The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce that it has received the soft landing designation from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). This designation was awarded to UACI because of its long-established reputation as a proven entrepreneurship center that has clearly demonstrated the capabilities necessary to provide resources and programming to international companies seeking new market entry in the United States.
DoorDash, is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities, announces it will establish DashMart service in Tucson, Arizona. Southern Arizona continues to attract industry leaders like DoorDash seeking the ideal location for their next phase of growth
While incremental progress has been made in varying degrees across the country, cities and communities continue to face complex challenges, including lack of charging infrastructure for greater adoption of electric vehicles, infrastructure upkeep, population growth and sustainability issues. The 2020 Smart City and IoT Conference provided the perfect opportunity for sharing current advances in the development and implementation of smart cities and IoT in Arizona, across the United States and beyond.
A big proponent of smart-city initiatives under Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson shared her insight on the work being done to elevate the Greater Phoenix region as a smart city during the Arizona Technology Council’s 2020 Smart City + IoT Conference.
The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation is giving $2.5 million to Pima Community College Foundation to advance the College’s growing presence as the center of economic recovery and growth in the region.
In the Council’s August 2020 podcast, distinguished Tucson economic development leaders discussed the key drivers strengthening Tucson’s competitiveness, how Sun Corridor and the City of Tucson have been instrumental in accelerating economic growth in the region, as well as the factors fostering the innovation, technology and creativity needed to be a world-class tech hub.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) finally goes into effect across North America. In this uneasy time full of conflict and intense partisanship, it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate the bipartisan effort of Arizona’s congressional delegation to secure passage of this historic trade agreement. All 11 Republican and Democratic senators and representatives voted unanimously in favor of the USMCA, and they served as a model of compromise and cooperation for a divided Congress.
Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, and East Valley Chambers of Commerce deliver plans to Gov. Ducey for reopening of Arizona’s economy.
In response to a request for input from the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) recommends that a new stimulus package include provisions to jumpstart manufacturing, technology entrepreneurship, and clean energy innovation.
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.