Business and Economics

Hydra, Iconic Downtown Tucson Business, Is Shutting Down

Nov 6, 2017 The store opened on Congress Street more than 20 years ago and was known for creative window displays.

Episode 340: Southern Arizona Settles in For Warm, Dry Winter

Nov 3, 2017 A look at the effect of the climate on wildlife and communities.

Rob Paulsen: What Doing Voices for Cartoons is Really Like

Nov 3, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Arizona sales taxes are implemented; an interview with musician A.J. Croce; and the harmonious bond between a Tucson man and his pet canary.

Facing Loss of State Funding, Bisbee to Roll Back Bag Ban

Oct 31, 2017 Version of resolution being drafted would make the ban voluntary, but reserve the city's right to challenge the state in court.

New TSA Policies Could Mean Longer Waits During Busy Season at Tucson Airport

Oct 30, 2017 Airport officials advise arriving at least 90 minutes before flights while staff adjust to new policies and the increase in travelers.

Private Prisons Pushing Rural Counties Into Financial Hole, Officials Say

Oct 30, 2017 Counties want governor to stop favoring private prisons over rural county jails.

Elections, New Proposals Could Delay NAFTA Deal

Oct 26, 2017 Expert thinks trade talks were extended because US negotiators introduced food trade as a topic.

Tucson Job Growth Lags Behind Arizona Numbers

Oct 25, 2017 City adding fewer new jobs, but gains are in high-paying jobs.

Tucson Has 22nd-Highest Eviction Rate in US, Survey Says

Oct 25, 2017 Author thinks eviction rates are closely tied to economic well-being of a city.

Attorney General: Bisbee Plastic-Bag Ban Violates State Law

Oct 24, 2017 Bisbee City Council will decide whether or not to fight the law Monday.

State Lawmakers Tour Southern Arizona Economic Drivers

Oct 23, 2017 Two dozen members of the Legislature toured businesses in Pima County.

UA the 'Talent Factory' in Sun Corridor's Development Goals

Oct 20, 2017 The organization held its annual economic development update this week.

Arizona Unemployment Picture Improves to Near 10-Year Low

Oct 19, 2017 The state's jobless rate still registers higher than the national rate.

Durham, Watson Compete for Ward 3 Seat on City Council

Oct 19, 2017 Issues include economic development and overlap with Trump.

Jobs, Environment and Crime are Key for Ward 6 Candidates

Oct 17, 2017 Central Tucson Council race features incumbent Democrat, Republican and Green Party challengers.

TEP to Buy Electricity Generated by Natural Gas from Gila Bend Plant

Oct 16, 2017 New deal includes option to buy the unit outright within the next three years.

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