TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s June 2020 issue of TechTalk!
News and Press
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today launched AZTechBase, an online platform that provides a comprehensive listing of companies, people and investors in Arizona’s technology industry. The goal of AZTechBase is to further elevate the state’s technology ecosystem by providing accurate, current datasets and making the data easily accessible to the community.
The Council’s Public Policy Committee researches candidates thoroughly to determine whether they provide ongoing support of the technology agenda. Endorsements are focused on candidates for the state Legislature in Arizona’s 2020 elections and the Council backs only those candidates who support a technology agenda, so some districts may have no recommendations.
Stability. In what seems to be a period of uncertainty, we all seem to be looking for something we can count on. Fortunately, results from 2020’s first quarter offer reasons to at least feel encouraged if not celebrate for the future. And when the technology sector wins, experience tells us that the state’s economy does, too.
The antibody tests build upon the work of UArizona Health Sciences and BIO5 Institute researchers. The tests will help determine how many people have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and have successfully built an immunity against it.
The Arizona Technology Council released its latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report. Among other positive news, the data from the Q1 2020 report revealed a steady 3.45% growth in technology sector employment. A new Supply Chain Gap Analysis also revealed 76% of Arizona’s technology industry supply chain purchases—a $4.5 billion value—are sourced in-region.
While Covid-19 has fundamentally changed us, what remains constant is our foundation as a technology and innovation hub driven by big ideas, talented entrepreneurs and a welcoming business environment. This is especially true in our renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is the answer to moving toward a cleaner, more prosperous and healthy future.