Matt Salmon Archives

East Valley Partnership hosts Statesperson’s Luncheon


The East Valley Partnership, a business advocacy group dedicated to improve business and quality of life in the East Valley region of Greater Phoenix, is hosting the Statesperson’s Luncheon at noon on Monday, March 30 at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) located at 1601 W. Main Street in Mesa, Ariz. Attendees of the… Read More →

GM Officially Opens Information Technology Center

Chandler Innovation Center

General Motors is adding to its roster of Information Technology Innovation Centers with today’s grand opening of a facility in the Phoenix area. The center, which will enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities and tap into a pool of new and experienced IT talent, joins innovation centers already operating in Warren, Mich., Austin,… Read More →

A Priority For The Next Governor


Three of Arizona’s five Democrat members of Congress last week joined all four of their Republican colleagues from the state to accomplish what a similar bipartisan majority in the Arizona Legislature did earlier this year: It loaded a badly needed shot in the arm for the small-business owners who generate almost every new job in… Read More →

The 2013 Hammer Awards

Cushman & Wakefield Leasing
by in Featured | Politics

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; time to hand out some virtual hardware to the winners of the 4th annual Hammer Awards, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer’s look back at the wild and the wacky of the year in politics and anything else that’s on his mind.… Read More →

GPEC boosts state’s economy by attracting more foreign direct investment

Funding Startup Companies Jumpstart Economy
by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s California 50 program — which aimed to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to Phoenix for an opportunity to tour and explore the region’s business-friendly environment — proved to be so popular that they expanded it to 100 a week after its launch. But it may be GPEC’s pitch to CEOs… Read More →

The 2012 Hammer Awards

Hamer - June 2011-fornewsletter
by in Featured | Politics

It’s that time of year to hand out some honors for the year’s best. So it is without further ado that I bring you the Third Annual Hammer Awards. Impact Player of the Year: State Treasurer Doug Ducey The keeper of the state’s checkbook took down Proposition 204 in a rout, and for that Doug… Read More →

Arizona congressional races too close to call


Arizona’s three competitive congressional races were too close to call early Wednesday, including the Tucson-centered seat Rep. Ron Barber won in June to replace his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords. Barber saw his small lead against Republican Martha McSally in the 2nd District disappear just before midnight, with McSally taking a tiny lead. “We knew it… Read More →

Schweikert, Sinema, Salmon, Gosar, Parker earn primary wins


In a bruising battle of incumbent congressmen, Rep. Dave Schweikert defeated Rep. Ben Quayle Tuesday as Arizona voters faced a scrambled political map during their late summer primaries. Redistricting pitted several veteran politicos against one another here, but the fight between Schweikert and the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle to represent Arizona’s 6th… Read More →

Claude Mattox Continues to Build Financial Support in Mayoral Race

by in Events | Politics

Campaign more than half way to goal of $1 million Bolstered by a successful early morning fundraiser held Wednesday, the Mattox for Mayor campaign has surpassed the $500,000 mark – halfway to its goal of $1 million. “At this still‐early stage, our campaign is not only resonating with voters, but it is also resulting in… Read More →