To offer guidance to voters in the 2022 elections, the Arizona Technology Council has released its endorsements of Arizona Legislature candidates who support the technology industry’s agenda. Recommendations are based on several factors, including the most recent two-year voting records of incumbents, written responses to a survey and interviews of new candidates.
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Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, is offering sign-on bonuses up to $50,000 for engineering and some finance roles onsite at the company’s Tucson location. For eligible finance positions, sign-on bonuses are available for those who have an active security clearance. For engineers, sign-on bonuses are available to those hired into qualified roles, regardless of current clearance status. However, bonus amounts are higher for individuals with active security clearances.
Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce that the University of Arizona, Steward Observatory is expanding the Engineering and Technical Services research, testing and demonstration operations at the UA Tech Park off Rita Road and Interstate-10. The University of Arizona is a world leader in space sciences and as a Tier 1 research university with a moonshot goal of a Billion dollars in research, activities are constantly growing. University of Arizona has emerged as a principal leader in infrared astronomy through the work of the staff, students, and faculty of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. Public-private partnerships with industry giants such as NASA and countries around the world have put Steward Observatory on a fast-track growth trajectory.
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.
During Women’s History Month, the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact announced the Women of Impact Awards as an annual effort to embrace and empower women researchers, innovators, and community organizers, who through their work at the university, are laying the groundwork for a brighter future.
Lucid Motors leases industrial space in Tempe; Arizona Chamber names Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson transformational leader of the year; University of Arizona Center for Innovation hosts Canadian startups through international soft landings program; Avnet and SciTech Institute partner to expand Chief Science Officers program in U.S. and internationally; Applied Energetics, Inc. gets big grant to develop optical defense systems for Marines; GateWay Community College partners with Greulich’s Automotive to bring new career opportunities; Ideas Collide takes home four awards at the 2022 AMA Spectrum Awards; Delta Technology’s robotic lab proves success with local businesses; U.S. Space Force selects Arizona State University for partnership; Paragon Space Development Corp. part of major contract to develop NASA’s next spacesuit; Digital Air Strike expands CX inventory merchandising technology solutions with Google Vehicle Ads; Uber Freight and Waymo Via partner to accelerate the future of logistics; 96% of Qwick employees say it’s a great place to work; Emerge launches Benchmarking, a business intelligence solution, to provide customers with real-time market data for contracted lanes; ZorroSign recognized as the most innovative blockchain company from Sri Lanka in 2022; learn more about Joyce Mullen, CEO of Insight; construction, hiring on schedule at Taiwan Semiconductor’s north Phoenix factory; and Honeywell partnership developing tiny electric motor for urban transport jet.
Arizona lawmakers have passed 275 bills, only 1 relates to climate change; climate change is not your fault, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook; electric vehicles not only drive down fuel costs, they drive up job growth; lithium mining company plans to open research facility in Valley and create hundreds of jobs; Arizona to get millions to build electric car charging stations along interstates; Arizona can save billions by converting to electric vehicles by 2035; investing in clean energy creates more Arizona jobs and market stability; ADOT making plans for electric vehicle charging stations along Arizona freeways; here’s why sustainability innovators are planting roots in Arizona; clean energy and electric vehicles will help Arizonans’ pocketbooks and national security; Arizona universities and energy providers unite for planned regional hydrogen hub; and more Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets.
InBusiness PHX At its annual awards luncheon, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today recognized Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, as the 2022 Transformational Leader of the Year. The Transformational Leader Award is one of the Chamber’s highest honors, bestowed upon individuals from Arizona’s private and public sectors who have demonstrated transformational […]
Phoenix Business Journal Joyce Mullen was looking forward to taking some time off after 21 years at Dell Technologies, but the break didn’t last long. “I had a plan to take off six months or a year, and then after about two months, my husband said, ‘This is not working for me, you have to […]
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 […]