Allison Gilbreath

Allison Gilbreath is the vice president of strategic initiatives at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and executive director of the Arizona Manufacturers Council.

Four strategies for filling the talent pipeline

For years, economists and workforce experts have warned us about the crippling effects the nation’s chronic labor shortage will have on the economy. Development projects will become more expensive and time-consuming, they said. Companies will be forced to forgo expansions and delay new product launches due the lack of skilled workers, they predicted. As it …

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Increased trade with India driving bullish outlook in Arizona

Last week, I joined a delegation of senior business leaders from American and Indian companies to India with the goal of strengthening economic ties between the two countries. Over the last decade, trade between the US and India tripled to $125 billion with exponential growth expected. With 1.35 billion consumers and a growth rate of …

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CBP and Mexico customs officers process first air cargo shipment at SkyBridge Arizona

Arizona business leaders, trade advocates and government officials gathered today at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (PMGA) to celebrate the operational launch of SkyBridge Arizona, the world’s first international air cargo hub to house both Mexican and United State customs. SkyBridge CEO, Ariel Picker, vice mayor of the City of Mesa, David Luna and Administrador General de …

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Arizona first U.S. state to pioneer fintech sandbox legislation – European innovators expected to take notice

On Thursday, Arizona became the first state in the nation to enact legislation removing costly and time-consuming barriers to entry on fintech companies looking to test innovative new products and services in Arizona. Governor Ducey signed House Bill 2434, dubbed the “regulatory sandbox” into law on Thursday amidst a crowd of supporters attending the 2nd …

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