President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to give Native Americans a stronger voice in federal affairs, promising at the first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years that he would foster "respect for Indigenous knowledge and tribal consultations" in government decision-making.
As the recent trade war with China has escalated, Beijing has implied that it may retaliate by withholding rare earth minerals. Such a strategic vulnerability – and America’s alarmingly high reliance on imported minerals and metals – is now in the spotlight for all the world to see.
A state economic projection for the next two years is favorable but tempered by continued weaknesses in construction, as Arizona makes a gradual pullout from the recession.
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.
A state agency that in the minds of some elected and private sector officials was a comfortable place for political appointees to perform is on the way out.
Jerry Colangelo, vice chairman of the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority, sees his role as “rallying the troops and putting together a board that will provide leadership” in a concerted effort to improve the state’s economic and business status.
The Arizona Commerce Authority held its first meeting Sept. 23 to outline its future plans and establish five committees that will focus on economic growth in the areas of technology, aerospace, entrepreneurship, renewable energy and business retention.
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.