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State

Governor Ducey Announces $250,000 To Support Local Economic Recovery

Governor Doug Ducey announced $250,000 contributing to the launch of the Arizona Economic Recovery Center, led by Local First Arizona, to help local businesses and rural communities apply for and win competitive federal economic recovery grants. “As our economy continues to reach new heights, local businesses and organizations across the state should have easy access

COVID-19

Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates

A House committee has passed a Republican sponsored bill that would allow Arizona business owners to decide whether to enforce mask mandates for employees and customers, a move supporters say promotes freedom and critics call a threat to health and safety. “It’s a simple bill – it restores the freedom and the liberties back to

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

A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens of million unemployed. By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans — more than 16 million — had been infected by COVID-19. Those numbers testify to a historic tragedy. But they don’t fully capture the

COVID-19

From the Governor’s Office: Chambers of Commerce get COVID monies and Vaccine News

Governor Ducey Announces $1 Million In COVID-19 Relief Allocated To Chambers   Governor Doug Ducey today announced the recipients of a competitive $1 million grant program allocated to chambers of commerce across the state to implement or expand initiatives that support small businesses and accelerate local economic recovery. The grant dollars come from the Chamber

Business

Cities With the Most Small Business Owners

Small businesses are an important backbone of the American economy, accounting for approximately half of the private sector jobs in the country. In this study, AdvisorSmith examined 259 metropolitan areas in the United States, which we call “cities,” to find the cities with the highest rates of small business ownership per capita. Our study used

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