Arizona Business News


Its Got Good Bones: Preservationists Look To Save Old Peoria Hotel
The 99-year-old Edwards Hotel has been vacant for years, so the city wants to remove it. But preservationists say it has a character that deserves saving.
March 22, 2017
GOP Opposition To New Health Care Plan Mounts
Key Republican members of the Arizona congressional delegation say they have concerns with the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
March 20, 2017
How Phoenix Is Planning For Smoother Rides, Longer Lasting Streets
Over the next 35 years, Phoenix's Street Transportation Department plans to spend more than $2 billion, with the majority used for new and resurfaced roads. As work gets underway, the private sector may have to play by some new rules.
March 20, 2017
After 70 Years, Phoenix Grain Elevator Could Be Demolished
Seventy years after it was built, the first major grain storage facility in the Valley could be demolished. A developer is scheduled to make his case to the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission today.
March 20, 2017
Newly Registered Pesticide May Help West Valley Cotton Farmers
Experts say West Valley farmers will benefit from the pesticide Velum One because the area's sandy soil helps nematodes thrive.
March 20, 2017
New Plans Underway For Old General Motors Testing Lab In Phoenix
After years of sitting vacant, new plans are underway for an old General Motors Testing Lab in Phoenix. A developer plans to rehabilitate the historic building.
March 18, 2017
Wanted: Workers To Move To Scottsdale
As cities try to attract new businesses, they’re often being asked to help find talent, too. The city of Scottsdale hopes new technology, marketing, and even a trip to Texas will pay off.
March 18, 2017
Phoenix School Built For African-Americans Gains Historic Landmark Status
The only high school in Arizona built specifically for African-Americans has been added to the Phoenix Historic Property Register. Council members approved the designation for the former George Washington Carver High School based on its age, architectural style and story.
March 17, 2017
Phoenix Residents Tired Of Drug Addicts On Light Rail
Complaints from residents and business owners are leading Phoenix police and Valley Metro to increase security along the light-rail line. Thursday, the Valley Metro Board will be asked to approve 16 more security officer positions to be spread along the 26-mile line. But the 19th Avenue corridor is getting the most attention.
March 16, 2017
 Ducey Seeking Public Input On Arizona State Fair
Gov. Doug Ducey wants to know how you feel about the Arizona State Fair. His office is looking for ways to improve this annual event.
March 16, 2017
Womens Business Conference To Focus On Latinas In STEM Careers
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is putting the spotlight on Latinas in STEM careers for its sixth-annual Power of the Purse women’s business conference. The conference starts tomorrow, and one of the women speaking will be Erika Camacho, who teaches applied mathematics at ASU.
March 15, 2017
Groups Discuss Arizona Supreme Court Ruling On Min Wage
On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled the state’s voter-approved minimum wage law will stand. We talk with Tomas Robles, co-director of Living United for Change in Arizona, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.
March 15, 2017
Stanton, Business Leaders Kick Off Start Of Arizona Center Makeover
The Phoenix mayor joined business leaders downtown Tuesday to mark the start of Arizona Center’s makeover — and smash a tile or two.
March 15, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Minimum Wage Challenge
The Arizona Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the state’s minimum-wage increase Tuesday. The ruling from the high court’s seven justices was unanimous.
March 15, 2017
South Scottsdale Fosters Small Town Mentality, New Growth
“There’s people that see the growth and how the beauty of south Scottsdale is starting to transform,” said south Scottsdale business owner Flicka Alvarado. “People are excited about it. Before people were just thinking about moving up north.”
March 15, 2017
Arizona Corporation Commission Vote Helps State Get $130M For Rural School Broadband Internet
The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to approve a one-time distribution from a fund that helps telecommunications companies provide service in rural areas. That money will be used to help the state bring broadband service to currently unserved rural schools.
March 14, 2017
Arizona House Committee To Consider Pool Contractor Bill That Would Repeal Consumer Protection Law
The Pool Contractor bill repealing consumer protection regulations approached the final hurdles at the capitol this week.
March 14, 2017
Proposed Arizona Bill Would Ease Access To Coveted Wine And Beer Licenses
State lawmakers want to increase the number of beer and wine liquor licenses.
March 14, 2017
Tree Salvage Underway At Phoenix Master-Planned Community Site
Work is underway to salvage hundreds of trees in northeast Phoenix where a master-planned community will soon take root. An on-site nursery will be created at Black Mountain Boulevard and Deer Valley Road, where approximately 500 native trees will be dug out, boxed and watered until they are replanted.
March 14, 2017
Phoenix Job Growth Nearly Double The Rest Of Arizona
The Phoenix metro area is expected to significantly outpace the rest of Arizona when it comes to job growth for the two year period ending in mid-2018.
March 13, 2017