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November 20, 2014

  • Business Legal Assistance Program  |   Video
    • The Business Legal Assistance Program at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law assists small business owners and entrepreneurs with their legal needs. Law students can answer questions for small businessmen free of charge. Shane Ross, the director of marketing for the program, will tell us more.

November 19, 2014

  • Arizona Foreign Trade  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations presented its 10th annual International State of the State recently. Panelists looked at Arizona’s place in international trade compared to other states and NAFTA partners. While the nation’s exports increased 23 percent over a five-year period, Arizona’s declined two percent. Keith Galbut, the Chairman of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and Steven Beschloss, an award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker, will discuss Arizona’s international trade picture.
  • Top Cities and States Jobs Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business has a new report out on the top ten cities and states for job growth. ASU economist Dennis Hoffman will tell us more.
  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • Get an update on our real estate market with economist Elliott Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company.

November 13, 2014

  • Phoenix-Area Commercial Real Estate  |   Video
    • A new survey of real estate brokers shows that the Phoenix-area commercial real estate market is shaky, but improving. Mark Stapp, director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss his survey.
  • Arizona Town Hall: Employment and the Economy  |   Video
    • The latest Arizona Town Hall explores why the state has not recovered in employment and the economy in general as fast as the rest of the nation as a whole. Rebecca Timmer, Corporate Relations for Dibble Engineering and Karrin Taylor, Executive Vice President for Entitlements at DMB Associates, Inc. will discuss results of the latest Arizona Town Hall.

October 30, 2014

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • Get an update on our real estate market with economist Elliott Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company.

October 29, 2014

  • Top Cities and States Jobs Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business has a new report out on the top ten cities and states for job growth. ASU economist Dennis Hoffman will tell us more.

October 22, 2014

  • Arizona Foreign Trade  |   Video
    • The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations will present its 10th annual International State of the State October 27th. Panelists will look at Arizona’s place in international trade compared to other states and NAFTA partners. While the nation’s exports increased 23 percent over a five-year period, Arizona’s have declined two percent. Keith Galbut, the Chairman of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and Steven Beschloss, an award-winning writer, journalist and filmmaker, will discuss Arizona’s international trade picture.

October 14, 2014

  • Arizona Gifts  |   Video
    • A store in Chandler is changing the way some tourists and Arizona residents shop. At Sibley’s West, you won’t find a cactus or Kokopelli stamped “Made in China”. Owners Michelle and John Wolfe work with more than 200 suppliers, mostly artists, in Arizona. You’ll hear the stories behind the products they make and take a tour of the Wolfe’s shop.

October 1, 2014

  • Lawless Denim  |   Video
    • See how one man’s dream to create custom-made denim jeans in Phoenix using Arizona products could help provide employment as well.

September 18, 2014

  • Arizona Restaurant Week  |   Video
    • Arizona Restaurant Week is coming up September 19 through the 28. It’s a chance for foodies to try a new restaurant in the Phoenix and Tucson areas for one fixed price. Massimo de Francesca, executive chef at Taggia at the FireSky Resort in Scottsdale, Chris Curtiss, executive chef at Bourbon Steak at the Fairmount Princess in Scottsdale, and Susie Timm, owner of the Girl Meets Fork, a marketing company that caters to restaurants, will talk about Arizona cuisine and restaurant week.
  • Changing Hands Bookstore  |   Video
    • From beef to books -- see how one bookstore is surviving in a tough market. Changing Hands Bookstore has taken over the building of the iconic Beef Eaters restaurant in Phoenix, which has closed, and is now peddling its products with some of the character of the restaurant still intact.

September 11, 2014

  • Ambassador Volker: United State-Mexico Forum  |   Video
    • The Center for American Progress and the McCain Institute are hosting a discussion on U.S.-Mexico economic relations at Arizona State University. One of the presenters will be former U.S. Ambassador Kurt Volker, who is now head of the McCain Institute. He will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss security issues and issues related to U.S.-Mexico economic ties.

September 9, 2014

  • Employment Rate  |   Video
    • Although the nation’s unemployment rate fell in August, fewer jobs than expected were added, with the jobless rate dropping due to fewer people looking for work. Economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the employment situation.

September 4, 2014

  • Humble CEOs  |   Video
    • A new study shows that humble CEOs are better for a company than a leader who insists everything be done their way. Professor Angelo Kinicki, the Weatherup/Overby Chair in Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about his new report.
  • Naming Rights  |   Video
    • U.S. Airways Center will have a different name soon. American Airlines, which merged with U.S. Airways, announced it will not renew the name rights contract for the basketball arena. Scott Harkey, President of Owens Harkey, an ad agency in Phoenix, will discuss the business of naming rights.

September 3, 2014

  • Tax Scam  |   Video
    • People across the country and here in Arizona are falling victim to a tax scam. The IRS is holding a press conference in Phoenix on September 3 to warn the public about the scam, which has already hit 1,100 victims to the tune of $5 million. Potential phone scam victims are being told they owe taxes that must be paid immediately with a prepaid debit card or wire transfer by callers claiming to be IRS employees. Bill Brunson of the Phoenix IRS office will talk about the scam.

September 1, 2014

  • Labor Day Special  |   Video
    • An ASU economist will discuss the future of job creation in our state and country. President Obama issued an executive order barring discrimination against LGBT employees working for the federal government and federal contractors. A labor law attorney will discuss the order and what it means to LGBT employees in Arizona. Also, a discussion on the legalities of unions allowed for college athletes.

August 28, 2014

  • Global Shapers Forum  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Director of International Strategy, Mary Foote Hebert, has been selected to attend the Annual Curators meeting with the World Economic Forum Community of Global Shapers held in Geneva, Switzerland. Hebert oversees the Phoenix hub that is focused on ways to put Phoenix on the map for obtaining young business talent. Hebert will discuss what she learned at the Global Shapers Forum.

August 20, 2014

  • Trading with Mexico  |   Video
    • Arizona is boosting trade between Tucson and Mexico. Learn how to help the two neighbors bridge the gap.

August 13, 2014

  • Light Rail Expansion  |   Video
    • A committee has been formed by the city of Phoenix to triple the length of the light rail over the next 30 years. Phoenix city councilwoman Thelda Williams will talk about the plans.

August 7, 2014

  • Changing Hands Bookstore  |   Video
    • From beef to books -- see how one bookstore is surviving in a tough market. Changing Hands Bookstore has taken over the building of the iconic Beef Eaters restaurant in Phoenix, which has closed, and is now peddling its products with some of the character of the restaurant still intact.
  • Tempe Town Lake   |   Video
    • The Tempe City Council recently denied an application for a project at Tempe Town Lake. The council decided the project from Pier at Town Lake did not have an adequate design or development density. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss the rejection of the project and development around the lake.

August 6, 2014

  • Television and Newspaper Breakups  |   Video
    • The Gannett Company is the latest large media company to announce it will split its television and newspaper holdings. Among Gannett’s holding are the Arizona Republic and KPNX TV in Phoenix. Micheline Maynard, director of the Arizona State University Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, will discuss the move.

July 30, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Job Creation  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the future of job creation in our state and country.

July 29, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Strategic Roadmap  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance has completed its Strategic Roadmap: a plan for Arizona’s future transportation needs. Created by a group of experts from the public and private sectors, the Roadmap seeks to better connect Arizona to the global economy. Arizona Department of Transportation director John Halikowski, Margie Emmermann, the executive director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, will discuss how the plan intertwines commerce, trade and transportation.

July 16, 2014

  • Housing Shortage  |   Video
    • A new Arizona State University report indicates a housing shortage could be coming in the Phoenix area. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss his new research.

July 7, 2014

  • Casino Ruling  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Interior issued a ruling last Thursday, giving the Tohono O’odham tribe final approval to make land it owns near Glendale part of the Tucson-area reservation. That removes a major obstacle for a casino to be built on the land. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, a partner in the Snell and Wilmer law firm and an expert on Indian and gaming law, discusses the ruling.

July 4, 2014

  • Economic Special  |   Video
    • An ASU Research professor will talk about why the nation has recovered jobs lost during the economic downturn but Arizona has not. ASU’s Morrison Institute has released a new report about making the Sun Corridor more competitive globally and with other states. The Global Cities Initiative is a joint project that aims to help metropolitan areas strengthen their international connections.

July 2, 2014

  • Gas Prices/4th of July Travel  |   Video
    • The summer travel season is reaching its peak with the Fourth of July holiday coming up. In Arizona, gas prices are on the upswing. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss gas prices and the number of Arizonans expected to head out for the 4th of July weekend.

June 30, 2014

  • Export-Import Bank  |   Video
    • The Export-Import Bank of the United States provides loans and loan guarantees to businesses when other financing is not available. The bank’s charter will lapse on September 30 unless Congress acts. Business groups are concerned about the possible demise of the bank. Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about what the bank does and its importance.

June 24, 2014

  • Buckeye Growth  |   Video
    • In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau named Buckeye the ninth-fastest growing city in the country. When it comes to land area, Buckeye is the biggest city in the state at 600 square miles. As Buckeye rebounds from the housing crash, leaders are focused on positioning the westernmost Phoenix suburb as "Open for Business."

June 19, 2014

  • Central Arizona Project Water  |   Video
    • Recent reports reveal that Central Arizona Project water users could face shortages in coming years. Tom McCann, assistant general manager for the CAP, will explain why the reports are inaccurate.

June 12, 2014

  • Arizona Jobs Recovery  |   Video
    • Arizona is lagging behind the national economy in recovering jobs lost during the Great Recession. Arizona State University Research Professor Lee McPheters, director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will talk about why the nation has recovered jobs lost during the economic downturn but Arizona has not.

June 10, 2014

  • Global Cities Initiative  |   Video
    • The Global Cities Initiative is a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase that aims to help metropolitan areas strengthen their international connections and competitiveness. The initiative recently held a forum in Phoenix. Curtis Reed, Jr., Market Manager for Arizona, Chase, spoke at the event and will tell us more about making the Phoenix area more competitive in the global market.
  • Phoenix Pension Measure  |   Video
    • City of Phoenix voters will be deciding this fall on a measure to reform the city’s pension plan for employees. It would end the practice of boosting pensions by adding vacation and sick time, and would transition employees into a 401-K style plan. Tom Simplot, the co-chair of Phoenix Citizens for Pension Responsibility, which opposes the changes, will discuss the issue.

May 28, 2014

  • Public/Private Service Partnerships  |   Video
    • Many challenges prevent successful collaborations between public, private and nonprofit organizations—collaborations that can lead to greater efficiencies, better service delivery and higher citizen satisfaction. Arizona State University professor David Swindell has researched the topic and will discuss his Collaborative Service Delivery project.

May 22, 2014

  • Arizona Tourism Campaign  |   Video
    • The Arizona Office of Tourism is starting a three-month ad campaign to encourage locals and people from neighboring states to vacation here in AZ. Sherry Henry, executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, will discuss the campaign.

May 12, 2014

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economists say the state is still at least two years away from a full economic recovery. Economist Dennis Hoffman of the W. P. Carey School of Business will discuss the midyear economic forecast.

May 6, 2014

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • Although home sales are currently lower right now than at this time last year, recovery may be around the corner. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss his latest report.

May 5, 2014

  • Industrial Real Estate Market  |   Video
    • We’ll get an update on the industrial real estate market in the Phoenix area. Anthony Lydon of Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial services firm, will talk about the state of the warehouse and manufacturing real estate market in the Valley.

April 28, 2014

  • Future of Cars  |   Video
    • Cars will be changing a lot over the next few years. Collision avoidance systems, cameras and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are expected to become commonplace, but also bring up privacy issues. Other everyday car features such as keys and spare tires will be going away. Jim Prueter, the car buying expert for AAA Arizona, will discuss the future of cars.

April 23, 2014

  • Downtown Phoenix Warehouses  |   Video
    • The Phoenix warehouse district is being seen as the new frontier for the city's downtown expansion in coming decades. While most of the warehouses are run down and boarded up, one man is looking to rescue as many buildings as possible. We take a look at his mission.

April 14, 2014

  • Glendale Pro Bowl/Casino  |   Video
    • The Pro Bowl will be played in the city of Glendale next year, the same year that the Super Bowl will be played there. Also, the city recently voted to soften its opposition to a casino for Glendale. Glendale City Councilman Samuel Chavira will discuss both issues.

April 4, 2014

  • Literary Special  |   Video
    • Hear from two top-selling authors about their newest works. International bestseller Bill Bryson, author of “A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home,” will talk about his latest book, “One Summer: America, 1927.” Thomas Moore, author of the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” will talk about his new book, “A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.”

April 1, 2014

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Some economists are predicting a three-percent growth rate for the American economy this year. That would be the best expansion since 2005. Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will give us an economic update.

