News Category: Manufacturing

Relocation of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute another sign of automotive sector growth

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) has completed its relocation from Phoenix to the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus in Avondale. Campus leaders last week joined state, local and federal officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the move that brings all of UTI’s Arizona training programs under one roof.  MMI students can train as motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side, …

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Poll shows Ariz. manufacturing voters strongly oppose tax in reconciliation bill

The National Association of Manufacturers released a new snap poll on Wednesday showing that an overwhelming majority of voters focused on manufacturing in Arizona disapprove of the U.S. Senate’s plan to raise taxes on manufacturers.  More than 90% of manufacturing voters opposed the tax, while 91% agreed that the tax would harm manufacturers’ ability to …

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Leading Arizona business groups raise concerns over Inflation Reduction Act’s tax implications, effect on job creation

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Arizona Manufacturers Council are raising concerns that the newly proposed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) could raise taxes on Americans and discourage business investment.  The Chamber just partnered with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to produce a TV ad encouraging Arizona’s congressional delegation to oppose the …

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National manufacturing sector advocates gather to assess policy environment

Advocates for the nation’s manufacturing sector gathered in San Diego this week for the Conference of State Manufacturers Associations’ annual leadership conference, where the sector’s competitiveness amid rising inflation, labor challenges, and hostile policies from Washington, D.C. were front and center.  Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry President and CEO Danny Seiden spoke on a …

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Arizona Manufacturers Council seeks nominations for the 2022 Manufacturer of the Year Awards

The Arizona Manufacturers Council will honor manufacturers on October 11 at the Arizona Manufacturing Summit Awards Luncheon, which will be attended by business and community leaders, elected officials, manufacturing experts, educators and more. The event kicks off with a morning summit featuring industry experts and panelists discussing issues facing the manufacturing sector.  Following the summit, …

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