How sustainability and profitability coexist in a small-business supply chain

When businesses challenge old business models and evaluate them against their effectiveness in solving new-world problems, they will realize greater profitability and potentially new revenue streams. Here are four fundamental shifts in the business model to make sustainability stick.

How San Diego secured its water supply, at a cost

A corner of Southern California, San Diego County, has mostly avoided supply-related issues as an increasing drought mandates millions of Californians to restrict their water use.

How long will Arizona's hot housing market last?

An ASU real estate expert says the market is seeing a shift in demand and a few more homes available.

Product returns are wasteful for companies and the planet. Here’s how to change that

Product returns are financially and environmentally costly — but they don’t have to be. Here are three ways companies can rethink returns to boost revenues and reduce waste.

For many in Arizona, back to work does not mean back to the office

An ASU economist says the types of jobs available in a state affect the ability to telework. Arizona has recently experienced steady growth in the tech industry, where remote working was ubiquitous even before the pandemic.

Valley farmland is disappearing — is that bad?

An ASU real estate expert says while agriculture was a main driver of the Valley’s economy for years, it might not be a bad thing if farmers and others are using Maricopa and Pima county land for what is needed most.

Arizona community college students can pursue accounting at ASU with help from the Deloitte Foundation

ASU, with the assistance of the Deloitte Foundation, to give select Maricopa Community College students scholarship funding to pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.

What's fueling Arizona's high gas prices?

Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute and director of ASU’s Office of the University Economist, shares why our state is one of the most expensive spots in the country to buy gas.

How relocating Americans created new inflation hot spots

Phoenix is one of the inflation hot spots that has seen an influx of new residents.

Inflation in Phoenix is highest in US: Here's how much extra you're paying for groceries, gas, and more

Being No. 1 is typically a good thing, but not when it comes to food, housing, transportation, and gas. Metro Phoenix has led all large cities in inflation since February.