March 24, 2014

  • Organ Stop Pizza  |   Video
    • It may be one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. We’ll visit a Mesa restaurant where music, not food, is the main entrée. Organ Stop Pizza touts the world’s biggest Wurlitzer organ with nearly 6,000 pipes, 17 percussion instruments and two pianos. Originally installed at the Denver Theatre to accompany silent films, Organist Charlie Balogh says the additions and improvements that Organ Stop has made puts the organ’s replacement value at more than $4 million.

March 17, 2014

  • Tax Time  |   Video
    • Local IRS spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will discuss the latest on new tax laws and filing information as the April 15 filing deadline approaches.

March 13, 2014

  • Scottsdale General Plan  |   Video
    • The city of Scottsdale is working on its general plan, but there is some controversy. Earlier this year, several members of a planning commission quit in protest. Laraine Rodgers, a current member Scottsdale General Plan Task Force, and Jim Heitel, the former co-chair of the task force, will discuss the issue from both sides.
  • Around Arizona: Drought Designation  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a “drought designation” for 11 Arizona counties. Eligible farmers in the drought designated counties can apply for low-interest loans. Jack Peterson, interim director for the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will discuss the issue.

March 6, 2014

  • Heliae  |   Video
    • Heliae is an Arizona-based company that is developing advanced algae production technologies. The company has seen great business growth throughout 2013, targeting markets centered around nutrition, personal care and natural fertilizers. Heliae CEO Dan Simon will discuss the company’s growth last year.

March 5, 2014

  • State of Women in Arizona  |   Video
    • A new report will be released on the state of women in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Women. It was conducted by the Grand Canyon Institute for the Southern Foundation of Arizona Women and looks at the economic and education conditions of women and families in our state and offers solutions to the problems it outlines. Sara Presler, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women, and Grand Canyon Institute Fellow Molly Castelazo, will talk about the report’s findings.

March 3, 2014

  • NAFTA 20 Year Anniversary  |   Video
    • It’s been 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was put into place. It was designed to eliminate investment and trade barriers between the United States, Mexico and Canada. An international conference will be held at Arizona State University in March regarding NAFTA. Jonathan Koppell, Dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs, will discuss how the trade agreement has impacted Arizona and the three countries it covers.

February 20, 2014

  • 2014 Housing Market  |   Video
    • The 2014 housing market is expected to slow, with big price increases in the Phoenix-area declining, or even reversing. Demand has already fallen sharply, and investors are showing less interest in the market. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, will talk about his latest report.

February 17, 2014

  • Women in the Media  |   Video
    • A new report on women in the media is being released by the Women’s Media Center. The center and The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold an event centered around the report February 19 at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium. Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of “Take the Lead,” an organization that prepares women for leadership roles, and Kristin Gilger, Associate Dean in the Cronkite School, will talk about the report and women in the media.

January 23, 2014

  • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment  |   Video
    • Arizona Women’s Education and Employment provides programs and services to women and men who want to improve their current employment opportunities. Marie Sullivan, AWEE president and CEO, will discuss her group’s mission and the most meaningful way to measure the effectiveness of her group’s efforts.

January 8, 2014

  • End of Unemployment Benefits Extension  |   Video
    • Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits started to help people during the recession, ended recently, impacting 12,100 Arizona families. The Grand Canyon Institute, a private non-profit corporation that provides non-partisan research, has analyzed the economic impact of the loss of extended federal unemployment benefits. David Wells, research director for the institute, will talk about the impact.

January 7, 2014

  • Business Leaders/Legislature  |   Video
    • Local business leaders will discuss what they would like the state legislature to do for the business community in the upcoming legislative session. Among the guests, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Farrell Quinlan, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business in Arizona.

January 2, 2014

  • Economists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • ASU economists Dennis Hoffman and Lee McPheters along with economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company look back the economy in 2013 and look forward to the economy in 2014.

December 23, 2013

  • Economists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • ASU economists Dennis Hoffman and Lee McPheters along with economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company look back the economy in 2013 and look forward to the economy in 2014.

December 19, 2013

  • All About Time Clock Repair   |   Video
    • An Arizona man has a rare talent and intense passion for fixing clocks. Frank Beaudrot has spent decades bringing family heirlooms back to life. His shop is filled with a variety of clocks -grandfathers, mantles, and cuckoos- some dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. In special cases, Beaudrot even makes house calls.

December 17, 2013

  • Buy Local  |   Video
    • The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona will discuss how buying from locally-based companies can help create more jobs than if you buy from chain stores.

December 12, 2013

  • Housing Report  |   Video
    • A new report shows the Phoenix-area housing market is ending the year with a drop in demand and activity. The report also shows reluctance on the part of first-time home buyers, especially those under 30, to jump into the housing market. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business, will talk about his report.
  • Help-Portraits   |   Video
    • For some, the cost of getting a portrait can be prohibitive, so they may not have a nice family picture to hang on the wall. The Photographer’s Adventure Club will be taking part in the Help-Portrait event this weekend. Photographers will be taking studio-quality portraits this Saturday at the Venue in Scottsdale. Nicholas Pappagallo, national president of the Photographer's Adventure Club, will tell us more.

December 4, 2013

  • Around Arizona: USDA Rural Development Funding  |   Video
    • At the end of the last federal fiscal year, USDA Rural Development in Arizona reported a record $474 million in investment in housing funding for Arizona. That brought the five-year total to over $2 billion. Besides the housing funding, money was spent on tribes, towns, school districts, community centers, food banks, colleges, hospitals and small businesses. USDA Rural Development in Arizona State Director Alan Stephens will discuss how the funding has impacted the state.

December 2, 2013

  • Mesa Light Rail Extension  |   Video
    • Federal officials announced last week that Mesa’s light rail extension to Gilbert Road posed no environmental or cultural threats and allowed it to proceed. Mesa’s Transit Services Director Jodi Sorrell will discuss the extension.

November 27, 2013

  • Customer Rage Study  |   Video
    • The holiday shopping season has been pushed back even earlier than ever before. With that season upon us, a new study on “customer rage,” designed in part by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, shows more of us are unhappy with our shopping experience. Professor Mary Jo Bitner, executive director of the Center for Services Leadership at ASU, will discuss the study.

November 25, 2013

  • Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter revealed last week that over 6,000 cases of child abuse have not been investigated over the past four years. Child Protective Services Oversight Committee Co-chair Senator Nancy Barto and Representative Debbie McCune Davis, a member of the committee, will discuss the failure to investigate the cases.

November 7, 2013

  • Arizona Employment Projection  |   Video
    • A report was released today on future job growth in Arizona, and it predicts a two-percent growth rate. Arizona Board of Regents economist Dan Anderson will discuss the jobs forecast.

November 5, 2013

  • New Apple Plant  |   Video
    • Apple has chosen Mesa as the site of its newest manufacturing plant. The facility will create 700 quality jobs in its first year of operation and 1,300 construction jobs. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business professor Arnie Maltz will discuss the impact of the new plant.

November 4, 2013

  • Electronic Devices on Planes  |   Video
    • The FAA has approved allowing expanded use of portable electronic devices during all phases of a flight, including take off and landings. Air passengers will be able to use the devices, with some exceptions. Michelle Donati of AAA Arizona will detail the changes.

October 31, 2013

  • Airport Expansion  |   Video
    • Plans are progressing for a $500 million expansion at Sky Harbor Airport. Airport Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher will discuss the expansion plans.
  • Food Stamp Cuts  |   Video
    • More than one million Arizonans will be impacted by cuts starting November 1 in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of Arizona Community Action Association, will talk about how the cuts will impact Arizonans.

October 21, 2013

  • I-11 Freeway Hearings  |   Video
    • The Arizona and Nevada departments of transportation hosted five public meetings this month to present a range of alternatives for the Interstate 11 freeway, proposed to link Phoenix and Las Vegas. Mike Kies, the Arizona lead for the I-11 study, will discuss the meetings and the freeway.

October 16, 2013

  • Debt Ceiling/Government Shutdown  |   Video
    • Congress continues to work on a deal to avoid the deadline to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. Economists Brian Cary of Salt River Project and Alan Maguire of the Maguire Company will discuss the impacts of the political drama in Washington.

October 8, 2013

  • International State of the State  |   Video
    • The 9th Annual International State of the State conference will be held October 15 in Phoenix. It’s a luncheon panel discussion hosted annually by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations to look at Arizona’s place in the global economy and discuss ways to sell Arizona products and services internationally. Glen Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will talk about Arizona competing globally.

October 7, 2013

  • Manufacturing Grant  |   Video
    • The Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona State University were awarded a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to accelerate manufacturing and aid in job creation. The “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” grant will be used to plan for an Innovation and Commercialization Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Phoenix area. GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome and Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Senior Vice President for ASU’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, will discuss the grant and the planned manufacturing center.

September 25, 2013

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • The percentage of homes that have mortgages which are “underwater” has gone down dramatically in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Mike Orr, Director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will give us a real estate update. Joining him will be Kristena Hansen, who covers real estate for the Phoenix Business Journal.

September 23, 2013

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Arizona unemployment rate is now a full percentage point higher than the national average. Arizona Board of Regents Economist Dan Anderson will discuss what’s behind our jobless rate.

September 16, 2013

  • Mexico City Trade Mission  |   Video
    • A half-dozen Arizona lawmakers went to Mexico City recently on mission to establish a permanent Arizona presence in that city and to seek out partnerships in the business and political worlds. House Speaker Andy Tobin led the mission, and will talk about trip.

September 12, 2013

  • Pension Spiking  |   Video
    • Pension spiking is the practice of adding sick leave, vacation pay and other benefits at the end of a worker’s career to increase their pension. The Goldwater Institute has sued to stop the practice in the city of Phoenix. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the issue.
  • Same-Sex Couples Tax Filing Status  |   Video
    • The U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service have issued new rules that say all legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same tax benefits as married heterosexual couples. That new rule resulted from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. It means same-sex couples can now file joint tax returns. Certified Public Accountants, Jared Van Arsdale and David Walser, discuss what the new rule means for Arizona same-sex couples who are legally married.

September 9, 2013

  • Arizona Retail Sales  |   Video
    • Arizona retail sales clocked in at $4.47 billion in July, the highest level for the month since before the recession. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss what’s behind the increase in sales.

August 29, 2013

  • Arizona Income  |   Video
    • Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute has released a new report on income in Arizona. It shows that Arizona lags behind the national average in income earned from dividends, interest and rental property as well as earned income. ASU Economist Tom Rex, the author of the report, will discuss his findings.

August 15, 2013

  • Intel Skills-Based Volunteering  |   Video
    • Chip-manufacturer Intel offers free mentoring to non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies in strategic planning, lean principles, risk management, human resources structuring and other business management principles. The Gilbert Fire Department and Northern Arizona University’s extended campuses are among the agencies that have taken advantage of Intel’s free services. Rudy Hacker of Intel, the founder of the program, will discuss the free mentoring.
  • Arizona Roads and Bridges  |   Video
    • According to a new report, Arizona was sixth in the nation for the number of roads in good condition. The state also tied for the third-lowest number of bridges that are structurally deficient. Only three percent of bridges were not up to standards in 2011, and 57 percent of the state’s roadways were in good condition. Robert Samour, ADOT’s Senior Deputy State Engineer of Operations, will talk about roads and bridges and the funding needed to keep them in good shape.

August 13, 2013

  • U.S. Airways/American Airlines Merger  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit in an effort to block the merger of Tempe-based U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Airline expert Robert Mittelstaedt, who is also the former dean of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, will talk about the suit.
  • Construction Worker Shortage  |   Video
    • As the housing market heats up, Arizona is facing a shortage of construction workers. David Jones, president of the Arizona Construction Association, will talk about the shortage.

August 7, 2013

  • Home Ownership  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama’s speech in Phoenix focused on homeownership. Mike Orr, Director of Arizona State University’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice, will talk about the president’s plans to improve homeownership.

August 6, 2013

  • Homeownership, the Middle Class  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama will visit Phoenix Tuesday as part of his “Better Bargain for the Middle Class” tour. The president is set to talk about home ownership. Economists Byron Schlomach of the Goldwater Institute and Tim James of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business will talk about the middle class and home ownership.

August 5, 2013

  • Tempe Developments  |   Video
    • The city of Tempe has seen a burst of large developments. Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell will discuss Tempe’s large-project building boom, including the massive office building being constructed for State Farm Insurance.

August 1, 2013

  • Economic Development/Site Selector  |   Video
    • Economic Development is a constant topic for government and business leaders. For site selectors, it’s their job. Site selectors help companies in search of new territory find the best deal in terms of economic and tax incentives. Site selector John Lenio, Economist & Managing Director of CBRE’s Economic Incentives Group and Economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack and Company, will discuss economic development in Arizona.

