Business and Economics

Arizona organization offers help to boost rural economies

Jul 19, 2019 A discussion with Liza Noland, director of rural programs for Local First Arizona.

Remittances to Mexico break monthly record In May

Jul 8, 2019 Mexicans abroad sent $3.2 million to their home country, 1.5% more than the previous year.

Mexican tomato imports still up after duties were imposed

Jul 5, 2019 Import weights in Nogales have increased year-over-year for two months in a row, though opponents warn higher prices are yet to come.

Addressing Tucson's housing challenges

Jun 28, 2019 Three local housing groups discuss today's housing challenges and ideas to help solve them.

Arizona, Sonora ink nonbinding deal to draw more filmmakers

Jun 27, 2019 Officials hope the region will compete with other world film destinations.

World Refugee Day in Tucson

Jun 26, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The youth photography program, Parks in Focus. And The Southwest Fair Housing Council observes the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

Mexico invests in trees in El Salvador to fight migration crisis

Jun 24, 2019 The strategy involves creating new employment opportunities in Central American countries.

Affordable Tucson homes in short supply

Jun 24, 2019 Condo and townhome buyers have seen prices spike.

Pima Community College to offer self-driving truck courses

Jun 14, 2019 Those completing the course may get priority for TuSimple autonomous vehicle jobs.

Sigh of relief for border businesses after Mexico tariff threat

Jun 10, 2019 Last year, $14.5 billion in imports from Mexico passed through the Nogales commercial port alone.

Economist: Tariffs ineffective as a political strategy

Jun 7, 2019 A discussion with UA economist George Hammond.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce speaks out against Mexican tariff threat

Jun 7, 2019 The group says Arizona consumers could see expenses go up.

Southern Arizona companies impacted by tariffs on Chinese trade

Jun 7, 2019 Both companies say their bottom lines have been affected.

In Mexico, exporters already adjusting to threats of US tariffs

Jun 7, 2019 Trump’s threats have changed the political agenda the country, where at least 85% of exports go to the U.S.

High-altitude balloon company World View completes 16-day flight

Jun 6, 2019 The Tucson-based company plans on marketing its balloon service next year.

Poor Americans likely to be hit hardest by new US tariffs

Jun 5, 2019 Tariffs on Mexico would be especially tough on Arizona, an expected battleground state in 2020.

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