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Tucson Economy

Steller: Arizona's stance on Mexico lurches from slap to embrace

To some of us in Southern Arizona, the state’s sudden embrace of cross-border trade is a bit jarring.

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Tucson to be 'hung over' another year, experts say

The "hangover" from the Great Recession will likely be felt for another year before Tucson recovers fully, economists say.

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Grim picture of Tucson painted without leaders' 'awakening'

Cities and regions will fight for workers, there won't be enough caregivers for retirees, the ranks of the unskilled and unemployed will grow and the region's infrastructure will crumble unless Tucson redefines its economic base.

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Real estate: Brokers express guarded optimism for future of commercial market

After years of working in a hobbled commercial real estate market, brokers don't anticipate rapid improvement any time soon.

February 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
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Alonzo Williams and his wife qualified for a Small Business Administration loan to start their Planet Smoothie store at 7315 N. Oracle Road.

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"Anybody can run a business in a boom time," says Dana Pulsifer, above, working on a new laser-etched design on marble at Laser Art Imaging, a business he is launching with his wife.

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Consumer spending is still sluggish, unemployment remains high and it seems like every week another local company closes its doors.

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