For an agency that has claimed a commitment to transparency, the ACA's meeting Tuesday left some observers disappointed.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer will be racking up some frequent flier miles next month when she heads up a team of Arizona government officials and business leaders that will be traveling to China in hopes of attracting Chinese business investments in Arizona.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer announced the members of the Arizona Commerce Authority’s new board of directors on Monday, naming a roster of mostly familiar faces who have helped oversee the transition away from the old Department of Commerce that it replaced.Read More »
After two hours of discussion among Gov. Jan Brewer and members of the Arizona Commerce Authority on how to boost economic development in Arizona, Rep. Tom Forese delivered a surprisingly candid admonition of the governor.Read More »
Anyone who’s wondering how serious the Arizona Commerce Authority is about its proactive approach to recruiting new businesses need only look at President/CEO Don Cardon’s recent travel plans.
Just two days before the new public-private economic development agency held its final board meeting before the July 1 transition away from the Arizona Department of Commerce, Cardon returned from a 10-day trip to Europe.
At yesterday's Commerce Authority board meeting, Don Cardon said he returned on Sunday from a swing through Europe that he said was part vacation, part ACA business venture, and included business stops in Ireland and Albania.Read More »
Tobin didn't attend today's Commerce Authority board meeting, instead sending Forese in his stead.Read More »
The $25 million deal-closing fund that forms a pillar of the new Arizona Commerce Authority is eye-catching, but may just be a drop in the bucket.Read More »
‘I think Arizona would not be in the top 10.’ — Former Intel CEO Craig Barrett, saying Intel would not consider Arizona as a site for investment if it had to start anew.Read More »
Members of the Arizona Commerce Authority pledged that the state’s new quasi-private economic development agency take a zero-tolerance approach to backroom deals and cronyism as it gives out millions of dollars in incentives to the businesses it hopes to attract.Read More »