1. As the housing market heats up in Phoenix, it’s a great time to start exploring the city for the perfect spot to call home. Whether you’re looking for vibrant nightlife, world-class restaurants, or tranquil hikes, each of Phoenix’s hundreds of neighborhoods provide a unique character and culture. Sure, you could spend months exploring the city […]
  2. Over the past few years, shopping local has become a rallying cry for those looking to bolster their own communities. People have discovered that when spending remains in the community, more money is circulated throughout the local economy, creating more businesses, more jobs, and more prosperity. Even though the “shop local” trend has caught on with […]
  3. Within nine years, the majority of workers in the U.S. are expected to earn money as independent contractors. Freelance work is a trend that won’t stop anytime soon. Freelancing by the numbers 57 million Americans already earn money online and elsewhere as freelancers, according to Edelman Intelligence, a research firm commissioned by Upwork and Freelancers Union. Nearly 20 million […]
  4. Downtown Tucson has grown up over the past 8 years. Thanks to extensive development, the city is now unrecognizable compared to how it looked in the mid-2000s. And while it’s clear that the city has transformed visually, it’s also important to note the economic impact of this revitalization—because when our communities thrive, we all thrive. […]
  5. Each January-February, people from across the globe flock to the Old Pueblo for the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase—the largest event of its kind in the world. It runs for two and a half weeks and serves as one of the most significant driving forces of economic growth in Tucson, with around 4,000 trade […]
  6. The federal government awards about $125 billion for education in the form of loans, grants, and work-study programs. Whether you are going to college in Arizona or out-of-state, to get a piece of this educational pie you’ll need to complete a Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found here. This form automatically […]
    Dec 18, 2017
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  7. It’s been a long road to recovery since the Great Recession of 2008 but we’re finally seeing some steady improvements. One of the bright spots driving this growth concerns Hispanic-owned businesses, both nationwide and within Southern Arizona. According to Scarborough Research, Hispanic-owned businesses enjoyed a 44% increase over the past five years, over three times […]