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 »
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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 »
Calling it the most important legislation Arizona has taken up in generations, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday unveiled the details of the long-awaited Arizona Competitiveness Package, a raft of tax cuts and incentives that she said will boost job growth and make Arizona a haven for businesses.Read More »
To most Arizonans, Jerry Colangelo is the man who brought professional basketball and baseball to Arizona. But in the years since he parted ways with the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, Colangelo has set his sights higher.Read More »
More than two-dozen employees will transfer to the governor's budget office from the Department of Commerce before the end of the year as part of a larger move to shift economic development responsibilities to a public-private organization.Read More »