|Gov. Brewer declares October Arizona Manufacturers Month|
The governor’s speech yesterday pointed out why our state is now the right place to manufacture. Since she has taken office, through her leadership we have passed legislation to:
|Gov. Brewer checks out the latest technology at WL Gore’s facility in Flagstaff
The work never ends. Government and the business community going forward will give focus to an improved education system to ensure we’re growing the pipeline for tomorrow’s economy, including fostering an improved and more robust career and technical education (CTE) system, as well working to improve our infrastructure, such as through the development of Interstate 11 between Phoenix and Las Vegas, which will enhance our ability to grow our global logistics offerings and boost our profile on the international stage.
Manufacturing is a major component of Arizona’s economic success. Manufactured products dominate our exports. Over 80 percent of Arizona’s $18.4 billion in exports for 2012 were manufactured goods. The average wages for a manufacturing position in 2012 was $68,964, more than 50 percent higher than the average wage for all positions in Arizona.