Jobs in Arizona

Arizona’s 2.5 percent year-over-year job growth topped the U.S. job growth rate for the first time since the end of 2013. Arizona’s 64,000 new jobs in January 2015, when compared to January 2014, paints a couple of bright points on the economic development horizon. Even the job loss for the month – 43,300 – according […]

Aerospace Parkway Groundbreaking

Last week marked the start to Aerospace Parkway, which connects Interstates 10 and 19. In the audience were Governor Ducey, U.S. Senator McCain, U.S. Congresswoman McSally, and many others of local economic development supporters. The approximately 16-mile parkway will also act as a buffer for the future expansion of Raytheon Missile Systems. The construction portion […]

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National Bridge Study Illustrates Arizona’s Worst

An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds there are more than 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in need of significant repair all across America. And it is a problem that hits close to home. The analysis of the federal government data, conducted by American Road & […]

Local Hire Law at the Federal Level

ARTBA made ATB aware of a new policy being created at the federal level dealing with local hiring laws. As ARTBA has been reporting over the last two weeks, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a one-year pilot program that will allow state and local transportation agencies to utilize local hiring and other preferences […]