Every day there seems to be another local or national news story about technology companies, both small and large, flocking to Arizona in droves to start or expand their organizations.
Arizona’s major cities are reinvesting in their small businesses in big ways. After being recognized as two of the top five fastest cities in the nation to recover from the pandemic, the City of Mesa and the Town of Gilbert are renewing their investment in small businesses.
The Covid-19 pandemic induced a global shortage of computer chips, and the shortfall has raised subsequent questions about American manufacturing ability and how it affects the nation’s security.
From its inception, the Arizona Commerce Authority has been guided by some of the best minds in private industry, the legislature and state universities. This unique collaboration has been one of the chief strengths of the ACA, and the work of the last 10 years would not be possible without the time, leadership and dedication of many individuals.
Amazing things are happening in Downtown Phoenix. The city is experiencing tremendous growth. In addition to welcoming new residents from across the country, Phoenix also has been attracting businesses in the health care and bioscience sector.
“Investing in Tucson is an investment in the world,” says Arizona Technology Council VP Karla Morales. “Both those who grow up here and those that come to pursue an education go on to work and live all over the globe—setting the tone for how Tucson is seen at a global level. The better we are a community, the more attractive we will be to businesses to come in and bring jobs with them.”
As the state’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council applauds Arizona legislators for the passage of SB1124, which includes provisions extending the Small Business Capital Investment Incentive for another 10 years. Continued funding of this program was a top legislative priority for the Council in FY 2021.
GPEC has again received the Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine. It is awarded to the top-20 local and regional U.S. economic development groups of 2020. This is a reflection of broad community collaboration and resiliency.
As the premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council is urging state legislators to extend the Small Business Capital Investment Incentive, commonly referred to as the angel investor tax credit, for another 10 years. This is a program that needs to be continued because it has helped Arizona’s economic success and helped Arizonans fulfill the American dream of being able to start and grow small businesses here and be able to provide for their families while supporting their communities.
Phoenix has evolved into a hotbed for innovation. To showcase how startups are powering the Valley’s economy, Az Business has compiled a list of 25 Phoenix startups to watch 2021. Here are 25 of the best startups in Metro Phoenix, listed in alphabetical order.