The International Dark Sky Discovery Center is receiving a big boost in moving the plan forward with a $2.5 million allocation in the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. With the $2.5 million in the state budget allocated to the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC), the project enters Phase Two: detailed architectural design of this state-of-the-art, science-based facility,
In this podcast interview, Zylstra shed light on Arizona becoming as a great technology hub in the United States, how Arizona innovation compares to other states across the country; the flood of technology companies and tech talent moving to the Valley, the plethora of open, high-tech jobs; the importance of two of the most prominent industries in Arizona: semiconductors and aerospace; as well as the importance of venture capitalism and angel investing. Listen to the replay to hear valuable insight.
Good business advice can go a long way, whether you’re a tech startup or established tech giant. In a recent podcast, Arizona Technology Council CEO Steven G. Zylstra reminds us “Yes, Dad really was right,” why there’s “No need to go it alone” and eight other valuable lessons he has learned over 50 years. Hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee, president of Vanderzee & Associates, Inc., this is well worth your time to listen to the replay.
As the state’s premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council applauds Arizona legislators for the passage of SB1124, which includes provisions extending the Small Business Capital Investment Incentive for another 10 years. Continued funding of this program was a top legislative priority for the Council in FY 2021.
The Arizona Technology Council released its Q1 2021 Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report, providing key insight into the growth of the state’s technology sector. The new report shows technology jobs increased by 3.6%, industry wages grew by 3.07% and the number of technology companies in Arizona expanded by 4.3%, all in the last year. Additionally, job postings in technology for Q1 2021 have nearly hit the high-water mark set in July 2019, a leading indicator of the robust bounce back from the pandemic.
For the summer 2021 issue of TechConnect Magazine, we chose a topic that we knew everyone already was becoming most familiar—whether they wanted to or not. We already have lived in a world filled with innovative developments in MedTech—from detailed blood work at an annual physical to less-invasive surgical procedures. We have more examples of MedTech and its value in the pages that follow.
Helping the state reach this achievement have been investors showing they believe in what startups and others in Arizona have created to improve our lives. The Legislature has the opportunity to do the right thing by recognizing the economic engine this program has been proven to be and voting to extend the angel investor tax credits for another 10 years. This is an investment in Arizona’s future, not only for the state’s startup community but also for taxpayers here and future generations of entrepreneurs.
As the premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council is urging state legislators to extend the Small Business Capital Investment Incentive, commonly referred to as the angel investor tax credit, for another 10 years. This is a program that needs to be continued because it has helped Arizona’s economic success and helped Arizonans fulfill the American dream of being able to start and grow small businesses here and be able to provide for their families while supporting their communities.
Moderated by Phoenix Business RadioX, a distinguished panel from the Canada Arizona Business Council, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and Thompson Hine LLP recently joined Arizona Technology Council CEO Steve Zylstra for an engaging discussion on the modernized trade agreement and how it will promote mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America.