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.

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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Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry among 60 chambers across country calling on Congress to pass the Dream and Promise Act to protect Dreamers and TPS holders

Local and state business leaders cite billions in tax contributions and economic growth as they urge Congress to act now PHOENIX (May 30, 2019)—The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is among 60 chambers of commerce from 26 states calling on congressional leadership to pass the Dream and Promise Act to give a path to…

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Arizona Chamber applauds Legislature for passage of budget, big wins for job creators

Adoption of pro-growth budget concludes session marked by adoption of bills to improve business environment, education funding, initiative process PHOENIX (MAY 27, 2019)—Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statements following the state Legislature’s passage of a fiscal year 2020 budget: “The state Legislature should be applauded for…

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce launches social media campaign to thank legislators for support of school facilities reform legislation

PHOENIX (May 20, 2019)—The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is taking to social media this week to thank legislators for their support of legislation to dramatically improve transparency and reporting around the estimated 1.4 million square feet of empty and underutilized school facilities. The ads on social media thank legislators for their support of Senate…

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