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Mayor Seeks Nominees for Annual Export Awardshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1723Community and Economic Development1/26/2021 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1723/NEWSROOM_CED_210002.jpgMayor Seeks Nominees for Annual Export Awards<div class="ExternalClass583CD3F976724DBAA3E29EADF51EC5F0"><html> <p>Businesses growing the Phoenix economy in these challenging times deserve special recognition. Those growing export opportunities will be honored with the Mayor’s Export Awards. Mayor Kate Gallego will announce the winners at the Phoenix Sister Cities Virtual Global Links Business Luncheon on April 15. Nominations are due Monday, February 1.<br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em style="font-size:13.3333px;text-align:center;">​By Eric Jay Toll for Phoenix Sister Cities</em> <br> </p> <p>The annual luncheon is being held virtually in conjunction with Phoenix Sister Cities Virtual Trilateral Trade Conference. </p> <p>The Trilateral Trade Conference brings together businesses in Phoenix; Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. to explore opportunities under the USMCA trade agreement. The Conference, April 15 and 16, will focus on topics including export nuts and bolts, supply chain technology and financing. </p> <p>Increasing exports is a crucial means of increasing the Phoenix economy and its job opportunities. Trade.gov data show that exports declined in early 2020, but have strengthened late in the year as the global market stabilized during the pandemic. Boosting exports from the current 9 percent of the Phoenix economy adds more capital for businesses to grow. Companies that export tend to have more stable jobs and offer higher wages in their sectors. </p> <p>This year, nominations for the Mayor’s Export Awards are being accepted in four categories:</p> <p>One Phoenix person, team, company or organization will be awarded the Export Champion of the Year. This award recognizes efforts that tirelessly promote the value and importance of exports, constantly drive export awareness, advocate for sustained engagement on export-related matters and activities, and act as a significant driver for regional alignment on export plans and programs.<br></p> <p>A small or medium-sized business will be recognized by the Mayor as the Exporter of the Year.<br></p> <p>Both product producing or service delivery companies can be recognized for success in establishing exports as a key component of its overall business. The awardee serves as an inspiration to other companies that aspire to similar export success.</p> <p>Helping companies succeed with off-shore business is enhanced through work by the Export Service Provider of the Year. This Phoenix person, team, company or organization – either in the private or public sectors – has demonstrated an unwavering “all in” support of exporters and export-related programs and activities.  The winners of this award are the “glue,” “catalyst” or “facilitator” that, in many instances, operate behind the scenes to deliver key services.<br></p> <p>More than half of all Phoenix export trade is with neighbors Mexico and Canada. The Trilateral Trade Champion honors a Phoenix person, team, company or organization that tirelessly promotes the value and importance of export relationships with Mexico and Canada, constantly drives export awareness of cross-border relationships, advocates for cross-border trading partners, and is a significant driver for increasing opportunities for trilateral trade.</p> <p>Ambassador Melissa Sanderson, GlobalMed and American Airlines were honored in 2019.</p> <p>Nominations may be made by submitting a brief paragraph about the nominee and why they should receive one of these four awards.  Nominations will be accepted by Rita Marko, Phoenix Sister Cities CEO/President, until the close of business on Monday, February 1.  </p> <p>Phoenix Sister Cities is a citizen diplomacy organization that fosters relationships between the people of Phoenix and the city’s ten sisters around the globe.  More information may be found at PhoenixSisterCities.org. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Bioscience Hub has $3B in Projects and 7K New Jobs in the Workshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1712Community and Economic Development1/19/2021 5:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1712/NEWSROOM_CED_210001.jpgPhoenix Bioscience Hub has $3B in Projects and 7K New Jobs in the Works<div class="ExternalClass1164F4D48EC0406CA525832DED7BF39F"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>​​By Angela Gonzales for Phoenix Business Journal</em> <br> </p> <p>The bioscience sector in Phoenix is heating up and the world is taking notice, as exclusive licensing agreements are forged, lab space is being built and medical schools are expanding.