Business Desk

Bicycles
Fifty new bike racks are being added to downtown Phoenix, and local artists are invited to help design them. Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $4,000 prize. The winners’ designs will be showcased in the downtown area.
December 09, 2017
The Tempe Streetcar route
Tempe is moving utilities to make way for a three-mile streetcar system and design for the project is approaching 90 percent completion.
December 06, 2017
The Scottsdale City Council will consider several new regulations Tuesday for residential homes that provide services for the elderly and people recovering from addiction.
Dec. 5, 2017
Dominic Armato
The variety of restaurants in the Phoenix area continues to grow, and authenticity is a prime goal for many of them. Dominic Armato covers the restaurant scene here for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.
December 11, 2017
The American West is known for its wide open spaces. Those open spaces can make for some pretty epic road trips, unless, that is, you have an electric vehicle and you’re stuck hours away from a charge.
December 11, 2017
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Mexican trade negotiators are hopeful local American leaders will help persuade them to convince the U.S. administration to not scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s chief negotiator said.
December 08, 2017
Pecans
Pecans are native to North America. Growers in 14 states, including Arizona, and Mexico are primary producers for the world. Most recent numbers show $517 million in total production, but growers have never had a collective council or way to market and sell their products, until now.
December 07, 2017
One of the biggest financial institutions in Latin America will tell Mexico in an analysis due out next month that the country should encourage businesses to send more of their goods out of North America, regardless of the current negotiations over trade in the region.
December 06, 2017
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix Rising soccer team has announced its preseason schedule for the upcoming year — it includes February games against several Major League Soccer teams, which have trained in Tucson for the past several years.
December 06, 2017
While conversations to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA continue, energy trade between Mexico and the U.S. keeps expanding. And this Wednesday, an American company opened the first fully private gas station in Mexico.
December 06, 2017
Solar Panel
Tempe-based First Solar announced the early rollout of its updated solar panels Tuesday at its investor call.
December 06, 2017
Officials say Glendale is a good place for the center because the area doesn’t have service-disrupting natural disasters and is close to the data center, also in Glendale.
December 06, 2017
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Goodyear is ready to invest millions of dollars into a new central park. The fast-growing city is hearing from residents on how to build it.
December 05, 2017