Join the Arizona Technology Council for its new Virtual Breakfast Speaker Series that brings together technology advocates, innovators and industry champions of existing and emerging sectors who are reshaping Arizona’s tech ecosystem. This new Virtual Speaker Series is geared to professionals working from home or office during these unprecedented times.
A large reason for Arizona’s growth in the technology sector can be attributed to the East Valley. Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert are home to some of the most prominent technology companies in the world, a thriving startup ecosystem and some of the nation’s top post-secondary and high school educational institutions for STEM.
Arizona enjoys a diverse mix of tech industries and professions, with the average technology wage nearly double the average wage in non-tech sectors. Currently, employees in computer systems design, semiconductor manufacturing, and aerospace product and parts manufacturing account for roughly half of all annual wages across the state of Arizona.
Incentives for innovation: The Angel Investment Tax Credit program is set to expire June 30, 2021. That’s why the Arizona House of Representatives is considering HB 2409 in the current legislative session. Continuing the tax credits is key to innovation cultivation and truly becoming the tech hub we’re meant to be.
As the Arizona Legislature approaches the midpoint of their current session, I would like to share with you some pending legislation lawmakers are considering that would not only support our technology community but also residents of Arizona. Two bills would extend two enormously successful tax credit programs while another measure would help fuel expansion of a mindset focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
As president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, Steve Zylstra has a pulse on what’s going on statewide in the tech industry. The council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in North America, with more than 850 members. Phoenix Business Journal Reporter Hayley Ringle asked Zylstra about the biggest trends in 2019 and what he expects to see in 2020.
Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra has penned a new column in the Business Journal on the issue of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the estimated 661,000 Dreamers who grew up as Americans but were brought into the U.S. by their families when they were very young.
To keep its constituents informed on the progress of Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council released the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report.
The Arizona Technology Council, along with the Arizona Commerce Authority, celebrated the seventh annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo on October 30th with over 80 exhibitors and 450+ attendees.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 16th year of this prestigious gala attended by more than 850 of Arizona’s top leaders in business, technology and government.