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Invest Southwest announces Venture Madness sign-up date


Invest Southwest announced Monday that applications will open for the 2017 Venture Madness competition on Nov. 1, 2016 and run through Jan. 5, 2017. The anticipated annual event, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will select 64 early-stage companies to compete in the bracket-style competition for a chance at a $100,000 shared prize. Invest Southwest is also holding a… Read More →

Forum to focus on ‘Doing Business in Mexico’

Mariposa port

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, together with the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority, will host a comprehensive forum focused on “Doing Business in Mexico.” The forum will be on Oct. 6 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and it will be held at The Camby at 24th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. The… Read More →

Tech Council announces winners, finalists for Innovation Awards

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced Individual Award winners, Company Award finalists and Student and Teacher Awards for the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet. The awards honor the visionaries of Arizona’s technology ecosystem whose passion and dedication energize Arizona’s rapidly growing technology community. “We were pleased to… Read More →

ACA names director of the Office of Economic Opportunity

Debra Schooler

The Arizona Commerce Authority Thursday selected Paul Shannon as its director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. The office will serve as an analytics and strategy team under the Arizona Commerce Authority that will continually analyze how Arizona stacks up against other states, identify ways to drive down regulatory and tax burdens and provide real-time data so… Read More →

Valley Partnership examines Valley as a logistics hub

by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for the August 26 breakfast. This month’s panel will discuss Arizona’s future as a hub for manufacturing and logistics and what business and economic development leaders are doing to ensure viability in these industries going forward. The logistics and manufacturing panel will feature Nicholaus Fischer, Merit Partners; Mark Lashinske,… Read More →

7 traits top entrepreneurs should have


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

Apache Longbow

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


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


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


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


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

The Circuit

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 Buchachon Petthanya

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


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 →