Phoenix helps Small Businesses with SBA Disaster Loan Video Tutorial and Formshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1113Community and Economic Development4/2/2020 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1113/Newsroom_CED_0052.pngPhoenix helps Small Businesses with SBA Disaster Loan Video Tutorial and Forms<div class="ExternalClass77DF6A24E26C40DB9F68F8BE33741E3E"><html> <div>​​Phoenix small businesses needing assistance with the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan application can find a 6-minute video on the <a href="https://phoenix.gov/resources" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Resources​</a> website. The step-by-step tutorial covers the new simplified EIDL loan application and supplemental information that SBA may require.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The SBA disaster loan allows an advance of up to $10,000 that the agency strives to direct-deposit within 72 hours.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>The new application may be submitted online or via mail, email, or fax; however, delays may occur with any delivery method other than online. To assist businesses, in case there are problems with the SBA website due to substantial demand, Phoenix created a fillable PDF file of the four online screens and disclosures. <br></div><div><br></div> <div>These forms may be used for alternative submittals, but an online submission is recommended. Filling in the forms offline can speed up the time it takes for filling out the online form.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The SBA may request more information than covered on the simplified application. Phoenix has also posted the four SBA forms most likely to be requested from businesses. Download these forms from the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Roadmap at Phoenix.gov/Resources.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“We have re-tasked our economic developers for the primary purpose of serving local businesses to help them find the resources they need,” Christine Mackay, director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “By posting the SBA online screens in a PDF format, businesses can collect required information while off-line and complete the online forms quickly once logged in to the SBA site.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The short tutorial walks through information SBA requires and highlighting essential sections needing close attention. The new SBA streamlined forms ask for readily available information.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“One important point to remember is that each business owner, including spouses in some cases, must complete a separate form, as instructed by SBA,” said Mackay. “Businesses must take care to provide all the information requested to avoid application processing delays.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>At<a href="https://phoenix.gov/resources" target="_blank"> Phoenix.gov/Resources</a> under “Business Resources,” look for the “Small Business Administration” heading, or access the <a href="https://youtu.be/LlNf0VGdD1U" target="_blank">video ​</a>and <a href="/econdevsite/Documents/SBA-Disaster-Loan-Guide-Final.pdf" target="_blank">road map</a> directly.<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Honeywell Hiring 500 in Phoenix to Make Millions of N-95 Masks Each Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1099Community and Economic Development3/30/2020 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1099/Newsroom_CED_0052.jpgHoneywell Hiring 500 in Phoenix to Make Millions of N-95 Masks Each Month<div class="ExternalClassB9828F542143463AACEC29A330A15F40"><html> <div><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Hiring website: <a target="_blank" href="https://careers.honeywell.com/n95">h<span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">ttps://careers.honeywell.com/n95</span></a></strong></div><div><strong>Scroll down the page and there is a box with the link to N95 jobs.</strong><br></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div>Honeywell is adding 500 new jobs in Phoenix for the manufacturing of N-95 face masks and personal protection equipment. The company is already in the process of recruiting and hiring for these Phoenix jobs. <br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The opening of the facility in Phoenix will increase Honeywell’s mask production capacity to more than 20 million monthly. The equipment is arriving in Phoenix this week. A similar expansion is underway in Rhode Island.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Production will take place at Honeywell’s Phoenix Engines campus, the company’s largest such facility, on the north side of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“The true values of an organization are shown during times of crisis,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Honeywell has long been a respected member of the Phoenix community and now, during COVID-19, they are stepping up to protect us all. The protective equipment manufactured at this site will save lives across the nation. My sincere thanks to Honeywell and all those serving our nation during this challenging time.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The N95 face masks will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to contribute to the American stockpile for use to support health, safety and emergency response workers. The Phoenix facility will prioritize fulfilling the U.S. government’s procurement and will have the capacity to produce face masks for U.S. states and American healthcare and emergency response organizations.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div> “We at Honeywell are proud of our role in providing essential equipment to the first responders and medical professionals we are relying on during this crisis,” said Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell chairman and chief executive officer. “We have moved quickly to expand our production capacity for N95 masks globally and are pleased to announce our second new U.S. manufacturing line to supply the Strategic National Stockpile.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The N95 face masks will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to contribute to the American stockpile for use to support health, safety and emergency response workers. The Phoenix facility will prioritize fulfilling the U.S. government’s procurement and will have the capacity to produce face masks for U.S. states and American healthcare and emergency response organizations.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Honeywell’s production expansion will also support American businesses, including industrial equipment providers and raw materials suppliers. The company is collaborating with state and local officials to ramp up production efforts and support hiring and training.