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SBE Comments on Latest Employment Numbers

Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement on the February jobs data: “Finally, we have a month in which all of the major jobs numbers moved in a positive direction. The payroll survey showed employment up by 192,000 in February. Particularly interesting, the private […]

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Governor Announces Economic Competitiveness Package

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today called the Legislature into Special Session for the consideration of a comprehensive plan to put Arizona back to work. Known as the Arizona Competitiveness Package, the proposal includes a mix of targeted business incentives and broad tax reforms designed to rev the Arizona economy. “The Competitiveness Package will make […]

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Findlay Acquires Honda in Flagstaff

The Findlay Automotive Group has acquired Flagstaff Honda in Flagstaff Arizona. The dealership has been renamed Findlay Honda Flagstaff. The dealership is located at 5199 Test Drive in the Flagstaff Auto Park. The facility consists of a 23,000 square foot sales and service facility that was constructed in 2008. This is the third Findlay Automotive […]

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Sign of Changing Economy?

The city of Flagstaff just wrapped up two days of a budget retreat.  Staff still faces tough decisions about budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year.  However, one positive sign of long term recovery may be reflected in the latest report of taxable sales. City of Flagstaff taxable business activity for the month of November […]

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Cementing Hopes for Regional and National Economic Growth

Drake Cement’s nearly-complete $310 million production plant is located within Yavapai County in Paulden, Arizona – once a historic ghost town and about 60 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Bringing Drake to the region is expected to employ approximately 550 people in construction projects and provide 90 full-time jobs within the plant. Local and Regional Development […]

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Economists – Slow Recovery

       While it is a difficult time financially for many people, the hardships during this economic period are not unusual. That was part of the consensus among economists during the recent Flagstaff Economic Outlook Conference.      The annual conference was sponsored by Chase, Northern Arizona University W.A. Franke College of Business and Flagstaff Business […]

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