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7 traits top entrepreneurs should have

Entrepreneurs

In today’s world, it seems like everyone has an idea for the next big thing. The success of ABC’s Shark Tank has spurred new shows like West Texas Investors Club, Food Fortunes and The Profit – all showcasing entrepreneurs and their 10-minute pitch to land a million-dollar deal. Yes, some ideas are less than stellar,… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database

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The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers. The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a… Read More →

Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

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They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event in Washington this week had a common goal – convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them. Officials from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Salt River Project and the cities of Gilbert,… Read More →

Arizona heats things up at BIO 2016

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It’s probably irritating to many of my Arizona colleagues but I roll my eyes every time someone in economic development says it. “The collaborative gene.” Apparently Arizona has it. They love to throw this term out when discussing Biotech in Arizona, like this is the thing that sets us apart and makes better than all… Read More →

ACA announces 2016 Arizona Innovation Challenge winners

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The Spring 2016 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six awardees in its bi-annual business plan competition on Tuesday. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups… Read More →

Kudelski Group will expand HQ to Phoenix

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Digital content distributor and security firm, Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), is opening its second global headquarters in Phoenix. This strategic decision brings several key business functions to the North American market and positions the company to capitalize on growth initiatives,while showcasing the high-quality innovation and engineering of its Swiss teams. The Kudelski Group’s technologies are used in a wide… Read More →

New York-based Oscar Health expands into Tempe

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Oscar, a New York-based health insurance company, is expanding its Oscar Concierge team into Tempe at The Circuit, an adaptive re-use development near the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeways. Oscar is a new kind of health insurance company designed to put people first. Through a high-tech, data-driven approach, easy-to-understand language and a unique set… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority announces innovative finalists

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The Spring 2016 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) continues as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 10 finalists in its bi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage companies. Up… Read More →

Ducey signs tax bill affecting business incentives

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law legislation to improve one of Arizona’s main tax incentives administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. House Bill 2666, sponsored by Representative Karen Fann, includes amendments and reorganizations that affect Arizona’s business incentives. Highlights of the bill include: Office of Economic Opportunity: Establishes the Governor’s Office of Economic… Read More →

College Football Playoff has $273.6M economic impact

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The 2016 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship generated $273.6 million in economic impact, highest among Arizona’s eight college football title games, according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. An estimated 65,401 visitors came to Arizona for the 2016 College Football Playoff… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority hosts competitiveness exchange

Arizona Commerce Authority

More than 50 high-level officials from 24 countries will come together to participate in the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by the Arizona Commerce Authority April 10 through 13, 2016. Attendees represent a mix of industry, innovation, university and government organizations. ACE is a best practices-focused program that brings together business… Read More →

Orbital ATK will expand operations in Gilbert, add jobs

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Orbital ATK, one of the Valley’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, announced, Friday, the expansion of the company’s engineering operations in Gilbert. The expansion will add 60,000 square feet to the site that includes Orbital ATK’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility, one of the largest and most advanced spacecraft assembly and… Read More →

CEOs say education is Arizona’s No. 1 business challenge

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In a first-of-its-kind survey of Arizona-based businesses about the state’s overall business climate, findings show that the number one business issue in the state is education, and that the number one priority for local and state governments should be increasing K-12 public funding. The concern around education as it applies to job readiness was underscored through… Read More →

Census report shows record year for Arizona exports

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Preliminary data released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau notes that Arizona’s 2015 exports were $22.56 billion, representing Arizona’s largest export year in recorded history. Additionally, Arizona exports were 6.2 percent higher than 2014, making it the 4th fastest growing export economy in the U.S. “These impressive trade figures are further evidence that Arizona is… Read More →