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▶ This Weeks #AZNumber: 66.8
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 66.8. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Want To Own A Food Truck? Phoenix Library Offers Help
Phoenix Public Library is offering new programs for entrepreneurs with specific interests.
Aug. 2, 2021
Why Metro Phoenix Woos Tech Startups
A Canadian-based company will locate its U.S. headquarters in Mesa. The move adds to the region’s growing reputation as an electric vehicle hub.
Aug. 2, 2021
Eviction Moratorium Ends, Aid Money Still Available
Federal lawmakers did not stop the national eviction moratorium from ending over the weekend, but there's aid money still available.
Aug. 1, 2021
Developer Breaks Ground For Downtown Phoenix High-Rise
A Chicago-based developer broke ground Tuesday for a luxury high-rise project in downtown Phoenix.
Aug. 1, 2021
Creighton Universitys Phoenix Campus Welcomes 100 Future Doctors
Creighton University’s School of Medicine students began their four-year journey by taking part in a traditional white coat ceremony. With the opening of its Phoenix campus, the Omaha-based university says it’s positioned to become the nation’s largest Catholic health professions educator.
Aug. 1, 2021
Life Is A Highway Among Winning Arizona Safety Signs
If you’re traveling on Arizona freeways Saturday, you may notice some new signs. Arizona’s Department of Transportation just posted the winning messages in its annual safety contest.
July 31, 2021
Chandler Offers $1,000 To Rent To Low-Income Residents
Chandler is boosting incentives to get more landlords to welcome lower-income renters.
July 31, 2021
National Evictions Ban Set To Expire Saturday
The national pause on evictions is set to expire Saturday. A local charity that helps people facing loss of their home says the average family that’s sought help is roughly a year behind on their rent and faces a major struggle to catch up.
July 30, 2021
U.S. Vows To Improve Protections For Wild Horse Adoptions
U.S. officials who are trying to adopt out wild horses captured on public land say they are tightening protections to guard against the illegal resale of the animals for slaughter, but advocates say the government needs to do more, including ending incentive payments for adoptions.
July 30, 2021
Arizona Lawmakers Invest More In Private Prisons After Record-High Campaign Contributions
One year after private prison companies made record high contributions to Arizona lawmakers, the Legislature voted to increase the state’s investment in private prison beds. The new private prison beds will likely be more expensive than those in state-run facilities.
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July 30, 2021
Buckeye Announced As Site For New Kore Power Factory
A global company headquartered in Idaho plans to build a factory in the West Valley and make storage cells for rechargeable batteries.
July 29, 2021
Rapper Mega Ran Drops Single Godly Dreams For Novel
Last spring, The Show introduced listeners to Valley nerdcore rapper Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo. Now, Mega Ran has had the opportunity to create his first-ever videogame soundtrack — "Incarno."
July 29, 2021
Day 7 Of 2020 Olympics Sees More Drama; U.S. Leading Medal Count
July 29 marks Day 7 of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the storylines are as dramatic behind the scenes as they are in competition. The Show spoke with Maz Farookhi of the BBC to learn about how the games have progressed so far.
July 29, 2021
AZ Housing Director: How Low-Income Housing Credit Could Combat Housing Crisis
Housing prices in the Valley have skyrocketed recently, creating an affordable housing crisis that experts fear isn’t going away anytime soon. But now, a new low-income housing tax credit could put a dent in that crisis.
July 29, 2021
Nikola Founder To Face Securities Fraud Charges
The founder and one-time executive chair of Nikola Corp. surrendered Thursday in New York to face charges alleging he lied about the electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup, duping some financially struggling novice investors looking for income during the pandemic.
July 29, 2021
Phoenix, Peoria, Tucson Resume Mask Mandates
Arizona cities are changing their policies on face coverings. The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors and in high-risk areas.
July 28, 2021
Record Back-To-School Spending Expected
Retailers could see their best back-to-school season ever. The National Retail Federation expects K through 12 and college purchases to total more than $100 billion.
July 28, 2021
Buttigieg Talks Transit, Broadband Infrastructure For AZ
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix earlier this month to talk about infrastructure needs here. The Show spoke with him to learn what he sees as the biggest needs for the Phoenix metro area.
July 28, 2021
Amtrak Proposes New Passenger Rail Service In AZ
Corporate leaders of Amtrak, Arizona business representatives and politicians participated in a roundtable discussion Tuesday to promote support for developing passenger rail service in the state.
July 27, 2021
Walmart Plan To Pay 100% College Tuition For Workers
The nation’s largest private employer is expanding educational opportunities for employees. On Tuesday, Walmart announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books through its Live Better U program.
July 27, 2021