Business and Economics

Pop-up market CULTIVATE Tucson adapts to pandemic for holiday shoppers

Dec 4, 2020 Nationwide, holiday spending is expected to exceed last year's totals.

Tracking changes in Arizona’s economy months into the pandemic

Dec 4, 2020 An update from University of Arizona economist George Hammond.

Ongoing challenges facing Tucson as 2021 nears

Dec 4, 2020 The pandemic continues to strain small businesses and nonprofits.

Unemployment claims for self-employed decrease 4 weeks in a row

Dec 3, 2020 PUA numbers in Arizona have been on a roller coaster through much of the year.

State of the City: 'Resilient,' according to Mayor Romero

Dec 2, 2020 Tucson’s mayor delivers her first State of the City address.

Cost of a Thanksgiving meal rises

Nov 23, 2020 A turkey dinner with all the fixings will cost 10% more this year.

Downtown development renews scrutiny of economic incentives and community preservation

Nov 20, 2020 A tax incentive helped revitalize Tucson’s downtown, but some residents say it also threatens to push them out.

Arizona unemployment grows for 2nd month in a row

Nov 19, 2020 The state’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average.

Voices On The Economy (VOTE)

Nov 18, 2020 A new approach to economics education takes on partisan hostility

Child care scholarships available for Tucson and South Tucson families

Nov 13, 2020 The scholarships can be applied to past due child care bills, registration fees and ongoing tuition.

A look at how zoning shapes Tucson development

Nov 13, 2020 Zoning is increasingly at the heart of conversations around housing affordability and environmental sustainability.

Voters in tribal lands 'reclaimed' Arizona in this election, advocate says

Nov 12, 2020 Pandemic experience key to getting out the Indigenous vote, activists said.

Arizona marijuana retailers ready for recreational sales

Nov 6, 2020 The earliest recreational customers will be able to purchase cannabis in store is March.

Arizona weekly unemployment claims drop

Oct 28, 2020 First-time claims dipped to their lowest level since August.

Arizona, US unemployment headed in opposite directions

Oct 22, 2020 Pandemic unemployment claims push state numbers higher.

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