Doug Ducey Archives

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 →

Ducey signs bill protecting Airbnb, VRBO renters

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Short-term home online rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO have been restricted by some local governments in Arizona, and the state passed a law banning those restrictions. Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law that stops local governments from turning property owners into outlaws simply because they allow paying guests to stay in their… Read More →

Caterpillar expands southern Arizona presence

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Illinois-based construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. selected Tucson as the new location for the manufacturer’s surface mining and technology offices, according to an announcement from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey. This new facility is expected to add 600 new jobs in the state over a five-year period, offering positions in management, engineering, product… Read More →

Ducey proclaims Arizona Travel and Tourism Week

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Governor Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), has proclaimed May 1-7, 2016 as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week. The recognition honors Arizona’s tourism industry as a top revenue generator for the state. Arizona Travel and Tourism Week aligns with the U.S. Travel Associations’ annual celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.… Read More →