Business and Economics

A grassroots Tucson baker wins a national award for excellence.

Jun 16, 2022 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Renowned author Tom Miller reads from "Where Was I? A Travel Writer's Memoir"; Adiba Nelson shares truth about her first day on the job as a new mother; and remembering cowboy poet & philosopher Baxter Black.

Study says rigid housing laws are contributing to Arizona's housing shortage

Jun 16, 2022 It also says municipalities can make zoning changes to encourage more housing.

Automation could leave many Arizonans out of work, study warns

Jun 9, 2022 It also recommends the state invest more in job training to hedge job losses.

Senate hears bill on Grand Canyon mining

Jun 7, 2022 A Senate subcommittee hears about the importance of the proposal.

Tucson housing market starts to cool off

Jun 3, 2022 Home prices are still on the rise, but not as dramatically.

Lifeguard shortage leaves some Tucson pools closed

Jun 1, 2022 Blame the pandemic and rising wages.

Gas prices will likely stay high through the summer

May 31, 2022 AAA says prices might put a strain on summer travel.

New University of Arizona building focuses on tech startups

May 27, 2022 Tech Launch Arizona helps new businesses get off the ground.

Tucson will help essential workers buy homes

May 26, 2022 The program builds off of a current city and county program.

Tucson teachers earn less than teachers in similar Western cities

May 24, 2022 A study by University of Arizona economists shows teacher salaries in Tucson aren’t keeping up with the nation or even Western cities comparable in size or cost of living

The past and future of Tucson's film industry

May 20, 2022 As lawmakers consider an incentive program to draw more film productions to Arizona, The Buzz examines the industry's role in Tucson.

Arizona hits record low unemployment, but Tucson lags in jobs recovery

May 20, 2022 The state also recorded one of the highest quit rates in the country.

Tucson brings in few affordable housing programs through federal tax credits

Apr 27, 2022 Officials say the city is at a disadvantage for the competitive program.

Federal government could take over job safety enforcement from Arizona

Apr 20, 2022 OSHA is starting the process of revoking Arizona's state plan this week.

End to unemployment benefits had very little effect on job market

Apr 19, 2022 Gov. Ducey touted the move last summer as a fix to the tight labor market

Tensions at Texas border meant increased commercial crossing in Nogales

Apr 18, 2022 Delays and blockades that stemmed from new inspections on northbound commercial vehicles pushed some additional cargo traffic to Arizona’s border.

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