Business and Economics

Southern Arizona businesses passed over for aid, as Congress approves second round of funding

Apr 23, 2020 Those left to fend for themselves say the help is too little too late.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Apr 22, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

Federal aid can't come soon enough for tourism industry

Apr 21, 2020 Many businesses dependent on travel have been hurting since February.

Arizona distributed $150M in unemployment claims last week

Apr 21, 2020 The money included a federal increase in benefits.

UA Pres. Robbins says economic impact of pandemic 'is dire'

Apr 18, 2020 The university anticipates a shortfall of at least $250 million, largely due to tuition losses.

UA president proposes furloughs, pay cuts for 16,000 employees

Apr 17, 2020 Robbins says he and senior vice presidents have already taken pay cuts.

Tucson and Rio Nuevo providing aid as federal help grinds to a halt

Apr 15, 2020 Zero-interest loans and grants are available for immediate needs.

Coronavirus relief payments start landing in Arizonans’ bank accounts

Apr 15, 2020 An estimated 80% of residents in the state will get a payment from the federal government.

Unemployment payments straining Arizona budget

Apr 15, 2020 Unemployment payments are up $21 million over the previous week.

As coronavirus spreads, Sonoran cities struggle without Arizona visitors

Apr 14, 2020 As the coronavirus spreads on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, tourist towns like Rocky Point are taking a huge hit.

Pima County launches new hotline, website to help displaced workers

Apr 10, 2020 Both aim to help people file for unemployment and get connected to job resources.

Local businesses adapt to pandemic-related restrictions

Apr 10, 2020 Plus, how the outbreak could continue to influence building designers and architects.

Economic resources for Arizonans impacted by coronavirus

Apr 10, 2020 Government agencies are working to help lessen the economic hit of COVID-19.

Despite new protections, situation for renters and landlords is uncertain

Apr 9, 2020 Tenant advocates and property owners say more needs to be done for people who can't make rent.

How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Arizona's first-time unemployment claims neared 130,000 last week

Apr 7, 2020 Data also show that total payments for the week topped $5.5 million, a nearly $2.3 million increase.

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