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Texas Intruments Inc Plans to Build in Tucson, Arizona

Posted on: Aug 16, 2018 | By: Jamie Neilson

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors, plans to build a new 110,000 – 125,000 square foot facility at 301 South Williams Blvd. here in Tucson.  The total capital investment is projected at $29,808,000.  The new facility will allow Texas Instruments to increase employment in…

AZTC Welcomes New Director of Membership

Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

The Council recently welcomed Meredith Orr to the Phoenix team as our new Director of Membership Services. Meredith brings with her 20 years of experience in consulting companies on compliance management and growth strategies. Originally from the upper Midwest, Meredith comes to us by way of California, landing in the Phoenix Valley in 1998. For the…

2018 Vote TechSmart Guide

Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Technology Council is pleased to release our 2018 Vote TechSmart guide, a comprehensive review of Arizona candidate positions on key issues affecting the technology industry. Released every two years, this publication focuses on candidates who are running for the state House of Representatives and the Senate. The Vote TechSmart guide includes the Council’s…

July TechConnect AZ Podcast: Coplex Startup Founders

Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

In partnership with Coplex, the Arizona Technology Council has launched the TechConnect AZ Podcast in an effort to share the incredible accomplishments of AZTC members and Arizona tech innovators in an easily-consumable, convenient format. You can learn more about the podcast and view available episodes here. In our July 2018 episode, we are joined by Zach…

2018 Candidate Endorsements for Arizona Legislature Published by Arizona Technology Council

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018 | By: Alec Robertson

Council Endorses Candidates to Serve in the 2019 State Legislature and Help Advance a Pro-Technology Industry Agenda PHOENIX, June 25, 2018 – To help provide a comprehensive overview of Arizona legislative candidates who can affect the technology industry, the Arizona Technology Council has released its 2018 endorsements. The support of these candidates is based on the most…

Report on the Economic Impact of the Arizona Technology Sector Released by Arizona Technology Council

Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 | By: Alec Robertson

State Ranks Second in Employment Growth and Third in Industry Pay in the Southwest  PHOENIX, June 13, 2018— The Arizona Technology Council today announced the release of the Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report, which reveals a growing technology workforce of 168,211 jobs, more than 8,000 technology companies operating in the state, a pattern of innovation…

AZTC Launches TechConnect Podcast

Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

In partnership with Coplex, the Arizona Technology Council has launched the TechConnect AZ Podcast in an effort to share the incredible accomplishments of AZTC members and Arizona tech innovators in an easily-consumable, convenient format. Every month, we will be bringing you a unique story showcasing a member of the local technology community. The players of…

Members Access Hundreds of Job Seekers at 2018 Tech Career Fair

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

The 2018 Tech Career Fair, hosted by the Arizona Technology Council and LocalWork on Tuesday, June 5 at the Tempe Center of the Arts, was a homerun success, bringing in hundreds of qualified job seekers to connect with employers like Nextiva, State Farm, SRP, USAA, CitizenServe, + more. This year’s event featured a pre-fair panel…

AZTC Releases Industry Impact Report

Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

The Arizona Technology Council is excited to announce the release of our Technology Industry Impact Report, a compilation of research showing Arizona tech industry data on the economic contribution, wages, workforce development, patents, taxes, and more. This report was commissioned by AZTC and conducted by eImpact, a Portland-based organization that creates web-based data-reporting solutions designed…

Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority to Join Landmark Gathering of State and Federal STEM Education Leaders at the White House Copy

Posted on: Jun 4, 2018 | By: Alec Robertson

White House Summit Will Help Inform Next 5-Year STEM Education Strategy PHOENIX, June 4, 2018 –  President and CEO Steven G. Zylstra of the Arizona Technology Council and Sandra Watson, president & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority were recently nominated by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and…