July 25, 2013

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Arizona’s jobless rate went up in all 11 sectors last month, at a time when the national rate remained stable. Arizona State University Economist Lee McPheters will talk about what’s happening with Arizona’s unemployment rate.
  • Law School Grads  |   Video
    • Law schools are pumping out more graduates than can find good jobs and who are loaded down with student-loan debt. Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has a partial solution. It plans to create an “Alumni Law Group” to give jobs to 30 law school graduates. ASU Law School Dean Doug Sylvester will discuss the program.

July 23, 2013

  • Cave Creek Solar Power Vote  |   Video
    • The town of Cave Creek is the first Arizona town or city to officially oppose rate hikes for solar power users being proposed by Arizona Public Service. The town unanimously voted to oppose the rate hikes, saying that it could hurt the installation of solar power in homes and hurt the economy. Cave Creek Councilman Ernie Bunch will talk about the vote.

July 16, 2013

  • U.S. Airways/American Airlines merger  |   Video
    • U.S. Airways shareholders gave their stamp of approval to a merger between their airline and American Airlines. That pushes the merger closer to finalization. Robert Mittelstaedt, former dean of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business and an airline expert, will talk about what the latest move means to the upcoming merger.
  • Arizona Tourism Update  |   Video
    • New numbers have been released on tourism in Arizona. The Arizona Office of Tourism reports that 38.1 million people visited Arizona in 2012, with $19.3 Billion in direct spending. Sherry Henry, Director of the office of tourism, will talk about the numbers and more.

July 15, 2013

  • Metropolitan Business Plan  |   Video
    • The authors of a new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” say power is shifting from Washington D.C. to cities and metro areas. That book has given impetus to the Brookings Institution’s “Metropolitan Business Plan,” which adopts the discipline of private sector planning to the task of revitalizing a region. Through a partnership with Brookings, the Metropolitan Business Plan provides a framework through which leaders can analyze the market position of a regional economy, identify strategies to capitalize on unique assets, and design and implement initiatives for change. Mayors in our regions have organized a high-level Steering Committee to guide the development of a new economic growth plan. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Steve Seleznow, President and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will talk about the Metropolitan Business Plan.

July 11, 2013

  • Federal Share of State Budget  |   Video
    • A new report shows that nearly half of Arizona’s general revenue funds come from the federal government. Only Mississippi and Louisiana receive a higher percentage of their state funds from the federal government. The Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C. put out the report. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman and Byron Schlomach, Chief Economist at the Goldwater Institute, will discuss the report.

July 10, 2013

  • Housing Foreclosures  |   Video
    • The housing market in the Phoenix area has returned to normal historic levels for foreclosures. Also, prices are up 26 percent. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will bring us up to date on the Phoenix-area housing market.
  • Phoenix to Tucson Rail  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Transportation has narrowed down the list to three possible sites for a passenger rail line from Phoenix to Tucson. Arizona Republic transportation reporter Sean Holstege will talk about the rail line as well as give us an update on the South Mountain Freeway and Interstate 11, the proposed Phoenix to Las Vegas interstate freeway.

July 2, 2013

  • Auto Sales  |   Video
    • Auto sales are rebounding in the U.S. Economist Jim Rounds will talk about what’s leading to the increase in auto sales.

June 11, 2013

  • No Housing Bubble  |   Video
    • Housing prices in Maricopa and Pinal Counties are up 30 percent from last year, but a local housing expert doesn't see a housing bubble on the horizon. Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, will talk about why he thinks there won’t be a housing bubble.

June 6, 2013

  • West Phoenix Revitalization  |   Video
    • A new report is out on improvements made in West Phoenix. The West Phoenix Revitalization Area 2012 Annual Report shows a reduction in property and violent crimes and a $12-million investment in foreclosed properties. Ginger Spencer, Special Assistant to the Phoenix City Manager and Jim Miller, WPRA Board Chair, will talk about the report.
  • Arizona Commerce Authority Update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commerce Authority is charged with recruiting, creating and growing businesses in our state. Greg Linaman, who is the Chief Operating Officer of the authority, will talk the organization’s mission and recent successes.

June 3, 2013

  • Sales Tax End/Education  |   Video
    • A one-cent state sales tax ended at the end of May. Most of the money from the tax went to education. Chuck Essigs, Director of Governmental Relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials, will talk about the impact of the end of the sales tax on education.

May 30, 2013

  • Sales Tax Ending  |   Video
    • The state’s temporary one-cent sales tax is ending May 31. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will talk about the impacts on Arizona’s economy.

May 20, 2013

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • The economic rebound continues, but it seems to be slowing. Arizona State University Economists Lee McPheters and Dennis Hoffman and ASU Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice Director Mike Orr will give us an update on the economy.

May 7, 2013

  • Sequestration Impact on Arizona  |   Video
    • It’s been a couple of months since the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as "sequestration" started. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says the cuts could be worse for Arizona than the housing bubble. Broome will talk about the impacts of the sequester.

May 6, 2013

  • Rising Home Prices  |   Video
    • Economists are starting to worry as home prices in Arizona and the Valley have risen over 30 percent in some cases. Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor and Economist Jim Rounds will discuss what quickly-rising home prices mean to the housing market.

April 16, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • Campaign contribution limits were increased tenfold in a bill just signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. Sam Wercinski, executive director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, and Stan Barnes, of Copper State Consulting, will discuss the impacts of the increase in donations that can be given to candidates.

April 9, 2013

  • Tax Tips  |   Video
    • The tax filing deadline of April 15 is fast approaching. Bill Brunson of the IRS and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will discuss the latest tax tips and tax fraud.

March 28, 2013

  • Surviving the Phoenix Area Real Estate Market  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic and ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business will host an event to talk about how to survive the rapidly-evolving real estate market in the Phoenix area. Arizona Republic Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor and Mike Orr, Director for the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at ASU, will also discuss the market and the event.

March 21, 2013

  • Arizona Poverty  |   Video
    • Arizona has a higher rate of poverty and income inequality than most other states. Steve Seleznow, President & CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation, will discuss Arizona poverty.

March 20, 2013

  • Sales Tax Reform Impact on Cities  |   Video
    • The Governor’s plan to reform Arizona’s sales tax has cities worried that they will lose revenues. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will tell us more about the concerns of cities and bring us up to date on negotiations to resolve the issues.

March 13, 2013

  • Arizona Gas Pricing Trends  |   Video
    • Arizona gas prices have risen dramatically since the start of the new year, but have slowed down. Michelle Donati of AAA Arizona will bring us up to date.

March 7, 2013

  • Citrus Bug  |   Video
    • There’s been a dramatic increase in western Arizona of a bug that can do tremendous damage to citrus trees. The Asian Citrus Psyllid carries greening disease, otherwise known as Huanglongbing. Once a tree is infected it will die. The disease could damage our state’s Citrus crop, one of the Five Cs that adds $37 million dollars a year to Arizona’s economy. John Caravett, a of the Arizona Department of Agriculture, will tell us more.
  • Chandler GM Hiring   |   Video
    • General Motors announced it will hire 1,000 workers for an information technology center in Chandler. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the latest boost to his city’s economy.

March 6, 2013

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • The real estate market in Arizona is showing signs of vitality. Values are up, investors are still buying, but more regular buyers are entering the market. Arizona Republic real estate reporter Catherine Reagor will bring us up to date.

March 5, 2013

  • Record Stocks Closing  |   Video
    • The stock market closed at a new record high. Stock analyst Wayne Stutzer of RBG Wealth Management talks about the market.

February 26, 2013

  • The Sequester  |   Video
    • On March 1, automatic budget cuts in the federal budget known as the “Sequester” will kick in unless Congress acts to stop them. Local economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack Company will discuss the impact of possible cuts on Arizona.
  • Impact of Tax Cuts on the Economy  |   Video
    • A study recently released by the non-partisan Grand Canyon Institute reveals that two decades of tax cuts in Arizona have not spurred economic growth. David Wells of the institute will tell us more about the report.

February 18, 2013

  • National Minimum Wage  |   Video
    • President Barack Obama proposed a $9-an-hour national minimum wage in his State of the Union Speech. President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Glenn Hamer and State Sen. Linda Lopez will debate the proposal.

February 14, 2013

  • US Airways Merger Finalized  |   Video
    • U.S. Airways and American Airlines made it official that the two carriers will merge to create the world's biggest airline. The new airline will be called American Airlines, be headed by current U.S. Airways chair Doug Parker, and be based in Dallas.

February 11, 2013

  • Sales Tax Revisions  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer will announce a sales tax simplification bill, hoping to fix what she calls the most complicated sales tax in the nation. Arizona State University Economist Dennis Hoffman will discuss the proposal.

January 29, 2013

  • Paying for Basic Needs  |   Video
    • Cynthia Zwick, Executive Director of the Arizona Community Action Association, talks about a new report showing that nearly 1 in every 3 working families in Arizona doesn’t earn enough money to pay for basic necessities.

January 23, 2013

  • Commercial Real Estate Market  |   Video
    • CBRE has released a year-end report that shows positive news for the Valley’s office, industrial and retail real estate markets. Craig Henig, CBRE’s Senior Managing Director and Arizona Market Leader, talks about the report.

January 17, 2013

  • Fix the Debt  |   Video
    • Arizona has joined Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan campaign to encourage our leaders in Washington, D.C. to reach a comprehensive agreement on reforms that will improve America’s fiscal health. Learn more about the campaign from members of the Fix the Debt Arizona Steering Committee, former Arizona Attorney General and new CAP Board member, Terry Goddard, and Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

January 10, 2013

  • US Airways Merger   |   Video
    • Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, talks about the proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines, and what it could mean for the Valley and the airline industry.

December 17, 2012

  • 2013 Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds take a look back at the 2012 economy and a look forward at the outlook for 2013.

December 5, 2012

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Lee McPheters provides an overview of today’s Arizona Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.

December 4, 2012

  • Land and Housing Forecast  |   Video
    • The Land Advisors Organization is hosting its annual Metro Phoenix Land and Housing conference December 5th in Downtown Phoenix. Get a preview with Land Advisors President and CEO Greg Vogel and Mike Orr, Director of ASU’s Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

November 28, 2012

  • Housing Recovery Research  |   Video
    • Assistant Professor of Real Estate Andra Ghent of ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business talks about her research that takes a look at different mortgage laws across the nation and how they help or hinder recovery from the housing crisis.

November 14, 2012

  • Impact of the “Fiscal Cliff” on Arizona  |   Video
    • If the federal government steps over the “fiscal cliff” will it take Arizona with it? ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman talks about the local impact of federal spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect in January unless Congress intervenes.

November 13, 2012

  • US Airways Study  |   Video
    • Elliott Pollack talks about a study his firm conducted that takes a look at the economic impact of US Airways on the Valley’s economy and losses that could occur if the company merges with another airline and moves its operational hub to another state.

November 1, 2012

  • Spirit of Enterprise Awards  |   Video
    • For the 16th year, ASU is honoring Arizona companies for excellence in ethics, energy and entrepreneurship. Gary Naumann, Director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, talks about this year’s award winners.

October 17, 2012

  • Save Our Home AZ  |   Video
    • Arizona is one of five states included in a $1.5 billion federal program designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Reginald Givens, a Foreclosure Assistance Administrator for the Arizona Housing Department,explains how the program works.

September 20, 2012

  • Phoenix Municipal Golf Courses  |   Video
    • The City of Phoenix’ municipal golf courses continue to lose money. During the 2011-12 fiscal year they operated at a deficit of $2.4 million. Hear from members of an ad hoc committee that has been appointed to search for solutions to the problem.

September 18, 2012

  • The iPhone 5: A Better Smartphone?  |   Video
    • Ken “Spanky” Moskowitz, of Data Doctors Computer Services, shares his views on Apple’s newest version of the iPhone and whether or not it lives up to the hype.

September 13, 2012

  • The State of Arizona Cities  |   Video
    • Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Kenny Evans, the Mayor of Payson, talk about the state of Arizona’s cities and their role in growing the State’s economy.

September 11, 2012

  • AZ Furnace Program  |   Video
    • Statewide business accelerator AZ Furnace is offering economic and various other incentives to encourage entrepreneurs to commercialize innovative technologies developed within Arizona’s universities and research institutions. Learn more about the program from Gordon McConnell, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at ASU and Brian Sherman, Vice President of Business Development for the Arizona Commerce Authority.
  • Casino Land Near Glendale  |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that puts the Tohono O’odham Nation a step closer to building a casino on land it owns near the City of Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks provides an update on the ruling and the latest news about efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale.

August 23, 2012

  • Arizona Job Growth  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman talks about Arizona’s job growth that’s leading most of the nation.