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Honeywell is an industry-leading provider of intelligent safety solutions and personal protective equipment that helps organizations keep their workers safe and healthy on the job. The company’s offerings include hazardous gas detectors, safety software solutions and personal protective equipment such as face masks, goggles, respirators, protective footwear, and industrial face shields.<br></div><div></div><div><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Hiring website: <a target="_blank" href="https://careers.honeywell.com/n95">h<span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">ttps://careers.honeywell.com/n95​</span></a></strong>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></strong></div><div><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong style="font-size:13.3333px;">Scroll down the page and there is a box with the link to N95 jobs.</strong>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></strong></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Job Training Workshops Canceled Until Further Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1085Community and Economic Development3/23/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1085/ICONS 20200320 City Icon.jpgPhoenix Job Training Workshops Canceled Until Further Notice<div class="ExternalClass022A50A8E5E641AAAA67CB01B7350708"><html> <p>​As the City continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are striving to maintain our public services while doing our utmost to also protect our citizens and customers. In response to the current environment, workshops are canceled until further notice at the three Arizona@Work-Phoenix job centers. The situation will continue to be re-assessed during the week and a decision about future workshops will be announced later in the week. The cancellation also applies to workshops at the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center.<br></p> <p>The cancellation applies to workshops and training offered at the city of Phoenix's North, West and South Job Centers. Some city training programs are offered through third-party partners. These organizations will be making determinations independent of the city's decisions. Workshop and training participants should contact the partner providing the training.</p> <p>Arizona@Work-Phoenix job centers remain open to help job seekers and training candidates. The cancellation only affects workshops.</p> <p>Up-to-date information is available on ArizonaAtWork.com/Phoenix, the city of Phoenix website, Phoenix.gov, and Phoenix social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. At this time, information may also be obtained by calling 602-262-6776.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Job Training Workshops Canceled Week of March 16-20https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1046Community and Economic Development3/17/2020 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1046/Newsroom_CED_0051.jpgPhoenix Job Training Workshops Canceled Week of March 16-20<div class="ExternalClassDA6607D4689C4E0FA7DFBB2A5B957897"><html> <div>As the City continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are striving to maintain our public services while doing our utmost to also protect our citizens and customers. In response to the current environment, workshops are canceled for this week at the three Arizona@Work-Phoenix job centers. The situation will continue to be re-assessed during the week and a decision about future workshops will be announced later in the week. The cancellation also applies to workshops at the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The cancellation applies to workshops and training offered at the city of Phoenix’s North, West and South Job Centers. Some city training programs are offered through third-party partners. These organizations will be making determinations independent of the city’s decisions. Workshop and training participants should contact the partner providing the training.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Arizona@Work-Phoenix job centers remain open to help job seekers and training candidates. The cancellation only affects workshops.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Up-to-date information is available on <a target="_blank" href="https://arizonaatwork.com/phoenix">ArizonaAtWork.com/Phoenix</a>, the city of Phoenix website, <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov">Phoenix.gov</a>, and Phoenix social media accounts on Twitter. At this time, information may also be obtained by calling 602-262-6776.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>More information on these and other recent changes to city services are available in the PHXNewsroom, <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/newsroom">Phoenix.gov/Newsroom</a>.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>North Job Center: 5801 N. Seventh St.</div> <div>West Job Center: 3406 N. 51st Ave.</div> <div>South Job Center: 4625 S. Central Ave.</div> <div>Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center: 302 N. First Ave., 6th Floor<br><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix: Shortest Big City Commute Congestion for Third Year in a Row, says Inrix Reporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1021Community and Economic Development3/9/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1021/Newsroom-20200309-L101-WB-Traffic-0830.jpgPhoenix: Shortest Big City Commute Congestion for Third Year in a Row, says Inrix Report<div class="ExternalClass71777D3E9BBF409BA2203C083CE6EED2"><html> <div>Driving under Interstate 17 eastbound on the Agua Fria Freeway any morning, it’s likely the four-lane parking lot didn’t feel like something to celebrate. Be thankful you’re in Phoenix. For the third year in a row, the <a target="_blank" href="https://inrix.com/scorecard/">Inrix Congestion Scoreboard</a> reports Phoenix has the least amount of time spent in congestion among major U.S. cities.<br></div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Looking at a watch and the slow movement on the Interstate 10 Broadway Curve makes it hard to believe that the average Phoenix driver spends less than nine minutes a day in congestion. That’s the number based on actual traffic flow, according to Inrix’s worldwide study.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Congestion occurs any time a vehicle is moving at under 65 percent of the posted speed limit. On a 65mph freeway, speeds under 42 are congested. On a 45mph major arterial “mile street,” it’s moving under 30mph.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>The average Phoenix driver loses 35 hours a year in commute congestion, or just over 4 minutes each way during the typical day’s commute. <br></div><div><br></div> <div>While it’s best among major U.S. cities, Phoenix increased 25 percent from 2018, when the average congestion delay was under 3.5 minutes.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>With the Census Bureau’s estimate of an average 26-minute commute in Phoenix, local drivers spend just 17 percent of the commute in congestion. In Los Angeles and Boston, they spend 100 percent of the commute in congestion.