Arizona is in desperate need of a job-creation package that will accelerate economic recovery. Our budget challenges will remain until 2014, 2015 and possibly 2016. Arizonans cannot afford to wait five years for a jobs-package.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.
A group of big-business leaders Gov. Jan Brewer appointed at the beginning of this year to search for solutions to the state's significant job losses and dreary economic situation has submitted its initial report. They're just not talking about it.Read More »
Experts say some parts of H2250 will help, but other aspects are meaningless.Read More »
Despite the bone-dry coffers of state government, Republican lawmakers are trying to provide new tax breaks for - get this - the movie industry.Read More »
Republicans and Democrats couldn't be farther apart on the issues of corporate taxes and job creation.Read More »
A House panel on Jan. 25 forwarded a measure to the floor aimed at spurring job growth through incentives to large corporations and tax cuts, where it is scheduled to be debated by the entire body.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said Jan. 5 that Arizona should include more nuclear power plants in its energy portfolio while cutting taxes and government regulation to provide a welcome mat for solar and wind projects encountering "green tape" elsewhere.Read More »
Republican lawmakers unveiled a plan to change Arizona's economic course, calling for major shifts in tax policy - including tax cuts - and creation of tools to lure high-wage businesses to the state.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed a new council focused on spurring economic development and growth in Arizona. The Governor's Commerce Advisory Council, comprised of business leaders across the state including former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamonbacks owner Jerry Colangelo and Pinnacle West/APS CEO Don Brandt, is scheduled to present its findings and proposed plan during the first quarter of 2010.Read More »