The Balance Sheetby JAKE STEINBERGA weekly look at how businesses are surviving the coronavirus economy.
As sales stay flat, independent restaurants looking to Congress for relief
October 6, 2020
Low summer sales typically rebound with winter travelers, but little tourism is expected this year.
Tucson firms largely safe from airline industry turbulance
September 4, 2020
Government contracts and a boost in private flights have kept the local aerospace industry aloft, but may not be enough to stop layoffs.
As some movie theaters reopen, it's still too soon for The Loft Cinema
August 27, 2020
The independent theater is betting on outdoor shows and "virtual cinema."
Arizona hotels look to aid from HOPE Act to stay open
August 20, 2020
Nearly 50 million people traveled to Arizona last year. That won't be the case this year.
Arizona construction contracts on the rise despite pandemic
August 14, 2020
Contracting revenue is up 20% from last year.
Tucson music venues calling on Congress to help
August 7, 2020
As many as 90% of independent music venues around the country could disappear without aid.
Pandemic, economic downturn have yet to stop downtown Tucson development
July 30, 2020
Developers are putting their money on the appeal of dense urban living outlasting the pandemic.
Arizona employers received more than $7 billion in PPP loans. But what’s next?
July 7, 2020
Record case counts and the return of mandated closures threaten to erase the program’s gains.
Tucson's Invisible Theatre bringing back in-person shows
June 23, 2020
The nonprofit hopes to maintain a live theater experience with distancing and reduced capacity, amid growing COVID-19 case numbers.
Support for black-owned businesses a lifeline amid pandemic
June 16, 2020
As many as 40% of black-owned businesses could disappear.
Statewide curfew delays restaurant reopenings
June 5, 2020
Tucson's Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails reopens Friday — one week later than planned.
Tucson retailers adapt to new customer expectations
May 21, 2020
Retailers are shortening hours and emphasizing appointments.
Arizona restaurants face choice of whether, and how, to invite diners inside
May 14, 2020
Restaurants are deciding whether to risk further spreading the deadly coronavirus or face the financial consequences of keeping doors closed.
Recommended or required? Ducey issues guidelines for barbershops and salons to reopen
May 8, 2020
Some business owners have struggled to interpret the guidance coming from the governor's office.
One Tucson couple takes happy hour virtual
April 27, 2020
With their industry on ice, Dale and Stephen Ott found a creative solution.
Federal aid can't come soon enough for tourism industry
April 21, 2020
Many businesses dependent on travel have been hurting since February.
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