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Hong Kong Commissioner: Entrepreneurs in Arizona need to branch out

Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung said there were many similarities between Arizona and Hong Kong, and he wants local entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with their Asian counterparts more often.

Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung speaks to the business community about promoting entrepreneurship for companies in Arizona and Hong Kong.

Arizona’s economy continues to recover, just very slowly

Spurred by slow but steady employment and housing growth, local and national economists remain cautiously positive about the economic forecast for Arizona.

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Spring rains boosted Lake Mead, heading off water emergency – for now

WASHINGTON - Unusually high rainfall in the Colorado River basin this spring helped boost Lake Mead water levels, averting a possible water emergency that would have triggered cuts in water allocations next year.

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Report: About 40 percent of workers in state, U.S. have no paid sick leave

WASHINGTON - Close to half of Arizona's private-sector workers, more than 934,000 people, do not have access to paid sick leave, according to a report Wednesday by a group pushing for such laws.


Export-Import Bank authorization lapses, leaving firms in ‘uncharted territory’

WASHINGTON - Authorization for the government bank that has helped more than 100 Arizona businesses do international business expired early Wednesday, leaving the Export-Import Bank in "uncharted territory" for the first time in its 81 years.

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Developers say building to begin soon for long awaited PhoenixMart

Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city.


After Super Bowl XLIX, what is next for city of Glendale?

In 2008, millions converged on Glendale as the place to be for Super Bowl XLII. The NFL Experience was there. The game was there.

Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale saw a big boost in business with the Super Bowl, but business owners say not having the NFL Experience there hurt their profits. (Photo by Zach Holland)

Leaders launch Phoenix Forward to encourage business growth

Phoenix officials said local business expansion makes up 80 percent of new jobs. City leaders plan to help facilitate that growth and support business needs through the Phoenix Forward initiative, which launched Wednesday.

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Arizona’s missile, space industry may turn to space tourism

Experts say the state's guided missile and space vehicle industry, which contributes an estimated $15 billion annually to the state’s gross domestic product, needs to diversify its client base. And the commercial space and space tourism looks promising.