7:17 AM Aug 30, 2020 MST

Gilbert unemployment edges up again in July

Unemployment in Gilbert rose to 8.2% in July, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority


4:28 PM Jul 24, 2020 MST

Gilbert's sales tax revenues rebound in June; annual budget projection met

Gilbert has met the town’s budgeted sales tax revenue projections for the year after a stronger-than-anticipated financial report from May, officials said.


Gilbert unemployment on rise again in June

Unemployment in Gilbert rose to 8% in June, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority.





Maricopa County small businesses can apply for COVID-19 relief grants beginning July 9

Small businesses within Maricopa County, excluding Phoenix and Mesa, can apply for COVID-19 relief grants up to $10,000 from July 9-31.


City tax manager: Gilbert sales tax collections 'higher than we could have hoped for' in May

Gilbert’s sales tax collections for May approached $8 million, putting the town less than $1 million away from its budgeted total for 2019-20 with a month to go in the fiscal year.



Gilbert unemployment drops in May

Unemployment in Gilbert fell to 7% in May, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority.


April unemployment in Gilbert reaches record high

Unemployment in Gilbert jumped to a record 11.3% in April, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority.


Home contractors still finding business through pandemic

A large percentage of businesses have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and while some home contractor and service businesses in Gilbert have followed that trend, others are seeing an uptick in need


Maricopa County finalizes tentative FY 2020-21 budget with 2% cut to operating costs

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved May 18 the county budget for fiscal year 2020-21.



Plano-based J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy protection as store closure announcements loom

Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Nationwide sales of retail, food services plummet in March, April amid social distancing, stay-at-home orders

As many businesses are operating on decreased capacities or have shut down completely, one side effect is a dip in monthly sales for retail and food services.


MAY 13 ROUNDUP: Latest news from Gilbert, Chandler

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler here.


National unemployment sees largest-ever month-over-month increase in April

Unemployment numbers hit a record high in April, the highest level recorded since 1948, when these reports were first issued.



Q&A with the Arizona Restaurant Association: How COVID-19 has impacted the state restaurant industry

Steve Chucri, president and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, answered questions about the impacts of COVID-19 on the state's restaurant industry.


Divided Gilbert Town Council approves smaller preliminary budget for 2020-21 fiscal year

A year after passing a billion dollar budget, the Gilbert Town Council passed a preliminary one for the coming fiscal year that dipped under that mark again


Gov. Doug Ducey talks reopening businesses in call with business leaders across Arizona

The governor spent time April 30 answering the questions of Arizona business owners.


Ducey extends 'Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected' order through May 15 with modifications

Arizona will extend its “Stay home, stay healthy, stay connected order” until May 15 with modifications, Gov Doug Ducey announced April 29, one day before the order was set to expire.



East Valley chambers alliance recommends phased-in return to governor

The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance suggested a phased-in approach to reopening the state’s economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, based on health metrics and safety concerns, in an April 24 memo to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.


Gilbert mayor bullish on town’s economic recovery from pandemic

Strong partnerships and years of smart financial decisions in Gilbert have put the town into a good place for economic recovery when the state reopens, Mayor Jenn Daniels said.


Decision to reopen Gilbert will be collaborative, mayor says

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels said April 21 any decision to reopen the town will come in conjunction with other cities and Gov. Doug Ducey.


Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Gilbert residents

Here is what Gilbert residents need to know right now about the coronavirus outbreak



Gilbert businesses work to stay afloat during coronavirus pandemic

As with much of the nation, Gilbert business owners are struggling to stay afloat while their customers hunker down at home during the coronavirus pandemic.


Streets bonds package unlikely to go to voters until 2021

A $495 million street bonds package town officials anticipated putting before voters this fall likely will not appear before voters until the November 2021 ballot at staff’s recommendation.