View the latest Arizona Chamber policy commentary from President & CEO Glenn Hamer. Click on the links below to view our collection of Bottom Line columns.

A good day for the First Amendment

A good day for the First Amendment Glenn Hamer August 21, 2015 A broad cross-section of Arizona’s business community banded together yesterday to oppose efforts by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to expand its jurisdiction to regulate the election activities of Arizona’s citizens and businesses. The coalition included chambers of commerce from across the state,…

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The robots are coming

The robots are coming Glenn Hamer August 7, 2015 The idea of a $15 minimum wage is a full frontal assault on the free market, entry-level workers and small  business. Unfortunately, this terrible idea may be coming to an Arizona town near you.  State Attorney General Mark Brnovich last month reached an agreement with an…

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Dump the Trump

  TEL AVIV – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to have played host earlier this year to events featuring three of the leading Republican presidential contenders: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. I expect we will welcome additional candidates from both parties in…

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The Governor for Generation Y

Arizona is a great place for millennials. It’s the perfect example of an ideal state for our generation to live, work, and play. We are the generation of start-ups, entrepreneurs and Internet campaigns, with a burning desire to express our innovative ideas. And in November 2014, we solidified Arizona as the ideal breeding ground for…

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