News Category: Business

Overwhelming majority of Arizonans support action on water, according to new poll

A new public opinion poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Arizonans are concerned with Arizona’s water supply and would support major investments in conservation. Eighty-six percent of those polled responded that they are either very or somewhat concerned about Arizona’s water supply, with nearly the same percentage saying they believe “substantial investments in water …

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Experts say combating illegal trade requires collaboration between law enforcement, private sector

Illegal trade, which includes counterfeiting, smuggling, organized retail theft, human trafficking, and the drug trade, affects every state, including Arizona, whose proximity to an international border makes the state an even more likely target for these criminal enterprises, experts told an audience at a recent Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry event.  United to Safeguard …

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Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers wins Profile in Courage Award

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum last night bestowed its Profile in Courage Award to five individuals, including the speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Rusty Bowers. This year’s award winners were recognized for “their courage to protect and defend democracy in the United States and abroad.” Bowers was honored for his …

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This Week In Washington

Latest news from Washington, D.C. produced by Total Spectrum/SGA exclusively for members of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry More Info: Michael DiMaria | Partner and Vice President of Business Development | 602-717-3891 | mdimaria@totalspectrumsga.com Thanks for your interest in Washington, and thanks for reading This Week in Washington. Heard on the Hill covers Monday’s leak of an …

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New policy brief examines K-12 transportation, effect of modernization grants

Education reform group A for Arizona recently released a policy brief entitled “Driving Excellence,” which examines the current state of K-12 transportation and the impact that the Transportation Modernization Grant Program (TMGP) has had. Arizona has long been a leader in student-centered education with robust offerings of schooling models. However, antiquated student transportation systems have …

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Bill to streamline regulations, reform GRRC, clears Senate

The Arizona state Senate on Tuesday, by a vote of 17-10, passed House Bill 2599, which eliminates the unilateral authority of regulatory agencies over businesses, streamlines the appeals process for agency-issued permits and allows businesses to recover the legal fees associated with appeals through the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The bill also includes reforms …

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TYR Tactical signs contract with Danish military, bringing jobs to Arizona

Peoria, Ariz. defense manufacturer TYR Tactical last month signed a $200 million, 17-year contract to provide bulletproof vests to the Danish armed forces. TYR Tactical is the largest manufacturer in Peoria, and employs more than 300 people across two large manufacturing facilities.  “The contract continues and expands a partnership that will sustain high quality body …

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Arizona business community balks at feds’ move to control workplace safety

A broad coalition of the Arizona business community is opposing a move by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to rescind approval of Arizona’s state plan for workplace safety.   OSHA last month launched a series of steps to revoke its final approval of Arizona’s state workplace safety and health plan, alleging a “history of …

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New report shows Phoenix as a leading metro area for industrial development

A new report from ComercialSearch, a commercial listing platform, finds that Phoenix ranks second nationally for industrial development growth in 2022. The firm recently sorted industrial property figures from its vast collection of property data to produce state-by-state projected industrial property growth rates.  The report only includes industrial properties larger than 25,000 square feet and …

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