Honeywell will open a new protective mask manufacturing facility in Phoenix and looks to hire up to 500 people to meet demand as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the United States.
Arizona Corporation Commission Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson issued a letter calling on her fellow Commissioners to pass a policy that would require regulated electric utilities to generate 100% of their power from clean energy resources by 2050.
The Business Journal’s staff members are experiencing the same feelings that you are. Most of our employees are working remotely from home, and for some of them it’s a strange adjustment while getting used to that odd feeling of lack, of separation from the office and home environment. But know that we are with you. More than ever, we know we need to give our loyal readers the unvarnished view of what the business community is going through.
Public policy—the process and the players—are critical components of the Council’s mission to support Arizona’s technology community. It’s about investing in people who care about the same things that we care about, like supporting policies that contribute to making Arizona one of the nation’s tech hubs and supporting our P-20 education system. That means working together on legislation that can benefit the entire state.
The top priorities for this year include providing new sources for risk capital to encourage entrepreneurship, extending the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and Small Business Capital Investment Incentive program, supporting science and technology job creation and retention, and attracting the STEM talent required to compete in a global innovation economy.
Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steve Zylstra has penned a new column in the Business Journal on the issue of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the estimated 661,000 Dreamers who grew up as Americans but were brought into the U.S. by their families when they were very young.
Steve Zylstra’s travels take him throughout the state, to the nation’s capital and at times outside the United States. He obviously can’t provide a debrief of everything that he does, but he can share the highlights as he takes you behind the scenes and at times behind the headlines.
The lower costs of health insurance will lead participating small businesses to provide more generous overall compensation packages to their employees, a critical factor in helping technology companies acquire talent.
Schweikert is passionate about the digital healthcare revolution. From telemedicine to wearables and digital medical records on your phone to the autonomous vehicle that delivers your prescription, Schweikert has long championed technological innovations as the solution to the problems of over-burdensome government regulations.
Top priorities include improving the business climate for technology-based companies by providing more sources for risk capital, supporting STEM-focused education, attracting STEM talent, improving the state’s tax and healthcare system, and supporting efforts to advance autonomous vehicle science, safety and policy.