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix’s average “last-mile speed” of 17mph was best among the top 20 U.S. cities. That’s the typical vehicle speed from leaving the freeway to arriving at the place of work. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Boston was the worst U.S. city with 149 hours per year lost in congestion. That calculates down to 15 minutes a commute spent in congestion. Boston drivers spend over a third of their commutes in congestion. Boston ranked 9th-worst in the world, behind Rome, London and Paris.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The worst cities for congestion in the world are Bogota (191 hours), Rio de Janeiro (190 hours) and Mexico City (158 hours).<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <a target="_blank" href="/econdevsite/Documents/NEWS%20DOCUMENTS/NEWSROOM%2020200309%20Hours%20in%20Congestion.pdf"> <img src="/econdevsite/MediaAssets/EconomyUpdate/Newsroom_CED_0046.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:749px;height:421px;" /> </a>​<br></div> <div> <strong style="font-size:14.6667px;">Top 10 U.S. Cities By Population and Traffic Congestion for 2019</strong> <br> </div> <div> <br> <table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default ms-rteTableGrid" style="height:596px;"> <tbody> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:20%;"> <strong>City</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:20%;"> <strong>Hours/Year</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:20%;"> <strong>Min/Commute</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:20%;"> <strong>Last Mile Speed</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:20%;"> <strong>Change from 2018</strong> </td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">New York City, NY</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">140<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">17</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">11mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">-4%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Los Angeles, CA</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">103</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">12</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">16mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">4%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Chicago, IL</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">145</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">18</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">11mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">5%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Houston, TX</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">81</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">10</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">15mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">-9%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style=""> <strong>Phoenix, AZ</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;"> <strong>35</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;"> <strong>4</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;"> <strong>17mph</strong> </td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;"> <strong>+25%</strong> </td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Philadelphia, PA</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">142</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">17</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">10mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">4%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">San Antonio, TX</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">39</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">5</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">15mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">0%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">San Diego, CA</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">70</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">8</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">13mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">9%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Dallas, TX</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">63</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">7</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">15mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">13%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">San Jose</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" colspan="4" style="">(Not calculated) ​<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" colspan="5" style=""> <strong> <em>Other Cities of Interest</em> </strong> ​ ​ ​ ​</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Austin</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">69</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">8</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">16mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">13%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Boston</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">149</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">18</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">12mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">-5%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">Denver</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">63</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">8</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">10mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">13%</td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default" style=""> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="">San Francisco</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">97</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-align:right;">11</td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-align:right;">10mph</td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"> <div style="text-align:right;">-8%</div> <br> </td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1" colspan="5">Source: Inrix Congestion Scorecard<br> ​ ​ ​ ​</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Wall Street Journal: Phoenix 3rd Among Top 10 Metros as Hot Market for 2020 Job Opportunitieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/997Community and Economic Development2/25/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/997/Newsroom__CED_0044.jpgWall Street Journal: Phoenix 3rd Among Top 10 Metros as Hot Market for 2020 Job Opportunities<div class="ExternalClassFFA0751D18784C349CCBA7EE02D33C41"><html> <div>​The Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler is the third-best metropolitan area for jobs in 2020 among the top 10 metro areas in the U.S. Phoenix topped the nation in labor force growth and was third in job growth, according to data from the <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="https://graphics.wsj.com/dynamic-inset-iframer/?url=https://asset.wsj.net/wsjnewsgraphics/dice/hotjobmarkets2020-0ccb788a-6aed-4ef9-a34d-0945575c666a/inset.json&mod=article_inline" target="_blank"><div style="display:inline;">Wall Street Journal and Moody’s Analytics.