Briefcase Briefs

 Jonathan J. Higuera

City of Phoenix goes local first

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS We love our mobile phones Phoenix chapter of LATISM holds first meeting Summer youth jobs For years, owners of small businesses in Greater Phoenix could only shake their heads and wring their hands when they learned of yet another out-of-state vendor receiving a City of Phoenix contract for services or goods. Unlike many […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Facebook goes public

Latino-owned firms join as underwriters

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Science foundation launches Arizona STEM Network

Effort to revitalize Arizona’s economic future through human capital

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Unequal treatment: Evaluating foreclosed home maintenance

Gone to the dogs

 Jonathan J. Higuera

The Arizona Accord

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS South Phoenix light rail? Adiós, Angel Cabrera Small Business Advisory Councils It’s not exactly the Grand Canyon state’s version of the Declaration of Independence, but its supporters are very passionate about what they hope to accomplish by signing the “Arizona Accord” when it comes to the immigration debate.  The Accord is a declaration […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Small Business Advisory Councils

Congressman Raul Grijalva’s sprawling Seventh Congressional District covers a broad swath of southern Arizona, meandering in and out of six counties, including Maricopa.  Now, Rep. Grijalva, who has become known as one of Congress’ most progressive voices, wants to show he is in touch with business needs, too. He is creating six Small Business Advisory […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Adiós, Angel Cabrera

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS South Phoenix light rail? Small Business Advisory Councils The Arizona Accord Angel Cabrera, the president of Thunderbird School of Global Management since 2004, is taking his immense resume and talents to the other side of the country. In December, it was announced that he will become president of George Mason University, which is located […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

South Phoenix light rail?

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Adiós, Angel Cabrera Small Business Advisory Councils The Arizona Accord  A one-million-dollar federal grant to study public transportation options for South Phoenix has been awarded to METRO and the City of Phoenix. The grant, awarded by the Federal Transit Authority, is the first step in the process of competing for more federal funds […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Valley housing values keep slipping

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS MEDWeek honors Andale Construction Teaching kids financial literacy AZHCC’s Million-Dollar Roundtable Just when it seems the like the Valley’s housing woes might be easing, along comes another national report to bring us back to reality. The reality appears to be this: Housing values in Arizona will take a lot longer to rebound than […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

MEDWeek honors Andale Construction

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Valley housing values keep slipping Teaching kids financial literacy AZHCC’s Million-Dollar Roundtable The 16th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards Breakfast and Expo brought out the stars when it comes to minority business owners in the Valley.  The November event at the Arizona Biltmore recognized and honored the contributions of minority-owned businesses nationwide. […]