August 2, 2012

  • Team ACA Private Donations  |   Video
    • Team ACA, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Arizona Commerce Authority, has been criticized for not revealing the amounts of donations from private sources. Team ACA Executive Director Don Cardon addresses those criticisms.

July 23, 2012

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • The state and national economies have entered the summer doldrums again. Arizona State University Economist Tim James and Economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company will discuss the latest economic news.

July 18, 2012

  • Sales Tax Extension  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett rejected petition signatures for the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative, which would extend a one-cent state sales tax. Bennett said wording on petition sheets didn’t match what was given to his office electronically. A court hearing will be held on the rejection of the signatures. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic will tell us what the court decides.

July 16, 2012

  • Giving and Leading: Arizona Rural Development Council  |   Video
    • Eddie Browning, Executive Director of the Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC)explains how his statewide non-profit organization is building partnerships with the public and private sectors for the benefit of rural Arizona.
  • Arizona Transportation Projects  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic transportation reporter Sean Holstege discusses the latest transportation news including federal funding for a proposed I-11 corridor connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas.
  • Arizona Travel and Tourism Statistics  |   Video
    • Arizona Office of Tourism Director Sherry Henry talks about the latest economic impact and visitation statistics for Arizona’s tourism industry.

July 11, 2012

July 10, 2012

July 9, 2012

July 2, 2012

  • Valley Housing Market Update  |   Video
    • Prices are rising, inventory is shrinking, and new home builders are back in business. Mike Orr, Director of the Real Estate Center for ASU’s W.P. Care School of Business, provides an update on the Valley’s housing market.

June 27, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Medical Device Incubator  |   Video
    • The City of Peoria is teaming-up with the nonprofit BioAccel to grow medical device companies, and jobs, in the West Valley. Learn more about the “BioInspire” project from Maria Laughner, Peoria’s Business and Real Estate Development Manager and MaryAnn Guerra the CEO and co-founder of BioAccel.

June 26, 2012

June 20, 2012

  • Arizona's Economic Competitiveness  |   Video
    • A roundtable discussion with President and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona William Harris; Executive VP for DMB Associates Karrin Kunasek Taylor; ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman; and Senior Economist for Elliott D. Pollack & Company Jim Rounds discuss how Arizona can compete in the global economy.

June 19, 2012

June 12, 2012

  • U.S. Airways Merger  |   Video
    • Adjunct Professor of Global Marketing for the Thunderbird School of Global Management Rick Baer talks about the potential impacts of a merger between US Airways and American Airlines from a marketing perspective.
  • Real Estate Future  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Area recovers from one of the worst real estate markets it has ever seen, will the same mistakes that resulted in the real estate bust be repeated? Mark Stapp, the Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate and director of the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, will discuss the possibilities of that happening again.

June 11, 2012

  • Arizona Sales Tax Reform  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer’s Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification Task Force is set to start working on recommendations for simplifying Arizona’s sales tax code. Hear what Arizona Horizon's own panel of experts thinks the task force should focus on. Guests include Executive Director of the Arizona Retailers Association Michelle Ahlmer and tax attorney James Busby of Gallagher and Kennedy.

May 23, 2012

May 22, 2012

  • InBusiness Magazine Economic Symposium  |   Video
    • Some of the Valley’s top business minds recently gathered at the Arizona Biltmore for an economic symposium sponsored by InBusiness Magazine. InMedia President and CEO Rick McCartney shares what they had to say about creating a brighter future for the local economy.

May 21, 2012

  • Tribal Gaming  |   Video
    • The amount of money Arizona gets from tribal gaming is on the rise. Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming Mark Brnovich shares the latest numbers.

May 17, 2012

  • Making Ends Meet in Arizona  |   Video
    • How much income do Arizona families need to make ends meet? Find out when we examine the results of the 2012 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona report from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.
  • Facebook IPO  |   Video
    • Wayne Stutzer of RBC Wealth Management discusses the initial public offering of Facebook shares on Wall Street.

May 16, 2012

  • PHX Sky Train Testing  |   Video
    • The automated and elevated train that will shuttle passengers around Sky Harbor Airport took its first test run this week. We’ll have an update on progress of the PHX Sky Train.

May 15, 2012

  • ASU Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • Economic experts from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business share their midyear economic forecasts for Arizona and the United States. Guests include: Robert Mittelstaedt, dean and professor of management, Lee McPheters, economics research professor and director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center; and Mike Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice.

May 7, 2012

  • Arizona Jobs Report  |   Video
    • Aruna Murthy, Director of Economic Analysis for the Arizona Department of Administration’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics, explains why the new Arizona jobs forecast is good news for the State’s economy.

May 2, 2012

  • Mortgage Relief Fund Sweep  |   Video
    • Arizona Housing Alliance Executive Director Valerie Iverson explains why her organization is considering legal action after state lawmakers pass a budget that sweeps $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund.

April 26, 2012

  • Giving and Leading: Reinventing Nonprofits  |   Video
    • Faced with declining resources and growing needs, nonprofits are finding new ways to survive and thrive by exploring partnerships, innovation and creative ways of doing business. Ellis Carter, a nationally recognized nonprofit law expert, addresses the variety of ways nonprofits are reinventing themselves.

April 23, 2012

April 18, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Chandler & Intel  |   Video
    • Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny talks about the potential economic impact of Intel’s new $5 billion fabrication facility that’s currently being built in his city and what Chandler has done to position itself as a leading manufacturing hub for the state’s high tech industry.

April 11, 2012

  • Debt Collection Bill  |   Video
    • While creditors are supporting a bill (HB 2664) moving through the state legislature that deals with credit card debt, others are saying it’s a bad deal for consumers. Hear from attorneys on both sides of the issue.

April 9, 2012

  • Commercial Real Estate Recovery  |   Video
    • A new 10-story high rise is coming to Tempe Town Lake. It’s good news for Tempe, but is it also a signal that the Valley’s commercial real estate market is finally recovering after taking a beating during the recession? Mark Winkleman, chief operating officer of ML Manager LLC, provides a market update.

April 5, 2012

April 3, 2012

  • Valley Housing Market  |   Video
    • The housing market could be coming back to life in the Valley. Inventories are down, foreclosures are down, and prices could soon be up. Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor of the Arizona Republic will give an update.

April 2, 2012

  • Arizona Per Capita Income  |   Video
    • Arizona’s per capita income increased last year, but it did not increase as fast as the rest of the nation and we still have one of the lowest per capita income levels in the country. Economist Elliott Pollack of Elliott D. Pollack and Company talks about the latest figures.

March 8, 2012

March 7, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Start-Up America Policy Challenge  |   Video
    • Jonathan Koppell, director of ASU’s School of Public Affairs and the dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs, explains how the university is teaming up with the White House on a national initiative to accelerate entrepreneurship.

March 6, 2012

  • Taxing Online Sales  |   Video
    • A bill (SB 1338) is moving through the Arizona State Legislature that would require Internet-based companies like Amazon.com to collect state taxes on the products it sells. Michelle Ahlmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Retailers Association, explains why her organization is supporting the bill.

March 5, 2012

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Report on Nonprofits  |   Video
    • Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the new report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits.

February 29, 2012

  • Poverty in Arizona  |   Video
    • ASU economist Tom Rex discusses his new report that shows Arizona poverty rates are higher than the national rates for all demographic groups except seniors.

February 28, 2012

  • Valley Home Prices   |   Video
    • Mike Orr, Director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, comments on a new report that shows some encouraging news for Phoenix area homeowners.

February 22, 2012

  • METRO Light Rail  |   Video
    • An update on future expansions of the Valley’s light rail system with METRO Light Rail CEO Steve Banta.

February 20, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Biosciences Employment  |   Video
    • Employment in the biosciences field in Arizona has grown 41 percent over the past 10 years, showing growth even during the Recession. Marty Shultz, chair of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, will talk about employment in the biosciences sector.

February 8, 2012

  • Florence Copper Project  |   Video
    • Vice Mayor from Florence, Tom Smith and a representative of Southwest Value Partners discuss their opposition to the Florence Copper Project.

February 6, 2012

February 2, 2012

  • Florence Copper Project  |   Video
    • Curis Resources CEO Michael McPhie discusses his company’s proposal to mine copper near the Town of Florence.

January 30, 2012

  • Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on President Obama’s ideas for growing jobs and how state lawmakers can stimulate Arizona’s economy.

January 25, 2012

January 3, 2012

  • Business Leaders' Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer, National Federation of Independent Business State Director Farrell Quinlan and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders discuss their organizational legislative priorities for 2012.

December 13, 2011

  • Economic Forecast for 2012  |   Video
    • It looks as if the economic recovery is continuing, although at a slow pace. Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and economist Elliott Pollack will take a look back at the 2011 economy and a look forward at the 2012 outlook.

November 30, 2011

  • Arizona Counties: Financial Challenges  |   Video
    • Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney, who also serves as President of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona, and Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek discuss the financial challenges facing Arizona’s 15 counties and their legislative priorities for 2012.
  • Real Estate Forecast  |   Video
    • The Land Advisors Organization hosted its 3rd annual “Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast” November 30th in downtown Phoenix. Greg Vogel, Founder and CEO of the Land Advisors Organization discusses changing landscape of the Valley’s real estate industry.

November 28, 2011

  • Debt Committee Failure  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman discusses the failure of the congressional “super committee” to reach a deficit reduction deal and the impact on Arizona.

November 17, 2011

  • Gandhi and Occupy Wall Street  |   Video
    • Occupy Wall Street protesters can learn a lot from Mahatma Gandhi according to a leading expert on Gandhi’s teachings on civil disobedience. Hear what Dennis Dalton, a retired political science professor from Barnard College/Columbia University, has to say about the topic.

October 27, 2011

  • Impact of “Passing Moods” on Economic Decisions  |   Video
    • A team of ASU researchers is studying how rational economic decisions are influenced by a person’s mood and embedded human impulses. ASU professor Douglas Kenrick and Jessica Li, an ASU doctoral student, talk about their research.

October 25, 2011

  • Commercial Real Estate Analysis  |   Video
    • Craig Henig, Senior Managing Director of the Arizona region for CBRE, discusses his company’s analysis of the Metro Phoenix commercial real estate market for the third quarter of 2011.

October 18, 2011

October 13, 2011

  • Expediting Electrical Transmission Lines  |   Video
    • President Obama’s plan to fast-track the permitting and construction of major electrical transmission line projects - including one in Arizona - is touted as a way to create jobs; increase capacity and reliability of the nation’s electrical grid; and accelerate the growth of domestic clean energy. Find out what the plan means for Arizona from Kris Mayes, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner who is now in charge of the Program on Law and Sustainability at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and Sandy Bahr, Director of the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter.

October 11, 2011

  • Sky Harbor Passenger Increase   |   Video
    • Despite the tough economy, air travel is up at Sky Harbor Airport. Sky Harbor Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher discusses that and provides an update on the airport’s Sky Train.

September 29, 2011

September 27, 2011

  • Arizona State Treasurer  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Doug Ducey comments on economic uncertainties facing the state from his perspective as a businessman now working in the public sector.

September 26, 2011

  • Arizona Fund of Funds   |   Video
    • The Arizona Growth Foundation is promoting an Arizona Fund of Funds as a way to grow jobs. Modeled after a program in Utah, it uses tax credits as an incentive for venture capitalists to invest in Arizona businesses. We’ll take an in-depth look at the pros and cons of this mechanism for economic development with John Kowalski, Co-founder of the Arizona Growth Foundation; Gary Gibbons, professor of Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management; David Beauchamp, an attorney who practices in the areas of Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions; and Byron Schlomach, an economist with the Goldwater Institute.

September 22, 2011

  • Downtown Phoenix Revitalization  |   Video
    • Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona; David Roderique, President and CEO of Downtown Phoenix Partnership; and Robert Melikian, owner of Hotel San Carlos share their views about what’s happening, and what needs to happen, to revitalize downtown Phoenix.

September 20, 2011

September 15, 2011

September 1, 2011

  • Arizona Tax Recovery  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Revenue is giving taxpayers an opportunity pay back taxes owed to the State without penalty from September 1 through October 1, 2011. ADOR spokesman Anthony Forschino explains the Tax Recovery Program.

August 24, 2011

  • State Revenue  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman discusses the revenue outlook for the State of Arizona.

August 23, 2011

August 22, 2011

  • Metro Phoenix Business Climate  |   Video
    • Business executives whose companies have recently established a presence in Metro Phoenix talk about the region’s strengths and weaknesses. Guests include Doug Schendt, Power-One; Scott Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer for DIRTT Environmental Solutions and Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
  • Closing Borders Books  |   Video
    • Gayle Shanks, the founder and co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, talks about talk about how the closing of Borders book stores may impact the book-selling marketplace.

