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Arizona Commerce Authority Is Tasked With Re-Invigorating The State’s Economy

Arizona Commerce Authority
by in Economy

As Arizona enters 2011, unemployment continues at about 9.5 percent, and according to one national ranking of commercial real estate site selectors, Arizona’s reputation as a business-friendly state continues to slide. That’s where the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority comes in. “It’s not about re-branding, and it’s not about a committee,” says Don Cardon, ACA… Read More →

Cardon Named CEO, President Of State’s New Commerce Authority

Arizona Commerce Authority
by in Economy

Don Cardon today was officially named CEO and President of the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority by Gov. Jan Brewer at the ACA board meeting at the Arizona Capitol. Brewer named Cardon Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce in May 2009. On June 29, 2010, Brewer issued an Executive Order establishing the ACA and… Read More →

Arizona’s 2010 Midterm Election Results

Vote Signs
by in Events | Featured | Politics

Midterm election results – In the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans won many seats on both national and local levels, and there’s now a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives. Here’s how Arizonans voted at the polls yesterday More election coverage from AZNow.Biz includes our political columnist, Tom Milton, analyzing the 2010 midterm… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority: Team Effort in Arizona CRE

Arizona Commerce Authority - AZRE Magazine November/December 2010
by in Economic Development

If there’s one person who can help give Arizona the home-field advantage when it comes to attracting new businesses, new jobs and making the state more competitive in the global market, it’s Jerry Colangelo, the vice chairman of the Arizona Commerce Authority. Perhaps that’s why Gov. Jan Brewer picked the Valley businessman as vice chairman… Read More →

Newly Formed Arizona Commerce Authority Convenes Its Inaugural Board Meeting

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by in Blogs | Finance | Workforce

Vowing that “today the rubber hits the road,” Gov. Jan Brewer and Jerry Colangelo assembled and introduced 35 state leaders representing diverse backgrounds for the inaugural board meeting of the Arizona Commerce Authority. The private-sector board will work to align diverse assets and opportunities within the state to compete economically in both domestic and international… Read More →

Don’t Expect A Second Gubernatorial Debate

Gov. Jan Brewer showed poorly in debate
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

The candidates for governor will have one debate this year and it was last night. Who won? Well, any answer to that is subjective. Most news agencies (and friends on Facebook) are reporting that Gov. Jan Brewer showed poorly. She seemed uncomfortable right from the start, and I even discussed with one friend whether she… Read More →

The Town of Superior Awaits Copper Mine Ruling

Town of Superior

The residents of the Town of Superior are collectively holding their breaths as they wait for SB 409, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, to pass. Supported by Senators John McCain and John Kyl, as well as Gov.  Jan Brewer, SB 409 will essentially trade the Oak Flat Campground for various areas around… Read More →

Greenbuild 2009 Arrives In Phoenix

by in Blogs | Green | Politics

The time has come! Greenbuild 2009 has officially begun. For those unfamiliar with Greenbuild here’s some background information listed on the Web site for the event. “Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of… Read More →

Celebrating Second-Stage Entrepreneurial Companies

AZ Companies to Watch

Presented by the Arizona Small Business Association in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation Gov. Jan Brewer The businesses of the 2009 class of Comerica Bank Arizona Companies to Watch represent the determined, innovative spirit necessary to advance our great state. I am especially pleased to extend my congratulations and gratitude to this year’s recipients.… Read More →

Arizona Businesses Brace For Greenhouse Gas Regulations Under Western Climate Initiative

Earth and climate change

As the Arizona Legislature convenes, a Democratic governor heads to Washington, and a Republican governor takes the reins, state businesses find themselves deeply concerned about what will happen to Arizona’s environmental policy and the consequences associated with these unprecedented and troubled economic times. Many legislators want Secretary of State Jan Brewer, who soon will take… Read More →