Category: Blog – CEO

Applauding Gov. Ducey’s strong vision for Arizona

I’m a firm believer in giving credit to where credit is due. Hitting the ground running on day one, Gov....

09/22/2015

Forward Progress

In the first six months of 2015, our team of Economic Development Specialists and our partners at the Arizona Commerce...

08/25/2015

Where we’re headed

How did you get to and from work today? Mobility is critical in our culture, and when Phoenix voters go...

07/29/2015

Actions trump words

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

07/13/2015

Opportunidad

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

06/16/2015

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...

06/11/2015

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...

06/01/2015

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...

05/07/2015

We must aim higher

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

04/20/2015

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...

04/06/2015