Briefcase Briefs

 Jonathan J. Higuera

Teaching kids financial literacy

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Valley housing values keep slipping MEDWeek honors Andale Construction AZHCC’s Million-Dollar Roundtable The Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) is dedicated to improving economic and personal financial literacy in Arizona and it wants that education to start at the youngest age levels possible.  It works with teachers to integrate financial literacy components into […]

 Jonathan J. Higuera

AZHCC’s Million-Dollar Roundtable

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Valley housing values keep slipping MEDWeek honors Andale Construction Teaching kids financial literacy The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the formation of the Arizona Million-Dollar Roundtable. The roundtable recognizes companies and corporations that spend $1 million or more with women- or minority-owned businesses and suppliers in the state.  “The Arizona Million-Dollar […]

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Social media’s sway with small business

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Great Recession pummels Hispanic household wealth Social Security benefits to rise in January HARP for homeowners may help  SBA provides Arizona grant to increase exports iContact wants to know if small business owners love or hate social media when it comes to their business needs.  In fact, it is offering $10,000 each to […]

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 SBA provides Arizona grant to increase exports

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Great Recession pummels Hispanic household wealth Social Security benefits to rise in January HARP for homeowners may help Social media’s sway with small business Funds authorized in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2012 were awarded through a competitive application process with a goal of increasing small business interest in exporting and increasing […]

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HARP for homeowners may help

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Great Recession pummels Hispanic household wealth Social Security benefits to rise in January  SBA provides Arizona grant to increase exports Social media’s sway with small business Battered homeowners could be receiving some relief from announced changes to the federal government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).  In essence, the changes mean more homeowners who […]

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Social Security benefits to rise in January

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Great Recession pummels Hispanic household wealth HARP for homeowners may help  SBA provides Arizona grant to increase exports Social media’s sway with small business The increase in Social Security benefit payments starting in January will be welcome news to many of the Hispanic retirees and others drawing the government pension check.  Starting in […]

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Great Recession pummels Hispanic household wealth

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Social Security benefits to rise in January HARP for homeowners may help  SBA provides Arizona grant to increase exports Social media’s sway with small business Median household wealth among Hispanics fell drastically from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in 2009, according to a report by the Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographic Trends […]

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Mayo Clinic and ASU partner up

EDUCATION BRIEFS Child poverty rising among Latinos ACA announces new center for small businesses ASU prof launches socialeconomyaz.org The Mayo Clinic has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University to create a medical-school campus in Scottsdale and could enroll a class of 48 physicians-in-training as soon as 2014. Mayo will undertake a $266 […]

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Child poverty rising among Latinos

Child poverty rising among Latinos

EDUCATION BRIEFS Mayo Clinic and ASU partner up ACA announces new center for small businesses ASU prof launches socialeconomyaz.org Hispanics now account for the largest number of children living in poverty, surpassing whites by 1.1 million, according to a Pew Hispanic Center report. As of 2010, 6.1 million Latino children, 5 million whites and 4.4 […]

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ACA announces new center for small businesses

EDUCATION BRIEFS Mayo Clinic and ASU partner up Child poverty rising among Latinos ASU prof launches socialeconomyaz.org The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has opened the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a public center designed to provide information on resources and partnerships to entrepreneurs from Arizona. The center provides small business creation workshops and utilizes cutting-edge […]