Phoenix City Council unanimously passed on Wednesday a plan to put as many as 280,000 more electric vehicles on the road by 2030 and position Phoenix as a leader in EV adoption. The Transportation Electrification Plan’s EV Roadmap informs on accelerating the transition to EVs with three main focuses: prioritizing equity in communities impacted by poor air quality, accelerating public adoption through education and leading by example through Phoenix electrifying its own fleets.
Carvana, the industry pioneer for buying and selling used cars online, is recognized as the No. 2 automotive brand in the U.S. as designated by Forbes 2022 Most Customer-Centric Companies List. This recognition lands on the heels of Carvana also being named by Forbes as the No. 1 large employer in the Retail and Wholesale industry and one of America’s best employers for diversity in 2022. Landing atop the list of most customer-oriented auto companies reinforces Carvana’s leadership as the fastest organic growth used auto retailer in U.S. history, proving the company has successfully changed the way people buy and sell used cars, as powered by a community of more than 20,000 team members who believe in treating people better.
InBusiness PHX GateWay Community College is pleased to announce a new education and career partnership with one of Arizona’s largest automotive repair providers, Greulich’s Automotive Repair. This exciting new apprenticeship program will provide students with paid educational advancement through GateWay’s automotive program while also offering immediate employment opportunities to graduates of the program. With 18 locations […]
InBusiness PHX The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) proudly presents AZBizCon Expo of 2022, an in-person event on June 22 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Paradise Village Office Park in Phoenix, AZ. Registration to attend the event is available for free at asba.com/azbizcon. Hosted at Paradise Village Office Park, this half-day event will feature a trade […]
Phoenix Business Journal It’s been two years since Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced plans to build a massive factory in north Phoenix and, in a rare update, the company now says it is still on track to start production in 2024. Development is progressing as planned, with structural construction of the factory buildings and all support structures […]
InBusiness PHX Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council have voted unanimously to make new funding available to companies interested in using a leading-edge technology to save water and protect the environment. The new ‘Blue Bank’ is a partnership between the city, the New Venture Fund’s BlueCommons project, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Business for […]
PR Log The Arizona Technology Council, along with local technology leaders, met with Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on May 13 for an engaging clean-energy business roundtable at the senator’s office in central Phoenix. The group discussed clean-energy investments that could provide billions in funding for energy efficiency and create nearly 70,000 Arizona jobs over the next […]
Waymo, Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle company operating in the Valley, has officially opened up its Phoenix service to a small group of test riders following its recent expansion into the capital city. Phoenix residents are now eligible to become Waymo One Trusted Testers, the company’s name for its early research riders. The company is offering rides around downtown, stretching north to Camelback and 44th Street to the east.
Even though the first phase is still under construction, Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), the parent company of Facebook, announced Wednesday that it is expanding the scope of its data center project in Mesa. In the summer of 2021 — under the pseudonym Redale LLC — Meta acquired 396 acres in Mesa on the southeast corner of Elliot and Ellsworth Roads for $123.2 million where it said it would build a $800 million data center. The first phase, which includes two buildings, is already under construction.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has selected Tiffany Hunter, Ph.D., as the new president of Paradise Valley Community College. Hunter, who will take over the job on July 18, will replace Paul Dale, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years in the role and a career at PVCC that spanned more than a quarter century. Hunter was selected after a national search that ended up with three finalists being considered for the job.