Arizona Firm Moves To Seacoast,Creates 100 Jobs

  Via unionleader.com PORTSMOUTH — A company that develops imaging devices to help physicians detect, track and monitor skin changes relocated to the Seacoast from Arizona, following a meeting between Gov. Chris Sununu and company executives earlier this year. Sununu is scheduled to officially welcome Digital Skin Imaging (DSI Acquisition Inc.), a new high-tech medical device company, to Portsmouth during a 5:30 p.m. reception today at Medtronic, 180 International Drive,

Small Business Hiring Slows in August But Wages Gain Momentum

Via cnbc.com Small-business hiring showed a slowdown for the sixth consecutive month in August but hourly earnings continue to gain momentum, a report from human resources firm Paychex said Tuesday. The Small Business Jobs Index declined 0.02 percent from last month and 0.74 percent from a year earlier. Small-business wages continue to rise, reaching a 3 percent, or 76 cents, annual growth rate in August and a 3.27 percent three-month

'Sustainable Tucson' Is A Long Way Off

Via tucson.com The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked Tucson particularly low — 94th out of 100 of the most populous metro areas — when it came to poverty. In 2014, nearly 21 percent of area residents lived in poverty. Tucson also fared poorly in education. In 2014, Tucson ranked 13th worst for its dropout rate and in the bottom half for people attaining college degrees. When it came

Maricopa County Taxman Targets Medical Marijuana Businesses

Via azcentral.com Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is cracking down on medical-marijuana businesses he says are evading as much as $1.5 million in property taxes each year by failing to report the value of the equipment they use. Only 11 of 109 medical-marijuana businesses this year submitted itemized lists of their equipment to the Assessor’s Office to be taxed as required by law, he said. And from 2010, when the

Arizona Lawmakers And Business Leaders On Trade Mission To Mexico

Via kjzz.org A group of Arizona lawmakers and business leaders is on its way to Mexico this morning. They’re part of a bipartisan trade delegation that’ll spend the week meeting with some of their counterparts in Mexico. State Rep. Tony Rivero, a Peoria Republican, is helping lead the Arizona contingent. I caught up with him at the airport just before taking off and asked him what his goal is with

New Agricultural Law Course Fills Longtime Void In Arizona

Via asunow.asu.edu Agriculture has long been an important part of Arizona’s economy. Thanks to a member of the Phoenix area’s most influential farming families, agricultural law will be taught at an Arizona law school for the first time this fall. Richard Morrison, who for decades has practiced and taught law in Arizona and has overseen several prominent family-owned agricultural enterprises, will teach the agricultural law class at the Sandra Day

Arizona Leaders Launch Trade Mission With Mexican Counterparts

Via prescottenews.com STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representatives Tony Rivero (R-21) and Rosanna Gabaldón (D-2) today announced that a historic bipartisan legislative delegation will visit Mexico this week to promote trade and cooperation between Arizona and Mexico. A coalition of legislative, business, and community leaders from across Arizona announced their foundational efforts to continue their productive dialogue with Mexico during a trade mission to Mexico City and Guanajuato. The trip includes

Arizona Digital-currency ATMs Help Make Virtual Cash A Reality

Via tucson.com ATMs specializing in the cryptocurrency bitcoin are popping up in the Phoenix area. They look like ATMs and they work like ATMs — you walk in and feed the machine your cash. Just don’t call them money machines, because these ATMs don’t give back cash, they give back bitcoin credits along with a receipt. ATMs specializing in the cryptocurrency bitcoin are beginning to pop up from Peoria to

Via kvoa.com That information comes from an annual study published by New York based personal finance technology company SmartAsset this week. After cracking the top 10 in the study last year, Sierra Vista remains the only city in Arizona to make the list of the top 25. SmartAsset ranked 201 cities that had data for the five metrics it uses and noted that only 12 other cities in the study

Via azdailysun.com PHOENIX — The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.1 percent in July, a figure now virtually unchanged for a year, even as the national jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month to 4.3 percent. But the state official responsible for reporting the data said Thursday there’s some good news in all that. And Doug Walls, research administrator for the Office of Economic Opportunity,