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Tech effect: Arizona’s thriving software and optics industries

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

If you grew up in Arizona, the Five C’s of Arizona — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate — have been drilled into your head as the first mainstays of Arizona’s economy since elementary school. Arizona’s economic base has morphed over the years, transitioning into a more knowledge-based economy. In the 1990s, after an economic… Read More →

Innovation unites Arizona’s economic engines

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

When Arizona became a state 100 years ago, it was easy to identify its economic engines, those industries, innovators and locations that drove the state’s economy and employment. They all started with C — copper, cotton, citrus, cattle and climate. A decade later, it’s not so easy. “We must find ways to diversify our economy,… Read More →