Intel unveils plans to expand manufacturing and R&D across Europe; Angela Hughey of ONE Community, Sheila Kloefkorn of KEO Marketing and Robin Reed of Black Chamber of Arizona named among most influential minority business leaders; Tempe Chamber of Commerce announces new president and CEO; Qwick launches in Washington, DC; 3,400 businesses signed ONE Community‘s pledge to give LGBTQ protections – now it could become law; Digital Air Strike introduces innovative CX tech at NADA 2022; Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates the 27th annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame honorees and inductees; Maricopa Community Colleges and Intel to launch new semiconductor manufacturing workforce development initiative; Arizona Commerce Authority announces winners for Venture Madness 2022; Amazon-paid tuition program for employees comes to Valley colleges; innovative energy storage startup wins sponsorships at The University of Arizona Center for Innovation fueled by Perkins Coie; Axon to hire 400 in Scottsdale with focus on boosting software development team; Carvana signs sublease for most of University of Phoenix‘s Riverpoint campus; University of Advancing Technology students judge local robotics competition; Chandler Innovations Incubator supports young inventors; Anuncia and SaiOx named among bioscience startups to watch in 2022; Grand Canyon University and Arizona Department of Child Safety partner to cover 100% of tuition, fees, room and board for foster children; GitKraken announces GitLens 12 including support for VS Code for the web, plus new premium features; Nikola to deliver 300 vehicles, hire hundreds and open hydrogen fueling in 2022; and Viavi Solutions signs lease for new global headquarters in Chandler. Read the complete update >>
Tune in to the Council’s next TechCast episode TODAY, March 25 from 1:00-2:00pm MST on Phoenix Business RadioX.
Between the pandemic, the transition to remote work and increased digitization, e-commerce is expected to continue growing, reaching approximately 24.5% of sales by 2025. Tune in to the Council’s AZTechCast segment on Friday, March 25 to hear experts from Carvana, atmosol, the e-Commerce Industry Council and Emerge discuss how small- to mid-sized companies can build e-commerce platforms.
Are you a Council member company looking for highly qualified technology talent to join your team?
The Council is partnering with Phoenix Public Library to host a technology job fair on Thursday, April 21 from 10:30am-1:30pm at Burton Barr Central Library. If you are a Council member company interested in having a booth, please email email@example.com to secure your spot.
Note from the president & CEO: Offer a 401(k) plan to attract and retain top talent
In today’s job market, it is important to offer a benefits package that attracts and retains top-tier technology talent. That’s why AZTC partnered with Empower Retirement and UBS Institutional Consulting Group to offer members exclusive access to our 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan.
Meet Karla Morales, vice president of the Council’s Southern Arizona Regional Office
Karla just celebrated her one-year anniversary with the Council, and is most likely to be seen attending community events in Tucson or being a foodie at one of Tucson’s delicious restaurants. Read more about Karla’s work over the past year.
My View: International Women’s Day should last a year
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to express appreciation for the women in our lives. But why should that be limited to one day? Find out which of Arizona’s inspirational women leaders Steve Zylstra, Council president and CEO, is recognizing for their admirable work.
AZTC partners with UArizona Online to provide 10% tuition savings to member companies
The Council has launched a partnership with UArizona Online to offer 10% tuition savings on all online bachelor’s programs and online graduate programs to member company employees, as well as their spouses, domestic partners and dependents.
The Council’s Political Action Committee advocates for tech companies at the local, state and federal level, vets political candidates and endorses those with track records in supporting pro-tech legislation. Support the PAC to take a stand for technology and bolstering Arizona’s economic recovery.
Join the technology community at the OMNI Tucson National Resort on Friday, April 22 for the 2022 Tucson Golf Tournament.
This scramble format tournament brings industry leaders and technologists together for a day of networking and sportsmanship. This is a great opportunity to play one of Arizona’s best courses at half the price. The tournament will be followed by lunch, raffle prizes and an awards presentation.
The Council, Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) are excited to host the 9th annual Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, May 12.
The Cybersecurity Summit provides an opportunity for government and business leaders to learn about the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences related to data security and privacy matters. Register today for this educational summit that provides actionable solutions showcased by AZTC and ACTRA member organizations that are geared toward helping protect your intellectual property and customer data. Register >>
Battle Approved Motors proves health of electric vehicle market during tumultuous time for investors; local opinion: the climate crisis is now – we need to invest in solutions; we need a statewide plan for an EV charging network; Environmental Protection Agency awards Arizona schools $320k to purchase cleaner buses; solar co-op launches for Maricopa County businesses and homeowners to go solar; the Russian oil embargo proves we need a clean energy revolution; Universal Technical Institute enlists help in effort to expand electrical vehicle training; under the hood at Legacy EV, a Tempe startup that helps convert classic cars to electric vehicles; Erthos raises large sum of money for earth-mounted solar panels and cleaning robot; what it means to hold businesses accountable for climate change; as gasoline prices tick up in Arizona, stoked by war abroad, demand for electric vehicles could grow; and ElectraMeccanica – which is building Valley factory – gets initial fleet order from restaurant franchise. Read the full report >>
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