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.
The Arizona Technology Council had the honor of having a trusted relationship with Senator John McCain since the organization was founded in 2002. He has spoken at a number of Council events and hosted delegations of our members in his office in Washington D.C.. We are proud to have known him. The Council sends its […]
The Arizona Technology Council is pleased to release our 2018 Vote TechSmart guide, a comprehensive review of Arizona candidate positions on key issues affecting the technology industry. Released every two years, this publication focuses on candidates who are running for the state House of Representatives and the Senate. The Vote TechSmart guide includes the Council’s […]
Arizona voters will be deciding on a governor in November, and the Arizona Technology Council fully supports the reelection of Gov. Doug Ducey. He has worked hard to secure more than 160,000 private-sector jobs in Arizona, many of which resulted from our pro-technology government, and the entrepreneur and startup-friendly ecosystem he created. Governor Ducey has […]
The Arizona Technology Council stands with much of the local business community in opposing the Invest in Education campaign to increase the state income tax. Such a measure would dramatically hurt small businesses and startups, and drive new businesses away from our state. The tax increase would be especially detrimental to the technology ecosystem in Arizona, […]