Tag: CEO blog

Statue of liberty

Actions trump words

You’ve no doubt heard a lot of talk recently about an issue we here in Arizona have dealt with for...

us mexico handshake cooperation


“God made us neighbors. We should endeavor to be good neighbors.” Former Arizona Governor Paul Fannin, who created the Arizona-Mexico...

Ducey Prop. 123 announcement

Governor’s funding plan the right direction for Arizona

Earlier this month, I stood with many Arizona business and education leaders as Governor Doug Ducey announced his plan to...

Phoenix Forward launch photo

Looking back at Phoenix Forward

Now that our new economic development initiative, Phoenix Forward, has had a successful launch and is well on its way...

Brian Swartz Apollo Group

The true measure of a man

In his famous play, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Oscar Wilde defined a cynic as “a man who knows the price of...

students testing

We must aim higher

Like many Arizona parents, I have a child who has just taken the new AzMERIT exams. This school year, AzMERIT...

Todd Sanders Junior Achievement

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders

You’ve probably heard me say before that a strong workforce is a critical component to a strong economy. Our economic...

Chase Field top view


For decades, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce – and chambers just like ours – focused on showing the rest...

Congratulations IMPACT 2015

Celebrating our best

Arizona is regularly portrayed unfairly by the national media and very often misunderstood. However, more often than not, we are...

Budget cuts scissors

The unkindest cuts

Solving the state’s budget dilemma will require some tough choices and potentially painful cuts. But we would be short-sighted if...