Budgets & Funding

What’s in the New Relief Package?

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News What’s in the New Relief Package? The recently signed 5,500-page-plus stimulus and relief measure includes another $284B in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, new treatment for PPP expenses, simplified forms, grants for live events

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COVID-19 News Round-up for December 18th

Economic News  PPP Was a Lifeline for Very Small Businesses  New data on the Paycheck Protection Program loans issued by the Small Business Administration shows businesses with three or fewer employees that would not normally have access to SBA loans benefitted greatly. Some experts have

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COVID-19 News Round-up for November 10th

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Judge Orders PPP Loan Information Release  Late last week a U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ordered the Small Business Administration to release detailed information on Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Program loans by November 19th.

Planning & Development

COVID-19 News Round-up for November 6th

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  New SBA Forms Raise Concerns  The Small Business Administration wants approval to send revised Paycheck Protection Program loan questionnaires to businesses that received more than $2M under the program. Some experts have expressed concern

Trends

Arizona Cities See Higher Rents

While Apartment List’s National Rent Index is down 1.4 percent over the last year, rents in Tucson have increased 4.7 percent since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. Since March, Tucson’s month-over-month rents are up 0.6 percent, and year-over-year increases total 5.9 percent.

Planning & Development

COVID-19 News Round-up for October 30th

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Litchfield Park Revises Business Assistance Program  Litchfield Park has eased the requirements for businesses and nonprofits seeking COVID-19-related relief grants under its Business Assistance Program. Despite putting $180K in federal CARES Act monies aside in August

Planning & Development

COVID-19 News Round-up for October 27th

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Floodgates Open on PPP Loan Forgiveness  The Small Business Administration is facing a mountain of Paycheck Protection Program loan documents and forgiveness applications as the “floodgates” open on small businesses asking for their loans

Trends

Investors Flocking to Biolab Sector

By Sebastian Obando for National Real Estate Investor  Commercial real estate investors are showing increasing interest in biolab facilities as healthcare research and development has accelerated due to the pandemic.  “[There is] an increased demand for laboratory space which, when coupled