Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Construction

Construction leaders interviewed for this report anticipated revenue growth of 10 – 25 percent, which compares more conservatively to estimates in 2018. They indicated that fees are also up by 3 – 4 percent. Construction backlogs remain high and hover around nine months, with Phoenix cited as a high-growth area nationally for construction. Backlogs in[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Financial & Professional

BOK Financial completed its acquisition of CoBiz Financial, Inc. in late 2018, essentially creating a major footprint to expand financial services market share in both Arizona and Colorado. CFOs are taking on more duties in technology, human resources and operations (beyond traditional financial roles) in order to understand key performance indicators and the firm’s unique[ … ]

IRA charitable donations are an alternative to taxable required distributions

Are you charitably minded and have a significant amount of money in an IRA? If you’re age 70½ or older, and don’t need the money from required minimum distributions, you may benefit by giving these amounts to charity. IRA distribution basics A popular way to transfer IRA assets to charity is through a tax provision[ … ]

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: Health Care

There are signs of increasing mergers and alliances between health care providers that, when successful, allow for more negotiating power with payers and more diverse, ancillary services. According to health care M&A consultancy Irving Levin Associates, 2018 saw a record number of publicly announced transactions, primarily in skilled nursing and senior housing properties. Deal value,[ … ]

National Council Of Nonprofits CEO: Big Donations Masking Drops In Individual Giving

Some charities across the country are struggling. That’s according to Tim Delaney, the head of the National Council of Nonprofits. Delaney, the group’s president and CEO, was in town recently for the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits’ statewide conference, and The Show had the chance to to speak with him.

Industry Outlook 2019-2020: High-Tech

Leaders say that growth areas are in cyber and data security (including managed services) as well as SaaS (Software as a Service) rather than in actual software. Cloud and subscription-based services are taking the lead as well as Internet of Things, data collection and connectivity innovations. Recently, stratospheric technology company, World View named a new[ … ]