</p> <p>Construction is underway or about to begin in Phoenix on bioscience health facilities with a capital value of more than $3 billion, according to data compiled by Phoenix Community and Economic Development. More than 7,000 new bioscience health care jobs will be created in Phoenix during this time.<br></p> <p>The Translational Genomics Research Institute just forged a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for its proprietary technology that uses a blood test to catch tumors even before X-rays and CT scans. TGen, an affiliate of the City of Hope, now has a deal with Madison, Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS)<br><em>Read the full story at </em><a href="https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2021/01/19/phoenix-bioscience-hub-projects-new-jobs.html" target="_blank"><em>Phoenix Business Journal</em></a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Small Businesses Stabilizing as Pandemic Continueshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1685Community and Economic Development12/30/2020 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1685/Newsroom_CED_0096.jpgPhoenix Small Businesses Stabilizing as Pandemic Continues<div class="ExternalClassD8356B121C9C4921ADA4D751D0DBCB99"><html> <p>​​Increased hiring in healthcare and technology sectors placed Greater Phoenix fourth in the nation in metro area job performance, according to the December Small Business Index from Paychex and IHS Markit. The metro area saw its workforce numbers land just 3.8 percent less than December 2019.<br></p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em> </p> <p>Statewide, small business Arizona indices were less than the metro area, but strong enough to place fifth in the nation. Both the state and Greater Phoenix outperformed the nation’s small business economy for December, a remarkable showing considering the strong numbers in December 2019.<br></p> <p>For small businesses, Greater Phoenix placed in the middle of the top 20 metro areas when it came to increasing wages. Weekly paychecks increased 2.47 percent over December 2019 to $925.27. The leading metro area is Riverside, California, with a 6.83 percent increase over last year, but an average weekly wage of $860.43. Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles all posted smaller wage hikes than Greater Phoenix, but have average weekly small business paychecks over $1,100, the highest in the U.S.<br></p> <p>What this means for Greater Phoenix is that the worst effects of the pandemic economy may be in the past for small businesses. No one can accurately project when "normal" will return to small businesses but the current trend in the Phoenix area has companies scrabbling towards equaling last year's hiring and wage numbers.<br></p> <p>Arizona also fell into the middle of the 20 largest states with small businesses boosting pay an average 2.76 percent to $881.86 per week. The state’s gains were less than the Western region and national averages.<br></p> <p>Most important, both Greater Phoenix and Arizona have been showing steady increases in small business hiring and wages since the initial economic impact of the pandemic conditions in April 2020. Although neither market has hit the 100 index, meaning that the small business economy is showing positive growth, neither have fallen more than five percent below last year’s monthly and year-over-year indices.<br></p> <p>Paychex publishes the monthly Small Business Employment Watch drawing data from its client base and additional information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. All data are compiled by IHS Markitt.<br></p> <p> <img src="/econdevsite/MediaAssets/EconomyUpdate/Newsroom_CED_0095.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:495px;" /> <em>​Small Business Jobs Index, Paychex IHS Markitt, December 2020</em> <br> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Arizona Ranks Third for Most Actual Population Gain in 2020https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1682Community and Economic Development12/27/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1682/Newsroom_CED_0080.jpgArizona Ranks Third for Most Actual Population Gain in 2020<div class="ExternalClass4A97CD7451B443FAAD5F87AF43D47A05"><html> <div>​​​Arizona's population continues to surge as people move to the state in droves.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <div style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Kathryn Hardison and Greg Barr</em> </div> <br> </div> <div>According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 population estimates, Texas, Florida and Arizona topped the list of states that added the most residents in the past year, while California's population took a major hit. Many people are swapping the West Coast for Arizona and Central Texas — a years-long trend that's only accelerated during the pandemic.