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URGENT: ASK LAWMAKERS TO PROTECT DACA

Posted on: Sep 1, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program allows almost 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants—the DREAMERS—to work and study without fearing deportation. These Dreamers grew up in the United States, have registered with our government, submitted extensive background checks, and have been contributing to our economy and paying their taxes. More stats on Dreamers: 97% are…

AZTC Public Policy Call to Action! Comment on NAFTA Regulations

Posted on: Jun 12, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Please join the Arizona Technology Council in our efforts to maintain and advance our international trade relationships and enhancing our economic security by supporting the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Comments close at midnight on Monday, June 12.  How can I  show my support? Go to this page and click on…

The 2017 Public Policy Guide

Posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Arizona Technology Council is having an advocate for driving a pro-growth, business-focused state and federal technology agenda. Through the efforts of the AZTC Public Policy Committee, the Council informs and educates policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona’s technology community…

AZTC Asks You to Vote TechSmart

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council has published its biennial voter’s guide, Vote TechSmart, which endorses candidates that support issues critical to the technology industry in each of our state’s 30 legislative districts.Vote TechSmart also assigns a letter grade (“A” – “F”) on state legislators’ past performance as it pertains to the Arizona Technology Council’s legislative agenda in…

Unique Opportunity to Sponsor Videos of AZTC Events

Posted on: Feb 23, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council is teaming up with AZTC Platinum Sponsor MediaTHP in 2016 to film all of the Arizona Technology Council’s major annual events. These videos will be professionally edited to create an overview of each event which includes speakers, panel presentations, exhibitions and more. Each video will be posted on the Council’s YouTube channel,…

AZTC Members, State Leaders Successfully Support Reinstatement of JTED Funding

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council is grateful for the leadership from Governor Ducey and every member of the Arizona legislature, who overcame political differences and joined together to prioritize a critical education opportunity for Arizona students.Arizona’s career and technical education programs, administered by Joint Technology Education Districts (JTEDs), provide a foundation that prepares students for quality…

Join AZTC CEO Steve Zylstra at The White House

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council is once again participating in the annual CompTIA DC Fly-In organized by national technology trade association TECNA (Technology Councils of North America) and CompTIA. The Council would like technology company executives representing our member companies to join AZTC President + CEO Steven G. Zylstra in meetings with each of the Congressional delegation…

The 2016 Public Policy Guide

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The 2016 legislative session is around the corner, and the Arizona Technology Council’s Public Policy Guide is hot off the presses. From energy to capital and aerospace to cybersecurity, our policy interests cover all the factors that make policy work for you and your company.Arizona’s technology sector has shown enormous success, and the number of…

Arizona Tech Companies Head to Washington D.C.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

AZTC President + CEO Steve Zylstra is in DC this week at the annual TechAmerica DC Fly-In to advocate for IT sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the organization’s annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, works to provide a voice to tech companies on Capitol Hill. Today Zylstra…

Change Allows R&D Credit for Amended Tax Returns

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

Supporters of research and development who file amended federal returns now can take the research and development alternative simplified credit (ASC) under a change in tax laws. The change follows the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service receiving requests to amend regulations so the ASC election would be allowed on amended returns. Previous…