$10K COVID-19 Relief Grant Now Available for Phoenix Small Businesseshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/1134Community and Economic Development4/14/2020 2:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1134/Newsroom_CED_0055.jpg$10K COVID-19 Relief Grant Now Available for Phoenix Small Businesses<div class="ExternalClassECFAA555FDFF41F9BC3FE25322879369"><html> <div>​There is a new $10,000 grant to help with financial relief for small and very small businesses. Companies located within the city of Phoenix can apply for a Small Business Relief Grant of up to $10,000 from the Phoenix IDA in coordination with the City of Phoenix.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Small business owners are hurting, and we’re offering assistance to businesses to keep employees working and meet basic operating needs,” said Juan Salgado, CEO of the Phoenix IDA. “Small businesses are the backbone of the Phoenix economy, and that’s why we’re investing in our local market.”<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>A fund of approximately $2 million is available which is enough money for about 200 grants. The Arizona Community Foundation will administer the program on behalf of the Phoenix IDA and city of Phoenix. The Phoenix IDA is a nonprofit public financing organization with a mission to provide access to capital to support community development. The Phoenix IDA focuses on helping fund development impacting vulnerable and underserved communities. This is one facet of its broad community development mission.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Phoenix needs our small businesses to survive COVID-19, and these grants are one of the many tools the city is putting forward to help,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “For a small business, a $10,000 grant can make a big difference. We hope these grants can be a lifeline for the small businesses that, for so long, have served as the backbone of our economy.”</div> <div> <br></div> <div>“It’s heartbreaking to listen to the stories of the pain people are enduring. The Phoenix IDA expended tremendous effort in making this assistance possible,” said Salgado. “We have a good working relationship with the Arizona Community Foundation, and are excited about serving our neighbors together.”</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>These community impact investment grants are offered to small for-profit businesses to keep employees on payroll and meet the necessary operating costs. The grants are being provided only for Phoenix-based enterprises. With the initial $2 million pool, approximately 200 grants can be offered. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The grants are targeted for small businesses located within or on a street bounding economically-challenged Census tracts in Phoenix. The Arizona Community Foundation has a map on its grant application website (AZFoundation.org/SmallBusinessRelief). Businesses in these areas often face the greatest challenges in seeking access to credit and capital. Where a Census tract divides a street, businesses on both sides of the street are eligible to apply.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Small businesses constitute a significant component of the 18,000 businesses based in Phoenix. More than 71 percent of the city’s businesses have fewer than 25 employees.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>“Part of the Phoenix IDA mission is to find ways to help our business community when it’s challenging to obtain capital. This grant program is our small contribution to an economic resurgence in the city,” said Salgado.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix places a special emphasis on helping small businesses grow and succeed in all economic conditions. The Phoenix Community and Economic Development team works with companies large and small to help navigate regulations, expand, and provide assistance for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining workforce. CED helps businesses with employee outplacement when layoffs are necessary.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>Phoenix does not charge for these services.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>The Phoenix IDA pursues investment opportunities resulting in job creation, business retention and expansion of homeownership. It is for this mission the entrepreneurial nonprofit organization is funding the grant program.</div> <div> <br> </div> <div>To qualify for a grant, a business must meet five requirements:</div> <div> <ul> <li>Opened for business within the city of Phoenix before January 1, 2019</li> <li>Be located in a low-income census tract or on a street bounding a low-income census tract<br></li> <li>Gross total sales declined 25 percent or more between February and March 2019 and February and March 2020.<br></li> <li>No more than 25 employees on February 1, 2020</li> <li>Gross total sales during calendar 2019 were under $3 million</li> </ul> </div> <div>Businesses will need to submit proof of requirement-compliance. Preference is given to businesses owned by veterans, underrepresented groups, and located in economically distressed areas of the city.<br><br></div> <div>The Arizona Community Foundation, which is administering the grant program for Phoenix and the Phoenix IDA, values innovation, and its function with this grant program is part of its mission to encourage new ideas and pioneering practices that achieve community good.<br></div> <div> <br> </div> <div>For more information on how to apply, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://AZFoundation.org/SmallBusinessRelief">AZFoundation.org/SmallBusinessRelief</a>.<br></div> <p> <br> </p> <div>Contacts:</div> <div>Christa Severns, Communications Director, Phoenix IDA. 602-499-5390</div> <div>Eric Jay Toll, Communications Manager, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. 602-617-3797<br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedgraphic, logo for the grant programCED#covd-19 #smallbusiness #grants #loans #assistance #phoenix #econdev #phoenixidaeconomic development, covid-19, small business grants, phoenix ida, grants, loans, small business resourcesEric Jay Toll602-617-3797eric.toll@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/52/Eric_Toll.jpgPHXEconDev



World Atlatl Day 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgWorld Atlatl Day 2024<div class="ExternalClassDA51B92BB34B4991877310DCB7803D4A"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">On June 2</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">nd</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">, the C</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">ity of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride</span></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that  increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'e<span style="text-decoration:underline;">d</span>av Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">      </span></p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass8E328A4B8DC04CBF995AF00B775D0E7E"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <div> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project.  </div> <div> <br> </div> <div> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews
Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increasehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/budget-and-research/3110Budget & Research5/24/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3110/Phoenix City Hall.pngTruth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Property Tax Increase<div class="ExternalClass90890A8C2D23431CB2A2ED63C2A90F26"><html> <p> <strong>​Tax Notice Explained</strong> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>The accompanying Truth in Taxation notice is required by state law. The required notice addresses the city's primary property tax, which supports the General Fund services such as police and fire, parks and recreation, libraries and senior and community centers. </p> <p>The City of Phoenix's proposed primary property tax rate for 2024-25 of $1.2658 per $100 of assessed valuation is reduced from its 2023-24 rate of $1.2851 per $100 of assessed valuation. However, overall increases in assessed valuation result in a 2% increase in primary property taxes for the average City of Phoenix property owner. Individual experiences may differ based on unique property variances. </p> <p>State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced.  </p> <p>The Truth in Taxation notice prescribed by state law does not address the City's secondary property tax. The City's secondary property tax rate for 2024-25 will be unchanged from its 2023-24 rate of $0.8141 per $100 of assessed valuation. Secondary property taxes pay the bonded debt service for facilities like libraries, police and fire stations, storm drains and parks. </p> <p>For more information, call 602-262-4800, or visit phoenix.gov/budget. </p> <p>Truth in Taxation notice publication dates and locations: </p> <p>The Record Reporter – May 24, 2024 and June 3, 2024. </p> <p>Additionally included in published estimates of revenues and expenses: </p> <p>The Record Reporter – June 10, 2024. </p> <p> <strong>Truth in Taxation Hearing Notice of Tax Increase</strong> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the City of Phoenix is notifying its property taxpayers of the City of Phoenix's intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level.  The City of Phoenix is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $4,177,285 or 2.00%. </p> <p>For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the City of Phoenix's primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $126.58 (total proposed taxes including the tax increase). Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $124.10. </p> <p>The proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides. </p> <p>All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held June 12, 2024, at 2:30 p.m. at the City of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/budgetNews



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