Tag: Economy

The 108th Arizona Town Hall: Arizona & Mexico

Presentations
May 2016
Arizona Town Hall

The 108th Arizona Town Hall, which convened at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson in April 2016, developed consensus on the topic of “Arizona & Mexico.” The full text of these recommendations is contained in this final report.

Economic Benefits of Hiring Opportunity Youths

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Reports and Publications
February 2016
Linda Manning Ph.D., Dan Hunting

There are nearly 214,000 people between the ages of 16 and 24 in metropolitan Los Angeles who are neither working nor in school. These “Opportunity Youth” (OY) present a staggering challenge to the area in terms of lost wages and burden of social services alone. The number of OY has decreased steadily since the end of the recession. However, in 2014, OY were more White, more educated, more likely to speak English in the home and more likely be on food stamps than in previous years.

Economic Benefits of Hiring Opportunity Youths

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Reports and Publications
October 2015
Linda Manning, Ph.D., Dan Hunting, Sapna Gupta

Over 92,000 people between the ages of 16 and 24 in metro Phoenix who are neither working nor in school present a staggering challenge to the area. These Opportunity Youth (OY) have a lifetime taxpayer burden of $27.3 billion and a lifetime social burden of $218.5 billion. Nationally, the 6.7 million Opportunity Youth have a potential taxpayer burden of $1.56 trillion and an aggregate social burden of $4.75 trillion. Figures like this signal a clear call to action.

Self-Employment for Workers with Disabilities: An Underutilized, but Viable Option

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Reports and Publications
August 2015
Erica McFadden

Consistent with national trends, Arizonans with disabilities are establishing businesses at a rate greater than those with no disabilities. Self-employment provides control, flexible scheduling, and individually-tailored jobs that are important to the success of workers  with disabilities - job assets not typically found in the traditional job market. But, despite the merits of entrepreneurialism, job seekers with disabilities rarely receive the information, supports and services to make this path a reality.

Town Hall: Arizona's Economy

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Reports and Publications
March 2015
Morrison Institute for Public Policy

As Arizona pulls itself out of the deepest recession that it has faced since the Great Depression, this 105th Arizona Town Hall is convened to examine Arizona’s economy.  In Arizona Town Hall’s fifty-two year history, this is the eleventh time citizens from across the state have come together to reflect on the current state of Arizona’s economy and how best to shape its future.


Sun Corridor: A Competitive Mindset

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Reports and Publications
June 2014
Grady Gammage Jr., Dan Hunting

Sun Corridor: A Competitive Mindset builds upon the 2008 Megapolitan report by looking at present and future prospects for the Sun Corridor, the economic heart of Arizona stretching along Interstate 10 from Phoenix to Tucson, down Interstate 19 to the Mexican border.


VIDEO: Horizon TV: Arizona's Sun Corridor

VIDEO: Sun Corridor roundtable discussion at Prescott Valley

State of Our State 2013 PowerPoints

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Presentations
November 2013
Susan Clark-Johnson, Sapna Gupta, Dan Hunting, Janet Holston

PowerPoint presentations from State of Our State 2013 Conference. Topics include economic development, education and workforce development, and changing demographics of Arizona.

Conference was held Nov. 19, 2013 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.


Arizona Directions 2014

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Reports and Publications
November 2013
Andrea Whitsett, Sapna Gupta, Dan Hunting

This year, Arizona Directions assesses the health of both ends of the P-20 spectrum: early childcare and education and the high school /postsecondary-to-industry nexus. Both are viewed through the lens of Arizona’s current competitive position and its trajectory through the broader economic landscape. How well does Arizona regulate, promote and ensure equitable access to quality early childcare and to programs that help children enter Kindergarten ready to learn? Does Arizona’s production of graduates and skilled workers align with current and projected industry needs?

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