With such uncertainty in the business world, the Chamber is proud to report what’s going right in Arizona.  In recent years Arizona has seen job-creating reforms in taxes, regulations, civil justice and education.

Arizona’s tax system is a model for other states, with reductions in corporate income tax and property assessment ratio.

Businesses have seen a reduction in rules and regulations as the Arizona Legislature ensured new state rules weren’t more stringent than corresponding federal law.

Arizona enjoys one of the better legal environments; businesses will spend more time on investment and innovation, not lawsuits.

In education, we now assign simple letter grades in school assessments and have tightened standards to make sure our third-graders are reading. For higher education, Arizona is moving towards a performance pay model to reward universities.

Currently, the Arizona Chamber is hard at work on tort reform, regulatory reform, tax reduction and Medicaid, among many other issues that will make Arizona a better place to do business.  For more information on the Chamber’s top legislative priorities for 2013, please visit www.azchamber.com.

Glenn Hammer, President and CEO
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
ghamer@azchamber.com; 602-350-0923