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Brewer OKs tax cut law for manufacturers

manufacturing sector expanded

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses. Brewer signed Senate Bill 1413 at a Capitol ceremony attended by a couple of… Read More →

Arizona Manufacturers Council urges skills certification

University of Arizona Customized Executive Education - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010
by in Education | Featured

Not too long ago, Arizona’s five C’s — cattle, cotton, copper, citrus and climate — were the foundations of the state’s economy. Today, the driving engines are a somewhat different set of C’s: choppers, computer chips, cell structure and cruise missiles. Oh, and climate’s still in there. Gone are the days of Arizona’s insular economy:… Read More →

Arizona Business Community Supports HB2111

The undersigned organizations and businesses want to express their strong support for the passage of HB2111 with the floor amendment that will be offered by Senator Steve Yarbrough. This final amendment represents major concessions to address concerns that have been expressed by the city representatives. This final amendment reflects the cities’ request for a separate… Read More →

Regulations knock out production

by in Economy | Featured

Picture the slow motion shots of Rocky Balboa getting pummeled by Apollo Creed in the first of that eponymous series of boxing movies and you get the sense of what the economy — manufacturing and otherwise — is up against with regard to federal regulations. In the course of one day last week, I interacted… Read More →

Computer & Aerospace Manufacturing – Arizona Builds Its Financial Future

manufacturing - Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012

Computer and aerospace manufacturing plays a significant role in Arizona’s financial future. The economic storm that has wreaked havoc for most businesses was barely a breeze for Michael McPhie. “We were really not affected negatively,” says the CEO of Curis Resources, a mineral exploration and development company in Florence. “The economic downturn really did not… Read More →