News releases from Phoenix Business Journal
At least five gun bills introduced in the Arizona Legislature show the tension between the poles of conservative and progressive viewpoints.
The minute that Gov. Ducey put pen to paper, professional sports teams in Arizona went to work to get ready to add sports betting to their revenue streams.
Jerry Colangelo: Taking integrity from the Olympic basketball courts to the boardroom
April 15, 2021
In this guest column, Jerry Colangelo, the former owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, makes an announcement about his future while also speaking on the importance having integrity in...
Arizona Chamber names new CEO
April 15, 2021
The new president and CEO replaces Glenn Hamer, who left the job — and the state — in February to become CEO of the Texas Association of Business.
Two Valley readers offer their thoughts in letters to the editor; one urging the Arizona Legislature to foster the kind of democracy to encourage growth of Black-owned businesses; the other letter...
The move will not only make it easier for taxpayers to prepare their taxes before the new May 17 deadline, but Ducey’s office claims Senate Bill 1752 will result in $600 million in savings for Arizona...
Backers and opponents of a proposed mining project in Superior took turns at the microphone April 13 at a hearing in the nation's capital over a bill that could put an end to the project.
In this guest column, the superintendent of Western Maricopa Education Center examines the fallout from the Covid-induced trend that some high school seniors are changing course on their education...
After firing Sean Miller, UArizona looks for replacement who can win games, generate dollars
April 10, 2021
As the University of Arizona searches for a new men’s basketball coach, it will seek one that can sustain the success that has defined the program since the mid-1980s — in wins and revenue gains.
Across Arizona, the push for new technology during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to innovations to help curb loneliness, improve access to health care and track the spread of the disease.
This week in Phoenix business bankruptcies include Gilbert MH LLC, Peaks Fitness LLC and more. For the year, Phoenix has recorded 13 business bankruptcy filings.
“There is still a risk of transmission in our community,” said Dr. Joshua LaBaer, the executive director of ASU’s Biodesign Institute.
Leaders: Arizona Supreme Court decision on gift clause could hinder cities' economic development deals
April 07, 2021
The decision, which ruled against the city of Peoria's incentive to a private university, could have further-reaching effects on government incentives in Arizona, economic development leaders said.
Fry’s set to open new West Valley store
April 06, 2021
Fry’s Food Stores, the Valley’s largest grocery chain, is expanding its footprint even more, opening a new store in Buckeye this spring, with even more locations being considered.
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Monday opened an indoor drive-thru vaccination site at Dexcom’s regional distribution center in Mesa, providing more comfort for all involved as...
Diamondbacks increase in value despite pandemic, report says
April 05, 2021
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Major League Baseball in general lost millions of dollars during the Covid-19 pandemic, but the team still increased its value over the last year.
The return of Spring Training, alongside numerous new orders from Gov. Doug Ducey, signaled the beginning of a return to normalcy for many local businesses that rely on the boost in sales that Cactus...
The Arizona variant was confirmed last month by researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, who said it is similar to the South African variant that was also found in the state in...
Traffic deaths in Arizona surged during the Covid-19 pandemic, even as the number of miles driven in the state appeared to be decreasing, according to preliminary statistics from 2020.
APS C-suite executive to retire later this year
April 02, 2021
The president and chief operating officer of Arizona’s largest utility will be retiring in August, according to a regulatory filing. Here are more details, including updated compensation figures for...
‘Fourth wave’: As mask mandates are lifted, Arizona health researchers urge Covid-19 caution
April 01, 2021
Researchers advise a heightened focus on vaccinations and mitigation efforts as they anticipate the “very real possibility” of a fourth wave of Covid-19 cases.
Contactless, cashless and chicken bacon: Diamondbacks introduce new protocols, food items at Chase Field
March 31, 2021
While things may look and feel a little different at Chase Field, the changes made by the Arizona Diamondbacks are all part of the organization’s effort to make the in-game experience as safe — and fun...
In this guest column, an executive with OneAZ Credit Union outlines how Valley nonprofits can apply for assistance through the company's foundation, which plans on spending $290,000 in 2021 to support...
The Canadian company that owns the giant Valley-based convenience store chain Circle K Stores Inc. is selling off hundreds of locations, including 17 in the Arizona. The average size of each of the...
Arizona's GDP growth down in 2020, still outpaced nation
March 29, 2021
Arizona was in the top 3 states for GDP in 2020, even though its GDP shrank. Here are other GDP stats from 2020 and the fourth quarter of last year.
Besides electing a new chair of its board of directors, the statewide family of charitable funds also named other board officers.
The 2021 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction was one for the record books despite a reduced number of vehicles up for auction and a limited number of bidders in attendance, according to...
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has adjusted more Covid-19 restrictions as more Arizonans get vaccinated and as new Covid-19 cases dwindle across the state. Here's the latest on mask mandates.