Business and Economics

Arizona is number 5 growth state in U-Haul rentals

Jan 11, 2022 The state saw a spike of in-bound U-Haul trucks over both years of the pandemic.

Arizona sports betting revenue off to soft start

Jan 3, 2022 Arizona’s general fund collected just over $1.3 million in taxes during the first two months of legalized sports betting.

Arizona minimum wage going up to $12.80 an hour on Jan. 1

Dec 30, 2021 Tucson voters approved another minimum wage increase earlier this year.

Autonomous trucker TuSimple logs first no-human road test

Dec 29, 2021 The self-driving truck cruised through southern Arizona.

Construction industry struggling to hire amid demand for housing

Dec 28, 2021 The number of construction workers in Arizona took a big hit in the financial crisis and still had not fully recovered when the pandemic set in.

Return-to-work bonus program has paid out less than 15% of funds

Dec 22, 2021 The Department of Economic Security has not said how it will use the remainder of the money.

Tucson receives federal grant to develop green jobs and infrastructure plan

Dec 18, 2021 The city worked with a coalition of nonprofits, universities and other organizations to write the proposal.

Arizona recovers jobs lost early in pandemic

Dec 17, 2021 The unemployment rate also fell below that of February 2020.

Over 1,500 applications filed for social equity marijuana licenses

Dec 16, 2021 The Department of Health Services said a random selection process to award the social equity licenses will be conducted next spring.

A-10 part of Defense spending in Arizona

Dec 15, 2021 The NDAA brings millions of dollars into the state.

City invites non-profits and businesses to apply for COVID-19 relief program grants

Dec 15, 2021 The money will go towards affordable housing, workforce development and other projects.

Pima County continues emergency eviction legal aid

Dec 9, 2021 The County Supervisors voted to extend the program through the new year.

Housing prices in Tucson likely to keep climbing in 2022

Dec 7, 2021 Affordable housing stock is likely to continue growing smaller.

Arizonans are back to dining out at pre-pandemic rates

Dec 7, 2021 Restaurants, however, are still struggling to hire.

The rising cost and need for housing in Arizona

Dec 3, 2021 This week, The Buzz examines some of the factors behind the continued rise in housing costs.

Governor touts return-to-work bonuses, end of pandemic jobless aid

Dec 2, 2021 After the mid-November application deadline, the bonus program had paid less than half of the 26,000 applicants

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