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Arizona gained an estimated 129,558 people between July 1, 2019, and July 1, 2020, according to the data released Dec. 22. That includes both migration and births. At the beginning of July, the state's population stood at an estimated 7,421,401 which is up from 7,291,843 a year earlier, or a gain of 1.78%.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Texas saw the biggest year-over-year population growth in the country, gaining 373,965 people.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>See the full story at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2020/12/27/texas-leads-population-gains-in-census-estimates.html">Phoenix Business Journal​</a>​<br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Jobs magnet: Study ranks metro Phoenix No. 1 nationally for attracting, retaining workershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1657Community and Economic Development12/9/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1657/Newsroom_CED_0094.jpgJobs magnet: Study ranks metro Phoenix No. 1 nationally for attracting, retaining workers<div class="ExternalClass71784D1E189F4AAB879A24FAA852B82E"><html> <p>​Metro Phoenix has finished at the top — again — in a national study that ranks counties by their ability to attract and retain high-quality workers and other economic-development factors.<br></p> <p>By Russ Wiles for The Arizona Republic (AZCentral.com)<br></p> <p>Maricopa County finished first in the study by labor-analytics firm Emsi, beating out runner-up Clark County, Nevada, home of Las Vegas, and dozens of counties from Texas and Florida. The study evaluated counties in terms of migration, overall job growth, skilled-job growth, educational attainment, regional competitiveness and annual job openings per capita.<br></p> <p>Maricopa County placed second overall last year but has finished first in three of the five years the study was conducted. The latest version analyzed 601 counties across the U.S., including nine of 15 in Arizona.<br></p> <p>"Perhaps what is most striking about Maricopa’s economy is the breadth and depth of industries," the report said. "It’s reasonable to assume Maricopa is benefiting from a feedback loop: existing talent attracts firms and investment, which in turn attracts more talent."<br></p> <p>Read the full story at Jobs magnet: <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/jobs/2020/12/09/emsi-ranks-maricopa-county-no-1-us-attracting-retaining-jobs/3856667001/" target="_blank">Study ranks metro Phoenix No. 1 nationally for attracting, retaining workers.</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Rolls Out COVID-19 Shopping Support for Local Businesshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1647Community and Economic Development12/3/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1647/Newsroom_CED_0093.jpgPhoenix Rolls Out COVID-19 Shopping Support for Local Business<div class="ExternalClassDC492583261E4990B3F1A900F0320E00"><html> <p style="text-align:center;"> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom</em> <br> </p> <p>Phoenix businesses looking for traction in the pandemic economy are one click away from a new resource from the city. A two-part campaign to promote shopping at local businesses rolled out on Dec. 1.</p> <p>Phoenix is placing a priority on helping local businesses navigate the new normal world of pandemic-impacted commerce. Companies with fewer than 25 employees represent more than 70 percent of all businesses in Phoenix.</p> <p>The city rolled out the hashtag #LoveLocalPHX to generate traction on social media and encourage Phoenix residents and visitors to support local businesses. </p> <p>Using the hashtag #LoveLocalPHX increases brand awareness and increases the number of people who see the social media post, says the #LoveLocalPHX merchant-directed website. Merchants, non-profits, restaurants and service providers can use #LoveLocalPHX in all social media posts. For an extra marketing boost, businesses should consider adding the #LoveLocalPHX hashtag to email signatures on emails with customers as well.</p> <p>For merchants, the city posted on the website a downloadable window poster/counter sign promoting the #LoveLocalPHX campaign.<br></p> <p>“This is not just about holiday shopping. The pandemic has gone on longer than any of us expected it would,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix is committed to helping local retailers figure out creative ways to reinvent their business models and stay resilient during the coming holidays and shopping season beyond the new year.”