Eight years after the Great Recession ended, we’re seeing low unemployment, but many workers aren’t seeing their paychecks increase much. We continue our series “Phoenix at Work” with a look at one group hit especially hard.
Developers of Agritopia, a suburban community in Gilbert, plan to invest $70.3 million in the project’s next phase called Agritopia Epicenter. The Gilbert Town Council is set to vote on a development that includes $1.3 million in reimbursements for nearby infrastructure improvements and other fees.
The company says the expansion, encompassing 2.3 million square feet, will bring an estimated 300 jobs to the city. The jobs include data entry, shipping, warehouse work and online customer service representatives.
“I think it was an important factor. I think just having the support from the town of Gilbert really meant a lot for GoDaddy,” said Calvin Crowder, vice president of Global Real Estate, on the company’s decision to remain in Gilbert.
Every parents wants their kids to succeed, and we try to give them all of the best advice to try to get them there. Do you try to keep them busy? Well, one leading happiness researcher — yes, that’s really what she does — says that’s not always the best approach.
Architects behind the proposed Desert Discovery Center in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve have unveiled their plans for the project. They include a new name, Desert EDGE, and call for a smaller footprint — and smaller budget — than originally envisioned.
Many Latino civil-rights activists are in a celebratory mood after Monday’s conviction of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of criminal contempt. We’re joined by Victor Viramontes. He’s the national senior counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. That organization helped sue the former sheriff in 2008.