Arizona Business News

More Freeways? Rail? Streets? Share Your Metro Phoenix Priorities
The organization responsible for developing a long-range transportation plan for the Valley says there are tough choices ahead.
May 12, 2021
Why Conservative Snowflake Embraced A Massive Marijuana Farm
The town of Snowflake in eastern Arizona is known for being the birthplace of former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and for having a large Latter-day Saints population. And now, New York Times reporter Valeriya Safronova has revealed that Snowflake also has a very successful greenhouse that some say is the largest devoted to growing marijuana in North America.
May 12, 2021
How A Tempe Marijuana Companys $2.1B Merger Could Change Industry
The cannabis industry was rocked this week by news that Florida-based producer and distributor Trulieve acquired Arizona’s Harvest Health in a $2.1 billion deal. This merger creates the largest cannabis company in the United States and it’s forcing smaller companies to re-examine their market positions.
May 12, 2021
Rescue Plan: Here’s How Much Arizona Cities, Counties Will Get
More than $5 billion is coming to Arizona state and local governments. The federal funding comes through the American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 stimulus package.
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May 11, 2021
Record Home Prices Everywhere: How Does AZ Compare?
The National Association of Realtors says 99% of metro areas it tracks recorded year-over-year increases in home prices. And 89% reported double-digit gains.
May 11, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Part Ways With Coach After Missing Playoffs
The National Hockey League postseason gets underway later this week, and the Arizona Coyotes will again be on the outside looking in. That led to what the organization has labeled a mutual parting of the ways with head coach Rick Tocchet after four seasons.
May 11, 2021
Parents Struggle To Spend Time With Children In Foster Care
The pandemic has forced just about everything to go virtual over the last year, and that includes visits between parents and their children who have been placed in foster care. Eli Hager reported the story for the Marshall Project, and The Show spoke with him about what parental visitation usually looks like for parents.
May 11, 2021
Dressmaker Monique Sandoval: Made In Arizona
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
May 11, 2021
Arizona Artists Welcome Back Patrons In Person
Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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May 11, 2021
Arizona Golfer With Down Syndrome Makes History
On May 10, Amy Bockerstette will begin a three-day tournament in Florida, competing for the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s golf title. And in doing it, she will make history as the first athlete with Down syndrome to compete for a collegiate title.
May 10, 2021
Oak Flat Copper Mine Could Impact Valley Groundwater Supplies
The San Carlos Apaches have fought a proposed copper mine that would be located about an hour east of Phoenix because it will destroy an important cultural site. But the mine could also have impacts on the Phoenix area and beyond.
May 10, 2021
Left Out Phoenix Neighbors Claim Partial Development Victory
This is not a story about neighbors yelling, “Not in my backyard." It’s a story about residents frustrated with the process.
May 10, 2021
Phoenix To Add Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
More electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Phoenix thanks to a deal between the city and Salt River Project.
May 10, 2021
As Solar Energy Uncertainty Grows In Mexico, Smaller Scale Projects Continue Growth
Like Arizona, neighboring Sonora has a great deal of potential for solar energy development. Despite that potential, the prospects for solar there and across Mexico have gotten even more challenging since we last reported on it.
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May 10, 2021
House To Vote On Bill On In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students
Last week, the Arizona House advanced a bill that had previously been stalled that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates pending voter approval. The bill is expected to get a final vote early this week.
May 10, 2021
Proposed Tobacco Law Scrutinized For Lack Of Regulations
The Arizona Senate recently passed a bill that would require a retailer to receive a license to sell tobacco, vapor or alternative nicotine products. The bill received bipartisan support, but is drawing criticism due to a perceived lack of strict regulations.
May 8, 2021
The Fancy Navajo: Diné Influencer Shares Culture Through Food
Alana Yazzie studied marketing at Marquette University after growing up near the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. After a stint in HR, she quit and decided to strike out on her own as The Fancy Navajo. That’s her Instagram handle, and it has led her to a career of baking and blogging.
May 7, 2021
Why Tempes Danelle Plaza Remains An Eclectic Strip Mall
Danelle Plaza at Southern and Mill in Tempe is like a lot of strip malls. There’s a mix of businesses in there — a clothing shop, a restaurant, a record store, a billiards hall and perhaps the most well-known one, Yucca Tap Room. Danelle Plaza has been an important part of Tempe’s music and alternative arts scene, which is what drew Rob Moore to it.
May 7, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 48%
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 48%. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on
May 7, 2021
Arizona Utility Regulators Reject 100% Clean Energy Rules
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have required most of the state's electricity providers to get 100% of their power from clean energy sources by 2050 to limit carbon emissions and address climate change.
May 7, 2021