Economic Development

Tesla Says Four States Still in the Running For $5B Factory

// Apr 18th, 2014
Tesla Says Four States Still in the Running For $5B Factory
By Mike Sunnucks According to Tesla Motors Inc., four states are still in the running for the automaker’s proposed Gigafactory, including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada. Map credit:... 
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Trends

U.S. Jobs Up 192K; Unemployment Rate Flat

// Apr 8th, 2014
U.S. Jobs Up 192K; Unemployment Rate Flat
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Projected Annual Construction Volume for the Last Six Months Despite a 192K job gain in March, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at... 
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National News

Budget Deal Avoids Government Shutdown, Replaces Part of Sequester

// Dec 13th, 2013
Budget Deal Avoids Government Shutdown, Replaces Part of Sequester
Original sources: Phoenix Business Journal and The Arizona Republic Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan budget deal that would prevent a government shutdown in January and avoid some of... 
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Budgets and Funding

Avondale Proposes Almost $200M 5-Year CIP

// Apr 18th, 2014
Avondale Proposes Almost $200M 5-Year CIP
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Avondale’s capital improvement plan for the next five years offers modest development plans for the approval of the city council. The $190.8M... 
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Green / Renewable Energy

APS Executive Talks Solar Power and the Future of Arizona Energy

// Mar 18th, 2014
APS Executive Talks Solar Power and the Future of Arizona Energy
By Hayley Ringle for Phoenix Business Journal Reporter Hayley Ringle sat down with John Hatfield, APS vice president of communications, to talk about solar power in Arizona and the future of... 
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Local Projects

Local Projects in the News 4-18-14

// Apr 18th, 2014
Local Projects in the News 4-18-14
Awards & Accolades 1. PHX Sky Train recently celebrated one year of operation by announcing that it’s been as successful as anticipated.  Passenger counts have surpassed expectations... 
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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate News 4-15-14

// Apr 15th, 2014
Commercial Real Estate News 4-15-14
Sales Transactions 1. Gelt, Inc. paid $27.4M ($62K/unit) for a pair of adjoining apartment properties, 201 West and Mill Pointe, U.S. 60 and Mill Avenue. 201 West has 223 units in the complex... 
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People on the Move

Awards and Accolades 1. Arizona’s Society for Marketing Professional Services handed out awards in ten categories for its inaugural... 

Letters from the Publisher

OpEd: The Joy of Aggregating

By Eric Jay Toll for The Arizona Builder’s Exchange Among the fun assignments for me at AZBEX is... 
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