols Remain Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.  With cases dropping in Arizona, and vaccine distribution underway, it’s still important to keep our guard up, and these protocols reflect that approach. The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution

Opinion

Opinion: If We Play Our Cards Right, the Economy is Teed-Up for a Boom

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a glimpse into current economic conditions. Although a modest number of jobs were created overall last month, certain types of businesses continue to be hammered by the pandemic and its ripple effects. For example, the leisure and hospitality industry—largely made up of restaurants and hotels—shed 61,000 jobs

COVID-19

Unemployment dips in Arizona for December, but jobs are still tight

As COVID-19 pummels away in Arizona, unemployment in the state dipped slightly in December, with the restaurant and entertainment industries continuing to take the hardest hits. The state unemployment rate was 7.5% last month, compared with 8% in November, putting Arizona among 20 states with the good fortune to post December decreases, according to the

State

Governor Ducey Provides Additional Funding To Support Local Restaurants

Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $2 million to further help local restaurants and other dining establishments expand outdoor dining, protect patrons and staff, and limit the spread of COVID-19. “Arizona restaurant owners and their employees have worked diligently to serve patrons and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Many restaurants have

Business

As small businesses await new US aid, it’s too late for some

Clay Reynolds is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: He may have to once again close his business, Arrichion Hot Yoga and Circuit Training. The $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress has just approved contains billions in aid directed specifically at struggling small companies like Reynolds’. Arrichion received a loan last spring

State

Governor Ducey Announces Latest Actions To Fight COVID-19, Increase Hospital Staffing

Governor Doug Ducey today announced a series of meaningful actions to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, support our hospitals and frontline health care workers, and provide the state’s hard-hit restaurants with the resources needed to keep patrons and staff healthy. Speaking at the State Public Health Laboratory, Governor Ducey outlined measures to ensure

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