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.
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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.
The findings by Dice, a tech career hub, offer a glimpse into how businesses adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic onset and the rapid changes it brought, such as a mass movement from offices to telecommuting and an increase in e-commerce. As for changes between February and March, Arizona’s 6% bump put it at No. 6 on the state list and Phoenix’s 13% jump put it at No. 8 among U.S. cities.
The Arizona Technology Council announced it has appointed Wes Hummel, vice president, Site Reliability Engineering, PayPal; Anne Dougherty, co-founder and co-owner, ILLUME Advising; and Dr. Mary L. Bailey, president and CEO, Rincon Research, to its board of directors. Hummel, Dougherty and Bailey were elected unanimously to serve three-year terms at the Council’s quarterly board meeting held April 30.
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.