August 15, 2011

  • Phoenix-area Foreclosure Rate  |   Video
    • For the first time in two years, foreclosures represent less than 30% of all existing home transactions in the Phoenix-area housing market. ASU Real Estate Professor Emeritus Jay Butler discusses the latest trends and statistics.
  • US Credit Downgrade  |   Video
    • Gary Gibbons, Ph.D., visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Thunderbird School of Global Management, talks about the U.S. credit downgrade and how it impacts Arizona.
  • Hunger in Arizona  |   Video
    • A new report from the Food Research and Action Center indicates that Arizona has the seventh highest percentage of families with children who can’t afford to put food on the table. Cynthia Zwick and Katie Kahle of the Arizona Community Action Association discuss the report’s findings.

August 3, 2011

  • Arizona’s Wine Industry Tourism Survey  |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University’s Arizona Hospitality Research & Resource Center has released the results of a survey of visitors to Arizona’s wine regions. Learn more about Arizona’s wine tourism industry with one of the authors of the report and industry representatives.

August 1, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • Real Estate Analyst Elliott Pollack discusses the state of the valley’s real estate market and what the latest Census numbers say about vacant homes.

July 28, 2011

  • U.S. Debt Ceiling  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman discusses what Arizonans might expect if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling.

July 26, 2011

  • Housing Vacancy Rate  |   Video
    • The latest census data show a staggering number of vacant homes in the Valley. East Valley real estate broker Cindy Sessions and Fletcher Wilcox, a vice president and real estate analyst for Grand Canyon Title Agency, discuss what the numbers say about the area’s real estate market.

July 25, 2011

  • Commercial Real Estate  |   Video
    • An Arizona State University professor says he has a solution to help fix the Valley’s ailing commercial real estate market. W.P. Carey School of Business Real Estate Professor Mark Stapp will explain his idea.

July 18, 2011

  • Tourism Economic Impact  |   Video
    • The Executive Director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, Sherry Henry, talks about the latest Arizona tourism industry statistics.

July 14, 2011

  • Economic Growth: New WESTMARC CEO  |   Video
    • Michelle Rider, formally a Senior Vice President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is the new President and CEO of WESTMARC, an organization that promotes growth and development in the west Valley. Rider will discuss the opportunities and challenges she faces in her new role.

July 13, 2011

  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council  |   Video
    • GPEC CEO Barry Broome is no longer planning to leave Phoenix to lead an economic development effort in San Diego. Find out why he’s staying and how he hopes to grow and diversify Arizona’s economy.

July 12, 2011

  • Arizona Tourism  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Conference on Tourism takes place July 13-15th in Scottsdale. We’ll discuss the state of Arizona’s tourism industry with Debbie Johnson, President and CEO of the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association; Brian Johnson, General Manager of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson; and Rachel Sacco, executive director, Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.

July 7, 2011

  • Use Tax  |   Video
    • Anything that you buy online is subject to a use tax, and Stefanie Campbell, EA of the Campbell Tax and Financial Services, talks about the not new, but soon to be strongly enforced tax.

June 29, 2011

June 23, 2011

  • The American Dream of Homeownership  |   Video
    • Houses are more affordable than they’ve been for years, but buying a house can be challenging and some potential buyers are leery about jumping into the market. Hear what experts have to say about the current status of the American dream of owning a home.
  • Westgate City Center  |   Video
    • Westgate City Center is facing foreclosure, and Glendale Shopping Complex near the Cardinals Football Stadium has been scheduled for auction.

May 18, 2011

  • Papago Golf Course/AZ Golf Industry  |   Video
    • Arizona golf journalist Bill Huffman reports the state of Arizona’s golf industry and turmoil at the Papago Golf Course which has prompted city of Phoenix to consider looking for a new manager of that municipal course.

May 17, 2011

  • Phoenix Coyotes   |   Video
    • An update on efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale with Arizona Republic reporter Rebekah Sanders.

May 10, 2011

  • PHX Sky Train  |   Video
    • Builders are making progress on tracks and other infrastructure for the PHX Sky Train, an automated train that will shuttle passengers around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher discusses the project.

May 5, 2011

May 3, 2011

April 27, 2011

  • Development Impact Fees  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer signed a bill that regulates the impact fees cities charge home builders to help pay for growth-related infrastructure. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Spencer Kamps, Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, discuss the bill which represents a compromise between cities and developers.

April 20, 2011

  • Arizona Economy   |   Video
    • The economy is recovering, but it’s a slow recovery. Economist Elliott Pollack will discuss the latest trends.
  • Gas Prices  |   Video
    • Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona discusses the causes and effects of rising gas prices that are now approaching $4 per gallon.

April 14, 2011

  • Goldwater Institute – Phoenix Coyotes  |   Video
    • The Goldwater Institute is fighting a City of Glendale deal to help a businessman buy the Phoenix Coyotes and keep the team in the city. Hear from the Goldwater Institute's President and CEO, Darcy Olsen.

April 13, 2011

  • Last-Minute Tax Tips  |   Video
    • The tax filing deadline is fast approaching, although it’s been extended this year. Get last-minute tax advice from IRS spokesman Bill Brunson and find out about enforcement efforts against tax cheats from IRS criminal investigator Jim McCormick.

April 12, 2011

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • ASU real estate professor Jay Butler discusses the latest Arizona real estate market news and trends.

April 11, 2011

  • Five Communities Project  |   Video
    • The Center for the Future of Arizona has launched the Five Communities Project, an effort to help communities secure funding to implement their action plans in areas such as job creation, education, the environment and civic engagement. CFA Chairman and CEO Dr. Lattie Coor discusses the project’s goals.

April 5, 2011

  • State Budget and the Economy  |   Video
    • Economists discuss the potential impact of the state budget on Arizona’s economy. Guests include ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Alan Maguire, president and principal economist for The Maguire Company.

April 4, 2011

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tuition tax credit program. The high court ruled that the program involves private money going to private organizations. Opponents argued that the law involved government financing for religious activities. ASU law professor Paul Bender, who represented the challengers, discusses the ruling.

March 30, 2011

  • Economic Growth: Invest Arizona  |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1041, the Invest Arizona bill, establishes tax incentives for companies that meet certain job creation and investment thresholds. Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Farrell Quinlan, state director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Arizona, debate the merits of the bill.

March 29, 2011

  • Fiesta Bowl Shake-up  |   Video
    • Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks discusses the termination of longtime Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker and the release of a report detailing the improper use of Fiesta Bowl funds for personal and political purposes.

March 1, 2011

February 24, 2011

  • METRO Light Rail  |   Video
    • A new federal budget proposal includes nearly $38 million to help extend METRO light rail line into downtown Mesa. METRO Light Rail CEO Steve Banta talks about the Mesa extension and other future projects.

February 23, 2011

  • Arizona Real Estate  |   Video
    • The latest news about Arizona’s real estate market from Arizona Republic reporter Catherine Reagor.

February 22, 2011

  • Intel  |   Video
    • Intel is opening up a new chip-manufacturing plant in Chandler. The $5 billion plant will be the most advanced, high volume semi-conductor manufacturing facility in the world. Jason Bagley, Intel's Government Affairs Manager, talks about the plant.

February 21, 2011

  • Centerpoint Towers  |   Video
    • The Centerpoint condominium towers in downtown Tempe have finally been sold. Mark Winkleman of ML Manager LLC discusses the transaction.

February 17, 2011

February 16, 2011

  • Tax Tips  |   Video
    • Tax filing season is upon us. Find out about any changes in tax laws that might affect your return from IRS Spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue.

February 14, 2011

  • Arizona Diamondbacks  |   Video
    • Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall talks about the team’s new spring training facility and hosting the All-Star game.

February 9, 2011

February 7, 2011

  • Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona business, community, and sports leader Jerry Colangelo and ASU President Michael Crow discuss leadership in Arizona.

February 3, 2011

  • SB 1322  |   Video
    • State lawmakers help a press conference today on SB 1322. Supporters say the bill will save taxpayer money by requiring Arizona's largest cities to seek competitive bids for the delivery of certain city services. Senate Majority Leader Scott Bungaard and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio explain.

February 2, 2011

  • Foreign Investment   |   Video
    • Mexico is Arizona's #1 foreign trading partner but Canada trumps our neighbor in the south when it comes to foreign investment. Glenn Williamson, founder and CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council, discusses the economic ties between Arizona and Canada.

January 31, 2011

  • State Budget Deficit: Raise Taxes or Reduce Spending?  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have two primary options to erase the State’s massive budget deficit: 1) raise taxes or, 2) cut government spending. Both have a negative impact on Arizona’s economy, but according to a new analysis by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, one option is less economically harmful than the other. Tom R. Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, explains.
  • Gold Investment Risks  |   Video
    • The Arizona Corporation Commission wants to remind consumers of the risks associated in investing in gold. Wayne Stutzer, senior vice president of RBC Wealth Management, gives his take on gold as an investment.

January 26, 2011

  • Economic Competitiveness  |   Video
    • One of Governor Jan Brewer’s “Four Cornerstones of Reform” includes efforts to grow jobs by making Arizona more economically competitive. We’ll take a look at the proposed plan.

January 11, 2011

  • Arizona’s Structural Deficit  |   Video
    • Arizona’s budget has a huge structural deficit that threatens its economic future, according to a new report released by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy and Brookings Mountain West. The report’s chief author, University of Tennessee economist Matthew Murray, discusses the report and what it says about Arizona’s ability to close its budget gap.

December 30, 2010

  • 2011 Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • A look back at the economy of 2010 and forecasts for 2011 from ASU economists Jay Butler and Dennis Hoffman and private sector economist Elliott Pollack.

December 21, 2010

  • 2011 Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • A look back at the economy of 2010 and forecasts for 2011 from ASU economists Jay Butler and Dennis Hoffman and private sector economist Elliott Pollack.

December 13, 2010

  • Tax Credits  |   Video
    • As the end of the year approaches, time is running out to make a charitable contribution that will count as a tax credit on your 2011 tax return. Enrolled Agent Ellen Campbell talks about some of the tax credits available to Arizona taxpayers.

December 9, 2010

  • Arizona's Philanthropy   |   Video
    • A new ASU report details how philanthropic Arizona residents are. Carlton Yoshioka, of the ASU Lodestar Center, discusses the report.

December 8, 2010

  • Job Growth Plan  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has announced a new job growth plan, and has named Don Cardon to head the new Arizona Commerce Authority, which replaces the commerce department. Cardon will talk about the plan and his job.

November 18, 2010

  • Real Estate “Flopping”  |   Video
    • The days of flipping houses has passed, but now there’s a new concern: flopping. Arizona real estate reporter Catherine Reagor explains how investors are using this strategy to take advantage of a depressed housing market.
  • Economic Impact of SB 1070  |   Video
    • A new report blames Arizona’s immigration law for more than $140-million in lost revenue. Senior Vice President and Economist for Elliott D. Pollack & and Company, the firm that conducted a study the report is based on, talks about the data.

November 16, 2010

  • Tempe Centerpoint Condominiums  |   Video
    • A deal to sell the vacant Centerpoint condominium towers is dead. Mark Winkleman, CEO of the company brokering the deal, tells us what went wrong and what’s next for the troubled real estate project.

October 28, 2010

  • Foreclosures  |   Video
    • Bankruptcy attorney Diane Drain shares her views on the foreclosure crisis and news that some lenders have been taking potentially fraudulent shortcuts to speed-up the foreclosure process.
  • Renewable Energy Jobs  |   Video
    • Scottsdale-based Fluidic Energy is locating its manufacturing center in Maricopa County. Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome talks about this development in Arizona’s ongoing effort to become a leader in renewable energy.

October 21, 2010

  • Intel Investment in Arizona  |   Video
    • This week, Intel announced it will be making a 6 to 8 billion dollar investment to expand and build the next generation of computer chip fabrication facilities in Arizona and Oregon. The plan includes upgrading two facilities the company currently operates in Chandler. Intel Government Relations Director Jason Bagley provides additional details.

October 14, 2010

  • Foreclosures  |   Video
    • Nearly half of the existing homes sold in the Valley last month were foreclosures. That’s a new high for the year. ASU real estate professor Jay Butler discusses how foreclosures are impacting the area’s housing market.

September 21, 2010

  • Housing Prices  |   Video
    • ASU Real Estate Professor Jay Butler has the latest data on prices and foreclosures in the Phoenix area housing market.
  • New GPEC Chairman  |   Video
    • University of Phoenix President Bill Pepicello discusses his new role as chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

September 7, 2010

  • Bashas’ Emergence from Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • The Bashas’ family of stores has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Edward “Trey” Basha discusses the Chapter 11 process and future plans for the Arizona company.

