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 »
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The Arizona Commerce Authority is officially on the job, though it currently exists in name only.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.