<br></div></a></div><br><div style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Compared to metro areas with more than 1 million population, Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler ranked 14th overall, a rise of two positions from 2019. The 4.3 percent unemployment rate, 51st in the nation, and 64.5 percent labor participation rate, 31st in the nation, were a drag on overall rankings.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Journal used average data from 2019 and 2018 for comparison. Those numbers don’t reflect Phoenix’s strong economic growth trend across all 2019. Going under the Journal’s hood for a deeper look at the numbers shows Phoenix as a strong metro for job hunters.</div> <div>The Journal ranks Austin and Nashville as the top two metro areas for jobs, but in 2019, <a href="https://www.bls.gov/lau/tables.htm" target="_blank">U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> reported Davidson County, Tennessee only added 15,250 jobs, Travis County, Texas, added 19,800. Maricopa County added a nation-leading 90,000 new jobs for the year. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler metro ranked third in the nation with nearly 96,000 jobs added, gaining 4.1 percent, according to <a href="https://www.bls.gov/news.release/metro.htm" target="_blank">BLS December 2019 data</a>. Phoenix ranked behind Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD (111,916, 3.4%) and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (109,674, 2.9%). Austin came in at 23rd with 33,516 jobs, a gain of 2.9 percent over 2018, and Nashville added 40,246 new jobs, a gain of 3.9 percent.<br></div><div><br></div> <div>Phoenix’s 4.1 percent job growth was the second-largest percentage increase in new jobs among America’s largest metro areas, according to the BLS data. Seattle, with 4.4 percent, was first.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Journal reports average wage growth as 3.3 percent as of June 2019 compared to June 2018. At the end of September (most current data), BLS says that wages were up 4.5 percent in the metro. That growth topped the charts among the top 10 metro areas and ranked 12th among the top 25 markets. The BLS says that Phoenix's financial service and financial technology jobs saw wages climb 9.5 percent, which was the second-highest in the U.S. for the industry sector.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>In December 2019, Phoenix had a 3.7 percent unemployment rate, which would have placed the metro area at 12th among the same group of markets. In the Journal rankings, Phoenix’s unemployment rate shows as 4.3 percent, ranking 51st among metro areas with more than 1 million population. </div> <div> <br> <p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Number of Jobs Gained, December 2019 over 2018</strong></p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Rank</strong></td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>State and area</strong></td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong><strong>Jobs Gained </strong></td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>% Chg</strong></td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">1</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Washington-Arlington-Alexandria</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">111,916 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.4%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">109,674 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2.9%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>3</strong></td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale</strong></td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>  </strong><strong>95,569 </strong></td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>4.1%</strong></td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">4</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  89,688 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">4.4%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">5</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  73,224 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2.4%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">6</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  72,487 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2.2%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">7</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Baltimore-Columbia-Towson</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  59,960 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">4.2%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">8</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  59,521 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">0.9%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">9</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  56,377 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">1.9%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">10</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">New York-Newark-Jersey City</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  55,585 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">0.6%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">11</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  48,297 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">1.6%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">12</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Denver-Aurora-Lakewood</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  47,282 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.0%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">13</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  44,797 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.4%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">14</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  41,833 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.9%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">15</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  40,770 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.2%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">16</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  40,246 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.9%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">17</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Cincinnati</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  35,552 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">3.3%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">18</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Boston-Cambridge-Nashua</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  34,620 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">1.3%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">19</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  