Arizona’s city, county and state governments are handing out billions in economic development incentives to attract business — but not without resistance from critics who dispute their necessity.Read More »
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Despite increasing online access to government spending information in recent years, Arizona is letting other states move ahead of it in transparency, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.Read More »
A New York company that helps patients connect with doctors through an online service is opening a Scottsdale office and will hire more than 600 workers in the next three years.Read More »
General Motors says it will open a new information technology innovation center in Chandler and hire 1,000 high-tech employees to staff the new location.Read More »
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to bills cutting taxes by millions of dollars for companies that expand or invest in new startups and also includes a 2 percent tax deduction for the self-employed valued at $58 million a year.Read More »
After two years in the “super-minority,” when his caucus was unnecessary for even a two-thirds vote by Republicans, House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is ready for Democrats to have a voice on the budget.Read More »
An eight-month, $75,000 nationwide search for a new Arizona Commerce Authority CEO ended when the only identified candidate – who worked in the building – was selected and unanimously approved today.
The ACA board today named interim CEO Sandra Watson to the job permanently after more than an hour in executive session.
After a search that has spanned most of the year, the Arizona Commerce Authority may be ready to name its new CEO.
The agenda for the ACA’s Tuesday meeting includes public discussion and possible action on the selection of a new CEO. The CEO search is also listed as an executive session agenda item.
Former Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Don Cardon will receive the majority of a $75,000 discretionary bonus from his contract, though private funds, not state money, will be used to cover the bill.Read More »
More than a month after it called off a planned announcement on its next CEO, the Arizona Commerce Authority is staying tight-lipped about how it will choose the successor to Don Cardon when he leaves the economic development agency at the end of the month.Read More »