Author Archives: Steven G. Zylstra

About Steven G. Zylstra

Steven G. Zylstra is president and CEO if the Arizona Technology Council, www.aztechcouncil.org.

Now is the time to invest in Arizona

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It used to be when I traveled to different business meetings across the country, people would ask me about Arizona’s politics. While we still have reputation issues to repair, the questions I’ve been getting recently are more focused on the buzz they’re hearing about our growing technology sector. There’s good reason Arizona is getting noticed… Read More →

Critical trends shape the technology landscape in Arizona

Arizona SciTech Festival - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Unless partisan politics in Washington drives the economy back into a recession, there are critical trends in the technology industry that are pointing to continued slow but steady growth for Arizona. Most recently, the Semiconductor Industry Associated reported that U.S. semiconductor sales in August increased by 23.3 percent compared with August 2012, and global August… Read More →

It takes fuel to win tech race

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December 26, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Many of us can relate to thinking of Arizona’s economy as an automobile race. To win, you need a smooth race course, a fast car, a winning driver and high-powered fuel. Carrying that analogy into Arizona’s technology sector, it’s clear that a lot of resources have been invested and progress has been made in building… Read More →

Energy Supply And Demand – A Holistic Approach To Energy Independence

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. Arizona’s population and energy use are projected to grow for the foreseeable future and our economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of reliable and affordable supplies of energy. While energy supply, energy demand and the natural environment are at a significant point of conflict, the effect… Read More →

Aerospace And Defense Industry – Critical To Expanding Economy

Aerospace and defense industry - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Aerospace and defense industry is critical to expanding economy When I’m asked to name one sector of Arizona’s technology community that is critical to expanding the strength of the economic recovery, I always sum it up in two letters: A&D  — the aerospace and defense industry. It’s a cornerstone industry for Arizona, as our state… Read More →

Arizona’s High-Tech Sector Has Grown And Diversified Over The Years

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Intel. Boeing. The Mayo Clinic. Try finding anyone who hasn’t heard these renowned names. Fortunately for Arizona, they and other companies like them have been key to our state’s technology scene growing dramatically over the past quarter century. There is one name, however, many may have forgotten. Although no longer a huge presence here, one… Read More →