September 2, 2010

  • Real Estate Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic reporter Catherine Reagor has the latest news on Arizona’s real estate market.

August 24, 2010

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • The latest on Arizona’s jobs market with Aruna Murthy, Director of Economic Analysis for the Arizona Department of Commerce.
  • Federal Tax Changes  |   Video
    • A new report from the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says federal tax changes have made itemized deductions more unfair to low-income taxpayers and more costly for government. Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance and Kevin McCarty of the Arizona Tax Research Association discuss the report.

August 18, 2010

August 17, 2010

  • Small Non-profits  |   Video
    • Thousands of small non-profit organizations in Arizona are in danger of losing their non-profit status if they don't complete a form by mid October. Bill Brunson of the Internal Revenue Service will explain the situation.

August 10, 2010

  • Protecting Arizona’s Jobs  |   Video
    • Economic development and business leaders say other states are making a new push to lure companies away from Arizona. Find out what they think Arizona must do to increase its competitiveness.

August 9, 2010

  • Arizona-Mexico Trade  |   Video
    • Wendy Vittori, President of the Arizona-Sonora Manufacturing Initiative, and Luis Ramirez, President of Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, discuss trade with Mexico and what it means to Arizona’s economy.

July 19, 2010

  • Financial Regulation Reform  |   Video
    • Wayne Stutzer, Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant for RBC Wealth Management, discusses the federal financial reform legislation.

July 12, 2010

  • US Airways  |   Video
    • Among the five largest domestic airlines, US Airways came in first during the month of May in on-time performance, baggage handling and fewest customer complaints. US Airways Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom talks about the progress the company is making.

July 8, 2010

  • Mayor of Scottsdale  |   Video
    • Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane explains the city’s decision not to join Phoenix and Tempe in the “Discovery Triangle” regional planning and redevelopment effort.

June 24, 2010

  • Discovery Triangle  |   Video
    • We’ll take a look at the Valley’s Discovery Triangle. It’s a regional cooperative effort to enhance, develop and revitalize property within the geographic triangle that connects downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Papago Park.

June 17, 2010

  • Coyotes Update   |   Video
    • An investment group trying to buy the Phoenix Coyotes has shown proof of its ability to purchase the team. Arizona Republic Reporter Rebekah Sanders will tell us the latest.

June 16, 2010

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • We’re hearing news on several fronts that the economy is improving. Arizona State University economists Jay Butler and Dennis Hoffman will discuss the latest, and talk about Arizona’s job and real estate markets.

June 3, 2010

  • Gas Prices  |   Video
    • Gas prices usually go up this time of year, but they’re going down. Michelle Donati of AAA Arizona discusses why that is happening.

June 2, 2010

  • Mortgages Ltd. Properties  |   Video
    • The collapse of the real estate and financial markets sent Mortgages Ltd., a real estate investment firm, into bankruptcy. The company has emerged from Chapter 11 and is now selling off assets to try to recoup money for investors. We’ll hear from former Arizona Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who has been hired to oversee that process. And we’ll go inside two premier properties: the Centerpoint Towers in downtown Tempe and the Chateaux on Central brownstones in central Phoenix, which were recently sold to a company that plans to put them on the market by the end of the year.

June 1, 2010

  • Abandoned Mines, Habitat Restoration  |   Video
    • Arizona Bureau of Land Management Director Jim Kenna discusses issues regarding BLM land in our state, including efforts to mitigate danger from abandoned mines and restore natural grasslands.

May 27, 2010

  • Glendale Casino Opponents  |   Video
    • Attorney for the City of Glendale Craig Tindall and Manuel Joseph, Lt. Governor of the Gila River Indian Community, explain their opposition to the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans to build a resort casino on land in the West Valley.

May 10, 2010

  • Stock Market Slide  |   Video
    • Days after a thousand point plunge on Wall Street, people are still trying to figure out what happened. Senior VP for RBC Wealth Management Wayne Stutzer tells shares what he knows about the incident.

May 6, 2010

  • PROJECT H3 – Housing the Homeless  |   Video
    • In late April, about 160 volunteers scoured the streets of Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa in search of the Valley’s homeless. It’s part of Project H3, a national effort to place the most medically vulnerable homeless people into homes. Learn more about the project from Mattie Lord, State Homeless Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Economic Security; Michael Shore, President and CEO of HOM, Inc.; and Brad Bridwell, the Homeless Veterans Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

May 5, 2010

  • Prop 100 – Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach debate the merits and economic impacts of Prop 100, the temporary state sales tax increase that’s on the May 18th special election ballot.

May 4, 2010

  • Arizona Jobs  |   Video
    • A look at Arizona’s employment numbers with Aruna Murthy, Director of Economic Analysis for the State Department of Commerce.

April 22, 2010

  • Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • Economic experts deliver their mid-year forecasts for the U.S. and Arizona at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsored by the Economic Club of Phoenix. Hear what they had to say.

April 20, 2010

  • Economic Development Trip  |   Video
    • A high-powered Arizona delegation, that included the Governor and other political and business leaders, traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of Arizona’s aerospace and renewable energy industries. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Karrin Taylor of DMB, an Arizona real estate company tell us what they think the trip accomplished.

April 19, 2010

  • Arizona’s Job Recovery Act  |   Video
    • A discussion on the merits of House Bill 2250 which seeks to grow jobs and attract businesses with tax incentives. Guests include Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, who’s representing the Arizona Budget Coalition.

April 14, 2010

  • Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Economists and politicians discuss how we can reinvent Arizona’s economy to attract key businesses, grow jobs and improve the tax base needed to run state government.

April 13, 2010

  • Real Estate   |   Video
    • Arizona Republic real estate reporter Catherine Reagor provides an update on Arizona’s real estate market, including plans for new federal money meant to help fight the foreclosure crisis.

April 5, 2010

  • Cactus League Recap and the Chicago Cubs  |   Video
    • A recap of the 2010 Cactus League season and a look at efforts to come up with a plan to finance a new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. Guests include Cactus League President Robert Brinton and State Representative John McComish.

March 31, 2010

March 25, 2010

  • Short Sale Seller Advisory  |   Video
    • Michelle Lind, General Counsel for the Arizona Association of REALTORS discusses a new guide to help homeowners understand the benefits and risks of short sales.

March 2, 2010

  • Women’s Safety, Health and Economic Security  |   Video
    • The economic recession and state budget cuts may be having a disproportionately negative impact on women. Leading advocates for women talk about how the current economic climate is threatening the safety, health and economic security of Arizona women. Guests include: Allie Bones, of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Jodi Liggett, Arizona Foundation for Women; and Marie Sullivan of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment.

February 25, 2010

  • Cutting AHCCCS  |   Video
    • A report by Arizona State University economists shows that cutting funding to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s medical insurance for the indigent, could cost the state a lot in terms of jobs and money. ASU economist Timothy James, one of the authors of the report, talks about the findings.

February 23, 2010

  • Economic Development Roundtable  |   Video
    • Three of the State’s top economic development leaders, Barry Broome, CEO and President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Barry Albrecht, CEO of Central Arizona Regional Economic Development, and Joe Snell, President and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, talk about what they’re doing to create and retain jobs, and how Arizona can become more attractive to business.

February 22, 2010

  • Arizona's Golf Industry  |   Video
    • As the Phoenix Open prepares to tee-off, golf Writer, Bill Huffman and Kris Strauss of OB Sports Golf Management talk about the economic impact of golf on the State of Arizona, how the recession is impacting business, and how the golf industry is adjusting to market conditions.
  • Foreclosure Rescue Plan  |   Video
    • State Representatives Anna Tovar, (D) Tolleson, and Daniel Patterson,(D) Tucson, discuss the House Democrats’ foreclosure rescue plan.

February 17, 2010

  • Real Estate  |   Video
    • An update on the status of Arizona’s housing market with Arizona Republic Real Estate reporter Catherine Reagor.

February 15, 2010

  • Hunger  |   Video
    • A national report on hunger reveals the problem has increased tremendously during the past four years. Ginny Hildebrand of the Association of Arizona Food Banks and Bob Evans of the United Food Bank in Mesa will discuss hunger in America and Arizona.

February 2, 2010

  • CityNorth Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • What the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a tax incentive agreement between the City of Phoenix and the developer of the CityNorth retail development means for the future of similar tax incentive deals.
  • Credit Union Lending Cap  |   Video
    • A bill that would allow credit unions to lend more to businesses has been introduced in Congress. Scott Earl, CEO of the Arizona Credit Union League, will talk about the bill.

February 1, 2010

  • Legislative Agenda for Business  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Tom Franz, President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, outline their organizations’ priorities for the current session of the State Legislature.

January 26, 2010

  • Arizona’s Job Recovery Act  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on a bill (HB 2250) making its way through the state legislature that seeks to create new jobs with tax incentives and tax cuts.

January 6, 2010

  • Arizona Job Recovery  |   Video
    • Economist Elliott Pollack discusses a job recovery report his firm recently prepared for the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. The report contains a list of recommendations to grow high quality jobs and improve Arizona’s economy.

December 28, 2009

  • Economic Year-in-Review  |   Video
    • ASU economists Jay Butler, Herb Kaufman, and Dennis Hoffman take a look at the dismal economy in 2009 and discuss the economic outlook for 2010.

December 16, 2009

  • Economic Year-in-Review  |   Video
    • ASU economists Jay Butler, Herb Kaufman, and Dennis Hoffman take a look at the dismal economy in 2009 and discuss the economic outlook for 2010.

December 10, 2009

  • METRO Light Rail  |   Video
    • METRO Light Rail is getting a new CEO. The current CEO, Rick Simonetta, is leaving his post at the end of the year to work for a company that’s pursuing high speed rail projects across the country. Hear what Simonetta has to say about some of the successes, challenges and surprises he encountered while finishing the Valley’s 20-mile light rail starter line on time and on budget.
  • High Speed and Commuter Rail  |   Video
    • Transportation reporter for the Arizona Republic, Sean Holstege, provides an update on efforts to bring high speed and commuter rail to Arizona.

November 18, 2009

  • Transportation for America  |   Video
    • T4America is leading a campaign to re-shape federal transportation policy, linking land use, housing and transportation more closely to create more livable communities. Lea Shuster, Field Director for Transportation For America, discusses her group’s goals and how federal transportation policy impacts transportation in Arizona.

November 16, 2009

  • Craig Barrett  |   Video
    • Former Intel CEO and Chairman Craig Barrett will be honored with a 2009 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Award. It’s Arizona’s highest honor for technology innovation. Barrett will talk about his award and technological innovation.

November 9, 2009

November 3, 2009

  • The Future of the News Business  |   Video
    • The Future of the News Business The East Valley Tribune has announced it’s going out of business at the end of the year. It’s the latest victim of an economic recession that’s been especially brutal to journalism, an industry trying to reinvent itself in the wake of a technological revolution that’s changing the way news is delivered, consumed and paid for. Hear what experts have to say about the future of local news. Guest include Ed Munson, Jr., VP and General Manager of KPHO TV-5 (CBS) in Phoenix, Patti Epler, Senior Political Editor for the Arizona Guardian, an online news service, and ASU Journalism Professor Steve Doig.

October 21, 2009

  • Home Prices  |   Video
    • For the first time since 2007, average home prices went up in the Valley from one month to the next according to a new report from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Learn more about the report from ASU economist Karl Gunterman.

October 5, 2009

September 24, 2009

  • Solar Power Trip  |   Video
    • Members of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council traveled to Germany to encourage solar companies there to relocate to Arizona. Barry Broome of GPEC discusses the trip.

September 22, 2009

  • Unemployment  |   Video
    • Lisa Danka of the Arizona Department of Commerce discusses the latest Arizona unemployment numbers.
  • Newspaper Bailout  |   Video
    • ASU Journalism professor, Tim McGuire shares his thoughts on proposed legislation to bail-out newspapers that are struggling in the current economy.

September 17, 2009

  • Diversifying Arizona’s Economy  |   Video
    • According to an ASU study, Arizona has lost 334,000 jobs during the current recession. About a third of those jobs are in construction. The author of the study, ASU economist Dennis Hoffman, says Arizona must diversify its economy to avoid another economic meltdown.

September 15, 2009

  • Economy  |   Video
    • It appears the recession is finally over, although unemployment continues to rise. Arizona State University economist Herb Kaufman will discuss the economy.

September 9, 2009

  • Transportation Electrification  |   Video
    • Donald Karner, President and CEO of Phoenix-based eTec, discusses the $100 million grant his company was awarded to undertake the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations in U.S. history.

September 7, 2009

  • Economic Growth: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Growing jobs with the sun and science. We’ll take a look at Arizona’s new tax incentive bill for solar companies that becomes law Sept. 30th, efforts to recruit solar companies to Arizona, and the challenges facing a Tempe based biotech company as it tries to move from start-up to commercial success.

