Doug Ducey Archives

Gov. Doug Ducey hopes feds cede power to states

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives Thursday that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government. Ducey joined Republican Govs. Matt Bevin of Kentucky, Sam Brownback of Kansas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin to tell… Read More →

2017 ACC Awards celebrate Arizona’s best in-house attorneys

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new and ever-evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards).   Photos by Mike Mertes, Az Business magazine… Read More →

You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

The official Final Four Phoenix 2017 logo on the podium at the Phoenix Convention Center on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Nicole Praga/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events. Being nimble. And thus Arizona leaders and event organizers feel confident they are as prepared as possible to host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four for the first time. As Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton pointed out today, championship events regularly… Read More →

Gov. Ducey takes a ride in self-driving Waymo car

Gov. Doug Ducey and Jennifer Haroon in the backseat of the Waymo car. (Photo by Shavon Rose Photos, courtesy of Waymo)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Earlier this week it was announced that Google’s self-driving car project would be spun off into an independent company called Waymo. And to help kick-off the new company, Gov. Doug Ducey took an inaugural demo ride inside of a Waymo car. With Ducey’s detail following close behind, the car drove him off and took him… Read More →

Charitable tax credit changes help nonprofits with year-end giving

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Earlier this year the Arizona State Legislature made changes to the Charitable Tax Credit, which can help out local nonprofits from year-end giving. Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB 1216 this spring, which increases the tax credit for qualifying foster care organizations from $200 to $400 for an individual or household, and an increase from $400… Read More →

Do Downtown Phoenix’s environmental problems lie in Legislature?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Green | Politics

Located in one of the most arid regions of the United States, the city of Phoenix struggles with reducing its environmental footprint. The Sierra Club’s 2016 Environmental Report Card, which grades Arizona’s governor and all its legislators based on their efforts to promote environmental change, showcased Arizona’s lack of change, citing the legislature at the… Read More →

Feds take the wheel before driverless cars hit the market

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The federal government got into the debate over driverless vehicles Tuesday, proposing new regulations and model legislation aimed at smoothing the development of the high-tech cars and heading off a state-by-state patchwork of laws for them. Arizona transportation officials said Tuesday they could not comment on the new rules until they have had a chance… Read More →

Is the FTZ the Valley’s most enticing recruitment tool?

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Arizona has definitely gone global. “We want to extend our hand so that Arizona is an inviting place for foreign direct investment and for companies that are looking to relocate,” says Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. But Arizona hasn’t always been as attractive to global companies. “At one time, we had some issues in the West Valley… Read More →

Arizona equity crowdfunding boosts small business

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Last April, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill 2591. Known as the “Intrastate Offering Exemption”, as a job creation initiative designed to invigorate our state’s economy. This landmark piece of legislation allows Arizona small businesses the ability to sell stock directly to Arizona investors online. This bill makes Equity Crowdfunding available to Arizona… Read More →

Ducey signs executive order revoking public funds for lobbyists

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Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday that ends state contracts with professional lobbyists, ending a long-standing practice of state government entities spending public money on lobbying, according to the governor’s office. The executive order affects all government-funded contract lobbyists at all state agencies, boards and commissions. Ducey signed the order in an effort… Read More →

Dexcom expands manufacturing operations to Phoenix

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California-based Dexcom announced plans Monday to build a 180,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mesa for the firm’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) business. The facility will add more than 500 jobs over the next several years, as the firm expects initial manufacturing operations to begin at the new facility by second quarter 2017. Dexcom chose Mesa… 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 →

Ducey declares Prop. 123 a win, but what’s next?

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Thursday night, Gov. Doug Ducey celebrated the passing of the ballot measure that will inject $3.5 billion into the state’s education system through an increase of state land trust withdrawals over the next 10 years without raising taxes. The special election for Prop. 123 was a close one that was initially reported as too close… Read More →

Debate over Prop. 123 rages on as election nears

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A special election in which Arizona voters will decide whether to approve $3.5 billion to fund education over the next 10 years has drawn scrutiny over the plan to take money out of the state land trust. Gov. Doug Ducey is using his political capital to back Proposition 123, working with other supporters to convince… Read More →