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Phoenix Chamber event: Experts optimistic, but cautious about economic growth

PHOENIX – Local economist Elliott Pollack said he’s optimistic about the future of both the regional and national economy, pointing to positive indicators such as employment, population and housing growth.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Annual Economic Outlook audience

Sky Harbor satisfaction rankings jump, officials credit emphasis on customers

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has spent hundreds of millions of dollars making improvements to the airport in the past few years.

The Phoenix Sky Train

Copper project in Florence wins appeal, could break ground this winter

WASHINGTON - Florence Copper officials could break ground on a $24 million "in-situ" copper mining facility by December, after an administrative appeals board last week turned down objections to the project from the Town of Florence and another opponent.


Gilbert deli creates jobs for adults with autism, developmental disabilities

GILBERT – The co-owner of a Gilbert deli shop said he doesn’t base his success on the number of customers who walk through his doors – he’s more interested in the number of jobs he can provide.

Deli cashier

New ASU dorm features Amazon Echo Dots, other new tech to create ‘engineering mindset’

TEMPE – The typical college dorm doesn't have 3-D printers, laser cutters and Bluetooth-enabled washers and dryers on-site. But the new Tooker House on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus touts the kind of technology and innovation the students living there hope to one day create.

Tooker House

Arizona poverty remains among highest in nation, despite recent gains

WASHINGTON - Despite posting a sharp decrease in its poverty rate over the last two years, Arizona continued to have some of the highest poverty in the nation in 2016, the latest Census numbers show.


Napolitano has hopes for NAFTA talks, despite U.S.-Mexico climate

WASHINGTON - Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn't get in the way of finding common goals.


Economist: Lack of postsecondary education will hurt US economy

SCOTTSDALE – What’s the biggest threat to the future of the United States economy? Former White House economic advisor Todd Buchholz said it’s not global warming or the debt – it’s the lack of postsecondary education.


Valley workers had highest wage increases in US

PHOENIX – Wages in the Phoenix metro area increased more than anywhere else in the United States in the past year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Aerial shot of Phoenix

Sinema, McSally invited to White House for bipartisan tax reform talks

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally were among a bipartisan group of 13 House members invited to the White House to talk about tax reform Wednesday with President Donald Trump.


Scottsdale company teaches motorists to avoid wrong-way drivers

SCOTTSDALE – Business owners in Scottsdale horrified by a string of wrong-way collisions in Arizona have developed new technology designed to help motorists stay safe.

Wrong-way simulation

Mission Possible Cafe provides community with Mexican cuisine, job training

PHOENIX — The new Mission Possible Cafe is opening in central Phoenix and is giving its employees the valuable work experience they need.