The Arizona State University School of Public Affairs is holding its annual border trade conference with universities from Canada and Mexico March 31. The conference title is “Unlocking North American Competitiveness” and will focus on expanding trade, deregulation, energy markets and transportation. Sapna Gupta, the organizer of the conference, will tell us more.
A new report has Arizona small business ownership near the bottom of all states. The Kauffman Foundation report ranked Arizona 49th in the nation and the Phoenix area 37th among the nation�s 40 largest metro markets. Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association, will tell us more.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently released a report highlighting the potential benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Arizona businesses and communities. The TPP is expected to boost local economic growth and increase Arizona exports to some of the world’s fastest growing markets. Doug Bruhnke, CEO and founder of Global Chamber, an organization with the mission to grow business while collaborating to support trade, will talk more about the impact of the TPP on Arizona.
A new report by Realtor.com lists the Metro Phoenix area as one of the top ten real estate markets to watch next year. Catherine Reagor, real estate reporter for the Arizona Republic, will discuss the Valley’s real estate market.
An Arizona State University scientist and a colleague have developed a first-of-its-kind equation to estimate the monetary value of natural resources such as fish stock, groundwater or forests. The formula can be used to create markets for natural resources, helping to encourage sustainable practices. Josh Abbott, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Sustainability, will discuss his report.
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.
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.
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.
A panel was held recently on Phoenix's position in the global community and how the educational, political systems and commercial markets are shaping the global future of Phoenix. Dr. John Mathis, an economist from the Thunderbird School of Global Management will discuss Phoenix’s role in global markets.
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.
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.