Arizona Bans Tax Breaks for Retail Development

Date: 19 Jul 2007 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

For years local business owners and their supporters in the Arizona legislature have tried to put an end to the massive subsidies that cities in the Phoenix metro routinely dole out to chain retail developers. Bills to prohibit the giveaways were introduced in session after session, only to fail. But this year, lawmakers at last endorsed a measure that outlaws subsides for retail projects in Maricopa and Pinal counties, which encompass the Phoenix metro and include two-thirds of the state’s population. … Read More

Arizona Coalition Urges, Think Independently, Buy Locally

Date: 1 Jul 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

A new coalition of more than 70 independent businesses in the Phoenix metro area is urging residents to "Think Independently, Buy Locally." The coalition, known as Arizona Chain Reaction, grew out of a conversation between Michael Monti, owner of Monti’s restaurant, and Kimber Lanning, owner of Stinkweed, an alternative music store. At first, they simply wanted to get about ten local businesses together to buy advertising as a group. … Read More