</p> <p>Phoenix offers support to small businesses through multiple city departments. Resources are now available in one place: <a href="/smallbusiness" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/SmallBusiness</a>. The Phoenix Small Business COVID-19 Support Team is reached from the website or during city business hours by calling the Small Business Hotline at 602-262-5040.</p> <p>The #LoveLocalPHX Small Business COVID Support campaign initiative comes on the heels of delivering nearly $19 million in grants and utility-payment assistance to more than 2,000 small businesses over the summer.</p> <p>During the holiday shopping season, the focus leans towards helping local retailers. </p> <p>“Our members are really learning to turn assets into ways to stand out as unique shopping experiences,” said Thomas Barr, executive director of Local First Arizona. “Retailers need to use every outlet to tell their stories.”</p> <p>Barr recommends that businesses become active on social media.</p> <p>“Get customers’ reviews. Reviews help raise a business’ visibility,” he said. “Ask customers to post one after a positive experience.”</p> <p>Listed on the city’s Phoenix.gov/SmallBusiness website are more ideas and updates relaying tips for the pandemic economy. The site links to city departments that help local businesses navigate assistance and other resources available from Phoenix. New ideas and suggestions will be updated on the website throughout the holiday season.</p> <p>The emphasis on local business support has its genesis in how locally-owned companies contribute to the Phoenix economy. It’s called the “multiplier effect.” When money is spent in a locally-owned business, a significant portion is retained in the Greater Phoenix economy. That money is spent on payroll and making purchases from other local vendors. </p> <p>“Local retailers are an integral part of the Phoenix economy,” said Mayor Gallego. “When a shopper spends $100 in a locally-owned store, $43 of that stays in Greater Phoenix. It’s a tremendous investment in the local economy.”<br></p> <p>Barr stresses that businesses need to be resilient in the pandemic economy. </p> <p>“Part of promotion should include reasons to support the local business,” he said. “It’s important for shoppers to understand about retaining dollars locally.”</p> <p>The pandemic economy presents challenges and opportunities for businesses, including the need to focus on the health and safety of patrons and employees.</p> <p>“Businesses should look at doing things differently than they did before They need to take advantage of the continuing demand for digital services,” said Barr. “Businesses need to adjust for contactless transactions and change the way sales take place to accept online or digital payments or allow for in-person or curbside pickup, as examples.”</p> <p>Taking a new look at how goods and services are delivered will help businesses remain resilient and agile. Those businesses are likely to fare better this holiday season and into 2021.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Innovators Sought to Bridge Digital Divide for Phoenix Schools in Real Lifehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1608Community and Economic Development11/5/2020 6:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1608/Newsroom_CED_0092.jpgInnovators Sought to Bridge Digital Divide for Phoenix Schools in Real Life<div class="ExternalClass75D1803A1DFF45EF97FEB1CEF0F6C993"><html> <p>Mobile technology companies interested in bridging the digital divide in central Phoenix, Arizona, are being sought to design a private intranet connecting the city's most vulnerable students to their classrooms with high-speed broadband connections. A request for proposal -- due November 24 -- is on the street right now.<br></p> <p> <em>By Eric Jay Toll for the PHXNewsroom</em> <br> </p> <p>It’s an afternoon scene, two students are sitting side-by-side on the sidewalk of a fast-food restaurant parking lot pounding away at their homework on laptops. </p><p>“No student should have to do this. This isn’t right,” said Christine Mackay, director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “We knew that we had a problem with the digital divide in Phoenix that needed to be solved, but how to do so. Then Phoenix College called.”</p><p>In a city becoming one of the innovation hotbeds for technology companies, a break-the-mold request for proposals is on the street to bridge the digital divide today. A technology company or collaborative considering itself nimble, innovative, and entrepreneurial will deliver the future to digitally underserved Phoenix students and create the foundation for the workforce of the future.</p><p>They’ll have to work rapidly to be considered. The proposal is due to Phoenix Union High School District on November 24.