Arizona Local Business News Roundup - 08.21.13

photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik Have you heard? Read all about it! Local business is a trending topic in national and local media outlets. From Arizona's national football team making the shift to local service providers, to city governments around the state putting local businesses first in their procurement practices, everywhere we look, businesses, consumers and legislators are shifting the way they shop. We have put together a list of recent articles about going local and we want to share them with you- we hope you share them too!

Local Business News: How purpose-driven businesses are taking root in Phoenix, Phoenix Business Journal Henry Ford once said, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” A number of Phoenix-area businesses and organizations are taking that statement to heart. They have embraced the growing trend that there’s more to business than just making money...

Cardinals hire Prisma Graphic to handle stadium signs, publishing and printing, Phoenix Business Journal The Arizona Cardinals have hired Prisma Graphic Corp. to install new signs and graphics at University of Phoenix Stadium for the upcoming football season...

Surprise officials act to help local firms bidding for city contract, Newszap City officials are instituting a new policy designed to help locally based businesses win contracts for goods purchased by Surprise government...

City of Tucson puts up $5 million to boost local business, Arizona Daily Star In May the City Council established the Community Banking Program with a goal of increasing the amount of money local businesses and individuals can access...

Local First Arizona in the News:
Top Influencers of the Buy Local Movement, Independent We Stand Another powerful lady on our list, Kimber Lanning is the founder and director of Local First Arizona, a nonprofit organization that supports community development through small business growth in Arizona...
InBusiness Magazine Local Imprint Issue Can the impact of buying local change our economy? 
InBusiness Magazine Local Leaders Issue Cycling dollars from local to local...