Arizona’s reputation for being ‘business-friendly’ has succeeded in keeping and attracting companies in exciting industries, from technology and security to health care and manufacturing.
Driving near the Phoenix Goodyear Airport it’s hard to miss the array of commercial planes fronting a backdrop of the Sierra Estrella mountains. The West Valley airport once sat as an island amid masses of vacant and agricultural land, but the surrounding area has become a fortress of industrial buildings now home to such giants as UPS, FedEx, Chewy Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.
A U.S. semiconductor company is scouting multiple sites in Arizona, Texas, California and North Carolina for a project that could have a capital investment of $40 billion or more with 5,000 to 10,000 jobs at full buildout.
A nonprofit genomics research institute created an economic impact of $657.7 million in 2020, more than triple the $199.2 million in 2017, according to a new Tripp Umbach report. The Translational Genomics Research Institute, which was founded in 2002, currently employs 350 people.
At a time when workers are in high demand across the country, Maricopa County’s efforts to attract skilled talent lead the nation, according to a new report. Labor market analyst EMSI ranked the Phoenix region no. 1 in talent attraction, the second year in a row and 4th time in six years.
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?
More than 700,000 jobs will be created in Arizona in the next decade, another sign of Arizona’s economic prowess coming out of the pandemic. According to a new report from the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), which studies the state’s economy and labor market trends, the state’s robust economic growth will far exceed the nation as a whole.
Some business and civic leaders in Arizona say the answer to the labor shortage in our state could lie with immigration policy. They’re urging a pathway to citizenship that will help talented workers enter the workforce. The influential Arizonans — including elected officials, former lawmakers, and CEOs of companies and nonprofits — wrote an open letter to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Sen. Mark Kelly.
The Arizona Technology Council, in collaboration with Pipeline AZ and the Partnership for Economic Innovation, today launched the Arizona IT/Cyber Career Network, a scalable, online platform that connects employers with technology talent in the state’s IT and cybersecurity sector.
A billionaire’s proposal to build a sustainable city in Arizona has at least one local technology leader excited, but real estate experts pointed out a few significant challenges to bringing the massive metropolis to the state.