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Arizona Technology Council Names 2017 “Tech Ten” Legislators

Posted on: Sep 19, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Arizona Legislators honored for their support of technology at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, November 2 at Rawhide Event Center PHOENIX, September 19, 2017 – The Arizona Technology Council, together with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced the winners of Outstanding Tech Senator of the Year, Outstanding Tech Representative of the Year and the Tech…

Inaugural Smart City Summit: Share Your Smarts, Hosted by Arizona Technology Council and Sustainability Transition Consulting

Posted on: Sep 18, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Event Features Stellar Speaker Lineup on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale PHOENIX, September 18, 2017 — Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with Sustainability Transition Consulting, is proud to present the inaugural Smart City Summit: Share Your Smarts. The all-day event featuring a stellar lineup…

The Arizona Technology Council Shows Support for DACA + Dreamers

Posted on: Sep 14, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program allows almost 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants—the DREAMERS—to work and study without fearing deportation. These Dreamers grew up in the United States, have registered with our government, submitted extensive background checks, and have been contributing to our economy and paying their taxes.   The Arizona Technology Council stands behind…

Happy Labor Day from the Arizona Technology Council

Posted on: Sep 1, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

According to the 2017 CompTIA Cyberstates Report, there are a total of 139,400 employees in the Arizona tech sector, with an average tech industry wage at $97,352. See more on the report here. From all of your friends at the Arizona Technology Council, we wish a very happy Labor Day to all of our members…

The Arizona Technology Council Stands with Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted on: Sep 1, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

As the fallout from Hurricane Harvey continues to unfold throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast, millions are without homes and floodwaters are continuing to rise. The Arizona Technology Council joins the nation in thoughts and prayers for the people separated from loved ones and in dire need of help. “With a long-term recovery period ahead,…

Arizona Technology Council Names Jeff Sales as Executive Director of its Southern Arizona Regional Office

Posted on: Jul 27, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Harvard MBA and Former Senior Aide to Tucson Mayor Walkup Joins Council’s Senior Leadership Team PHOENIX, July 27, 2017 — Continuing the momentum it has gained in driving technology development, economic growth and high-wage job creation in Tucson, Pima County and Southern Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council has announced Jeff Sales as its new executive…

AZTC Statement on Senator John McCain

Posted on: Jul 20, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

“We join the nation in the outpouring of well-wishes for our senator John McCain,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “It’s a privilege to have such a true hero and patriot represent us in Washington and we are confident he will fight his battle with cancer with the courage and determination…

Advertise in the 2017 AzBusiness Tech Supplement

Posted on: Jun 28, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

A message from the Arizona Technology Council President + CEO, Steve Zylstra:  Dear Valued Arizona Technology Council Members: We are pleased to announce that our valuable partnership with AZ Big Media has continued for 2017, and we will be featuring a special Arizona Technology Council section and supplement in the upcoming September/October 2017 issue of…

Arizona Technology Council Rallies the Technology Community to Successfully Recapitalize the Angel Investment Tax Credit

Posted on: May 22, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

Governor Ducey Signs HB 2191 Bill to Allocate $10 Million Back into the ProgramPHOENIX, May 22, 2017 — Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2191 today, authorizing $2.5 million a year for the next four years into the Angel Investor Tax Credit program for capital infusions into early-stage startup companies. The Arizona Technology Council and…

Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Astronomy Consortium Play Pivotal Role Protecting Arizona’s Dark Skies and its Statewide Economic Impact

Posted on: May 3, 2017 | By: Alec Robertson

The Bill Signed by Governor Ducey to Extend Electronic Message Centers in Mohave County Includes Legal Protections Fought for by the Council and its AlliesPHOENIX, May 03, 2017 — Senate Bill 1114 sponsored by Sen. Sonny Borelli and Lamar Advertising and recently signed by Governor Doug Ducey, allows electronic billboards within a 40-mile radius of…