Arizona Business News


Phoenix Leads Way In February Year-Over-Year S&P 20-City Composite
The latest results of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, were released Tuesday.
April 27, 2021
Chaco Canyons Fractured Landscape Holds Clues To Bidens Environmental Policy
The Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico might provide insights on what the Biden administration's environmental policy will look like. About 90% of the Chaco Canyon region has been leased out for oil and gas drilling over the years, and people who live in this corner of northwest New Mexico have started to push back.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 27, 2021
Phoenix Debates How To Spend $416M In Federal Funds
Phoenix is working on ways to spend $416 million from the American Rescue Plan, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package.
April 26, 2021
Why MLB Says Madison Bumgarners No-Hitter Doesnt Count
Madison Bumgarner definitely had no-hit stuff, even if the Major League Baseball record book said he didn't. Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that won’t officially count but completed a dominant day of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching for a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep Sunday.
April 26, 2021
Arizona MVD: Get A New Travel ID, Or You Wont Be Able To Fly
As more people get vaccinated, Arizonans looking to travel by airplane will soon need to show updated driver’s licenses at U.S. airports.
April 26, 2021
Phoenix Fares Better Than Nation For Self-Isolation Homes
A new report finds Phoenix fares better than the national average when it comes to household size and self-isolation.
April 26, 2021
Lets Be Better Humans Bus Helping Homeless
It started with a simple question: “What is your name?” and expanded to becoming a symbol for activism and awareness in the homeless community. A bus emblazoned with “Let’s Be Better Humans” rolls through the neighborhoods of Phoenix and other cities to deliver food and clothes to communities in need.
April 25, 2021
UA Doctor Urges Seniors To Travel Post-Vaccination
As more and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, seniors have been able to get out of their houses safely for the first time in over a year. The University of Arizona’s Dr. Shad Marvasti suggests that vaccinated seniors not only can, but should get out and travel.
April 25, 2021
Scottsdale Tourism Experiences Unexpected March Rush
Scottsdale-area hotels and resorts reached a total of 75% occupancy in the last week of March, with some resorts reaching maximum occupancy for the first time in over a year.
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April 25, 2021
▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 20
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 20. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on
April 23, 2021
At Climate Summit, AMLO Boasts About Oil And An Activist Condemns Fossil Fuels
Forty world leaders are meeting virtually Thursday and Friday at the Summit on Climate hosted by President Joe Biden to discuss stronger global environmental actions. Two Mexican guests, one activist and the president, offered conflicting perspectives.
April 22, 2021
Phoenix Pledges Tree Equity For All Neighborhoods By 2030
Phoenix is partnering with the nation’s oldest conservation nonprofit to achieve what the group calls “tree equity” by 2030.
April 22, 2021
Q&AZ: Can Office Space Be Used To House Homelessness People?
One listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project if vacant office space in metro Phoenix could be use to house people experiencing homelessness.
April 22, 2021
Summer Camps Adjusting To COVID-19 Requirements
Many Arizona parents are trying to figure out how their kids are going to spend the summer. To learn what this summer might look like, The Show spoke with Karen Barr, publisher, editor and founder of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, which puts together an annual list of summer camp options.
April 22, 2021
Pew: AZ Gets More Of Its Money From Feds Than National Average
A new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts finds Arizona gets most of its total revenue from taxes. But the amount it gets from the federal government is not far behind. Rebecca Thiess is manager for the Fiscal Federalism Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Show spoke with her to learn how else Arizona compared to other states.
April 22, 2021
How Ability360 CEO Phil Pangrazio Transformed The Organization
Retiring CEO Phil Pangrazio has led the Valley disability advocacy organization for 20 years and was in charge as it greatly expanded its outreach and opened the impressive Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center.
April 22, 2021
D-Backs President Explains Plans For Attendance, Renovation At Chase Field
After playing in an empty stadium for most of 2020, the Diamondbacks are now allowing up to 20,000 fans to watch games in person at Chase Field. And the team has been looking to make upgrades to the 23-year-old stadium. The Show spoke with Diamondbacks’ President and CEO Derrick Hall to learn the plan for these upcoming changes.
April 22, 2021
Phoenix Residents Lose David And Goliath Zoning Case
Some residents in north Phoenix had a message for city leaders Wednesday: good project, bad location. But they failed to convince the Phoenix City Council.
April 22, 2021
Phoenix Eyes Safety Reform Through Program Expansion
In its upcoming budget, the city of Phoenix plans to funnel $15 million into expanding its fire-department-housed Community Advocacy Program, add staff and get them a new partner for behavioral and mental health care. But police-reform activists oppose the plan that city officials hope will build community trust.
April 22, 2021
Survey Shows Pandemic Impact On Arizonans Aspirations
As Arizona and the rest of the country were emerging from the Great Recession more than a decade ago, the Center for the Future of Arizona commissioned a survey by Gallup that asked Arizonans of all backgrounds, experiences and income levels what their aspirations were for the state. It was part of the effort known as the "The Arizona We Want: The Decade Ahead."
April 21, 2021