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    Reviving Downtown: After lagging in office leasing, Phoenix's core may be primed for a resurgence
    Downtown has matured slower than other submarkets, but a influx of multifamily housing and restaurants may increase the area's attractiveness for office tenants.

    Valley startup to open one of North America's largest graphite purification facilities
    The purified graphite can be used in a number of ways, from lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and lightweight composites to lubricants and conductive inks. As the new facility comes on line, the Mesa company will ramp hiring after bringing in new investment.

    Renovations seek to make old downtown Phoenix buildings new again
    Building owners are putting millions of dollars into renovating old buildings in hopes of turning the tide of where companies are locating and luring them back to downtown Phoenix.

    Table of Experts 2019: Construction
    Table of Experts: Construction Panel: Scott Root, project director, integrated services, Kitchell Bryan S. Eto, accounting and assurance shareholder, BeachFleischman PC Israel G. Torres, managing partner, Torres Consulting & Law Group Ray Schey, moderator, market president and publisher, Phoenix Business Journal Ray Schey: We know what the labor market is like, not just in Phoenix, but around the country. What's Kitchell doing to try to maintain existing staff and also recruit additional?

    From the Editor: Phoenix, let's get this transportation thing right
    They haven?t even started construction on the new light rail extension south of downtown Phoenix, and I?m wondering if we need to have a completely different conversation ? about a commuter-type rail system. I?m glad the Valley has received more money this year to build and extend more roads. That is extremely vital to our economic success as a region. But we simply don?t want to end up like Houston. I saw first-hand from living in two different areas of the greater Houston region for?

    Our View: How high-quality early childhood education makes the difference
    In this guest column, Melanie Mitros of Vitalyst Health Foundation and Todd Sanders, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, discuss why early childhood education must be part of the conversation when Arizona looks at how to improve its overall education system.

    How Arizona brick-and-mortar retailers can maximize sales this holiday season
    When people think about Black Friday, long lines at shopping malls and big box retail stores usually come to mind, but small Valley retailers need to be paying more attention to those shoppers, according to new research.

    Arizona Corporate Excellence awards for 2019 recognize the Valley's private companies
    The Valley's private companies have sustained the region through decades of economic prosperity, and they've earned some recognition. The annual Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards recognizes those private companies who put plenty of muscle behind job growth and economic gains. Recognized as part of the awards are the private companies with the largest revenue and fastest growth. Also recognized as part of the 2019 awards are companies that provide innovation, community service and a newcomer to?

    Arizona Corporate Excellence 2019 Rookie of the Year: Freestar on wild ride as fastest-growing US private company
    It?s been a wild ride for Freestar executives this year. It?s not every day your business is named the fastest-growing private company in the nation on the Inc. 500 list. The Phoenix-based advertising-tech company Publisher First Inc., doing business as Freestar, was featured on the magazine?s September issue cover. ?It?s been a whirlwind,? said Kurt Donnell, Freestar?s first president who joined the company in January. ?Our sneaky little startup has been put on stage in the spotlight.?

    Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 Community Impact: Risas Dental redefines caregiving
    When Risas Dental Management LLC staff say they go the extra mile for every smile, they mean it. Since opening its first practice in the West Valley in 2012, Risas Dental?s 750 dentists and staff have served nearly 500,000 patients. This year?s winner of the Arizona Corporate Excellence Community Impact Award offers 30% to 40% discounts to all its patients, offering payment plans on top of that. With more than 7,000 reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp, the dental provider has an average 4.9?

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