As we look ahead to the state’s post-COVID economic recovery, the clean energy sector has the potential to play a significant role. Together, we can ensure that Arizona is positioned for a strong economic recovery and, at the same time, demonstrate national leadership in driving clean energy technology and innovation while mitigating the impacts of changing climate conditions.
The Arizona Technology Council makes its case for boosting Arizona’s standard, Arizona Corporation Commission candidates debate renewable energy, the City of Phoenix seeks input to fight climate change, a new age of energy dawns at Arizona State University, Arizona Public Service sets a course for 100% clean-energy future for Arizona, federal regulators watching Tesla’s new self-driving software launch, Mercedes expands its electric vehicle plans, and more.
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
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.
Committed to increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state, the Arizona Technology Council outlines the importance of renewable energy.
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.
Innovative companies, agencies and cities are playing a significant role in enabling the growth of Arizona’s transportation electrification market and electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. A distinguished panel of experts from the Nikola Motors Company, Silicon Foundry, Exponent and the City of Peoria, Ariz. discussed the economic development benefits and infrastructure challenges of increased adoption of electric vehicles, as well as how the growth of the electrification market and EV-charging infrastructure can play a role in Arizona’s economic recovery plan for the state. Moderated by Dominic Papa, Arizona Commerce Authority’s vice president of Smart State Initiative, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
Nikola Motors Corporation, a global transportation leader in zero-emissions and infrastructure solutions, is one step closer to bringing a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility to Coolidge, Ariz. following an official groundbreaking ceremony on its approximate 430-acre parcel.
The bounce for Carvana represents the continuation of a comeback after the shares tanked in March and April as the Covid-19 pandemic set in and demand for cars took a break.
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.