The June 2022 episode of the Arizona Technology Council’s AZTechCast podcast featured startup ecosystem experts including Stephanie Bermudez, founder & CEO of Startup Unidos; Eric Smith, executive director of The University of Arizona Center for Innovation; and Diana Vowels, CEO of StartupAZ. These leaders joined Karen Nowicki, president and owner of Phoenix Business RadioX, and Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, in discussing the statewide entrepreneurial support hubs that are helping to elevate technology-minded startup founders.
Phoenix City Council unanimously passed on Wednesday a plan to put as many as 280,000 more electric vehicles on the road by 2030 and position Phoenix as a leader in EV adoption. The Transportation Electrification Plan’s EV Roadmap informs on accelerating the transition to EVs with three main focuses: prioritizing equity in communities impacted by poor air quality, accelerating public adoption through education and leading by example through Phoenix electrifying its own fleets.
BIRD Energy announced its next funding cycle for U.S.-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy, Efficiency, and technologies that reduce carbon emissions. To be considered, a project proposal must include joint R&D cooperation between two companies or between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel). […]
PR Log The Arizona Technology Council released its Q1 2022 Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report today. The report outlines the progress of the state’s technology sector across critical growth metrics and highlights diversity statistics within the industry. A key takeaway from 2022’s Q1 report includes a rise in technology industry investments, with venture capital funding increasing 162% since 2020 […]
AZ Big Media The Arizona manufacturing community is backing legislation to strengthen a tax credit program that has helped turn the state into one of the country’s leading hubs for advanced manufacturing in sectors as varied as semiconductors, aerospace and defense, and electric vehicles. Senate Bill 1643, sponsored by Senate President Karren Fann, R-Prescott, would codify a […]
Phoenix Business Journal It’s been two years since Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced plans to build a massive factory in north Phoenix and, in a rare update, the company now says it is still on track to start production in 2024. Development is progressing as planned, with structural construction of the factory buildings and all support structures […]
Subscribe to AZTechCast today so you never miss an episode. Arizona’s business-friendly environment, weather and affordability have made it a hot spot for tourism and inbound migration for decades. But in a post-pandemic world where an estimated 269 people are moving to Arizona each day, the real estate market is experiencing an unexpected surge in […]
Phoenix Business Journal Major industrial gas company Linde PLC (NYSE: LIN) is planning to invest $600 million for a plant to support the massive Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. facility in Phoenix. Last fall, the company announced it had signed a long-term deal with TSMC for the supply of industrial gases to the $12 billion manufacturing facility in […]
Two seats are up for election on the Arizona Corporation Commission this year. The Corporation Commission is tasked with approving rates charged by utilities like Arizona Public Service Co. and Southwest Gas, ensuring the safety of railroads and pipelines, investigating the securities marketplace and receiving organizing documents for corporations in Arizona.
Employment has been a hot topic in news cycles lately. With a jobless rate in Arizona that plunged to 3.3% in March, employers are trying all sorts of ways to draw the best candidates for openings that have arisen. And applicants seem to have their pick of jobs they feel are the best match for their skill sets. It turns out the situation presents an opportunity to level the playing field when it comes to both sides of the hiring equation.