Water, Energy & Natural Resources

Semiconductors, enviro regs and more on agenda for Ariz. Chamber meetings in D.C.

A large contingent from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry was in the nation’s capital this week for the organization’s annual fly-in, an opportunity for a diverse swath of the state’s employers and industries to provide federal policymakers with a perspective on the Arizona business environment and for Arizona business leaders to learn more …

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New study highlights how federal permitting delays have contributed to higher energy costs

A new study from Americans for Prosperity examines how federal permitting delays have restricted new projects in Arizona’s energy market. This is a problem, the report’s authors say, because delays put upward pressure on energy prices as demand continues to grow. Energy costs are affected by several variables such as how the energy is created, …

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Arizona Board of Regents releases 2023 annual report, touts big wins for state

The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), which oversees Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona, released its annual report last week. The report outlines how state’s public institutions of higher learning have grown enrollment, adopted a new tuition structure, further invested in filling shortages in the healthcare sector, and maintained a competitive …

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Arizona continues to attract new residents despite the heat

Arizona’s strong economy and business climate continues to attract new residents and workers from across the country, despite record-breaking heat this summer. According to a recent study, Arizona saw the fourth-largest net migration of high-earning households across the country, ranked behind only Florida, Texas, and North Carolina. The net gain in these households for Arizona …

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