</p><p>“We needed to bring everyone together to collaborate on a solution,” said Larry Johnson, Ph.D., president, Phoenix College. “When the pandemic hit, it placed a burden on our most vulnerable students. Many of these students did not have internet access outside of school.” </p><p>The solution brings broadband direct-to-school intranet access to those vulnerable students’ homes instead of hotspot access points—whether it be a library parking lot or the curb at a fast-food joint.</p><p>“The beauty of this is that we are better finding solutions together,” said Johnson. “We wanted to increase opportunities for our most vulnerable students. (Bridging the digital divide) is a clarion call for social justice that provides equality of (information) access.”</p><p>It is a challenge for students in some areas of Phoenix to find internet access, let alone connect with adequate speed and bandwidth to complete homework. This digital divide holds back young students who need that access the most. The program is a step to close the gap between those vulnerable students without access to computers or broadband internet and those that do. </p><p>Phoenix distributed 800 tablets and hotspots to students in public housing earlier this year to attend virtual classrooms, but this was a temporary solution to get connected at home.</p><p>“The digital divide has always been a problem, and I’ve wanted to find a solution. Then Covid-19 hit, and what was a theoretical problem became a real-life imperative. Kids couldn’t get to school, and we had to do something,” said Councilwoman Laura Pastor, Phoenix District 4. “With the time and resources at hand, right now was the time to solve the problem. We filled every seat at the table with people dedicated to solutions.”</p><p>Johnson added, “We’re closing the digital divide for the students who need it most.”</p><p>The RFP wants the successful proposer to take the working micro proof of concept (POC) and scaleup to provide secured home-to-classroom intranet connections. Public internet access is not part of the plan, so that traditional broadband access remains with commercial internet service providers. According to Pastor, some ISPs offer low-cost internet access to income-challenged families, but it isn’t a complete solution.</p><p>“A more direct connection is needed for virtual classes,” she said. “With these families disproportionally hit by furloughs, layoffs and closures, even the low cost can be a hardship. We had to do something for home access, not outlying hot spots.”</p><p>The challenge combined solution-generating discussions involving the city, Phoenix College, Phoenix Union High School District and all the elementary schools feeding PUHSD campuses. Some temporary relief came to be when the school districts started putting hotspots on buses and moving through blacked-out neighborhoods. </p><p>The city of Phoenix helped by delivering public Wi-Fi coverage at nearly 50 libraries and senior and recreation centers. The city sites give students a safe and secure place to connect to the internet for school, but they still can’t work at home. The collaboration upped the ante: bring that secure school-only access directly into homes.</p><p>“This is an opportunity for a company that thinks outside the box and is flexible in its approach to finding next-generation solutions,” said Mackay. “I know the turn-around time is tight on this RFP, but for innovators, it’s a chance to refine and scale a solution that opens broad opportunities in Phoenix or anywhere.”</p><p>“Our technology team at Phoenix College has been driving around in golf carts testing (the micro POC) signal strength. The concept is working. We need help scaling up,” Johnson said. “This is a chance for students to learn and to have experience for a higher-than-poverty wage job.”</p><p>Johnson said that Phoenix College is turning the program into a learning opportunity by connecting it with a micro-credential, certifying students with the education and experience to install the public-access software and hardware bringing education into communities everywhere.</p><p>The successful proposer will analyze the micro POC and test results and redeploy the same or design a more successful solution to scale up the POC testing to a quarter section—one square quarter-mile—in a Phoenix school district. </p><p>“This is about jobs,” said Pastor. “About jobs and the future workforce that Phoenix companies tell us that they need.”</p><p>Another goal of the PUHSD RFP is to build out a full test covering four square miles in two elementary school districts using the same protocol and setup as the quarter-mile test working. </p><p>“Closing the digital divide is not a one-time project; it’s readying a system to be scaled up,” Johnson said. </p><p>Bringing a solution to reality with multiple public partners usually brings visions of progress blocked by silos, floundering in red tape and stopped by barriers.