Business and Economics

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

Jan 14, 2020 Workers brought their fight to the state Capitol on Monday, rallying to demand that lawmakers hold foreign companies accountable for their treatment of U.S. workers.

Number of Mexicans granted work visas in the U.S. increases

Jan 13, 2020 Mexico praised the rise in migrants taking part in U.S. work visa programs, calling it a sign of the countries' strong economic partnership.

New online tool points consumers Native American-owned businesses

Jan 8, 2020 The RezRising website and phone app aims to not only draw attention to Native American entrepreneurs, but also change attitudes.

Arizona minimum wage workers get a raise this year

Jan 3, 2020 The minimum wage increased from $11 to $12 an hour as a result of a 2016 proposition.

The future automated workplace

Dec 19, 2019 How the "new industrial revolution" will affect jobs and education in Tucson and Pima County.

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

Dec 17, 2019 The unions filed charges of unfair labor practices against Asarco in response to the company's best and final offer.

Regulators approve renewable energy plan for UA

Dec 11, 2019 The plan has Tucson Electric Power using solar and wind sources to meet all the university's electricity needs by 2021.

Food bank giving out energy-saving kits

Dec 9, 2019 TEP donated 11,000 kits with LED bulbs and water-saving gadgets for distribution at Tucson's food bank.

What’s the military’s economic impact in Arizona?

Dec 6, 2019 A 2017 study from the Maguire Company measured the military's economic output.

Sinema sponsors bill to help cover cost of family leave

Dec 5, 2019 The bill is a bipartisan proposal with White House support.

Streetcar from the airport to Tucson Mall? A federal grant could put plans in motion.

Dec 1, 2019 As the city looks to expand its transit network, it wants to prevent gentrification and displacement.

Raytheon Missile Systems president discusses growth and priorities in Tucson

Nov 22, 2019 Plus, young employees share what it's like to work at the company.

East side development renews concerns about water and growth

Nov 20, 2019 Members of the City Council say it's time for the state to pitch in with CAP water.

Korean company takes interest in Sonoran solar projects

Nov 18, 2019 The two Sonoran projects will have an estimated peak capacity of roughly 125 megawatts each.

Hopes and concerns over tourism investment in Mexico

Oct 29, 2019 The current administration has cut expenses like promotional campaigns, but officials are optimistic about growth.

What data can tell us about Southern Arizona’s economic well-being

Oct 25, 2019 The MAP Dashboard measures the Tucson metro's performance in 36 socioeconomic indicators.

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