Jonathan J. Higuera

Latinos and the job market

EDUCATION BRIEFS Employer Facebook access hits snag CO+HOOTS = co-work space Most economists characterized the December jobs report as a positive sign for the country’s rebounding economy. About 155,000 jobs were added in the final month of 2012, as the national unemployment rate held steady at 7.8 percent. But, beyond that positive headline, some troubling […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

CO+HOOTS = co-work space

EDUCATION BRIEFS Employer Facebook access hits snag Latinos and the job market While our state is often bashed by national media for its backward policies and conservative ethos, the coverage can sometimes mask some very innovative efforts to move Phoenix forward. One such effort is the development of the downtown business incubator, CO+HOOTS, founded by […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

There is a future for the family-owned business

There is a future for the family-owned business

Entrepreneurship dreams for the over-50 crowd

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Gnombre picks up steam

The Hispanic gnome and his girlfriend are on a roll

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Mexico and U.S. stars align – finally

Every 12 years, Mexico and the U.S. share a presidential election. This year, 2012, happens to be one of those years

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Phoenix economy perks up

Phoenix economy perks up

It’s a tepid recovery, but we are better off today than two years ago

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Happy Birthday, iPhone

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS How low can you go Hispanic wealth American Community Survey Those of us who grew up without cell phones, TV-on-demand, computers, iPads, and the like, may get nostalgic from time to time about the good old days. But, let’s face it, life without a smartphone and the Internet would be a lot more […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

How low can you go

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Happy Birthday, iPhone Hispanic wealth American Community Survey Phoenix may have taken it on the chin during the housing crash and subsequent recession but one need look no further than Stockton, California, to get an idea of how bad it could have been. In June, Stockton became the largest city ever to file […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Hispanic wealth

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Happy Birthday, iPhone How low can you go American Community Survey Relying largely on data from the American Community Survey, the Pew Hispanic Center has released a study examining economic, demographic and educational characteristics of the U.S. Hispanic population from 2000 to 2010. It found that while Hispanics have made gains in educational […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

American Community Survey

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Happy Birthday, iPhone How low can you go Hispanic wealth The American Community Survey (ACS) is the Census Bureau’s annual study of U.S. socioeconomic conditions. Data from the 21-page questionnaire are used to help the government best determine how to distribute federal assistance dollars, including Medicaid benefits and federal grants to states and […]