34,614 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2.3%</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">20</td><td style="width:45%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Austin-Round Rock</td><td style="width:20%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">  33,516 </td><td style="width:15%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2.9%</td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics</em><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Wall Street Journal Best Metros for Jobs in 2020</strong></p><p>How the Top Metros and Phoenix Rank</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>RANK</strong></td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>AREA </strong>(Numbers in parens are rank among metros of 1M+ population, metro rank)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">1</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (9, 4)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">2</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH (12, 10)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>3</strong></td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ (14, 11)</strong></td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">4</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (15, 7)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">5</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (5, 5)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">6</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (9, 9)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">7</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (6, 6)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">8</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (38. 8)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">9</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (45, 3)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">10</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (46, 2)</td></tr><tr><td style="width:10%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">11</td><td style="width:90%;" class="ms-rteTable-default">New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (47, 1)</td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: Wall Street Journal</em></p><p><em>Image caption: </em>​Chart shows the number of net new jobs by metro area, December 2019 over December 2018. Credit: City of Phoenix, BLS Data<br></p></div><p>Read more at <a href="https://graphics.wsj.com/dynamic-inset-iframer/?url=https://asset.wsj.net/wsjnewsgraphics/dice/hotjobmarkets2020-0ccb788a-6aed-4ef9-a34d-0945575c666a/inset.json&mod=article_inline" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a><br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
ASU Scientist One Step Closer to Finding a Cure to Cancerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/980Community and Economic Development2/19/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/980/Newsroom_CED_0042.jpgASU Scientist One Step Closer to Finding a Cure to Cancer<div class="ExternalClass68141E6E15E641C2BCE5D269A7767CFA"><html> <div>A cancer diagnosis can change everything in a profound way. It's something many of us have a personal connection to. But one scientist at Arizona State University is taking his experience and channeling it to find a cure.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Cameron Polom for KGUN TV9 and ABC15 News</em> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"This is my brother in law Tommy, he was on a medical mission in Haiti," said Dr. Grant McFadden.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Dr. McFadden has a picture of Tommy hanging in his office that motivates him every day.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>"It was horrible to be honest, some cancers are more horrible than others, multiple Myeloma in the terminal stages is really a terrible cancer," said McFadden.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Image caption: <em>Dr. Grant McFadden, Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute. </em><br></div> <div>Image credit: <em>ABC15 News</em><br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Read the full story at <a href="https://www.kgun9.com/news/state/asu-scientist-one-step-closer-to-finding-a-cure-to-cancer" target="_blank">KGUN-TV9​</a><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Here Are the States Where Americans Don’t Want to Live Anymore in 2020https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/979Community and Economic Development2/16/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/979/Newsroom_CED_0041.jpgHere Are the States Where Americans Don’t Want to Live Anymore in 2020<div class="ExternalClass5368DCE3060A4462AABD52DE4C9E4743"><html> <div>​The population of America is growing by a couple of million every year. Yet, that growth isn’t spread evenly. While some states are seeing a population boom, others are going bust.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Kathy Morris for Zippia</em> <br> </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>While births and deaths account can shift the numbers, the biggest movement by far comes from state-to-state movement. However, since some states have significantly stronger economies and sizzling hot job markets, they draw in residents like flies to honey (or workers to money.)</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Meanwhile, other states are left to deal with shrinking populations and all the negative consequences that dwindling numbers carry with it. When people leave, they take their income and their talent with them. A substantial enough migration can even impact the political power of a state. We hit the numbers to find the states American workers are fleeing– and where they are moving to.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div> <strong>U.S. Census Estimates: Fastest Growing States</strong> </div> <div> <ol> <li>Arizona<br></li> <li>Idaho<br></li> <li>Utah</li> <li>Washington</li> <li>Colorado</li> <li>Florida</li> <li>South Dakota</li> <li>Texas</li> <li>Nevada</li> <li>South Carolina​<br></li> </ol> <div> <strong>U.S. Census Estimates: States with Greatest Population Loss</strong> <br> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <ol> <li>​New York<br></li> <li>New Jersey</li> <li>West Virginia</li> <li>Louisiana</li> <li>Hawaii</li> <li>Illinois</li> <li>Connecticut</li> <li>Alaska</li> <li>Wyoming</li> <li>Rhode Island​</li> </ol> </div> <div></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><div>Image caption: <em>Arizona is rated 50th in the Zippia ranking of states people want to leave. It could also be read that Arizona is the top state to which people want to move.</em></div><div>Image credit: <em>Zippia.com</em><br></div><br> </div> <div> <em>​Read the complete story and see the data at </em> <a href="https://www.zippia.com/advice/states-americans-dont-want-live-anymore-2020/" target="_blank"> <em>Zippia</em> </a><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED



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