Business and Economics

Mayor Romero orders 'nonessential' businesses to close

Mar 27, 2020 The mayor ordered the Saturday-morning closure of businesses not deemed "essential" in an earlier order from the governor, advising others to follow suit.

Fourth Avenue businesses feeling pinch of coronavirus-related closures

Mar 27, 2020 A discussion with North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association's Fred Ronstadt.

Tucson Metro Chamber on outreach for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 A discussion with chamber president Amber Smith.

Pima County supervisors extend closures to April 10

Mar 27, 2020 Businesses won't face a criminal penalty but can now be fined for violating the closure order.

Coronavirus relief package to send $8 billion to tribes

Mar 27, 2020 The aid would be a "godsend" for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the chairman said.

Food demand is up, but Arizona farmers aren't immune to coronavirus impacts

Mar 26, 2020 Even though grocery store shelves are empty, food supply chains remain strong, for now.

Sonora maquila industry hopes strong COVID-19 measures ward off closures

Mar 24, 2020 A spokesperson says the industry is hoping anti-coronavirus measures can help keep Nogales' export manufacturing plants running.

Financial impact to Arizona from border closure will be severe

Mar 23, 2020 The administration has said both countries will review whether or not to continue the closure in 30 days.

Border residents brace for change with approach of closure to nonessential travel

Mar 20, 2020 Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas were left wondering what comes next as the Friday night restriction neared.

Gov. Ducey expands unemployment access and extends tax deadline in Arizona

Mar 20, 2020 The governor announced Friday the state was loosening unemployment requirements and lining up state and federal tax deadlines.

Caruso's, other local restaurants counting on takeout and delivery to make it through virus

Mar 19, 2020 Restaurants have few options after Tucson adopted the White House's latests COVID-19 guidelines.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe temporarily closing Casino del Sol and Casino of the Sun; Desert Diamond follows suit

Mar 18, 2020 The tribe expects it will take a significant financial hit as it shutters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Tucson restricting gathering places, making changes to transit

Mar 18, 2020 The city declared a local emergency as it joins communities all over working to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food bank starting 'drive-through' distribution and prepping for increased need

Mar 17, 2020 The organization also says it has increased its hygienic practices and canceled one of its top fundraising events of the year.

Rio Nuevo steps in to save Fox Tucson Theatre, but other downtown projects uncertain

Mar 17, 2020 A drop in sales tax due to the novel coronavirus could hamstring downtown redevelopment, the board chairman said.

Tax prep sessions canceled due to coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020 Locals counting on free help filing will have to go it alone due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

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