Business and Economics

Judge sides with Flagstaff over state in minimum wage fight

Oct 11, 2021 A judge has blocked Arizona from collecting $1.1 million from the city of Flagstaff to compensate for its minimum wage that is higher than the state's rate.

House subcommittee hears bill featuring Old Pascua

Oct 6, 2021 The bill, introduced by Rep. Raúl Grijalva, would take the tribally owned lands and put them into trust for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe — making way for a third Pascua Yaqui casino.

New loan fund announced for BIPOC entrepreneurs

Oct 6, 2021 The fund was designed by a committee entirely made up of local BIPOC business leaders.

City offers landlords extra incentive to take Title 8 vouchers

Oct 4, 2021 The City of Tucson is using federal CARES Act funds towards the incentive.

Tucson gets new flight to Los Angeles area via budget airline

Sep 30, 2021 The new flights will start this coming holiday season.

Writing style might spell the difference between success and failure when applying for a loan

Sep 28, 2021 University of Arizona researchers found that deception cues are evident in applications that receive unfavorable responses from investors.

Tucson organizations win $100,000 in prize money for inclusive entrepreneurship

Sep 23, 2021 The prize money will go towards expanding prize-winning programs.

Arizona close to recovering number of jobs lost during pandemic

Sep 18, 2021 Economist says it should catch up this month or next month.

Raytheon requires employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Sep 17, 2021 Employees are required to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1

Few Arizonans receiving return-to-work bonuses

Sep 17, 2021 Only about 0.14% of the money has made it to the pockets of Arizonans returning to work.

Arizona sees boost in revenue from tribal casinos

Sep 15, 2021 The tribal gaming compact helped increase the numbers.

Downtown Tucson gets boost for TV and film projects

Sep 13, 2021 The Rio Nuevo District board said it wants to encourage more major TV and film production downtown.

Housing services organizations struggle to keep up with extraordinary demand

Sep 13, 2021 Organizations in Tucson are working to keep up with higher demand for services, while the pandemic prevents them from fundraising in person as often as before. They say the eviction moratorium will likely add to the strain.

Statewide emergency rental assistance lags while Pima County outperforms most of the country

Sep 13, 2021 A D.C. nonprofit found the state of Arizona has distributed less than 10% of its federal funds, while Pima County is closing in on 80%.

Company to close pecan harvesting plant in southern Arizona

Sep 9, 2021 Farmers Investment Co. said processing pecans at the Sahuarita plant wasn't sustainable due to tariffs, low-cost competition from Mexican processors and financial impacts of COVID-19.

Sports betting to start in Arizona in time for NFL season

Sep 9, 2021 Betting will be allowed starting Thursday online and at locations in the Phoenix area.

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