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Proposed major events fund in Arizona budget would help cover Super Bowl costs

The proposed state budget includes $30 million for a new fund that would help attract major events in Arizona, and an as-yet undetermined chunk of that cash will help cover the costs for the state to host the mother of all major events: the Super Bowl.... Read more»

Arizona dairy farms pivot from restaurants to food banks as COVID-19 shifts demand

The past four months have been a roller coaster for Arizona dairy farms, as the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the way some of their biggest clients did business.... Read more»

Ducey says University of Arizona will produce 250K tests for COVID-19 antibody

The University of Arizona will produce 250,000 tests for COVID-19 antibodies that will determine whether people have been infected with the virus, potentially showing who might have immunity.... Read more»

Update: Ducey clarifies oversight of Coronavirus Relief Fund after press questions

More than a week after Gov. Doug Ducey announced the launch of a Coronavirus Relief Fund, it was unknown who will be making decisions about that money, how much has been raised and how it will be spent.... Read more»

$100 million on table from Tucson-based venture capital funds

Within the past year, three investment funds have sprung up in metro Tucson to offer a total of about $100 million to local entrepreneurs with marketable ideas. And that has the economic development community salivating over the prospects of more jobs.... Read more»3

Hong Kong commissioner: Az entrepreneurs need to branch out

There are many similarities between Arizona and Hong Kong, said Clement Leung, the Chinese city's commissioner to the U.S. He wants local entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with their Asian counterparts more often.... Read more»

Phoenix Forward launched to encourage business growth

Phoenix leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched last week.... Read more»

Arizona, other states jockey to pitch potential to foreign investors

Foreign businesses looking to invest in the United States have heard the success stories from California and New York. They need no convincing of the perks of settling in the Big Apple or Silicon Valley. But other places in the United States – such as Arizona – need to work harder to prove their worth to investors.... Read more»1

Report: Az slipping behind other states on spending transparency

Despite increasing online access to government spending information in recent years, Arizona is letting other states move ahead of it in transparency, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.... Read more»

Stealth Software bringing 200 tech jobs to Phx

A Dutch company that makes software that helps government agencies and private firms safely store data has chosen the Phoenix area for its U.S. headquarters. Tuesday, Gov. Jan Brewer and company officials said Stealth Software’s decision means 200 high-paying jobs for Arizona. It also represents a victory over New York, Boston and Silicon Valley, the other locations under consideration.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: AG Horne weighs in on gun violence

An interview with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, plus Sandra Watson, the new president of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Brewer touts new $5B Intel plant

Intel Corp.'s decision to invest $5 billion to build chip-manufacturing plant in Chandler is sign that making Arizona more enticing for businesses will pay off, Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday. A spokesman for the chip maker said the timing is coincidental.... Read more»