September 2, 2009

  • Light Rail Update  |   Video
    • METRO Light Rail CEO Rick Simonetta provides an update on light rail operations including the impact of the recent fare increase, extended hours, and the start of ASU’s fall semester.

August 31, 2009

  • Superstition Vistas  |   Video
    • Public hearings will be held soon on how to manage the growth of an area in Pinal County that could be home to up to a million people. Learn more about Superstition Vistas as Dr. Jim Holway of the Sonoran Institute and Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club discuss the massive project.

August 27, 2009

  • Cash for Clunkers   |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Tim James will recap how the cash for clunkers program did and how it will impact the economy.

August 24, 2009

  • Economists Roundtable  |   Video
    • Economists are saying that the recession is over, yet bad economic news continues. Find out more about how the economy is doing in an economic roundtable with Professor of Economics Dennis Hoffman, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU; Professor of Finance Herb Kaufman, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU; and Senior Vice President Jim Rounds, Elliott D. Pollack & Company.

July 30, 2009

  • Foreclosure Law Amendment  |   Video
    • Recent changes to a state foreclosure law may have unintended consequences. The changes were an attempt to protect banks from financial losses when they foreclose on homes purchased by speculators. Critics say the changes go too far and may cause a new wave of bankruptcies. Tanya Wheeless of the Arizona Bankers Association and Scottsdale-based bankruptcy attorney, Randy Nussbaum discuss the law set to take effect September 30th.

July 21, 2009

  • Solar Jobs  |   Video
    • Hear from representatives of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce who are back from a solar trade show in San Francisco where they were trying to recruit solar companies to set up shop in Arizona. They hope a bill recently signed by the Governor will help them accomplish their mission.

June 25, 2009

  • Copper Mining Land Exchange  |   Video
    • The Resolution Copper Mining company is asking Congress to approve a federal land swap that will allow the company to begin mining a huge body of copper ore near Superior, Arizona. The project could provide a huge economic boost to a community, but it may also have some negative impacts.  Join us as we travel to Superior to hear from both critics and supporters of the project.  Our studio guest is David Salisbury, President and CEO of RCM.

June 24, 2009

  • Unemployment   |   Video
    • What should you do if you find yourself unemployed? Pat Harrington of the Arizona Department of Economic Security will talk about that.

June 18, 2009

  • Mill Avenue Development  |   Video
    • The current economic recession has taken its toll on downtown Tempe. We’ll explore the current state of Mill Avenue and plans to reinvigorate the area. Guests include Downtown Tempe Corporation’s Nancy Hormann, and longtime Mill Avenue retailer and property owner Vic Linoff.

June 16, 2009

  • Development Impact Fees  |   Video
    • Avondale City Manager Charlie McClendon and Spencer Kamps of the Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona debate the merits of development impact fees. The legislature is currently considering placing a moratorium on impact fees that cities charge homebuilders to help pay for roads, sewers and other public infrastructure related to growth.

June 15, 2009

  • Solar Jobs Bill  |   Video
    • Senator Barbara Leff talks about SB 1403, a bill she’s sponsoring that provides tax incentives to solar companies that locate their headquarters or manufacturing facilities in Arizona.
  • Housing Prices  |   Video
    • The decline in housing prices is slowing down. One Arizona State University professor says that could mean we've reached the bottom of the housing market crisis. ASU professor Karl Guntermann will talk about the new report on housing prices.

June 10, 2009

  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce  |   Video
    • Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talks about what the Chamber is doing to help its members make it through this tough economy, and he shares his perspective on the state budget.

May 28, 2009

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • CityNorth, a mixed-use commercial development in north Phoenix, is at the center of a legal battle over the constitutionality of tax incentives that cities offer private developers for the purpose of economic development.

May 21, 2009

  • Reinventing Arizona's Economy  |   Video
    • Business and political leaders engage in a lively discussion about strengthening Arizona’s economy through smart investments and tax policies that attract and keep high paying jobs in Arizona. Panelists include: Michael Bidwill, Arizona Cardinals President and Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Representative John McComish, Majority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Elliott Pollack, Economic and Real Estate consultant.
  • Special Session: Corporate Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer called a special session to expand Arizona’s corporate tax credit law to benefit disabled and foster kids. Already, corporations that owe state income tax can choose to give some, or all, of that money to a school tuition organization which uses the money to help low income kids attend private and religious schools. The special session seeks to create a similar program for foster and disabled kids.

May 6, 2009

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • CityNorth, a mixed-use commercial development in north Phoenix, is at the center of a legal battle over the constitutionality of tax incentives that cities offer private developers for the purpose of economic development.
  • Phoenix Coyotes  |   Video
    • Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks talks about bankruptcy and ownership issues facing Arizona’s NHL hockey team.

April 30, 2009

April 28, 2009

  • Swine Flu  |   Video
    • What is Arizona doing to get ready for the swine flu and is the problem as bad as it is being portrayed? Arizona Acting State Health Director Will Humble discusses the swine flu.

April 9, 2009

  • Arizona Budget Options  |   Video
    • A team of experts in finance and public administration from Arizona’s universities have released a report of options to help erase Arizona’s $3 billion budget shortfall. A member of the Fiscal Alternatives Choices Team talks about some of the options included in the FACT report.

March 26, 2009

  • Arizona Unemployment  |   Video
    • Dennis Doby, an economist for the Arizona Department of Commerce, analyzes the latest Arizona unemployment statistics.
  • Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Mesa Mayor Scott Smith talks about efforts to get California businesses to relocate in Arizona.

March 18, 2009

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economist Dennis Hoffman talks about the latest on the nation and the state's ailing economies.

February 26, 2009

  • Arizona Jobs Report  |   Video
    • Arizona Department of Commerce economist Dennis Doby talks about the unemployment figures for January.

February 19, 2009

February 18, 2009

  • Senator Kyl  |   Video
    • U.S. Senator Jon Kyl offers his perspective on the economic stimulus plan and discusses other issues before the Senate.

February 10, 2009

  • Future of Journalism  |   Video
    • Amid the economic downturn, the journalism industry is shifting from a print to an online medium, causing newspapers to cut ties with hundreds of reporters. Find out how several laid-off print journalists are taking their craft to the Web. Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Professor Tim McGuire discusses the future of journalism.

February 9, 2009

  • Housing  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic real estate reporter Catherine Reagor talks about the housing market and the state’s poor home sales statistics.
  • Foreclosures and Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • In the current real estate market, more people are facing foreclosure and bankruptcy. Attorney Diane Drain, a real estate and bankruptcy specialist, explains how homeowners can avoid foreclosure and, if necessary, file for bankruptcy.

February 2, 2009

  • Cardinals Super Bowl  |   Video
    • For the first time in their history, the Arizona Cardinals went to the Super Bowl. What kind of an impact did the run have on our economy? Ted Simons talks with Ray Artigue, executive director of the Sports Business MBA program at Arizona State University.

January 29, 2009

  • Housing  |   Video
    • The numbers for housing sales were horrible in December. Catherine Reagor, a real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic, talks about the housing market.
  • Phoenix Budget Problems  |   Video
    • The city of Phoenix is making big cuts to its budget, but before doing so, officials are gathering public opinion. Hear from the public and a city official about the budget cuts.

January 19, 2009

  • Business Community   |   Video
    • suzanne Taylor, senior vice president of public policy for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, explains the business community's needs that will soon be brought to the state legislature's attention.

January 15, 2009

  • Tax Advice  |   Video
    • Bill Brunson of the Phoenix IRS office and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue explain changes in tax laws and offer tips on filing your taxes.

January 6, 2009

  • Arizona Corporation Commission  |   Video
    • Perhaps best known for setting utility rates, the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission gained three new members as a result of the November general election. Outgoing Commissioner, Bill Mundell, talks about the political makeup of the new commission and some of the challenges it faces.

January 5, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin says the state could be out of money by February. He will discuss the situation with HORIZON host Ted Simons.
  • Foreclosures and Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • In the current real estate market, more people are facing foreclosure and bankruptcy. Attorney Diane Drain, who specializes in both real estate and bankruptcy, explains how homeowners can avoid foreclosure and, if necessary, how to file for bankruptcy.

December 30, 2008

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • We air a compilation of our series that examines products made in the Grand Canyon State, including rattlesnake wallets near Tombstone, chocolate and candy at Cerreta's in Glendale, dairy products and treats at Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, and the Soleri windbells at Cosanti in Paradise Valley.

December 15, 2008

  • Government Assistance  |   Video
    • In these tough economic times, the need for government assistance is increasing. Pat Harrington of the Arizona Department of Economic Security will talk about the increased demand for unemployment benefits and Judith Fritsch of D.E.S. will talk about the increased need for other services such as food stamps, medical insurance and welfare.

November 24, 2008

  • The President-elect's Economic Advisers
    • President-elect Obama has announced his team of economic advisers. Hear what ASU finance professor Herb Kaufman has to say about the choices.
  • Maricopa County Budget
    • Maricopa County Manager David Smith addresses the county's need to cut $58 million from the current year budget.

November 20, 2008

  • Arizona Economy  |   Video
    • Economist Elliott Pollack recently released a comprehensive look at the Arizona economy, and the news is not good. Pollock discusses his report.

November 18, 2008

November 17, 2008

  • Arizona 2030 Report  |   Video
    • Arizona State University researchers release a report today that spells out Arizona's infrastructure needs for the next 25 years. ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman reviews the findings.

November 12, 2008

October 29, 2008

  • Greater Phoenix Forward Report  |   Video
    • The Arizona State University College of Public Programs and the Morrison Institute have released a new report regarding the future needs of the human services infrastructure in the Valley. ASU Public Programs Dean Debra Friedman talks about the report.

October 27, 2008

October 8, 2008

  • Newspaper industry changes  |   Video
    • Tim McGuire, professor and Frank Russell Chair of Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, talks with Ted Simons about the current state of the newspaper industry locally and potential changes for the future.

October 1, 2008

  • Financial Bailout  |   Video
    • ASU finance professor, Herbert Kaufmann talks about the revised plan for rescuing U.S. financial markets.

September 29, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • The $700 billion bailout failed in Congress. ASU Finance professor Anthony Sanders of the W.P. Carey School of Business.

September 25, 2008

  • Financial Bailout  |   Video
    • Members of Congress and the President have been discussing plans to rescue the nation's financial system. Arizona State University professor Herbert Kaufman discusses bailout plans

September 23, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • Elliot Pollack of Elliot D. Pollack and Company joins us to talk about the national and local economy, including an outlook for Arizona next year.

September 16, 2008

  • Economic Update  |   Video
    • There is news about the economy in turmoil, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economist Anthony Sanders discusses problems in the banking industry as well as other issues.

August 19, 2008

  • Employment/Economy   |   Video
    • The jobless rate is at its highest in years, but some employment sectors continue to show growth. One of which, according the Arizona Department of Commerce, is the restaurant and hospitality industry. We profile the reopening of several Dunkin Donuts stores around the Valley and the jobs it is creating. Dennis Doby from the Department of Commerce joins us to talk about employment in Arizona.

August 14, 2008

  • small Town Challenges: Eloy Amusement Park  |   Video
    • A new amusement park is about to hit the small town of Eloy. The legislature has approved a funding mechanism for the Decades Rock and Roll theme park, and once funding is raised, the new park is expected to create more jobs than there are workers in Eloy. Find out what city officials think about the new park.

August 13, 2008

July 31, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble  |   Video
    • We continue our four-part series on what impact high gas prices are having on transportation with a look at light rail and bus transit. Susan Tierney of Valley Metro talks about bus service.

July 30, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: Alternative Fuel   |   Video
    • With rising gas prices, sales of SUVs and trucks are down, and more people are opting for fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered cars. We discuss the alternatives to gas-powered cars with ASU professors who specialize in alternative fuel vehicles.

July 29, 2008

  • Home Prices  |   Video
    • Home prices take a record plunge across the nation. See where prices in the Valley land with real estate analyst Jay Butler, an associate professor with ASU's Realty Studies.
  • Fueling Trouble: Airline Industry  |   Video
    • Airline Industry In the second part of our series, we examine the struggling airline industry. As fuel prices soar, many carriers are charging new fees and cutting services. We look at the state of the industry, and what you can expect the next time you fly.

July 28, 2008

  • Fueling Trouble: T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • We begin a four-part series on the rising cost of fuel and transportation issues in the state. Tonight we discuss the Transportation and Infrastructure Moving Arizona's Economy (T.I.M.E.) initiative. Proponent Martin Schultz, government affairs vice president for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, debates opponent Steve Voeller of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

July 17, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • There is bad economic news just about every day, much of it related to the banking industry. Arizona State University Economists Anthony Sanders and Dennis Hoffman discuss problems in the banking industry as well as inflation and other issues.

