Arizona Business News


Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydropower projects
Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest.
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Its film festival season in Arizona, and there are hundreds of offerings to see
No matter what types of movies you enjoy, over the next several weeks, Arizona has hundreds of offerings, whether that’s in the Phoenix metro region or Sedona. Here's some of the highlights from three film festivals in Arizona, as well as a bonus take in this director’s cut.
Feb. 23, 2024
Why Arizona needs more residents to get college degrees
The presidents of Arizona’s three public universities got together this week to talk about the state of higher education. One of the biggest problems they discussed was that while the state’s economy ranks among the top in the country, Arizona is among the bottom in educational attainment.
Feb. 22, 2024
Cactus League kicks off in Arizona 2024
Baseball season is back. The Cactus League kicked off Thursday in Peoria with a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
Feb. 22, 2024
Amkor to build $2B semiconductor testing campus in Peoria
The Peoria City Council has paved the way for the nation’s largest semiconductor packaging and test facility to be built in the city.
Feb. 22, 2024
Phoenix councilman says spending on homelessness is ‘getting out of hand’
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council approved using another $15 million in ARPA funds to continue various shelters and services through June 2025. City Manager Jeff Barton warned Phoenix’s overall expenses are going up while revenue is going down.
Feb. 22, 2024
Operator of Arizona uranium mine visits state, defends companys safety standards
The owners of a uranium mine just south of the Grand Canyon have embarked on a messaging tour of Arizona to counter what they say are inaccurate portrayals of the mine.
Feb. 22, 2024
Arizona has more Hispanic, Asian homeowners than the U.S. average, report says
Asian and Hispanic homeownership rates have reached all-time highs, according to a new report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And some of Arizona’s numbers are stronger than the national data.
Feb. 21, 2024
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport opens new concourse
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport opened a new 30,000-square-foot concourse this week. The airport saw a more than 5% increase in travelers in 2023. With nearly 2 million passengers, it was the busiest year in the airport’s history.
Feb. 21, 2024
Medical marijuana market continues to shrink while recreational sales rise
The Show spoke with Eddie Celaya, a reporter with KGUN in Tucson and former host of the podcast Here Weed Go! for the Arizona Daily Star, all about the marijuana industry here.
Feb. 21, 2024
AZ lawmakers consider making financial literacy a required class
State lawmakers have advanced a proposal to require Arizona public school students to take financial literacy classes Some states have laws requiring students to learn about things like credit card interest, investing and how to do their taxes. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. J.D. Mesnard (R-Chandler), says that Arizona should make it a requirement, too.
Feb. 21, 2024
D-backs still seeking deal to fund Chase Field renovation
With the Diamondbacks’ lease at Chase Field expiring in 2027, the team is still seeking a deal to fund the stadium’s renovation.
Feb. 20, 2024
Pima County officials warn asylum seeker program is being forced to an end as federal funding wanes
A Pima County-run program that offers transportation, food, medical care and temporary shelter to asylum seekers released into the United States may end by April. That, as the federal funding that’s been sustaining it has run out.
Feb. 20, 2024
Chandler mayors speech highlights housing, parks, public safety
Chandler’s mayor took on housing criticism in his recent State of the City address.
Feb. 20, 2024
FTC warns of fake government letters sent to businesses
Email was the favorite contact method used by scammers last year, but regular mail still remains popular. A recent example was mailing fake notices to small business owners.
Feb. 20, 2024
Arizonas biggest homeless services program faces a $1.5 milllon shortfall
Central Arizona Shelter Services, known as CASS, may soon have to cut services to people experiencing homelessness.
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Feb. 20, 2024
AZ projected to be among top states for franchise growth
Thousands of people attended the International Franchise Association’s annual convention in downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 19, 2024
EV drivers may have to pay $135 registration fee
The bill's authors say it is to make up for the money EV drivers don't pay in gas sales taxes, which goes to maintaining roads around the state.
Feb. 19, 2024
Owner unhappy with new NLRB rule on franchises
A FASTSIGNS franchisee with stores in Tucson is hoping Congress will act to keep the current rule made during the Trump administration.
Feb. 19, 2024
NAU receives $13 million to expand semiconductor research and training
A $13 million investment into Northern Arizona University by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) will allow the institution to expand semiconductor training and research.
Feb. 19, 2024
Arizona-based solar company plans $344 million Georgia factory
A company that recycles solar panels announced Thursday that it would build a $344 million factory in northwest Georgia, for the first time expanding to making new glass for panels.
Feb. 16, 2024