InBusiness Mag: October 2020 Arizona Technology Council section
In partnership with InBusiness Magazine, the Arizona Technology Council showcases all that they are doing for nonprofits, business and businesspeople within the state’s growing tech ecosystem.
Pandemic or no, we have all learned that we still need to stay the course no matter how choppy the waters may become. For the Arizona Technology Council, that meant pursuing a public policy agenda in a legislative session where lawmakers understandably had a lot of pressing matters to consider. A key reason we continued to make our presence known at the Legislature instead of taking a break for COVID-19 was our representing a membership responsible for being a critical driver of Arizona’s economy. And while a number of priorities didn’t get the final vote as we had hoped, we saw enough movement to remain positive when lawmakers return. Read more >>
AZTechBase, a new platform unveiled by Arizona Technology Council, originally was designed to provide information about who we are as an industry. The timing couldn’t be better for this tool to help bring together our burgeoning technology ecosystem. The Council partnered with the Arizona Commerce Authority and IT services firm AccountabilIT to launch AZTechBase, an online database of tech companies, people and investors with a presence here. The platform illustrates the great progress the state has made in becoming one of the nation’s top technology hubs. Read more >>
To help its members and others make informed decisions during the legislative election season, the Arizona Technology Council has released its 2020 Vote TechSmart voter’s guide. In order to provide guidance on Arizona legislators who support the technology industry’s agenda, the biennial guide includes the Council’s 2020 legislative endorsements. The support of these candidates is based on several factors, including the most recent two-year voting records of incumbents, written responses to a survey and interviews of new candidates. Read more >>
The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered our economic landscape both nationally and here in Arizona. Climbing back onto the state’s perch as one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economies in the country is going to take hard work and innovation. Fortunately, what remains constant is our foundation as a technology and innovation hub. This is especially true in our renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is a powerful solution to restoring economic security at a time when residents need it most. That is why Arizona must get on a fast track toward modernizing our energy rules. Read more >>
Faced with school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families looking for quality resources to support their students learning at home now have help with the online STEM Resource Directory from the SciTech Institute. The comprehensive directory compiles educational opportunities in a single place, organized clearly by audience and topic. Read more >>
October marks the period for renewing participation in the Arizona Technology Council’s Association Health Plan (AHP), as well as securing a quote for your company. The AHP was launched last year in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. It targets Council member employers with fewer than 100 employees. When multiple small businesses join together as one association, they can take advantage of affordable health plans that can help attract and retain top talent. Read more >>
Carol A. Stewart, associate vice president, Tech Park Arizona, The University of Arizona, has been elected to the Arizona Technology Council’s board of directors. She was elected to serve a three-year term at the Council’s quarterly board meeting held in July 2020. Her leadership, skill set and extensive experience will help advance our agenda, which is designed to grow Arizona’s technology industry and break down barriers that inhibit success. Read more >>
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