Stability. In what seems to be a period of uncertainty, we all seem to be looking for something we can count on. Fortunately, results from 2020’s first quarter offer reasons to at least feel encouraged if not celebrate for the future. And when the technology sector wins, experience tells us that the state’s economy does, too.
Phoenix Business Journal
May is National Moving Month, and for many families and businesses moving can cause some headaches, even without the crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic. The Phoenix Business Journal was given a behind-the-scenes look as to the changes that M3 Commercial Moving & Logistics has since made to protect both staff and the clients during the pandemic.
While Covid-19 has fundamentally changed us, what remains constant is our foundation as a technology and innovation hub driven by big ideas, talented entrepreneurs and a welcoming business environment. This is especially true in our renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is the answer to moving toward a cleaner, more prosperous and healthy future.
While Covid-19 has fundamentally changed us, what remains constant is our foundation as a technology and innovation hub driven by big ideas, talented entrepreneurs and a welcoming business environment. This is especially true in our renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is a powerful solution to restoring economic security at a time when Arizonans need it most.
The findings by Dice, a tech career hub, offer a glimpse into how businesses adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic onset and the rapid changes it brought, such as a mass movement from offices to telecommuting and an increase in e-commerce. As for changes between February and March, Arizona’s 6% bump put it at No. 6 on the state list and Phoenix’s 13% jump put it at No. 8 among U.S. cities.
The new initiative allows students who cannot make it to UArizona’s main campus in Tucson because of Covid-19 travel restrictions, financial limitations or other reasons to pursue programs with UArizona instructors at Global Campus locations, via online courses or through a combination of the two.
The Arizona Technology Council and other business organizations weigh in on Governor Doug Ducey’s announcement on April 29 that some small retail businesses in the state will be able to partially reopen the first week of May. The changes were announced as Ducey extended his executive order that has kept nonessential businesses in the state closed and residents at home since the end of March.
ASU, the state’s largest university, received $63.53 million based on the number of full-time Pell Grant recipients and enrollment. About 85% of the Tempe-based university’s undergraduate students receive some level of financial assistance, which is why the state university received the most funding.
Sometimes it’s good to get in a room and talk it out. Even if that room is a virtual one. And that is what 30-plus business leaders did for a recent roundtable discussion hosted by the Arizona Technology Council. Steve Zylstra, the council’s CEO and president, and I were fortunate enough to host a forum where the attendees each shared a challenge their business is facing because of the pandemic.
Closing the digital divide: Common Sense, a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of children and families, is launching an effort to help close the digital divide and ensure every family has equal access to broadband. #ConnectAllStudents will leverage Common Sense Education’s network of more than 1 million U.S. educators to gather teacher and student experiences of the divide.