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Arizona Commerce Authority gets new CEO

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The Arizona Commerce Authority — the state’s economic development organization — is finally getting a new CEO to replace Don Cardon. The ACA is charged with creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy. The Arizona Commerce Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday to have a board committee negotiate a contract with Sandra Watson, who was chief… Read More →

Clear Energy Systems Breaks Ground On Tempe Location

clear energy systems coming to tempe

Clear Energy Systems, an innovator in mobile and distributed power generation systems, broke ground at its new location at Elliot Business Park in Tempe. The new facility is located at 7825 S. Hardy Drive. The 158,000 square foot building will feature 30 foot clear heights, a steel roof structure, energy efficient features and concrete paved… Read More →

ACA Awards FAST Grants To Small Businesses

ACA FAST Grants promote growth
by in Business News | Small Biz

This week 25 small businesses were awarded $184,832 in FAST Grants by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The ACA hopes that this will initiate the commercialization process. The grants ranged from $5,000 to $7,500 for each company and may be used toward reviews of technology, commercialization feasibility studies and commercializations assistance. According to the president and… Read More →

Don Cardon: The Driving Force Behind The Arizona Commerce Authority

Don Cardon, Arizona Commerce Authority

A political appointee with a successful track record in the private sector, Don Cardon has become the face of the new and innovating Arizona Commerce Authority. While Gov. Jan Brewer is chair of the public/private economic development agency and sports mogul Jerry Colangelo serves as co-chair, it is Cardon, as president and CEO, who has… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority Aims To Bolster The Business Environment

Arizona Commerce Authority - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Workforce

The new kid on Arizona’s economic development scene is poised to shake things up. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), a public/private entity, is not merely a name change, a rebranding of the Arizona Department of Commerce that over the years received its share of praise and an increasing level of criticism. And it’s not just… Read More →