Arizona Business News

Phoenix Residents Lose David And Goliath Zoning Case
Some residents in north Phoenix had a message for city leaders Wednesday: good project, bad location. But they failed to convince the Phoenix City Council.
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Phoenix Pledges Tree Equity For All Neighborhoods By 2030
Phoenix is partnering with the nation’s oldest conservation nonprofit to achieve what the group calls “tree equity” by 2030.
April 22, 2021
Q&AZ: Can Office Space Be Used To House Homelessness People?
One listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project if vacant office space in metro Phoenix could be use to house people experiencing homelessness.
April 22, 2021
Summer Camps Adjusting To COVID-19 Requirements
Many Arizona parents are trying to figure out how their kids are going to spend the summer. To learn what this summer might look like, The Show spoke with Karen Barr, publisher, editor and founder of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, which puts together an annual list of summer camp options.
April 22, 2021
Pew: AZ Gets More Of Its Money From Feds Than National Average
A new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Arizona gets most of its total revenue from taxes. But the amount it gets from the federal government is not far behind. Rebecca Thiess is manager for the Fiscal Federalism Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Show spoke with her to learn how else Arizona compared to other states.
April 22, 2021
How Ability360 CEO Phil Pangrazio Transformed The Organization
Retiring CEO Phil Pangrazio has led the Valley disability advocacy organization for 20 years and was in charge as it greatly expanded its outreach and opened the impressive Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center.
April 22, 2021
D-Backs President Explains Plans For Attendance, Renovation At Chase Field
After playing in an empty stadium for most of 2020, the Diamondbacks are now allowing up to 20,000 fans to watch games in person at Chase Field. And the team has been looking to make upgrades to the 23-year-old stadium. The Show spoke with Diamondbacks’ President and CEO Derrick Hall to learn the plan for these upcoming changes.
April 22, 2021
Phoenix Eyes Safety Reform Through Program Expansion
In its upcoming budget, the city of Phoenix plans to funnel $15 million into expanding its fire-department-housed Community Advocacy Program, add staff and get them a new partner for behavioral and mental health care. But police-reform activists oppose the plan that city officials hope will build community trust.
April 22, 2021
Survey Shows Pandemic Impact On Arizonans Aspirations
As Arizona and the rest of the country were emerging from the Great Recession more than a decade ago, the Center for the Future of Arizona commissioned a survey by Gallup that asked Arizonans of all backgrounds, experiences and income levels what their aspirations were for the state. It was part of the effort known as the "The Arizona We Want: The Decade Ahead."
April 21, 2021
Cities Worry About Losing Millions With Proposed Flat Tax
Republicans in the state Legislature appear headed toward implementing a version of a flat tax for Arizona. Cities across the state say if that happens, they could stand to lose millions of dollars.
April 21, 2021
Scottsdale Passes LGBTQ Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
April 21, 2021
Study: Meatpacking Plants Cause $11.2B In Negative Economic Impact
More than 330,000 COVID-19 cases are attributable to meatpacking plants, resulting in $11.2 billion in economic damage.
April 21, 2021
Peoria Trying To Increase Recycling, Decrease Contamination
Peoria is undertaking a pilot project to see if it can get its residents to recycle more, and to stop putting things that are not recyclable into the recycling bins.
April 20, 2021
Phoenix Parks Has New Smoke-Free Policy
Out of the 10 largest U.S. cities, Phoenix said it was the only one that allowed smoking in city parks — until recently.
April 20, 2021
GOP Lawmakers Looking To Move AZ Toward Flat Tax
April 20 is the 100th day of the legislative session, which is when, in theory, lawmakers wrap up their work for the year. In practice, however, the session is still going strong, and the Arizona Legislature still has to do the one thing they’re required by the state constitution to do: approve a new state budget.
April 20, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To New Education Tax
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear an expedited constitutional challenge Tuesday to a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizonans that was designed to boost school funding.
April 20, 2021
State Has Lottery For New Licenses For Adult-Use Marijuana In Rural AZ
The state Department of Health Services had a drawing for adult-use marijuana dispensary licenses in rural Arizona on Monday.
April 19, 2021
Jobs Grow In Sonora For 3 Months Straight
Employment numbers in neighboring Sonora are improving. While logging one of the biggest jumps in formal jobs over the last three months, Sonora is still below the employment levels it had in February 2020.
April 19, 2021
$21M For Schools To Hire Counselors, Social Workers
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has announced she’s allocating $21.3 million to hire more school counselors and social workers statewide as part of the School Safety Grant program.
April 19, 2021
Mexico Enters The U.S. Treasury Monitoring List
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
April 19, 2021
Mexico’s President Wants Trees, Crops And Visas From The U.S.
Mexico’s president has a plan to try to stop climate change and Central American migration simultaneously. And to make it happen, he wants support from the United States.
April 19, 2021