Trends

Phoenix #2 in Data Center Growth

Source: JLL  COVID-19’s impact on public safety and stay-home orders drove significant demand for immediate digital connectivity around the world. JLL’s 2020 Mid-Year Data Center Outlook finds data centers’ resiliency and reliability established the sector as one of

Budgets & Funding

ADOT Opening Additional 2021-2025 Plan

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation  The Arizona Department of Transportation will open an additional comment period for the revised 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program on Friday, September 18th. The additional comment period will extend through Tuesday, October 27th.  The State Transportation

Legislation & Regulations

Construction Contracts in the COVID Era

By David A. Blake for GlobeSt.com  Those entering into new construction contracts should include custom language addressing the parties’ respective rights and responsibilities related to COVID-19. Many articles and webinars have focused on how traditional contract clauses in

Local News

ADOT Announces Disparity Study Finalization

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation  The Arizona Department of Transportation has finalized the Disparity Study report and the Federal Highway Administration Overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal and Methodology for federal fiscal years 2021-2022.  Based on the results of the Disparity Study, which took into

Budgets & Funding

Rio Nuevo Approves Tightened 2021 Budget

Source: Rio Nuevo  Facing a substantial reduction in next year’s revenue due to COVID-19, the Rio Nuevo Board approved a break-even budget reflecting an estimated $6M reduction in annual state tax revenue. The District has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19 related business closures and the subsequent economic slowdown.