Arizona 2022 gubernatorial candidates will discuss jobs and the economy

Business News | 25 Sep |

Candidates vying to become Arizona’s next governor will share their views on building on the momentum of the state’s robust economy at a Sept. 30 luncheon hosted by the PHX East Valley Partnership.

Among the participants will be Republicans Steve Gaynor, Kari Lake, Karrin Taylor Robson, Matt Salmon and Kimberly Yee, along with Democrats Katie Hobbs, Aaron Lieberman and Marco Lopez.


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Topics of discussion will include continued jobs growth, bolstering small businesses and creating a fertile environment for entrepreneurs, along with expanding the talent pipeline and balancing development with quality of life.

“The event will not be a debate but rather a moderated discussion focused exclusively on the jobs economy,” said Denny Barney, the PHX East Valley Partnership’s president and CEO. “After all, jobs will remain a key issue regardless of who occupies the governor’s office.”

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton in Gilbert and online. Stacy Derstine, vice president of external affairs at APS, will serve as the program’s moderator.

“We look forward to an illuminating discussion that will help inform public opinion of our state’s next top leader,” Derstine said.

APS, Okland Construction and Times Media Group are the event sponsors. The cost to attend is $800 for a table of eight and $125 for single tickets.

For more information and to register, contact Jessica Hubbard at (480) 532-0641 or jhubbard@phxeastvalley.com.

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