Trends

Input Prices Up in May

Source: Associated Builders and Contractors  Construction input prices rose 0.8 percent in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input

People on the Move

Industry Professionals 06-16-20

Giving Back  1. K2 Electric recently contributed to the West Valley Mavericks Foundation, distributing over $375K in grants to 82 non-profit organizations in the west valley.  2. As the Valley of the Sun’s premier advocacy group for responsible

Budgets & Funding

COVID-19 News Round-up for June 12

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Peoria to receive $20M in CARES Act funds  The City of Peoria is about to see some financial relief come its way to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Arizona has received $441M in

Local News

Arizona Projects 06-12-20

Groundbreakings  1. Pinal County has broken ground on their new 52KSF, five-story Attorney’s Office Building. This new facility will consolidate all County Attorney’s and their staff under one roof that are currently located in multiple properties around the county.

Planning & Development

Mixed-Use Development Proposed Near Westgate

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX  A new mixed-use development is being proposed approximately one mile from Westgate Entertainment District at the SEC of Glendale and 83rd Avenue.  Planning consultant, Jon M. Froke Urban Planning, LLC, on behalf of property owner, Rightstart Subsidiary, LLC,

Budgets & Funding

PUSD Preps Big Voter Requests

By Erin Brassey for The Glendale Star  Peoria Unified School District will ask voters to approve a 13 percent budget override and $125M bond in November.  The 13 percent override will continue to provide important funding

People on the Move

Industry Professionals 06-09-20

Awards & Accolades  1. Ranking Arizona published the Top Ten Best Places to Work in Commercial Real Estate in Arizona. They are:  Colliers International  CBRE  Ryan Companies US  Canyon State Electric  DAVIS  JLL  Cawley Architects  MSA Engineering Consultants 

Budgets & Funding

COVID-19 News Round-up for June 5

Policy & Stimulus News  Queen Creek Extends Permit, Planning Deadlines  The Town of Queen Creek has announced that all Building, Planning, and Engineering permits, plans, and approvals with expiration dates between 5/1-12/31, or that have approval dates prior to 12/31, have been automatically extended

Local News

Arizona Projects 06-05-20

Awards & Accolades  1. Sundt Construction, Inc. and its joint venture partner Kiewit continue to earn awards for their work on the Ina Road Traffic Interchange. The two and a half year project was recently awarded the 2020 “Public Works

Economic Development

Maricopa County Building Permits Up

Source: Maricopa County Planning and Development  There’s not a lot of good economic news out there these days, but data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.  Building

People on the Move

Industry Professionals 06-02-20

Giving Back  1. The Sundt Foundation donated $26K to two Southern Arizona nonprofits and $100K to aid five Valley nonprofits to address the increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Interfaith Community Services both received $13K in aid