Arizona Business News

Source: Arizona Coyotes expected to move to Salt Lake City
General manager Bill Armstrong flew to Edmonton, Alberta, to tell players about the team’s potential move to Utah before its game against the Oilers, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday.
A countys regulation of short-term rentals might violate Arizona law
In December, Gila County supervisors voted to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb. But Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) asked the attorney general to investigate whether the county’s new ordinance is legal.
April 12, 2024
Heres when AZ gas prices are expected to drop
National gas prices rose by 7 cents this week. In Arizona, the average price per gallon rose by 15 cents. Julian Paredes with AAA Arizona said an increase in refinery maintenance in California is the cause.
April 11, 2024
Arizona Cactus League attendance the highest since 2019
This year, the Arizona Cactus League drew its largest number of fans since 2019, the last season before the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 11, 2024
Report: NHL deal could send Coyotes to Salt Lake City
Multiple outlets are reporting that the NHL is preparing a contingency plan of sorts — two schedules for next season: one if the Coyotes stay in Tempe and one if the team is sold and relocated to Salt Lake City.
April 11, 2024
Phoenixs strong local dining scene helped bring more celebrity, high-end restaurants
Jeff Green, a partner in Hoffman Strategy Group, joined The Show to talk about high-end restaurants from celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis that have recently opened in the Valley.
April 11, 2024
How Arizona is spending $1B in opioid settlement money
The state is getting more than $1 billion from a settlement related to opioid manufacturing and distribution. Zac Ziegler, a producer and reporter at Arizona Public Media, has been looking into how much of that is being spent and what it’s being spent on.
April 11, 2024
New rideshare service for women, by women
A new rideshare service based in Maricopa and Pinal counties has begun offering safe rides for women, by women.
April 11, 2024
Scottsdale mayor open to 64th Street solution for new Coyotes arena
A day after issuing a strongly worded statement against a proposed arena for the Arizona Coyotes on his city’s border, Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega clarified that he’s open to the project, but for a slightly different location.
April 9, 2024
A Phoenix farm is making renewable energy while also providing shade for crops
The triple-digit heat in Phoenix makes it difficult to farm — everything from growing crops to tending livestock. There is a solution that cools off the land while also providing sustainable energy — agrivoltaics.
April 9, 2024
Phoenix Union hopes to expand financial literacy program
The Phoenix Union High School District has adopted a resolution establishing its support for programs and activities related to financial literacy. The district hopes to expand a partnership with ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
April 9, 2024
Law will hold long-term care facilities accountable for failing to keep residents safe
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed legislation Monday meant to hold long-term care facilities accountable for failing to keep residents safe.
April 9, 2024
Can home health companies continue without hiring more migrant workers? Many say no
Demand continues to outstrip the supply of home health workers as America ages. An industry official says it can't continue without recruiting more migrants.
April 9, 2024
TSMC gets $6.6B to expand microchip facilities in AZ
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the federal funding for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. means the company can expand on its existing plans for two facilities in Phoenix and add a third, newly announced production hub.
April 8, 2024
What AZ could learn from Utahs new approach to affordable housing
As Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Katie Hobbs struggle to come to agreement on measures to try to increase the supply of housing in the state, one of our neighbors is taking a unique approach to solving its housing problems.
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April 8, 2024
Díaz: UA president should leave now, not in 2026
The University of Arizona has had a tumultuous year that culminated in President Robert Robbins announcing he will step down at the end of his term in 2026 last week. Roberts’ announcement of his early resignation might have satisfied some who are frustrated by these events — but not Elvia Díaz.
April 8, 2024
ASU professors article asks: Can social media users tell when theyre being advertised to?
Social media use has grown exponentially in the last decade, and the explosive launch of e-commerce has given rise to a new era of advertising: influencer marketing. Which has led researchers to ask: Can users tell when they’re being advertised to? And how important is it for them to know when influencers are being paid?
April 8, 2024
Arts and culture center must relocate historic Gilbert house
Arts and culture center HD South, home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, is trying to preserve a more than 100-year-old home known as the Clare House.
April 7, 2024
Glendales short-term rental rules wont be focus on Final Four weekend
Thousands of basketball fans have descended on Glendale for the men’s Final Four, providing the latest opportunity for residents to operate their homes as short-term rentals. Last year, the city passed a new rule requiring permits for these rentals. That won’t be an enforcement priority this weekend.
April 6, 2024
Dueling initiatives on tipped workers aim for ballot
Arizona’s minimum wage is currently $14.35. State law allows businesses to pay tipped workers $3 less than that, with the expectation that tips will make up the difference. Two initiatives headed toward the November ballot aim to either strike that rule, or strengthen it.
April 6, 2024
Voting underway to choose Phoenix’s signature cocktail
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is not the only “Final Four” in town. Phoenix has created a competition with a twist after Mayor Kate Gallego pitched to the Arizona Restaurant Association.
April 5, 2024