View the latest press releases from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Click on the links below to view media alerts from each year.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry statement on appointment of Bill Montgomery to state Supreme Court

PHOENIX (September 4, 2019)—Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement following Gov. Ducey’s appointment of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the state Supreme Court:   “Bill Montgomery will make an outstanding Supreme Court justice. This is a superb choice by Gov. Ducey. Having known Bill for…

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry commends Don Brandt for outstanding career achievements, congratulates Jeff Guldner on new leadership role

PHOENIX (August 21, 2019)—The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry extended its appreciation and thanks to Don Brandt for his years of leadership and service at the helm of Pinnacle West and APS following the announcement that Brandt would retire in November. “Don Brandt has been an absolute stalwart in the energy sector and in…

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Statement from Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO on announcement of agreement between U.S. and Mexico on tomato imports

PHOENIX (August 21, 2019)—Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement in response to news that the U.S. Department of Commerce and tomato growers in Mexico have reached an agreement to continue the duty-free importation of fresh tomatoes into the U.S.:   “An agreement between the United States…

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New report from Arizona Manufacturers Council identifies ways to meet federal air quality standards without harming Arizona economy

Paper says federal Clean Air Act modernization would be ideal, but several steps at state level can help with compliance FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. (July 24, 2019) — A new report from the Arizona Manufacturers Council (AMC) says that Arizona’s arid climate, geography, and other circumstances beyond the state’s control make meeting federal ground-level ozone requirements difficult,…

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Economist: New tariffs on Mexico mean 6,000 lost Ariz. jobs

Analysis finds that tariffs will hit Arizonans in the wallet, weaken economy PHOENIX (June 6, 2019)—An analysis by respected Arizona economist Jim Rounds reinforces the urgency of avoiding the imposition of a 5% tariff on goods imported from Mexico. Rounds estimates that a 5% tariff would cost each Arizona resident $60 on an average annual…

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Glenn Hamer statement on POTUS tariff announcement

HAMER: “The president’s announcement is baffling and, if carried out, will be terribly damaging.” PHOENIX (May 30, 2019)—Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement regarding President Trump’s tweet stating that the U.S. will implement tariffs on goods imported from Mexico: “The president’s announcement that he’ll impose a…

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Lea Marquez Peterson on appointment to Arizona Corporation Commission, commends Andy Tobin for continued service to the state

PHOENIX (May 30, 2019)—Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement regarding the appointment of Lea Marquez Peterson to the Arizona Corporation Commission and Andy Tobin being named as the next director of the Arizona Department of Administration: “Gov. Doug Ducey has made an excellent, trailblazing selection in…

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