July 8, 2008

  • Loan officer licensing  |   Video
    • senator Jay Tibshraeny (R) Chandler joins Horizon to talk about a bill he sponsored to license loan officers. The bill was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the Governor Napolitano. Tibshraeny also talks about the state budget in relation to the economy.

June 26, 2008

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • For 40 years, Cerretas Candy Company has been making things sweet in Glendale. Find out how they make their candy.

June 25, 2008

June 24, 2008

  • stimulus Plan  |   Video
    • A measure to energize the states economy through a number of deals has been proposed at the state legislature. The package includes tax breaks and credits to create jobs and development across the state. Key backer of the stimulus plan, Representative Michele Reagan joins Horizon for a discussion of the proposal.
  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • You can find fresh goat milk fudge and fresh goat cheese at the Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, Ariz. Llamas guard a herd of dairy goats. Visitors learn how the goat milk products are made; then they play with the goats, help with milking, feed them and assist with farm work.

June 23, 2008

  • Made In Arizona  |   Video
    • The first in a four-part series, HORIZON highlights products that are made in Arizona. Tonight we feature the Paolo Soleri Wind Bells, made at Cosanti in Paradise Valley.

May 27, 2008

  • Oil Bubble   |   Video
    • Weve heard of the housing bubble, but is there an "oil bubble" occurring in our economy? Crude oil has surged from $45-dollars per barrel in 2004 to a recent peak of more than $135 a barrel. Investor speculation, uncertainty over supplies and the rising demand from other countries are contributing to the debate over whether we are experiencing an oil bubble, and how long these high prices at the pump will last. Joining Horizon to help sort through the factors making up the skyrocketing price of gasoline is A-S-U Economist Tracy Clark.

May 22, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • Can government rescue the economy? Tax cuts, rebate checks, economic stimulus plans? We talk with ASU economics professor Dennis Hoffman, and Byron Schlomach, chief economist for the Goldwater Institute about how government can best aid the economy.

May 21, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy
    • We continue our series on the economy with a look at inflation. Arizona State University Economist Tracy Clark will tell us about rising prices and why they are occurring.
  • University Stimulus Plan
    • Arizona's universities are seeking a construction funding package of $1.4 billion from the state. Fred DuVal, an Arizona Board of Regents member, will tell us about the plan.

May 20, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • From mortgages to car loans to credit cards, many people are deep in debt because of our ailing economy. In part two of our series we look at the "credit crunch". Dr. Tony Sanders, ASU Professor of Finance and Real Estate for the W.P. Carey School of Business, joins HORIZON to talk about debt and credit and how it relates to the current economy. Arizona Employment How are the state and national economy affecting Arizona's job market? Joining us to talk about employment issues in Arizona are Department of Commerce Deputy Director Kent Ennis, a former Joint Legislative Budget Committee Senior Economist who has headed up the research division at Commerce, and Dennis Doby, Senior Director of Research Administration.

May 1, 2008

  • United-U.S. Airways merger  |   Video
    • There's talk of a merger between local airline U.S. Airways and United Airlines. Arizona State University aviation law professor Michael Pearson discusses the potential merger and its possible impacts.

April 21, 2008

  • sB 1028 Loan Originator Licensing  |   Video
    • State Senator Jay Tibshraeny talks about his bill which would establish a loan originator program within the Department of Financial Institutions. A person would then be prohibited from acting as a loan originator unless licensed as one by the department.

April 17, 2008

  • Condo Market  |   Video
    • While the lower-end condo market is doing well, it's not the same story for higher-end high rise condos. Economist Elliot Pollack will talk about the condo market.

April 9, 2008

April 7, 2008

  • Gas Prices  |   Video
    • Linda Gorman of Arizona AAA talks about the reason for high gas prices in the state and the near-future forecast.

April 3, 2008

  • Tax Issues  |   Video
    • April 15 is just around the corner. Bill Brunson of the IRS and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue will talk about the latest changes to tax laws, electronic filing and the Bush stimulus package.

March 27, 2008

  • state Budget  |   Video
    • state Treasurer Dean Martin says the state will be out of money soon unless lawmakers and the governor act to end the current year budget shortfall. Martin will talk about the issue.

March 24, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • Developer Elliot Pollack discusses the state of the local economy.
  • sky Song  |   Video
    • skySong, Arizona State University�s high-tech business center, officially opens this week. Julia Rosen, ASU Associate Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SkySong, will tell us about the facility.

February 27, 2008

February 26, 2008

February 25, 2008

  • Baby Boomers: Preparing for an Aging WorkforcePart 1   |   Video
    • studies reveal that the U.S. is shifting toward an older workforce. Labor shortages are projected in a growing number of economic sectors and employers are relying on older workers to fill the gap. AARP Director of Workforce Issues Deborah Russell joins HORIZON to discuss how many people are working beyond their traditional retirement age to retain health and other benefits.

February 18, 2008

  • Phoenix Trade  |   Video
    • Chris Padilla, the Under Secretary of International Trade (a division of the Commerce Department), discusses the importance of exports for the Phoenix Economy.

January 29, 2008

  • NFL Experience  |   Video
    • If you don't have a Super Bowl ticket, but want to get a feel for it, you might want to try the NFL Experience in Glendale. HORIZON was there when some lucky kids had the run of the place.

January 22, 2008

  • Economy  |   Video
    • There's more and more bad news about the economy. ASU Economist Tracy Clark talks about the economy.
  • Mortgage Seller Licensing  |   Video
    • Did you know that people who sell mortgages in Arizona don't have to be licensed? State Senator Jay Tibshraeny has introduced a bill that would require licensing, education and regulation for those who sell mortgages.

January 17, 2008

  • Recession?  |   Video
    • Is the economy in a recession? The state's jobless rate is up again, and the Federal Reserve chairman is indicating Feds are ready to pull the trigger on another interest rate cut. Debra Roubik, an economist with Grand Canyon University, will tell us why she thinks we are actually coming out of a recession.

January 10, 2008

  • Business Legislative Agenda  |   Video
    • The state's business community would like to see tax breaks and revisions of the state employer's sanctions law this upcoming legislative session. Glen Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce will discuss the business community's legislative agenda.

January 3, 2008

  • Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction  |   Video
    • For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson auto auction has drawn worldwide attention to its auction of rare and exotic vehicles. Patrick Van Den Bossche, Chief Operating Officer, will talk about how the auction has grown in popularity and how it got its start.

January 2, 2008

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Even though our economy is slowing down, it's still growing at a decent clip, and we're seeing an increase in prices and a slowdown in the housing market. Find out what's in store for the upcoming year's economy and how the 2007 economy fared. Economists Debra Roubik, Tracy Clark and Jay Butler will analyze the economy.

December 26, 2007

  • Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Even though our economy is slowing down, it's still growing at a decent clip, and we're seeing an increase in prices and a slowdown in the housing market. Find out what's in store for the upcoming year's economy and how the 2007 economy fared. Economists Debra Roubik, Tracy Clark and Jay Butler will analyze the economy.

December 25, 2007

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide.

December 24, 2007

November 21, 2007

November 15, 2007

  • Economy
    • Both the state and Maricopa county governments are seeing revenue shortfalls. ASU Economist Tracy Clark will explain why tax collections are down.

October 11, 2007

September 13, 2007

  • Declining State Revenues
    • state revenues are declining. State Senator Jay Tibshraeny will explain why and what lawmakers may do about the situation.

August 23, 2007

  • HORIZON Special Made in Arizona
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide. Find out more. Salt facility, original air date June 25, 2007 Filmmaking, original air date June 26, 2007 Wineries, original air date June 27, 2007 Evacuation Slides, original air date June 28, 2007

August 16, 2007

  • stock Market
    • The stock market closed below 13,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a liquidity crisis deepens. Local stock analyst Bob Parker will tell us what's happening with the market and how the housing market is driving the crisis.

July 9, 2007

  • One on One
    • Rebekah Friend, executive director of the Arizona AFL-CIO, and Jessica Pacheco, senior vice president of public affairs for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, will go head to head on issues that affect workers, the new employer sanctions law and the Right to Work law.
  • Arizona Economic Forum
    • Forum President Alan Maguire shares what the forum participants considered last month in Flagstaff.

July 3, 2007

  • Independents Week
    • Local First Arizona/Arizona Chain Reaction is a nonprofit organization that encourages Arizona consumers to shop at locally owned, independent businesses. They say when doing so, 45 cents of every dollar stays in state versus only 13 cents of every dollar spent at a national chain. They are asking Arizonans to support Arizona-based businesses during Independents Week, July 2 through July 8. Kimber Lanning, executive director of Local First Arizona, joins the studio discussion.

June 28, 2007

  • Made in Arizona: Evacuation Slides
    • Its a product that you never hope to use, yet its a good thing its there. Evacuation slides for jets are made in just two places in the world, one of them being right here in Arizona. Learn more about the evacuation slides made by Goodrich in Phoenix.

June 27, 2007

May 17, 2007

  • super Bowl Emerging Businesses
    • The Super Bowl Committee is holding a series of workshops for women and minority- owned businesses to help those businesses get contracts for the Super Bowl and related events. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will tell us more.

April 16, 2007

  • Robyn Waters
    • A conversation with the author of The Hummer and the Mini, and one of the trend-spotting marketers who helped make retail chain Target into the competitive operation it is today.

April 11, 2007

  • sky Harbor Intl Airport
    • A new, much taller, air traffic control tower is dedicated at Sky Harbor. Find out what benefits it provides, and hear about some other changes taking place at the airport.

April 5, 2007

  • Tax Incentives
    • A bill is working its way through the Arizona Legislature that would penalize cities that give big tax breaks to companies to move to their city. Sen. Ken Cheurvront, the sponsor of the bill, will debate the issue with Ken Strobeck of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

April 3, 2007

  • Gas Prices
    • The price of gasoline has been climbing and drivers across the state and the nation continue to feel the pain at the pump. Premium fuel already hit the $3 mark and regular unleaded is not far behind. We get an update with Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona about what is behind the rising gas prices and where they might be headed this summer.

March 22, 2007

  • sub prime Lending
    • Arizona has the highest rate of sub prime loans in the nation. There are concerns that there could be a high rate of default on such loans. Economist Jay Butler of Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus will bring us up to date on the sublime lending situation.

March 1, 2007

  • Copper Theft Bill
    • Copper theft is becoming a bigger problem in Arizona as drug users sell the metal to get money for their fixes. Representative Jerry Weiers has sponsored a bill that aims to reduce the problem by requiring I.D. when selling copper and checks or money orders mailed to the seller instead of cash at time of sale. Weiers will talk about his bill.

February 15, 2007

  • Air Tran
    • AirTran Airways launched new non-stop low-cost flight service between Atlanta and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

January 29, 2007

  • super Bowl
    • As members of the Super Bowl Host Committee head to Miami this week to watch the wind-up to the game this Sunday, we talk with a member of the committee who was instrumental in getting the 2008 Super Bowl for Glendale, Michael Bidwell, Vice President/General Counsel for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Mortgage Fraud
    • state Senator Jay Tibshraeny will talk about the bill hes sponsoring that will make mortgage fraud a felony in Arizona.

January 3, 2007

  • Minimum Wage Increase
    • How is the Arizona business community affected by the new minimum wage increase? Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry joins Horizon for a discussion.

November 30, 2006

  • Westgate City Center
    • The Westgate City Center is a new shopping, living and sports entertainment facility which just recently opened in Glendale.

November 28, 2006

  • Arizona Ideas
    • Arizona Ideas, a new report released by The Morrison Institute for Public Policy and ASUs Office of Economic Affairs, examines Arizona-related ideas rather than issues, comparisons and problems. Twenty-six public policy ideas were selected based on how they affect people and whether the idea is original to Arizona or significantly adapted to our circumstances. We discuss how innovation and new ideas have made the state a better, more livable and more competitive place. Email your ideas to Kathleen Ingley at the Arizona Republic.

November 22, 2006

  • Phelps Dodge Merger
    • A $25.9 Billion merger is in the works that would have Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. take over Phoenix-based Phelps Dodge Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of copper. But it's not a done deal yet. Arizona Republic business columnist Jon Talton will talk about the proposed merger and its consequences for Arizona.

November 1, 2006

  • Real Estate
    • A look at the current state of the Valley Real Estate Market with Jay Butler of ASUs Real Estate Center.

September 25, 2006

  • Tax Credit Lawsuit
    • Join HORIZON for a discussion about the lawsuit filed against the Corporate Tuition Tax Credit with Marvin Cohen of the ACLU and Tim Keller of the Institute for Justice.

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