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Friday, October 16, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson

8 Arizona cities among Top 20 for bouncing back most

Article originally posted on wallethub.com on Sept 30th, 2020
The employment market continued to recover in August, as the latest jobs report shows that the national unemployment rate has fallen to 8.4%, which is 43% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tucson is currently at 6.60% unemployment rate which is in the top 20 nationally for cities with the lowest unemployment rate.

Click on the link below to see the full list and where other Arizona cities rank: Link

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Thursday, September 3, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson

Arizona home prices are among nations fastest-rising

Article originally posted on azbigmedia.com on September 2nd, 2020
The change in house prices between the second quarters of 2019 and 2020 was 5.4 percent in the nation, with Idaho home prices rising the highest at 10.8 percent followed by Arizona home prices at 9.1 percent. Phoenix and Lake Havasu City-Kingman were among the top 20 metropolitan areas for one-year house price appreciation in the second quarter. Phoenix ranked 11th with a 7.2 percent increase and Lake Havasu City-Kingman ranked 13th with a 7.0 percent increase. Over-the-year home price changes in other Arizona metropolitan areas were 5.7 percent in Flagstaff, 5.6 percent in Prescott Valley-Prescott, 4.2 percent in Sierra Vista-Douglas, 6.2 percent in Tucson, and 4.9 percent in Yuma. The index for all 242 metropolitan areas includes both purchase and refinance mortgages.
 
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson

2 Arizona cities among most livable cities for minimum wage workers

Article originally posted on move.org on July 28, 2020


Two things make Tucson a superb college town: the University of Arizona and the city’s $12 minimum wage. This combination is ideal for students because it allows them to get an excellent education while earning enough money to stay afloat and avoid taking on immense amounts of debt.


Hourly minimum wage: $12.00
Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment: $720
Hours you’d need to work each week: 14

Click on the link below to see the full list of most and least liveable cities: Link

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson

Tucson, From the Wild West to High-Impact Innovation

Article originally posted on innotechtoday.com on March 18th, 2020
The Wild West spirit remains alive and well in Tucson. It’s no longer like that portrayed by the many Westerns shot at Old Tucson Studios or nearby Tombstone. The spirit now draws people from entirely different walks: the ever-evolving technology-industry-business community; and the rich arts and cultural side.

Click on the link below to see the full list of innovating technologies happening in Tucson: Link

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Monday, March 23, 2020   /   by Adam Donaldson

Things To Do With Your Kids At Home Online During the Closures

Article originally posted on tucsonweekly.com on March 16th, 2020
    Looking for things to do that will keep your kids entertained during these closures? Check out this great list put together by Tucson Weekly for ideas. One of our favorite activities from the list is the virtual kids library from the Pima County Library. Hit the link below to access this great resource.

Pima County Kid's Library

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