Rivian and Lucid aren’t household names. But, somehow, these two electric startups are each worth more than Ford. Both companies are flush with cash, and they’ve reached a major milestone: They are actually producing and delivering vehicles to customers
More American women are participating in the workforce than ever before but working from home in the pandemic might have stalled that progress. The Arizona Tech Council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in the United States. It represents a large range of technology companies, many of which are trying to hire more women.
Nano Materials International Corp. develops and commercializes products based on nano-materials and nano-processes. Its aluminum diamond metal matrix composites provide thermal management for the electronics industry.
Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., is planning to build a massive energy storage facility in the far West Valley. The Papago Solar + Storage Project will be comprised of 300 megawatts alternating current and 1,200 megawatt hours of energy storage facility in Maricopa County. The project will be built on approximately 2,800 acres and is expected to be fully operational by 2023.
The innovation awards and recognition for Arizona-based medical device company SaiOx, Inc. (pronounced SIGH-ox) have been coming fast and furious this fall 2021. The company was selected as 2021 Venture Madness Winner in the medical category by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Venture Madness is Arizona’s longest-running venture capital conference event.
Arizona’s economy is booming. Even with the Covid economic downturn, Arizona’s economy is making steady gains. A recent study by University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management found that Arizona’s recovery from the pandemic gained significant momentum in the second quarter of 2021, with jobs, home sales, and construction showing strong upward trajectories.
Their 17-by-65-feet house with a single room is two and a half miles off the roadway. The closest neighbors live 5 miles away. The nearest town, 25 miles.
But the Taylors have plenty to keep them busy. The husband and wife duo, members of the Hopi tribe, spend their days watching over their 25 cattle that graze the land. A couple of horses also run around the homestead.
This past weekend the commercial real estate industry welcomed the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is providing $1.5 trillion for climate change protections, roads and bridges, electric grid updates, broadband and more. With the vast number of upgrades that will soon be taking place, what does this mean for individual metro performance?
Can it get any better than this? As Capitol Hill observers may tell you, it seems to have taken the topics of clean energy and broadband to help build a bridge across the partisan divide that has meant gridlock among Washington lawmakers for some time. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden and the Build Back Better Act that is still the topic of congressional discussions feature components to give us hope for a reenergized future in America.
The US House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBBA), heavily supported by the Arizona Technology Council, sending the jobs and climate measures to the U.S. Senate. The BBBA is the most significant investment in clean energy and remedies to counteract climate change in U.S. history.
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