</p><p>“Not so with this group,” said Pastor. “The synergy of a group committed to finding solutions was so strong; we just knew we were going to find a solution. We are solving a real challenge for our students.”</p><p>“The collaboration of all parties has a collective impact from this program,” said Johnson. “We’ve come up with a plan that has long-term impacts on their lives.”</p><p>“I’m a teacher at heart. Solving problems is what we do,” Pastor added. “Our collective energy meant that we kept pushing this forward. We kept moving it forward with all sharing a single vision of staying within the boundaries of what we could afford.”</p><p>The proposals for “Network of the Future for a Workforce of the Future – Bridging the Digital Divide,” Phoenix Union High School RFP #9-1120, are due by 2:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time, Tuesday, November 24. Copies of the RFP can be downloaded from <a href="https://AZPurchasing.org" target="_blank">AZPurchasing.org</a>. For more information, only contact Lila McCleery, director, Purchasing, Supply and Property, Phoenix Union High School District. <a href="mailto:McCleery@PhoenixUnion.org" target="_blank">McCleery@PhoenixUnion.org</a>.</p><p>The successful proposer is gaining more than just a project to add to its accomplishments. According to Johnson, “This is a moment in time where a company does something that makes a real difference in people’s lives. It’s part of a social justice moment.”<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Expands COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Eligibility, $1 Million in Funding Remaining; Grants End Oct. 30https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1587Community and Economic Development10/23/2020 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1587/Newsroom_CED_0091.jpgPhoenix Expands COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Eligibility, $1 Million in Funding Remaining; Grants End Oct. 30<div class="ExternalClass5B05CFD3B312481D89B778112EE9D97B"><html> <p> <em>Important note from City of Phoenix:​ </em><strong>The grant application process is simple. But if you have questions or need assistance filling it out, please contact the Arizona Community Foundation at 602-381-1400 or the Community and Economic Development Department at 602-262-5040. Staff is on hand and ready to assist you.  There is no fee or charge for this service. </strong><br><br>Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees in the city of Phoenix can now apply for grants up to $10,000 to offset lost revenue during the Covid-19 pandemic. The opportunity to apply for a grant ends Friday, October 30 at 5 p.m.<br><br> With just over $1 million left to award, the Phoenix City Council approved the expanded eligibility requirements to allow more businesses to qualify for a Phoenix Small Business Relief Grant, including businesses located in homes, worksharing or mobile locations, anywhere in the city of Phoenix. <br><br> Previously, only businesses within or adjoining low income neighborhoods were eligible to apply for the Small Business Relief Grant. With the council’s action, the grant is now open to companies located anywhere in the city of Phoenix.<br><br> The grants do not need to be repaid.​<br><br> The city has awarded more than 2,000 grants to small businesses totaling nearly $12 million since the program launched in May of 2020. <br><br> Eligible businesses include:​<br> </p> <ul dir="" style=""> <li><p>Retailers, professional services, manufacturers, restaurants, and similar businesses.</p></li> <li><p>Solo practitioners, home-based businesses, mobile businesses, such as food trucks, shared ride drivers, hair stylists and nail technicians.</p></li> </ul> <p> <br> To be eligible for the Small Business Relief Grant, a business must meet the following criteria:<br> </p> <ul dir="" style=""> <li><p>Operating in Phoenix for the last 12 months,<br></p></li> <li><p>25 or fewer employees as of March 1, 2020,</p></li> <li><p>sales under $3 million, and </p></li> <li><p>a sales decrease of 25 percent, or more, for March or any following month in 2020 when compared to the same month in 2019.</p></li> </ul> <p>Complete eligibility criteria for the grants are available at Phoenix.gov/Resources, click on the blue “For Business” button.<br><br> Businesses already receiving one of the Phoenix Small Business Resiliency Grants are not eligible to apply for a second grant. <br><br> For more information, visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/resources" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Resources​</a> for all the details in English and Spanish.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED

 

 

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