Economic Development

Saint Vincent de Paul cuts ribbon on new temporary housing facility

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new temporary housing facility. The facility will offer accommodations for 100 unhoused seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities, along with an animal clinic by Midwestern University and a program aimed at assisting transitional housing residents in securing stable employment. “As De […]

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Fortescue aims to boost U.S. green energy production with new hydrogen facility in Buckeye

Fortescue, a global leader in green energy, recently announced the official launch of its first U.S. green hydrogen production facility, Arizona Hydrogen, in Buckeye, Arizona. Fortescue Executive Chair and Founder Dr. Andrew Forrest AO, along with state, local, and tribal leaders, were on-site recently to celebrate the significant milestone, which included a soil turn ceremony

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New study: Sky Harbor and airport system crank out more than $44 billion in economic output

The Phoenix Airport system has a positive economic impact of more than $44 billion per year according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  The system, which in addition to Phoenix Sky Harbor includes airports in Deer Valley and Goodyear, supports more 246,000 direct and indirect jobs

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Business groups blast FTC decision to ban noncompete agreements

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday voted to ban noncompete agreements. The ban would prohibit new noncompete agreements for every employee and mandate that companies inform both current and former staff that they won’t be enforcing such agreements. Additionally, businesses will be obligated to revoke existing noncompete agreements for the majority of their employees. Senior

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How defense firms with a major presence in Arizona are helping Israel 

As threats of missile attacks persist, Israel is employing cutting-edge technology and sophisticated equipment for its defense. Among these are technologies developed by defense firms operating in Arizona, highlighting the state’s pivotal defense industry.  Arrow  The Arrow system stands out as a premier air defense mechanism against long-range ballistic threats. This high-altitude system is engineered

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State Legislature returns to Capitol Wednesday with budget and agency continuations on to-do list

With regular committee hearings now wrapped up for the legislative session, the state Legislature returns to the Capitol Wednesday under a one-day-a-week schedule.  The House and Senate will conduct floor sessions to determine the fate of bills that have made their way through the committee process in both chambers, deciding whether to send them to

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