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Déjà vu all over again

Glenn Hamer If Yogi Berra were a political analyst, he might describe last Thursday night’s passage of House Bill 2815 as the second straight year that the Legislature passed a once-in-a-generation competitiveness package. The work put in on this year’s package is a testament to the commitment of Governor Jan Brewer, Speaker of the House…

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State goes on offense on defense

Glenn Hamer I’ve used this column over the years to stress the importance of the state’s aerospace and defense industry to our economy and to focus on why our military installations are so valuable to our economic health. Arizona’s push to protect these valuable military installations and their corresponding defense jobs took an important step…

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Let’s Target Texas

Glenn Hamer Mike Sunnucks’s piece, “Apple’s Austin move shows Arizona’s obstacles,” should be the starting point on how Arizona needs to approach its future efforts on job creation. Texas is our target, not California. California has lots to offer, like its impressive network of public and private universities and great natural beauty. But the Golden…

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Personnel reform is vital to Arizona

Glenn Hamer In case you missed it: This commentary by Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Glenn Hamer appeared in the Saturday, March 17, 2012 edition of The Arizona Republic. Imagine if your company wasn’t able to reward its best employees with raises, wasn’t able to hire new employees when they were…

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UAS in the AZ!

Steve Macias   Commentary from a manufacturing perspective While UAS in the NAS may sound like the latest reality show about self-absorbed twenty-something rap stars, it is anything but. What the acronym stands for is integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System. The Federal Aviation Administration is currently looking to establish six test…

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