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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 2, 2014

  • Math Careers  |   Video
    • School is back in full swing and students and parents might be focusing on the ultimate goal, having a career. For many of those students, a career in math adds up, as a new report shows that the top four “Best Jobs of 2014” are all math related. Al Boggess, the director of Arizona State University’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and Jelena Milovanovic, a senior lecturer in the school, will talk about math careers.

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.

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.

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.

April 22, 2014

  • Moratorium on Regulations  |   Video
    • One of Governor Jan Brewer’s first actions as governor was to impose a moratorium on new regulations. A new report is out on that issue. The Grand Canyon Institute’s report, “Why Arizona’s Regulatory Moratorium is Unnecessary,” reveals how moratoriums can lead to less public oversight and are not meeting the stated goal of creating more jobs. Grand Canyon Institute fellow Karen Smith, who wrote the report, will discuss her findings.

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.

November 28, 2013

  • Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

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.

August 8, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Pro Arte  |   Video
    • Originally the Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte calls itself a “flexible ensemble providing expert-level performances.” This summer, the orchestra has been performing at Tempe Center for the Arts for a three-part “cool classics series.” And this cool, soothing music is an antidote for the heat. Horizon attends a concert and focuses on two members of the group who don’t hold the kind of day jobs you might expect of professional musicians.

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

  • Focus on Sustainability: Wind Energy Project  |   Video
    • U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel recently announced the approval of a massive new wind energy project in Arizona. The Mohave County Wind Farm will create up to 500 megawatts of electricity, enough for 175,000 homes. It will also create 750 jobs. The project, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America, will have up to 243 wind turbines on federal lands. It will be located about 40 miles northwest of Kingman. Ray Suazo, the State Director for the Arizona Bureau of Land Management office, will talk about the new project.

March 21, 2013

  • New EPA Haze Regulations  |   Video
    • New Environmental Protection Agency regulations on haze have some Arizona leaders saying that the regulations could lead to higher energy costs and a loss of jobs. State lawmakers want to allow states to set air standard regulations. Sandy Bahr of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will discuss the issue of haze regulation.

October 3, 2012

  • AZ Technology & Innovation: Quantenna Communications  |   Video
    • A California company that produces Wi-fi video networking for whole-home entertainment is expanding to Arizona. Quantenna Communications will open a research and development facility in Tempe, bringing 12 engineering and management jobs to the Valley initially, a number expected to triple over the next few years. Quantenna Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sam Heidari will talk about his company and its expansion to Tempe.

September 25, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 204 (Sales Tax Initiative)  |   Video
    • A measure to permanently extend a one-cent state sales tax is on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs initiative would use that money to pay for education and road, rail, transit and other transportation projects. Ann-Eve Pedersen, Chairman of the Quality Education and Jobs initiative, will speak for the initiative. State Treasurer Doug Ducey will talk in opposition to the measure.

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.

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

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative Disqualified  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett disqualified a voter initiative from going to the ballot because the petitions were not filed properly. Find out what happened, and what’s next for the initiative that seeks a permanent sales tax increase to pay for education, from Ann-Eve Pedersen Chairman of the Quality Jobs and Education Committee that’s backing the initiative

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.

March 26, 2012

  • Government Employees  |   Video
    • Government workers talk about how their jobs and the public services they provide would be impacted by legislative efforts to change the state’s personnel and public union laws.

March 12, 2012

  • Florence Copper Project
    • Recently aired back-to-back interviews on Horizon featuring the primary supporter and critics of a proposed mining operation near the town of Florence. Michael McPhie, the President and CEO of Curis Resources, said the project will generate jobs and tax revenue for the local community, but Florence Vice Mayor Tom Smith and Attorney Jordan Rose said the project will contaminate groundwater and destroy property values.

      To watch the complete interviews as they originally aired on "Arizona Horizon," click here for the proponent and here for the opponent of the Florence Copper Project.

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.

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.

November 16, 2011

  • Education and Economic Growth  |   Video
    • The relationship between education, jobs and economic growth is the focus of the Developing Human Capital Conference taking place November 17 and 18 in Phoenix. Conference speaker Dr. Michael Mandelbaum discusses his recently published book titled “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back”, and what it says about the ties between education and economic security.

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.

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 15, 2011

September 14, 2011

  • Arizona Technology & Innovation: NACET  |   Video
    • The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology is creating jobs for Arizona’s high tech industry. Russ Yelton, the organization’s president and CEO talks about NACET’S work and its recent expansion to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

June 29, 2011

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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 15, 2011

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working in special session this week on a bill designed to grow jobs and improve Arizona's economy. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the measure.

February 9, 2011

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.

October 28, 2010

  • 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.

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.

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.

May 20, 2010

  • AZ Town Hall - Jobs and the Economy  |   Video
    • Just days before members of the 96th Arizona Town Hall met in Tucson to develop ideas for growing jobs and improving Arizona’s economy, Governor Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law. Amid the ensuing drama and debate surrounding Arizona’s tough new immigration law, town hall participants drafted a report of recommendations for building a more economically stable Arizona. Find out what the recommendations say about immigration and the challenges facing rural Arizona. Guests include the following Arizona Town Hall participants: Mignonne Hollis, director of the Small Business Development Center for Cochise County in Sierra Vista; Andy Groseta, a rancher from Cottonwood; and Wayne Benesch a Yuma attorney.

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 27, 2010

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • The Governor talks about Arizona’s tough new immigration law, the budget, and her plans to create jobs and grow Arizona’s economy.

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.

March 30, 2010

  • Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • A look at how local communities and the state use tax incentives to attract business and grow jobs with economic development expert Ioanna Morfessis, president and chief strategist of IO.INC; Economist Elliott D. Pollack; Bob Robb, columnist, Arizona Republic; and Steve Voeller, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

July 14, 2009

  • Bashas’ Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • The Arizona owned Bashas’ grocery store chain has filed for Chapter 11 protection is federal bankruptcy court. Later this month, the company plans to close ten stores and shed 1,000 jobs. ASU Economist Matthew Croucher discusses the economic impact of the bankruptcy on the State of Arizona.

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.

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.

February 26, 2009

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

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.

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.

February 9, 2006

  • Job Creation
    • Recently, the Valley created more jobs in raw numbers than any other metropolitan area in the country. Arizona Department of Economic Security economist Don Wehbey will talk about the reasons behind the robust job creation in Phoenix.

November 8, 2005

  • Western Governor's meeting
    • Governors of the western states meet in Arizona to talk about disaster preparedness, jobs, education, and other issues.

October 20, 2005

  • state Worker Pay
    • Arizona state employee pay ranks near the bottom when compared to other states, and even to other governments locally. A legislative panel is working to bring state workers pay more in line with other similar public and private sector jobs. State Senator Jay Tibshraeny, co-chair of a legislative panel addressing the problem, will talk about what's being proposed.

July 28, 2005

  • Intel Plant
    • A new Intel Plant will be located in Chandler. The $3 Billion plant is expected to provide 1,000 new high paying jobs. Brian Matas of IC Insights, an integrated circuit market research company, will be on Horizon to talk about the new plant and the high tech industry in Arizona.

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