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The Bioscience Roadmap Turns 10

Katie Whitchurch At a luncheon earlier today in Phoenix, the 2011 Progress on Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was unveiled. A joint project between Flinn Foundation and statewide leaders in science, business and policy, the Bioscience Roadmap has sought to advance Arizona as a global leader in the biosciences industry. Over the course of the last 10…

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From the Chamber notebook

Glenn Hamer With the 2012 legislative session well underway, here are a few thoughts from the Chamber notebook (apologies to Bob Robb)… Centennial tax agenda: The right moves at the right time The tremendous competitiveness package signed into law last year is a tough act to follow, but Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan for 2012 is…

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Back to work at the Capitol

Glenn Hamer As we heard from Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislative leaders who addressed us today, the 2011 legislative session was notable for the adoption of a landmark economic development package. While other states are still crawling out from the economic downturn, Arizona acted decisively in declaring that our state is a great place…

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O Canada!

Katie Whitchurch It’s winter again, the snowbirds are back and by this point I’m sure you have already noticed their presence on the freeways, in the malls and at the store. Unless you take a secret road to work or shop inside a secret mall, it’s impossible not to. There is more to the seasonal…

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U.S. Majority Whip Visits Arizona

Glenn Hamer I had the privilege last week to moderate a roundtable of businesspeople hosted by Arizona Rep. Ben Quayle and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California. It offered a look at the challenges businesses in Arizona and around the country are facing in this economy and provided welcome insight into how Congress is…

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Reflections on China

Glenn Hamer As I look back on the 10 days I just spent in Asia with a delegation from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arizona Technology Council, I’m more bullish about the prospects for a peaceful, prosperous world. I am also invigorated by the strength of the concept of the American…

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