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Fox10 'Made in Arizona' surprises viewers with what's manufacturered in the Valley278Fox10 'Made in Arizona' surprises viewers with what's manufacturered in the Valley<div class="ExternalClassB9C5A6B383C54B6EB0C19C1E8491E5D9"><p><em>Fox10 News (Christina Carilla):</em>  It's one thing to take guitar lessons, but did you know there's a school in the Valley that can teach you how to build and repair guitars? "I had the dream of making my own guitars when I was in high school and playing in bands," said Bart Applewhite. "I saw an article in the newspaper about the school, and I didn't even know there was a place you could learn something like this." Applewhite start at Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in 1993 as a student. He loved it so much that he turned it into a job, helping other students chase their guitar-making dreams.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><br></div>1/11/2019 7:00:00 AM​
City of Phoenix discusses renovation proposal for Talking Stick arena277City of Phoenix discusses renovation proposal for Talking Stick arena<div class="ExternalClass9366C15F6AD84E889130BCC3D01064F6"><p><em>​Fox10 News (Marcy Jones): </em> The City of Phoenix is holding a series of public meetings to determine the future of renovations at Talking Stick Resort Arena. "What I think we'd really like to get across to [the public] is this is a city owned building, has been funded since its original inception by tourist dollars," according to Christine Mackay, Director of Community and Economic Development for Phoenix. <br></p><p><em>Link includes the television broadcast.</em><br></p></div>1/5/2019 7:00:00 AM 20190109 Fox 10 Arena coverage.jpg
Meet the Experts: Phoenix's Jackie Roberts275Meet the Experts: Phoenix's Jackie Roberts<div class="ExternalClass8A7FEA21EEF84FE89453B2B17E701397"><p>​Thinkful (Adam Levenson): Explosive job growth. Low cost of living. Large millennial workforce. These are just some of the reasons Phoenix AZ has become one of the hottest tech markets in the country. To understand how to make the most of opportunities in this burgeoning yet underrated tech hub, we chatted with expert Jackie Roberts. Jackie serves as Global Director of Employee Engagement at DoubleDutch, an event management software company which recently decided to build out its tech team from Phoenix's large talent pool.<br><br></p><p><br></p></div>11/28/2018 7:00:00 AM
Phoenix small-business wage growth leads nation, new data show270Phoenix small-business wage growth leads nation, new data show<div class="ExternalClass5F9DA400D5EC442CB5BD3E25238D8590"><p><em>​Phoenix Business Journal (Brendon Kleen):  </em>Phoenix had the best small-business wage growth nationwide over the past 12 months, reflecting its diversifying economy and favorable cost of living compared to other metros. Weekly earnings in Phoenix were $874.07 in September, up 4.92 percent from the same month in 2017. That topped all other metro areas, according to the Paychex-IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch, a report that analyzes national employment and wage trends.<br></p><p>Full study: <a href="">Paychex Small Business Wage Study</a><br></p></div>10/4/2018 7:00:00 AM
Creighton University to build $150M Phoenix medical school 269Creighton University to build $150M Phoenix medical school <div class="ExternalClass4CEE6B2B75634ABEB4FAD6BA48F82D17"><p><em>​Phoenix Business Journal (Angela Gonzales)</em>: Creighton University plans to build a $150 million medical school at Park Central Mall next to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Plans call for training 700 medical students in what will be two buildings totaling 300,000 square feet on the southeast corner of the mall property at Central Avenue and Catalina Drive. Phase I will be a 150,000-square-foot building that will cost between $75 million and $100 million to develop, followed by a mirror image of a second 150,000-square-foot building at a later time as the school grows.<br></p></div>9/18/2018 7:00:00 AM



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